Excelsior Capsule Markets presents 2013 and 2014 events in historic downtown Excelsior, Minnesota, located on the shores of Lake Minnetonka. Excelsior Flea Market - 10 Water St; Excelsior Cruze-In/Tonka Cruzers Car Show 2014 at former Mason Motors Lot, 440 Water St; and Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt held Thanksgiving Weekend - Nov 28, 29, 30, 2014.
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The Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt needs volunteers. Without you there would be no Festival. Thank you to our loyal, year after year volunteers and please consider volunteering a couple hours during the Festival if you've never done so! Thank you!!!
The Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt is hosting their 8th annual Festival. Where: located on East Drive and Water St./3rd St. When: Thanksgiving weekend beginning Friday, Nov. 28th, 29th, & 30th. Hours: Friday 10:00am to 7:00 pm beer garden and music continues till 10pm Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm beer garden and music continues till 10pm Sunday 11:00am to 4:00pm beer garden open Sunday at noon
We begin at 10:00a.m. Friday November 28th, with the Christkindlsmarkt Parade down Water Street. The parade is led by our Christkindl Angel, Father Christmas, Grand Marshall Joe Ryan and his grandchildren, Hennepin County Commissioner Jan Callison, the singer-actors from Chaska Valley Family theater performing the musical "A Christmas Carol", the Royals of Spielmannszug, Excelsior Town crier Daryl Liepold, Mayor Mark Gaylord, and past Mayor Nick Ruehl, plus Elves, Fairies, the Ice Princess, Knight Family Farms Horse & Buggy, plus others. The Market officially is open as the Christkindl Angel cut the ribbon. The outdoor market features gifts ranging from modern to vintage to traditional German.
Throughout the three days we have a full schedule of local musical talents, choirs, and musicians. Also back again this year is "KinderWorld" offering activities for the youth which includes storytelling, reading traditional Christmas stories, demos, make and take, facepainter, puppet show. The Boy Scouts will be selling their traditional wreaths and swags. The NorthPole Trolley with Father Christmas on board operating all hours of the Market. Friday and Saturday afternoon live Reindeer dance through the site and also take part in the St.Marten's Children Lantern Parades at 5pm each evening. and we have the favorite Alpacas visiting, who talk to you.
The Festival has continued as the original German open air market featuring German Christmas Food traditions including Grilled Sausage, Roasted almonds, Sweet & Savory Strudels, Kindercocoa, Gluhwein 'hot mulled wine', gingerbread, cakes and cupcakes, candies, hot cider, and other delicacies.
Friday evening at 5:00pm make way for St. Marten's Children's Lighted Lantern Parade on Water Street all children are invited and welcome. Father Christmas, the Christkindl, and lots and lots of children proceed down Water Street from the corner of Water & Lake on Water St to third then left to the festival they will light the Christmas Tree and sing Christmas carols. The sponsor of the St.Martin Parade ReMax Colleen Johnson Group will hand out goodie bags and also prizes for the best Christmas hat in the parade.
Drop by the KinderWorld at Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt. Children of all ages will love the cozy arts and crafts area and may get to hear a story read. The heated tent is a good place to warm up! The cozy Teddy Bear Tea Party theme was provided by DB & Company Ta Dah! in 2013.
Visit the enchanting Holiday Experience open the day after Thanksgiving weekend!. This three-day event is modeled on the traditional German, Open-Air Christmas markets held during Advent. The event features exceptional food and entertainment for the entire family. It is free and open to the public.