Prescott's First Ever Christmas Village & ​ChristkindlMarket Featured

Sheri Heiney, Prescott Chamber of Commerce December 10, 2022 183

Prescott Chamber Announces Schedule of Activities and Fees for Prescott ChristKindlMarket

Big Idea

  • Prepare for a magical weekend for the entire family
  • Christmas Village & Christkindl Market Open Dec. 16–18 with
  • Unique Gifts, Live Music, German Cuisine, Santa and More
  • Wagon rides around the Courthouse Plaza
  •

A magical experience for the entire family inspired by European tradition

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the official schedule of activities and entertainment for the first ever ChristkindlMarket December 16-18 on West Goodwin Street. They have also announced ticket prices for the luxury carriage rides and children’s activities. Admission to the event is free.

Prescott’s first ever Christmas Village & ChristkindlMarket will be held Dec. 16, 17 and 18 on West Goodwin Street in front of the Prescott Chamber of Commerce in downtown Prescott. Inspired by a centuries-old European tradition, the ChristkindlMarket will feature hand-crafted ornaments and other unusual gift items from local artisans and vendors. Kids can visit Santa (Saint Nikolaus), enjoy the kids carousel, kids Ferris wheel, bounce house and the Kinder Korner activities tent. Santa will meet with children, plus, he will do storytelling and special performances. There will also be a traditional childrens lantern parade each night. All ages will enjoy wagon rides with Clydesdale Horses around the Courthouse Plaza, aglow with lights. There will be a variety of traditional German foods, as well as The Bier & Mulled Wine Garten.

The event will also feature a traditional German band, the Christkind Angel, plus an aerialist performing acrobatics, and choirs from local schools.

Prescott Christmas Village & ChristkindlMarket

December 16, 17 & 18, 2022

Entertainment & Event Schedule

Event Hours:

  • Friday, Dec. 16 from 4-8 pm,
  • Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 am - 8 pm;
  • Sunday, Dec. 18, 11 am - 3 pm.

Nichole Perlberg, the Christkind, will be the MC for the entire weekend. She will open each day, and will announce entertainment and other information throughout the three day event.

About the Christkind

TheChristkind, is a fairy princess-like character, dressed in gold and white robes with a crown upon her golden locks, and is the namesake of the Christkindlmarket. Christkind folklore dates back to the 1500s and stems from traditional customs: parades during the holiday season were guided by one “grand” angel, the Christkind. Since then, and still today, she is the bearer of gifts to most children in German-speaking countries, much like Santa Claus is in the United States. Traditionally, gifts are exchanged December 24th and delivered by the Christkind, who leaves them under the Christmas tree and disappears before the children can catch a glimpse of her.

Entertainment Schedule

Friday, December 16, 2022

  • 4 PM – 5 PM – Opening Ceremony performed by PHS Chamber Singers – Main Stage
  • 5 PM – 6 PM – Roaming Musicians and Aerialist Jen Martin, Performing on Stage – Main Stage
  • 6 PM – 8 PM - George Staheli Oompah German Band to Play – Beer Tent

Saturday, December 17, 2022

  • 11 AM – 12 Noon –Opening Ceremony with the Cosmic Gumbo Singers Jazz Trio– Main Stage
  • 12 Noon – 1 PM – Arizona Philharmonic & Aerialist Jen Martin performing - Main Stage
  • 1 PM – 2 PM – Story Telling with Santa – Main Stage
  • 2 PM – 3 PM – Roaming Musicians with Meg Bohrman and Ines Vitols,
  • 3 PM – 4 PM –George Staheli Oompah German Band to Play – Main Stage
  • 4 PM – 6 PM - Neese Family Entertainment – Main Stage
  • 6 PM – 8 PM – German Band - Beer Tent

Sunday, December 18, 2022

  • 11 AM – 12 Noon - Neese Family Entertainment – Main Stage
  • 12 Noon – 1:30 PM George Staheli Oompah German Band to Play – Main Stage
  • 2 PM – 3 PM – The Rockin Santa Band

Santa Hours – in the Kinder Korner Tent

Santa will be available to visit and take pictures for the following hours. Desert Financial Credit Union will be present with the kids craft area along with characters and Aerial Performer.

Friday, December 16, 2022

  • 4 PM - 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 17, 2022

  • 11 AM - 2 PM
  • 5 PM - 7 PM

Sunday, December 18, 2022

  • 11 AM - 2 PM

Broken Spoke Clydesdales Luxury Carriage Rides

Friday, December 16, 2022

  • 4 PM - 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 17, 2022

  • 11 AM - 2 PM
  • 5 PM - 7 PM

Sunday, December 18, 2022

  • 11 AM - 2 PM

Carriage Rides $5.00 per adult, kids ride free up to age 13 accompanied by paying adult.

Kids Activities

Mini Carousel & Mini Ferris Wheel Ride and Snowman Disco Dome Bounce House

Kids Activities are $5.00 per child over 2 years old for all day pass.

Kinder Lantern Parade

All the children are welcome to join Christkind as she leads the festival lantern parade around the market.

Friday, December 16, 2022

  • 7:30 PM

Saturday, December 17, 2022

  • 7:00 PM

All times and appearances are, of course, subject to change.This event is sponsored by Arizona Office of Tourism, Desert Financial Credit Union, Experience Prescott Office of Tourism, Prescott Chamber of Commerce and Hensley Beverage Company. The Prescott Chamber has released a detailed schedule of activities and entertainment, along with activities pass prices for children and adults.Learn more about this and other holiday events at www.ArizonaChristmasCity.com or Prescott.org. For details about the activities, and a list of vendors go to https://www.prescott.org/prescotts-christmas-village--christkindlmarket.html

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