This one day festival takes place the first Friday of December in the Ann Arbor Farmers Market between the hours of 6pm and 9pm. The KindleFest Market, or Christkindlmarkt as known in Germany, features artisans, farmers and retailers selling their holiday wares plus traditional food, mulled wine and beer. Kerrytown area retail businesses will be open late on this evening as they participate in the festivities, offering special holiday bargains.
KindleFest was created by the Kerrytown District Association to add to the already festive Midnight Madness taking place throughout downtown Ann Arbor. The event has proven year over year to be a tremendous success with hundreds of people gathering to kick off the holiday season.
KDA teams up with the Tübingen Sister City Group of Ann Arbor to add some more of the German Chriskindlmarkt cultural traditions to the event. Family-friendly, and keeping in the spirit of an outdoor holiday market, there will be pretzels, bratwursts, roasted nuts, Glühwein (a mulled wine) and beer, fire pits to keep warm and for s’more roasting, caroling, strolling musicians, Santa, lots of lights and more.
When: Friday, December 1st, 6pm until 10pm
Where: Ann Arbor Farmers Market