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Please join us in kicking off the Holiday Season with Art-Mageddon at the Freight House.

We are offering LOCAL artists and crafters space to set up their tent and sell their wares. Plan to start your holiday gift shopping with us in a safe outdoor environment!

We will be following strict social distancing guidelines and do request all vendors wear face masks when waiting on patrons.  


Date: November 7, 2020

Location:  Freight House Farmers Market, Davenport

Hours:  Event Hours will be 10-5



Come experience an authentic German holiday celebration with Davenport Sister Cities, Freight House Farmers Market, and the German American Heritage Center!

A Christkindlmarkt, also known as a Christmas market, is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during advent. The history of Christmas markets goes back to the Late Middle Ages in the German-speaking part of Europe where markets called Nikolausdult were held. At these markets, farmers came to town to shop and offer their wares. The oldest recorded market dates to 1310 in Munich, Germany. These early markets were usually held in front of churches and were looked at as part of a church visit.

The reformation of the church in the 16th century brought changes to the Christmas markets. Nikolaus was replaced by the Christkindl (Christchild) as the gift giver and the Nikolaus markets became Christkindl markets. Now mostly held on a town square throughout Germany and many other cities throughout the world, Christkindl markets sell food, drink, and seasonal items from open-air stalls. Entertainment includes traditional singing and dancing.

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