PERU — Christkindlmarkt is a Christmas market with a German theme which starts from 4-10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. The event will occur on Court Street and East Fifth Street in downtown Peru.
There will be an ice skating rink, vendor market with Christmas décor, carved wood animals and laser cut Christmas items, candles, live wreaths, poinsettias and greenery, decorative greenery pots, ornaments and other items.
The market will include German and American beer, Gluhwein, hot chocolate, slushies, Eiskaffe, coffee specialty drinks, as well as bratwurst, currywurst, frankfurters, schnitzel, pork burgers, smoked chops, pretzels, German pizza and German stew. There will be candy, German cookies, strudel and other baked goodies and hot roasted nuts.
The stage will include performances by Lisa Van Der Ploeg and Indy Polka Motion, along with Christmas music playing the entire time of the market.
There will be wiener dog races, barrel cart rides, train rides, horse drawn wagon rides and a real reindeer. There will also be a huge Christmas parade for all the family to enjoy.
For more information, check the Facebook page. Christkindlmarkt is produced by Miami County Economic Development Authority, Miami County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. First Farmers Bank & Trust and Miami County Tourism Bureau are sponsors of the ice skating rink. Horse-drawn carriage rides are sponsored by Paul-Richard GM Center and Dobbs Legal Group.