Children's Activities

St. Martin's Lantern parade during German Christmas market, Christkindlmarkt Salt Lake City, at This Is The Place Heritage Park

Fun for the little ones!



Enjoy our "Kinder Treasure Hunt." Children will be given a treasure map to follow different clues throughout the market. They will look for the sign of a friendly gnome to help them on their way. If they complete each of the clues, they will receive a prize at the end.


Story time, games and a craft

Listen to an entertaining story teller and learn more about Christmas in Germany. Children can also make a simple craft for $2.

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Children will gather together for the ultimate "gnome fest." Stories, games and crafts will center around these magical creatures. This is a ticketed event for $5. To purchase tickets, contact: or purchase tickets at the information booth at the market on a first come basis.

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St. Nicholas Activity Haus

(Open throughout the day November 29 - December 2)

Come and meet St. Nicholas himself. He will greet you with a warm smile and a chocolate treat.


Children's Parades

Whimsical and fun, the daily parades are the highlight of the Market and act to celebrate the kind deeds of children. Thursday evening is the St. Martin's Lantern Parade, which is the signature event at Christkindlmarkt SLC. The parades on Friday and Saturday will include German Christmas delight. .


Clock Tower Dancers

The Christkindlmarkt clock tower was inspired by the intriguing cuckoo clocks of Germany. Each day the clock tower chimes as live dancers emerge from the clock to do an unexpected dance.


Children’s Nativity Animals

Children can interact with tame animals as well as riding a real live pony! (minimal cost)