Go Shopping At German Armed Forces Command Christkindlmarkt In Reston

Join the German Armed Forces Command for a festive outdoor Christkindlmarket for family and friends with German arts, crafts, food, and beverages. Hosted by the German Armed Forced this popular Market gives you a taste of a traditional German Christmas market. Proceeds will be donated to local charities.

The German Armed Forces Command Christkindlmarkt is held yearly in early December at the Bundeswehr building at 11150 Sunrise Valley Drive, in Reston, VA. The event is typically held from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m., but be sure to check the times each year. Traditionally, event details are not released well in advance. The market is traditionally held on the first Thursday of December, making the market take place this year on December 5th, 2019.

Adults will enjoy German Glühwein, which is a warm red wine mulled with various spices. There will also be a large beer tent where you can enjoy sausages, soup, and of course, German beer. People with more of a sweet tooth can indulge in marzipan, gingerbread, decorative sweets, and a large variety of homemade treats prepared by volunteers.

The market will also include musical performances, games for kids, and presentations by representatives of the German Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces). Volunteers work countless hours to make crafts, bake treats, prepare kid’s activities, serve food and beverages, and sell products. All proceeds are given back to the community. The event typically raises over $12,000 for Cornerstones.

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