Kristkindl Markt in Brookside This Weekend

Get into the holiday spirit this weekend…with a German influence!  The annual Kristkindl Markt is happening Dec 7 and 8, 2018 at the Kansas City United Church of Christ in Armour Hills.

gingerbread housesThis event is pretty much like stepping into a little German village…there’s a Biergarten, authentic German food, live music, vendors selling homemade crafts and of course–the gingerbread house making for kids.  Hours are Friday 5-9pm and Saturday 10-7pm at 205 W 65th St at Brookside Road.

The church is located in a residential area, so streets are narrow and there is no parking lot.  Please be aware and park a few blocks away, plan on walking to the site and watch for pedestrians!


Annual Kristkindl Markt in Brookside This Weekend

Don’t you enjoy all the annual holiday themed events that happen each year?  These are the friendly and festive happenings that never get tiresome:  driving past the Plaza and Crown Center light displays; seeing Santa at the mall; picking out a tree and stopping for hot chocolate on the way home. Am I getting too nostalgic??

marketThis weekend, Dec 2 and 3, 2016 is the 34th annual Kristkindl Markt at the Country Club Congregational Church in Armour Hills, 205 W 65th St.  This is a free, family centered event that draws big crowds to the neighborhood.  There’s a Biergarten with German food and live music; homemade cookies for sale, the ever-popular Gingerbread House making for kids and several vendors selling crafts and gifts. 

Hours are 5-9pm Friday and 10-7pm on Saturday.  The narrow streets around the church will be crowded with cars, pedestrians and traffic–best to park several blocks away and walk to the church.  Another Brookside holiday tradition–all are welcome!

Brookside Holiday Season Kicks Off Tonight


Brookside is ready to welcome all shoppers with the annual Brookside Holiday Season Opener tonight, Nov. 10 from 5-8pm.  Especially with the mild evening temperatures–this is a good time to get out and do some early shopping while supporting locally owned businesses!

Many Brookside merchants will be open tonight until 8pm. Several restaurants have food and drink specials; shops have special deals.  Worlds Window is collecting new and gently used coats, partnering with Rose Brooks Center.  As you stroll from shop to store, enjoy live music outside and sip free coffee and cocoa!

This event is for all ages, too.  The kids have fun at the special photo spots throughout the area.  

If you can’t make it tonight–the festive atmosphere and specials continue throughout the weekend.  The Brookside shops are located on W 63rd St, just east of Wornall Road.

Shop local in Brookside!