WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Christkindlmarkt is a German-inspired Christmas market that celebrates the season of Advent and German heritage. This weekend, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church will hold its first ever Christkindlmarkt, or German Christmas Market.
The event is at the church, located 612 S College Rd. in Wilmington, is Dec 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Harbour Towne Fest Band will play live music. German food and beverages will be sold. Visitors can shop for gifts and crafts.
The event is outdoors but will be held under covered tents. It is happening rain or shine.
In 2017, the church celebrated its 125th anniversary. Its members were inspired to start a new project, which is why they organized this Christkindlmarkt.
The money raised will support the restoration of the administrative offices of the church which sustained serious damage from Hurricane Florence.