Our Parish Festival
In 2019, with a nod to the heritage of Loretto’s founders, the Church of Ss Peter and Paul established a new festival to celebrate the Advent and Christmas seasons in Old World fashion. Christkindlmarkt, literally “Christ child market or fair,” is an event bringing together the larger community in an atmosphere of peace and joy. Christkindlmarkt offers all who come an amazing experience of the sights, smells, tastes and sounds of the season with German and Austrian fare ranging from our Bavarian grill specialties to authentic coffees and cakes in our Viennese coffee house, to traditional treats and beverages including Gluehwein.
Basement Brass Band
Returning this year with its magical performance of classics from central Europe and beyond, Basement Brass Band will take the Marktplatz Stage from 5 PM until close.
Become a Sponsor!
Ss Peter & Paul Christkindlmarkt is a free community event open to the public. Help us cover the costs of providing this event by becoming a sponsor. Contact Joyce Rathburn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763.479.0535 for more information.
Prefer to contribute in kind?
We are always looking for help with program support and for items for our silent auction. Contact us for more information.
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