As we count down the days through the end of ChristKindlFest 2014, we’re keeping a close eye on the weather forecast. With temperatures expected to reach the mid-forties this weekend, we’re even more excited about our Reason #6 not to miss the 4-day outdoor & tented winter market and music festival. And that’s the HOLIDAY SHOPPING!
During the festival, downtown Barrington will be transformed into a small European village with festive holiday booths selling chocolates, pastries, ornaments, handcrafted items and more.
Crews at Pepper Construction have built ten additional Germanic wooden chalet’s for this week’s festival, bringing the total number of ChristKindlFest retail and food vendor structures up to 20.
Shop ChristKindlFest and at surrounding Barrington retailers to find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Here are some of the merchants who will be selling products at this year’s fest…
Offering hand painted Austrian 24K gold Christmas ornaments, hand blown Austrian glass ornaments, Austrian Nativity scenes, Coisterwork ornaments and polish pottery.
Selling finely crafted, distinctive Amber & Silver Jewelry from some of the world’s finest designers. They offer a variety of styles and designs directly from Poland.
The Dancing Wolf
Selling handmade wooden arts and crafts, specializing in animal sculptures.
Offering specialty items for Women, children and the home, featuring delightfully modern hats, Christmas stockings and hair accessories.
Selling ethnic hats, animal hats, ethnic purses, and scarves
Studio V is a Harper College student-run boutique offering artisan jewelry, pottery, and glass items crafted by hand. These unique items make perfect holiday gifts.
A mens apparel brand that specializes in Mens built to fit business and casual shirts and blazers. Trumaker is reinventing the way guys shop by making the process easy, convenient, and more fun.
Selling Catlow theatre and Barrington White house photographs, calligraphy featured on linen pillows, holiday balls, stationary, upcycled jewelry created from old watches and more.
Selling hand crafted wares, demonstrating a genuine appreciation for one of a kind original paintings and distinctive, beautiful jewelry, comprised of beads from all over the world.
Hosted by the Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club and the Barrington Village Association, ChristKindlFest runs from December 4th to 7th: Thursday 10 am to 11 pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to midnight, and Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The fest will feature shopping at 20 Germanic chalets, kiddie rides, visits with Santa & reindeer PLUS international food, drink and non-stop live music & dancing inside a massive heated tent. (CLICK HERE for our Guide to ChristKindlFest, 2014)
You’ll find ChristKindlFest in the BMO Harris Bank parking lot at the corner of Cook and Station Streets in the heart of downtown Barrington. Walking distance to the Metra Train station, visitors can take the train or park in the station lot near Spring and Station Street. A free trolley will be running between Barrington retailers and ChristKindlFest on Saturday.