The 12th annual Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt will take place during the Thanksgiving weekend. This three-day event draws people from all over the Midwest and is modeled after the traditional German, open-air Christmas markets.

The festival features German holiday foods, decor, gifts, and entertainment for the entire family and is festively decorated for Christmas. It is free and open to the public.

The Children’s Lantern Parades and KinderWorld is all for the kids - a Sugar Plum Fairy-themed center for Enchanted Frozen Sisters, storytelling, and activities.

It takes place in the parking lot behind Excelsior Brewing Company at 421 3rd St. in Excelsior.

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Lee Valsvik at open air market 1 and Lee at open air market 2.