Christkindlmarkt 2023


Page updated 12/01/23

Big Bear Christkindlmarkt Adds 
New Event – “Nicholas Nacht”
A Day & Night Of Christmas Fun and Mayhem
December 16, 2023
Big Bear’s original Christkindlmarkt continues to grow.  This year’s event not only includes the enchantment of a small town Christmas faire, but as the sun goes down, a night of rockin’ 80’s good times.  Nicholas Nacht (Nicholas Night) will feature an 80’s band, indoor snowball fights, sausage hockey, and an ugly sweater contest with cash prizes.  It’s a little German, a little American, and all fun. 
Big Bear’s Christkindlmarkt takes place during the day featuring last minute holiday shopping; live entertainment with Die Sauerkrauts; several interactive activities including Gingerbread cookie decorating and ornament making; and contests for all ages.  
The popular Wishing Tree, a German tradition will again offer guests the fun of making a wish and adding their wishing ornament to the tree.  Photo Ops with two Christkindlmarkt traditional staples – the Christkind, a fairy-like angel, and St. Nicholas, the German equivalent of Santa Clause – will also be available throughout the day. 
The Christkindlmarkt and Nicholas Nacht both take place on Saturday, December 16th.  Admission and memories are FREE.  Doors open at 1:00 p.m. with activities continuing through 11:00 p.m.  This is a rain, snow or shine event taking place primarily indoors. 



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