Kriskindlmarkt opens in Sparta for holiday season

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) – The 7th annual Kriskindlmarkt is now open for shoppers.

The market runs four weekends in Sparta’s Mueller Square.

Along with gifts, there’s traditional German food, glühwein, and live entertainment.

Vendors change daily, so there’s always something new to see.

This is the first year that the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce is in charge of the event.

“To make this the event that we’re making it, I think that adding the additional huts and the food and the different pieces to make it bigger and better every year, it’s been great, it warms my heart,” said Heid Prestwood, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce.

The market opens at 4:00 p.m. every Friday and 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays until December 18th.

Stores in downtown Sparta will also be open later so you can stop by after you’re done at the market.