Christkindlmarkt sheds spotlight on local businesses

The annual outdoor holiday market featured a handful of community vendors

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Each of the vendor booths contained holiday decorations, complete with colorful ornaments.

Despite chilling temperatures and a fresh blanket of snow on the ground, Eau Claire community members and local vendors alike gathered outside Lazy Monk Brewing LLC this past Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. for the annual Christkindlmarkt event. The German tradition featured food, drink, handcrafted wooden gifts and a plethora of other local products for sale. The event was family-friendly, welcoming community members of all ages.