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A Christmas Experience Inspired by the traditional German, open-air Christmas markets, Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt brings a cherished German tradition with local charm and a festive holiday atmosphere to Excelsior, Minnesota. The festival features German holiday foods, decor, gifts and entertainment for the entire family. It is the family event of the season and free and open to the public.

SPONSORS Festival Lighting sponsor

Marketing Sponsor

Kinderworld Sponsor

Reindeer Sponsor

Infant, Child & Adolescent Care

Father Christmas Sponsor

Festival SPONSOR

Street Banner

The North Pole Trolley

Blue House Realty, llc

Ruhland Strudel Haus The MN streetcar museum

OTHER SPONSORS Cambria Lola's Lake House Joey Nova's Maynards Leipolds Coalition Landschute

MTK Properties South Lake Excelsior Fire Dept. Madelena Properties Excelsior Public Works Lake Mntka Navigator Magazine Errand Boy Services - Jeff Kamrath Excelsior Paint & Design Carpet One Carver County Mounted Patrol South Lake Knight Family Farms Minnetonka Police Dept. Susan Louris - Graphics


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Fun for All Meet the Alaskan reindeer and Father Christmas, ride the NorthPole Trolley, listen to live music and ride a horse drawn buggy. Sip a mug of gluhwein and do your Christmas shopping. Watch the St. Martin’s Children’s Lighted Lantern Parade, a sight to behold of 1,000+ children with glowing lights and take the kids to KinderWorld, a children’s heated center for music, storytelling and more.

B R I G H T WAT E R C L O T H I N G & G E A R V I S I T U S 2 5 6 WAT E R S T R E E T • E XC E L S I O R , M I N N E S OTA


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EXCELSIOR CHRISTKINDLSMARKT BIERGARTEN

NEW THIS YEAR Christkindl Cornhole Tournament

Go to Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt Facebook to register for the Tourney! Try your skill - fun for all and prizes for the winners! All proceeds go to help offset expenses for Christkindlsmarkt

Location L ti The event will once again take place in downtown Excelsior in the parking lot behind the East Water Street shops.

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KinderWorld The heated KinderWorld is Sugar Plum Fairyland where children experience the wonder and fun of Christmas time.


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The merriment of the season is celebrated with storytelling, traditional Christmas stories, Balloon Artist, Enchanted Frozen Princesses, Christmas Music, the Christkind Angel, Father Christmas and more! Join us and make s’mores with the Boy Scouts!

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KINDERWORLD AT Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt Nov. 29,30, Dec. 1

Friday, November 29

Saturday, November 30

10 AM

10 - 11 AM

Grand Opening Parade

Enchanted Frozen Sisters special “Tea Party” a ticketed activity

10 AM The Minnetonka High Chamber Group Bobby Jenson “Grow with Kare” for kids planting event

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

11 AM - 2 PM

The River City Singers

The River City Singers

12:30 - 1 PM

Enchanted Frozen Sisters meet & greet

2 - 4 PM

3 PM

Tiny Diva Princesses Belle & Sleeping Beauty meet & greet

Storytellers and Face Painting

4 PM

5 PM

Balloon Artist

St. Martin’s Children’s Lantern Parade

7 PM

Led by the Christkind, Father Christmas, live Alaskan Reindeer decorated in lights, elves & fairies. The parade begins at Lake & Water St. (in front of Dunn Bros).

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Kinderworld Sponsored by South Lake Pediatrics

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Sunday, December 1 11 AM Balloon Artist

noon Storytellers

Noon - 1 PM Winter Wonder Magic Show by Brian Richards

2 PM TBA check the excelsiorchristmas.com website

4 PM KinderWorld Closes

The Magic of Christmas triumphs the night at Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt with the spectacular addition of 20,000 lights by our lighting sponsor The Holiday Light Company and Russel Williams Home Services. Come join us to experience the wonder of Christmas and bring home the memories.

DECEMBER 7 9:30 a.m. Kid's Free Movie - ELF

DECEMBER 14 & 21

Excelsior Dock Cinema

10a.m. - 2 p.m. Santa + Hot Cocoa Bar

(26 Water Street)

Excelsior Masonic Lodge

12-4 p.m. Wagon Rides

(249 Water Street)

Water Street

12-4 p.m. Wagon Rides

5-7 p.m. Chili Dinner + Santa

Water Street

Excelsior Masonic Lodge (249 Water Street)

5-8 p.m. Carriage Rides Water Street

7:15 p.m. Tree Lighting with Santa + Carolers Excelsior Veterans Memorial (Lake St & Excelsior Blvd)


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Parades Friday Grand Opening Parade The morning parade kicks off the Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt festival at 10:00am on Friday, November 29. Come see Kare 11’s Bobby Jensen as Grand Marshall, Father Christmas, Christkind, an antique fire truck, and more.

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Saturday St. Martin’s Children’s Lantern Parade A magical parade held in the evening at 5:00pm on Saturday, November 30, where 1000+ children walk with lit lanterns along with Alaskan reindeer, carolers, Christkind, and Father Christmas. Your children can be in the parade! You can buy lanterns at the German Specialty Imports booth inside the market. Children should gather in front of Dunn Bros. on Water Street at 4:45pm to be in the parade.

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Friday, November 29th

10:30 - 11 AM Enchanted Frozen Sisters ride the NorthPole Trolley

10 AM

10 AM

Grand Opening Parade

KinderWorld Opens

Led by the Christkind Angel and Father Christmas, Grand Marshall Bobby Jensen, Town Crier Daryl Leipold, Minnesota Krampus, Excelsior Persons of the Year, Mark Grap, Myra Wang, Nick Ruehl, Bob and Diane Bolles, Martie McGlasson, Donald Draayer, Nina Stark, Gary Ezell, Connie Frederick; also the Spielmannszug Royals, The Excelsior Queen, The Minnetonka High School Chamber Singers, The Carver County Mounted Patrol

10 AM Christkind Announces Proclamation and cuts Ribbon to open 2019 Christkindlsmarkt

10:30 AM - 7 AM NorthPole Trolley All Aboard with Father Christmas! Runs every 30 min. on the hour and the 1/2 hour.

11 AM - 2 PM Enchanted Frozen Sisters meet & greet

7 PM Festival closes Biergarten open until 10 PM

Saturday, November 30th 10 AM Festival Opens

10 AM - 7 PM NorthPole Trolley Runs every 30 min. on the hour and the 1/2 hour. (Closed at 4:30 & 5:00 for Parade)

10 AM KinderWorld Opens

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10 AM Enchanted Frozen Sisters Tea Party

10 AM - 5:30 PM Live Alaskan Reindeer

11:30 AM The River City Singers

12:30 PM The River City Singers

2 - 4 PM

(in front of Dunn Bros). German lanterns for sale at the German Specialty Imports booth by the Festival entrance. Candle lights will be handed out to children for the parade. The parade goes down Water St. to Festival Site. Father Christmas lights the Christmas Tree with the children and they end with singing Christmas Carols.

7 PM Festival closes - Biergarten open until 10 PM

Enchanted Frozen Sisters meet & greet

5 PM St. Martin’s Children’s Lantern Parade Led by the Christkind, Father Christmas, Reindeer in lights, carolers, and more! The Parade begins at Lake St & Water St.

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11 AM - 4 PM KinderWorld Opens and Mrs. Christmas comes to visit.

11 AM - 4 PM NorthPole Trolley Runs every half hour on the hour. Father Christmas on board to listen to all the secret wishes.

4 PM

Sunday, December, 1 11 AM Festival Opens

Fresh Garland Sales & Pick Up at the Info Booth. Garland is 50 cents per foot Christmas Trees for sale 6-7 ft. $35.00 Christmas Trees filled with lights for sale $150.00

11 AM - 4 PM

4 PM

Market open

Festival closes

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DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE Saturday, December 7 9:30 am Excelsior Firefighter's Kid's Free Movie " ELF" - at Excelsior Dock Cinema (26 Water Street)

11:30 am Santa Claus & Sparky arrive by Fire Truck at Excelsior Dock Cinema

noon - 4 pm Wagon Rides on water street

5 - 7 pm Chili Dinner with Santa Claus; at the Masonic Lodge – 249 Water Street.

5 - 8 pm

Saturday, December 14 10 - 2 PM Santa Claus and Hot Cocoa Bar at Excelsior Masonic Lodge – 249 Water Street.

noon - 4PM Wagon Rides on Water St.

Sunday December 15 1 - 4 PM Wagon Rides on Water St.

Saturday December 21 10 AM - 2 PM Santa Claus and Hot Cocoa Bar at Masonic Lodge – 249 Water St.

noon - 4 PM Wagon Rides on Water St.

7:15 pm

Sunday December 22 1 - 4 PM

Tree Lighting with Santa Claus, and Carolers at The Veteran's Memorial Tree on the corner of Lake St & Excelsior Blvd.

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Carriage Rides on Water Street

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Tractor Rides Smore Station Mulled Wine Hot Cocoa Live Llamas Snow Maze Nana’s Gingerbread House

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Artisan & Gift Market • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

• • • Frost River • Held Companies • Rusty Nail Woodcraft • Merry Little Bath Co. • Pure Country Alpaca Collection • Design & Imports by Peach • German Specialty Imports • Polar Mitts • Shangri-La Crafts & Gifts • Lucy Iburgs Hats & Mittens • Dragonflies and Cards • John Hein Woodcarver • Minnesota Krampus • Spielmannszug •

Tuscan Throws Mimi's Mittens Sjofns Musings Stick it to Winter Doodletown Toys Leaf Filter Gutter Protection Bootleggerz Hepp Salt Co. Jen’s Friends Dank Artistry The Soap Shoppe K2 Home Decor JES Naturals CBD Wellness Stella Sparrow Designs Boom Boom Bloom Girls Crazy Glaz The Vintage Tin

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Felixery Northern Drift The Boys Scouts Troop 424 Hanmade Company Idelwilde Top Knit Hats

Old World Food & Beverage Market • • • • •

Ruhland Strudel Haus Groveland Confections Bee Happy Honey I Got Cheese Cindy’s Cinnamon Roasted Almonds • Coalitions Gluhwein & Kindercocoa

Saturday March 14th

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Mini Donuts Nathasia’s Pierogi The Smiling Olive Babushka’s Polish Foods Faxon Farms Maple Syrup B’s on the River D&D Goodies Kowalski’s Milwaukee Pretzels The Dancing Baker Company Kalahari Peanut Brittle

Saturday July 4th

Saturday September 19th

Excelsior

CRAZY DAYS Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th

Thursday, July 16th through Sunday, July 19th

Saturday, October 31st

2020 EVENTS Saturdays in December


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Friday, Nov. 29

Saturday Nov. 30

Sunday Dec. 1

10:30 AM - 7 PM

10 AM - 4:30 PM

11 AM - 4 PM

Trolley Rides

Father Christmas on board

Father Christmas on board

The Trolley runs every 1/2 Hour. Tickets are Presold Day-of.

10:30 - 11 AM

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Enchanted Frozen Sisters are on board

Closed for Children’s Parade

11 AM

Father Christmas on board

5:30 - 7 PM

Father Christmas on board

2019 NorthPole Trolley Schedule with Father Christmas On Board

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EXCELSIOR FIREFIGHTER’S FREE KIDS’ MOVIE… ELF! Benefiting the local ICA Food Shelf (Non-perishable food items welcome!) Excelsior Dock Cinema | Sat. Dec. 7 | 9:30 AM (Doors open at 8:45)

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