Save the Date: German Christkindlmarket is Dec. 4

by Karen Goff November 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm 3,218 9 Comments

Reston Christkindlmarket/Courtesy of German Armed Forces

Get ready to kick off the Christmas season on Thursday, Dec. 4, when the German Armed Forces hosts its annual Christkindlmarket in Reston.

The German Armed Forces, which has an office in Reston (where you can also see a piece of the Berlin Wall on display), turns over the parking lot of 11150 Sunrise Valley Dr. into a traditional German outdoor Christmas fair.

The festival is fun for the whole family. There are games, crafts to purchase, entertainment, and German food and beer. The event is free, but some of the food, beer and merchandise cost money. Proceeds from the event benefit Cornerstones.

The festival runs from 4 to 9 p.m. Most of it is outdoors, so dress accordingly.

Reston Christkindlmarket/Credit: German Armed Forces

  • Columbia Pike Artists

    What’s the location, please?

    • Heidi Klumm

      11150 Sunrise Valley Dr. Source: reading the article.

      • Zyniker

        Heidi, thanks for helping the non-German folks on Columbia Pike

  • thebratwurstking

    This is a great annual event and raises a lot of money for a local charity! Not to be missed

  • LaurieTD

    The event flyer says this is 4pm – 9pm (not 7pm).

  • Kristin G

    Can dogs attend?

    • LaurieTD

      Only service dogs.

  • Karen Goff

    Event is 4-9 p.m. Sorry for the 7 p.m. earlier error.

  • Agnes Nutter

    Went last night and felt like I was definitely missing something. It was a tiny, tiny space for the amount of people there. There were insanely long lines for food (which, as far as I could tell through the throngs of people, were brats, waffles, and pretzels) and less than half a dozen tents selling non-edibles. There was a band, but the crowd was so thick there was no where to really stand around and enjoy it. We walked through the whole thing, which took about 7 minutes – would’ve been 2 minutes but for the crowds – and left. Seriously, did I miss something?


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