First 'ChristKindlFest' Opens in Barrington This Weekend

Explore a European-inspired holiday market right in downtown Barrington at the first annual ChristKindlFest December 6-8.

ChristKindlFest Barrington runs Dec. 6-8. Credit: www.christkindlfest.com
ChristKindlFest Barrington runs Dec. 6-8. Credit: www.christkindlfest.com

Submitted by ChristKindlFest Barrington

Following the traditions of European open-air holiday markets, ChristKindlFest comes to Barrington.

From Dec. 6-8, the first annual ChristKindlFest will transport you to the heart of these holiday village markets with Swiss chalets selling chocolates, German pastries, ornaments, handcrafted items, clothing and more. There will be entertainment featuring traditional German music, madrigals, and rides for young children. A German food court will include classic German foods, German beers and traditional German glug.

Entertainment throughout the day will feature children’s choirs, dance troupes, traditional German music, strolling carolers, and rock bands. There will be a carousel, train rides, bumper cars and reindeer for young children.

Entry to ChristKindlFest is free. The heated tent pavilion is free until 7 p.m. and is a great place to sit, eat, drink, and listen to music all day and night with live talent scheduled from open to close. On Friday and Saturday night, after 7 p.m., there is a $5 cover in the tent pavilion only to see the featured rock bands on the main stage.

This holiday event will take place in the heart of downtown Barrington at the corner of Cook and Station Streets. Walking distance to the Metra Train station, visitors can take the train or park in the station lot near Spring and Station Street. A free trolley will be running between the Barrington retailers and the ChristKinglFest during the weekend.

ChristKindlFest Hours
Friday, Dec. 6: 3 p.m. to midnight
Saturday, Dec. 7: 10 a.m. to midnight
Sunday, Dec. 8: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For complete details on times, schedules, and general information, visit www.christkindlfest.com.

The Barrington Village Association (BVA) in partnership with the Barrington Breakfast Rotary (BBRC) and the Village of Barrington would like to thank our Sponsors BMO Harris, Pepper Construction, Barrington Area Community Foundation, Classic Party Rentals, Advocate Good Sheppard, Advocate Children’s Hospital, Marquardt Buick GMC, North American Midway, Triangle Decorating, The Garlands of Barrington and Whole Foods.


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