I hope that you don't mind another year of the Chicago Christkindlmarket.
One of my favorite holiday traditions!
It always puts me in the right mood for the holidays!
Love the cuckoo clocks and nutcrackers.
We have a German cuckoo clock and to me it sounds like home...
The embroideries in this booth really caught my eye this year!
So many lovelies to choose from!
And I always enjoy looking for new items in this booth.
Such lovely items!
It wouldn't be a Christkindlmarket without steins!
From small to extra large
I did buy a small ceramic building from this booth almost 20 years ago and still enjoy it.
I love these so!
I always say that one year I will splurge and buy one, but I haven't done so yet.
Instead I just admire the workmanship!
I have been buying pieces from this collection for years,
but my shelf is just about full...
Our main tree is just about full of these German glass ornaments now.
The boys each receive a figural glass ornament in their stocking each year to represent a trip or something they did that year. They are on our family tree for now,
but will go with them when they move out.
I enjoyed the carolers.
It was a cold night, but they were dressed pretty warmly.
I popped in Macy's to see the Great Tree.
The window displays are not like they used to be, but the Great Tree is still pretty.
Iconic buildings and structures of Chicago surround the bottom along with the L train, whose track runs around the tree.
I picked up some sweet roasted pecans to snack on during my L ride home.
Thanks for letting me share my annual trip to the Christkindlmarket.
I think that I might need to make one more stop there before the season is over...
He called together all the high priests and scribes of the people and asked them
where the Messiah was to be born. They told him,
“In Bethlehem of Judea, because that is what was written by the prophet:
‘O Bethlehem in the land of Judah,
you are by no means least among the rulers of Judah,
because from you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”