The German Christmas Market in the Old World Village

Dec 7 was a warm and sunny day – just right for the annual German Christmas Market in the Old World Village of Huntington Beach.
But it was not too warm for a cup of Glühwein (mulled hot wine) which is a “must have” for a German Christmas Market.

The first visitors were already there at 10am and between 12 and 2pm there were hundreds of people strolling around the charming European village.
Many of the folks were waiting patiently in a long line in front of the Curry wurst truck to order a Bratwurst, a cup split pea soup, a piece of apple strudel or a freshly baked waffle. At 3.30pm the truck was sold out. That’s how it should be!

While others were waiting at the food truck, others waited in front of the Old World to find a table inside the restaurant. A German music duo played traditional and Christmas songs and of course here as well every table was occupied. Now we know for sure: German Food is so popular!

In the middle of the village the “Sweet water Creek Band” played their bluegrass  and Christmas songs which connected very well with the feel and energy of this unique Christmas market.
The 45 arts and craft vendors were doing very well because many of the visitors could find the ideal Christmas gift for family and friends.
There were hand crafted soaps, candles and cosmetic, wonderful hand made jewelry, antique collector items, Christmas ornaments and so much more.
You could find a lovely gift for any budget and taste. The vendor booths were decorated in a festive way and attracted many folks.
You could do tastings of organic tea and find out if you like the German digestive Underberg.

All in all one can say that the Germans who are residing now in Southern California will not miss this opportunity to enjoy a piece of “Heimat” so far away from their original country. You could hear German everywhere in the village and so many traveled from Greater LA to Huntington Beach to not miss that event.

Even the weather was not like how it would be in Germany, without rain or snow and low temperatures, everyone felt the “German energy” and will return the next year.
We have big plans for 2015! It is already decided to extend the German Christmas Market on the 3 following Sundays in December (6th, 13th and 20th). Every Sunday will have its own program with many surprises. Don’t miss it if you maybe missed it this year! It is still a long time until next Christmas but as we know, time is flying and soon it is Christmas again! We make sure that you will enjoy the best German Christmas Markets of Southern California.

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