BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (Nov. 10, 2017) — Bring the whole family for a traditional German Christkindl Market from 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2 on Dewey Avenue between 4th and 5th streets in downtown Bartlesville. Presented by OKM Music, enjoy shopping, music, food and children’s activities.
“We are excited to bring the magic of a European Christmas to Bartlesville,” said Mary Lynn Mihm, event chairwoman. “We’ve taken extra care to incorporate the details — right down to the roasted chestnuts.”
In addition to holiday music, the festival atmosphere includes specialty booths selling handmade goods such as candles, bath and skin care products, jewelry, crocheted items, pottery, original artwork, wood-turned ornaments, food gifts, as well as boutique clothing, essential oils, Christmas-themed gifts, Scentsy products and children’s books.
Sip while you shop on Gluehwein, the traditional German holiday drink, beer and wine or visit the hot chocolate bar and apple cider bar, where individuals customize their beverages. Stir in chocolate chips, peppermints, whipped cream or marshmallows to enhance the hot chocolate and add salted caramel or flavored syrups to the apple cider. Specialty drinks for the kids include a Perky Rudolph and a Snowman juice.
When ready for dinner or a snack check out all the food offerings such as authentic Belgian waffles, German soups and sausages, chili, hot dogs, hamburgers, hot sandwiches, chicken and noodles, schnitzel on a stick, apple strudel, cinnamon rolls, pies, Christmas chocolates and more.
Shop at home for Christmas! OKM Music will give out Green Country Christmas tickets for purchases made at the market.
The children’s tent offers lots of free activities and entertainment for the young at heart. A puppeteer, storytelling with Saint Nicholas, a snowman game, crafts and face painting will delight the youngsters.
Start now to fashion a gingerbread house that the whole family pitches in to decorate. Bring it to the OKM office at 415 S. Dewey Avenue by 3 p.m. Dec. 1. Cash prizes go to the winners of the Most Creative, Most Festive and Most Delicious-Looking. All parts must be edible. Top your house with frosting and decorations such as gumdrops, M&M’s, Skittles, Smarties, Red Hots, Lifesavers and mints. For more instructions, see OKMmusic.org.
Stroll by the magnificent Christmas tree decorated with handmade ornaments and step into a winter wonderland complete with falling snow for a magical “White Christmas” feeling. Admission to the event is $5 for adults; $3 for students aged 7 to 20, and children 6 and under are admitted free.
In addition to OKM’s Christkindl Market on Dec. 2, more activities are on tap including Christmas in the Ville, sponsored by the Bartlesville Chamber, the Price Tower Arts Center’s Art of the Tree and the Kiwanis-sponsored Bartlesville Christmas Parade.
“We are thrilled to work together to support attendance at all of these events,” said Mihm.