Thursday, December 6, from 4-9pm
Enlarge image Bratwurst Grill, Christkindlmarket 2011 (© Walter Fröhler) One of the most memorable experiences for anyone in Germany is savoring the winter holiday season at one of the country's myriad Christmas markets. Early historical evidence of German Christmas markets dates back as far as the 13th century.
Enlarge image (© Walter Fröhler) You can experience this tradition right here in northern Virginia. The Bundeswehr (German Military) organizes its annual outdoor Christmas Market on its Reston campus. Attractions include arts & crafts, German food and beverages, and mulled wine.
Enlarge image Scene from the Christkindlmarket 2011 (© Walter Fröhler) Proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities. After the last Christkindlmarket in December 2011, the German Military was able to donate more than $12,000 to the Reston Interfaith organization.
Location: German Military in Reston, The Campus at Sunrise, 11150 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA
Admission: Free of charge
For information: 703-390-3110