CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY ~Christkindlmarket Chicago

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Inspired by the Christkindlesmarket in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago. Chicago's largest open-air Christmas festival was first held on Pioneer Court in 1996. By special invitation of Mayor Richard M. Daley, Christkindlmarket Chicago moved to Daley Plaza in 1997 and has become a staple event on the plaza ever since. Together with the support of the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Christkindlmarket Chicago has grown to become one of the most popular winter attractions in the heart of the city.

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Comments (11)

Bassam Jayousi on December 18, 2012

Perfect shot, fantastic Fest Mood. /Like/

Greetings from Dubai, Bassam

Johannes Lundstrøm on December 18, 2012

Hello dear Marlene,
A tradition from 1545 copied in 1996. I wonder if someone will make a foto, or what they do at that time, in another city having copied the Christkindlmarket in Chicago in the year 2463 with reference to Chicago with reference to Nuremberg, and if that foto or ? will be as beautyfull and full of X-mas spirit like yours. LIKE.
All the best wishes for at nice and peaceful Christmas,
PS Thank you for caring about me - We are all very well and hope the same for you and your family.

~Marlene~ on December 19, 2012

Thank you again, Bassam, for the very kind words. I'm happy you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

~Marlene~ on December 19, 2012

You are too kind, Johannes, but I appreciate your vivid imagination and the Like! I'm glad that you are well and I wish you & yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

My best to you, Marlene

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 19, 2012

I love these markets! Most of our towns and cities have them...great fun and some unusual goods on sale! Like.

Best regards, Rosa.

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on December 19, 2012

nice pic and lights


~Marlene~ on December 20, 2012

Rosa... and.. Jesus...

Thank you both again for the very nice comments and the Likes. I appreciate your visits very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Mehmet Güçlü on December 20, 2012

Very well shot, a very beautiful place. Like & YS - Best wishes, OLYMPIST

~Marlene~ on December 21, 2012

Thank you again, OLYMPIST, for the very nice comment, the Like and especially the Y*. I appreciate it all and your visit very much.

Best wishes for the holiday season & New Year, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on December 30, 2012

Oh! These people_nation meet in the heaven and they celebrate there longer !


My friendly greeting,Natuska

~Marlene~ on January 1, 2013

That is a pleasant thought, Natuska! Thank you so much for your very long visit and lovely comments. I'm happy you Like this one!

My very best wishes for a great New Year, Marlene

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  • Uploaded on December 17, 2012
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Taken on 2012/12/13 18:55:40