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December 6 at 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
In 2019, this festival takes place on Friday, December 6th in the Ann Arbor Farmers Market and 4th Avenue between the hours of 4 pm and 10 pm. The date coincides with the annual Midnight Madness throughout the business districts of Ann Arbor. The KindleFest Market, or Christkindlmarkt as known in Germany, features artisans, farmers and retailers selling their holiday wares plus traditional food, mulled wine and beer. Kerrytown District retail businesses will be open late on this evening as they participate in the festivities, offering special holiday bargains.
Family-friendly, and keeping in the spirit of an outdoor holiday market, there will be pretzels, bratwursts, roasted nuts, Glühwein (a mulled wine) and beer, fire pits to keep warm and for s’more roasting, caroling, strolling musicians, Santa, lots of lights and more.
Early bird shopping begins at 4:00 with dozens of artisans and crafters offering handmade products. The Kid Zone will be open from 4:00-6:00 in the big tent in the Farmers Market. The Kid Zone will feature fun crafts, games and entertainment. Santa will arrive at about 6:00 pm