Excitement is growing for this year’s “Christkindlmarkt” which is set for November 25th in downtown Plain. In Bavaria, Christmas wares and gifts are sold in the festival-style setting of a Christkindlmarkt, meaning “Christ Child Market.” It is associated with the celebration of Christmas with the upcoming four weeks of Advent celebrated by way of St. Luke’s Church.
The Village of Plain is participating in the day which coincides with National Small Business Saturday. This is a great weekend to support our local businesses in Plain: Beauty Justice, Block 23, Cedar Grove Cheese, Country Crossroads Floral & Gifts, Crossroads Spa & Salon, Dave’s On Main, Ederers Do-It, Mobile One Stop, Peoples Community Bank, Plain Kwik Stop, Ring’s Bar, Sam’s Place and Straka Meats. Horse Drawn Carriage Ride (3:00 - 7:00 pm) The Peoples Community Bank Staging Area Main Street near The Peoples Community Bank Enjoy a nostalgic ride in a horse-drawn carriage through the Christmas lit village of Plain for a small fee. Sip on a cup of hot chocolate provided by The Peoples Community Bank while you wait!!
Visit Santa Claus! (3:00 - 7:00 pm) Kraemer Library and Community Center, 910 Main Street Children of all ages are welcome to come see Santa.
Children’s Craft Workshops (3:00 - 7:00 pm) Kraemer Library and Community Center, 910 Main Street Santa’s elves love to work with children creating crafts! Hands-on, free sessions will be conducted at the Kraemer Library and Community Center.
Cookie Walk (3:00 - 7:00 pm) Kraemer Library and Community Center, 910 Main Street Purchase your favorite home-made Christmas cookies and candy at the Kraemer Library and Community Center.
“Ho Ho” Happy Hour (3:00 – 7:00 pm) Local Bars Get a little Christmas cheer with German and American Beer! Mixed drinks and other Christmas favorites will be available at Dave’s On Main, Ring’s Bar, and Sam’s Place.
Old Franklin Township Historical Society Open House (3:00 - 7:00 pm) Gingerbread House Competition 915 Wachter Avenue Stop by this turn-of-the-century building and go back in time to view collections, displays, artifacts, documents, and photographs relative to local history. Check out and vote (via the original voting box used in the 1860’s) for your favorite gingerbread house which will be crafted by classes from St. Luke School.