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Christkindlmarket Chicago

Traditional German Market Comes to America!


All Inclusive Escorted Motorcoach Tour from Fairfield Glade, TN to Chicago December 8 - 12, 2009



Inspired by the Christkindlmarket in Nüremberg, Germany, one of the oldest dating back to 1545, the Christkindlmarket Chicago brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Chicago.

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The Christkindlmarket name comes from the actual myth of the Christkindl. She is a fairy-like being, dressed in a gold and white robe with a crown upon her golden locks.

The Christkindl traditionally is the bearer of gifts to all the children in German-speaking countries. Instead of spending thousands of dollars traveling to Germany for Christmas Market, join us and let Germany come to you. In addition to Christkindlmarket Chicago - the largest and most renowned winter holiday market in the United States - you’ll be able to shop ‘till you drop along The Magnificent Mile amid the brilliance of more than a million sparkling lights or ride The Holiday Trolley which makes holiday shopping in Chicago a breeze.

Magnificent Mile Chicago Christmas

A Beef & Boards Christmas along the way will warm the heart of even the biggest Scrooge and remind you of the best of Christmas past while inspiring a beautiful holiday season.

Beef & Boards Christmas

Before returning home, experience a legacy of excellence at French Lick Resort. Luxurious accommodations, pampering spa treatments, and a casino with 51,000 square feet of Vegas-style gaming...

Get Ready to Join Us! You’ll Be Glad You Did!

A Sampling of Highlights:

  • Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre A Beef Boards Christmas is a perfect way to begin the season. An original production that marks its 17th year, the spectacular extravaganza includes glittering costumes, favorite yuletide songs and snappy dancing to celebrate the holidays in style. An Indianapolis tradition, A Beef & Boards Christmas is the holiday variety show that not even Santa will miss!
  • Our “Hidden Treasure”: In addition to exciting sights and activities, we’ll also reveal a hidden treasure along the way. You’ll experience fascinating history and cultures, visiting a place most tourists never get to see.
  • Christkindlmarket Chicago: Indulge in tasty treats, such as sausage, potato pancakes and the hot, spiced red wine called gluhwein while you check out gifts including blown-glass vases and ornaments, carved wood, fabrics and textiles from more than 70 vendors.
  • The Magnificent Mile: With five high-rise malls, flagship stores, specialty boutiques and ritzy classics like Burberry and Ferragamo, the Mile is the city’s most spirited shopping destination. Carols float into the street from bedecked store-fronts and street musicians serenade the bustling crowd with festive tunes outside Water Tower Place as horse-drawn carriages trot past, taking shoppers to their destination.
  • The Palmer House Hilton: An iconic, world-class downtown Chicago hotel, the Palmer House is a lively destination within walking distance of the best attractions the city of Chicago has to offer like Millennium Park, Grant Park, Lake Michigan, the Art Institute of Chicago, the theater district, and the Magnificent Mile. Representing a locale close to the best of the city's offerings, shopping on the famed State Street and Jeweler's Row on Wabash Avenue.
  • French Lick Resort: Established in 1845, with the original east wing built in 1901, French Lick Springs Hotel reclaims the legacy of an earlier era, an age of sophisticated tastes and exquisite attention to detail.

Hotel Accommodations: 


Christkindlmarket Chicago
December 8 - 12, 2009

(Seating is Limited - Reserve Early)
5 Days - 4 Meals Included
(B) Breakfast (D) Dinner

$699 Double 
(Single Supplement - $330)

Optional Dinner at Tommy Gun’s Garage:
 add $52 per person

Above rates INCLUDE: round-trip deluxe motor coach transportation from Fairfield Glade, TN; hotel accommodations; all hotel service charges, state and local taxes; tips to baggage porters and hotel staff; entrance fees to shows and parks; meals, including taxes and tips, as outlined in itinerary.
NOT INCLUDED: excessive baggage; meals not included in itinerary; all items of a personal nature; beverages including tea and coffee (except at breakfast) wines, liquors, soft drinks, bottled water;. and tips to motor coach driver and local guides which cannot be pre-paid
A deposit of $200 per person will assure you of a most memorable tour with
some of the greatest people on earth!

For reservations and information please contact

Elaine Johnston
The Glade Explorers Travel
10 Prestonwood Terrace
 Fairfield Glade, TN 38558


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"Thank you for helping us plan the perfect vacation. I can't begin to tell you how much we enjoyed it. We're talking about next year now!
Thank you too for the wine. It was such a surprise and complimented our dinner. Of course, we toasted our new friends with gratitude."
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