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Christkindlmarkt - Chicago

By Linda Harris
LTR Social Media Dir.

Christkindlmarkt Chicago is the place to go over the holidays if you’re in the big city on the lake, that is. It’s a takeoff on the Bavarian holiday markets in Nuremberg, started in 1545. Here you’ll find all things German like no other. It is, in fact, the city’s largest outdoor market, a Chicago institution, and truly a unique shopping experience. You’ll find classical German dishes and famous German beers on tap and in bottles, wines and liquors, served with savory German sausages, traditional potato pancakes, authentic apple strudel, and roasted nuts on the fire. Glukwein, a German-style mulled wine, hot and spicy is also served in small porcelain boots along with a nice array of popular German pastries. In brief, we counted 17 food vendors who offered the best of German fare, including a whole assortment of delicious German chocolates to take home. On the other side of the marketplace, there are more than 30 vendors selling everything from hand-blown/hand-painted Christmas ornaments, traditional German beer steins, carved wooden animals, nutcrackers, and cuckoo clocks, all at reasonable prices.

A tour of the marketplace takes 90 minutes on weekends; less than that on weekdays.

Open seven days a week ending on Christmas Eve at 4pm. Sun.-Thurs., 11-8pm; Fri. and Sat., 11-9pm. Admission is FREE. And the price is right. Located at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street, between Clark and Dearborn.

For more info visit: www.Christkindlmarket.com



 

 

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02/01/16 - Discover ICELAND in 2016
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ICELAND is a magical place. At least 8 major US and overseas carriers fly there. A Nordic nation and part of the Scandinavian union, it's defined by its volcanic landscape, abundant geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers, and black sandy beaches. Its capital,Reykjavik, runs on geothermal power. Despite having Europe's highest divorce rate, birth rate, and percentage of working women, it is rated as "the best country in the world to live in." According to the UNDP, in terms of wealth,health and education, they excel all others. And according to the GUARDIAN, in 2006, they were labeled "the happiest people on earth." ICELAND has became the destination of choice for the U.S. market and vacationing Europeans.

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Guests - Our thanks to the following individuals who helped make this show a winning combination for us:

Hlynur Gudjonsson, Consul General of ICELAND/hlynur.gudjonsson@utn.stjr.is,

"Nur" Gudjonsson is the Consul General of ICELAND in New York. His jusidiction covers the entire Northeast corridor of the U.S. and oversees Tour & Travel programs to ICELAND from the U.S.

Kevin Rosenberg, CEO, Gear To Go Outfitters/KRosenberg@geartogooutfitters.com,







Sif Gustavsdottir, Pres., ICELAND TRAVEL/sif@icelandcool.com,

Sif is the former Director of Tourism for ICELAND in New York. She is presently heading up Tour & Travel programs for her new company, ICELAND COOL. She provides "Extraordinary Communications for an Extraordinary Place."






Kolbrun Yrr Rolandsdottir, FIT/kolbrun87@gmail.com,

Kolbrun Yrr serves the Permanent Mission of ICELAND to the United Nations, and is the PA to the office of the Ambassador. She also attends the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York for a degree in textile production and management.





Gunnar Gislason, Exec Chef, Dill Restaurant, NY/gunni@dillrestaurant.is,

Gunnar is an award winning chef of the acclaimed restaurant DILL in ICELAND. In March he will be the Chef-de-Cuisine in New York at NOMA, Claus Meyer's new restaurant in Grand Central Station specializing in Scandinavian cuisine.

Anna Rosa Parker, Actress/anna.r.parker@gmail.com,

Anna Rosa is a actress in both the U.S. and ICELAND who professes a love for all things Icelandic. She is also knowledgeable on the many precincts of ICELAND and consults on same.




Peter Morrell Hansen/satour@arctic-adventure.dk, Anna Rosa is a actress in both the U.S. and ICELAND who professes a love for all things Icelandic. She is also knowledgeable on the many precincts of ICELAND and consults on same.

Peter Morrell is president of ARCTIC ADVENTURE, a Tour & Travel company with offices in the U.S. and Copenhagen, Sweden. The company specializes in adventure travel programs.



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