Christkindlmarkt prepares to open in Downtown Belleville

The only month-long holiday market in the St. Louis region, the Christkindlmarkt, will open at 10 a.m. Friday and will operate daily until Dec. 23. The German market is expected to draw a record crowd to downtown Belleville.
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The only month-long holiday market in the St. Louis region, the Christkindlmarkt, will open at 10 a.m. Friday and will operate daily until Dec. 23. The German market is expected to draw a record crowd to downtown Belleville.

Cara Anthony covers restaurants and retail for the Belleville News-Democrat, where she works to answer readers’ questions about restaurant openings, business closures and the best new dishes in the metro-east. She attended Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville and grew up in East St. Louis.

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