Christkindl Market brings holiday cheer to Quincy
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:56:22 GMT —
The 2nd annual ChristKindl Market kicked off the weekend to crowds in Quincy.
A last minute decision to move the event indoors was brought with much approval from the guests.
It's an old world European tradition bringing together street markets and Christmas.
While space and weather issues moved the event off the street, this holiday market kept the season's greetings coming.
Travis Brown is the Executive Director for the Historic Quincy Business District and helped to organize the event.
"This year we actually just grew to the point where logistically it wasn't working in the park, and so the senior center graciously opened their doors and let us in. We've been thrilled, it's been a fantastic day, and it actually allowed us to do more than we had originally planned," Brown said.
With around 30 vendors, dancers, singers and bands, there was something for everyone to enjoy.
"It's so great when it actually comes, and you see the smiles on people's faces and the cash registers for the vendors are ringing, it's just a great day to finally be able to see the fruits of all of our labor," said Brown.
With Quincy's German heritage, this is certainly an event that markets to the Gem City.
This is the 2nd year for Patricia Hooper at the ChristKindl Market, and she thinks it's a great experience.
"There's something pretty much for everybody, whether you're a child who just wants to sit on Santa's lap, or an adult who's looking for something unique that you're not going to find everywhere else, that kind of thing you can find here at a ChristKindl Market. And that's a real old world tradition, and Quincy has a connection with that as well," Hooper said.
"It's a great way for them to introduce themselves into the community, and a great way for us to kind of showcase everything the downtown has to offer," said Brown.
The event will be going on Sunday as well from 11am to 4pm at the Quincy Senior and Family Resource Center at 639 York.