German Christmas Market / December 6th, 13th & 20th / 11am - 4pm

FREE Admission.

Come & enjoy a German Christmas Market...

Come & enjoy a German Christmas Market with German Food, Bratwurst, Arts & Crafts, Handmade Gifts, Gluehwein and Christmas Cookies at Old World Huntington Beach.

Enjoy original European and German specialties like Bratwurst, Curry-Wurst, Potato pancakes, Lentil Soup, Goulash, original German Cookies and Pastries, hot chocolate, coffee and tea, Kinderpunch, German beer and wine, and the famous “Gluhwein” (red mulled wine). The popular food truck The Curry Wurst Truck will take care of some food specialties, and of course the Old World Restaurant.

Take Photos with Santa Claus, Get Face Painting and craft a Christmas ornament for the Christmas tree, Enjoy German Food like Bratwurst, Goulash, Gluehwein, and more.

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History of the German Christmas Market

Historic Christmas markets are held in cities, towns and villages throughout Germany and Austria, and they invoke an enchanting festive atmosphere for those lucky enough to visit around this time. Christmas markets have a history that dates back to the early 13th century. A forerunner to the Christmas markets Germany has become famous for, was the ‘December market’ in Vienna, recorded in history as far back as 1294.

In many towns in Germany and Austria, Advent is usually ushered in with the opening of the Christkindelsmarket – translated it literally means ‘Christ Child Market’ The markets celebrate Christmas during the four weeks of Advent. One of the earliest Christmas markets in Germany was the Dresden Strietzelmarkt, first held in 1434.

Following many of the earliest traditions, the markets are usually held in town squares and surrounding pedestrian zones, and they sell food, drink and a host of hand crafted seasonal items.

If you don’t like the commercial aspects of Christmas, a visit to the Christmas markets might help to restore a little bit of the magic, where Christmas gifts are not mass-produced but craftworks of real quality.

The towns and cities provide an idyllic setting for a romantic Christmas Market break. Half-timbered buildings are festively lit and the aromas of mulled wine out of the local vineyards and cinnamon permeate the air at traditional Christmas markets. Guests can snuggle up at cosy hotels and the Christmas shopping is friendly and relaxed.

The region’s beautiful cities captivate visitors with their rich history, labyrinthine old quarters, medieval market squares and striking cathedrals. Buildings steeped in history are illuminated by thousands upon thousands of fairy lights, while the aroma of gingerbread wafts through the air.

Oldworld German Deli Sandwiches

Our German Deli has a great selection of Meats, Cheeses & other fine European Foods

Old World German Bakery Donuts

Old World's German Bakery has a wonderful selection of german & european pastries

Oldworld German Bar Live Soccer

The Old World German bar is a great for a drink, to watch a match or just relax & have fun