BLN RESTAURANTS & CATERINGS Hosts 13th Annual CHRISTKINDLMARKT
Friday, December 6 Sunday, December 8
The most magical time of year is back. The 13th annual authentic German Christmas market of BLN Restaurants & Caterings will open its gates from Friday, December 6 to Sunday, December 8. Visitors will once again be able to stroll along the festive huts at 555 Shibo Avenue (the venue of Paulaner Bruhaus Shanghai @ EXPO and the Ambrosia Teppanyaki Restaurant) and feel the spirit of Christmas in every sweet smell and festive song.
Christmas markets have a long tradition. Their history can be traced back to the late middle ages in the German-speaking part of Europe. They bring light and warmth to the cold and dark season and are a delightful way to kick off the holiday festivities. Christmas markets light up towns with cheerfulness, laughter, seasonal decorations and gifts as well as good food and drink during the merry season. Today, there are many Christmas markets throughout Germany and each has its own special charm, unique to the community and region.
BLN Restaurants & Caterings flagship brand Paulaner originated in Southern Germany, where Christmas markets are typically called Christkindlmarkt (which translates to Christ child market). There, the Christkindl (Christ child), traditionally portrayed by a local girl with golden locks, appears regularly to greet visitors, sing carols or recite poems during the early evening market hours.
To honor the tradition, BLN Restaurants & Caterings Christmas market will bring the scents and sounds of a classic southern German Christkindlmarkt once again to Shanghai. The spacious garden of 555 Shibo Avenue will be set up with 70 seasonally decorated wooden huts and the crisp, cold air will be filled with the scents of sizzling sausages and hot spiced Glhwein (mulled wine). A Candy Huts corner with traditional treats such as waffles with chocolate, sugar roasted almonds, sweet Brezel and gingerbread will put a smile on everyones face. In addition, carefully selected vendors will add to a unique dining and shopping experience. Attendees can find characteristic seasonal items, such as festive Christmas trees, lovely Christmas wreaths, ornaments and decorations, artisanal produce and handicrafts as well as Christmas gifts, holiday greeting cards and accessories.