Christkindlmarkt – German Holiday Market

December 10, 2022, 1:00 to 6:00 pm – 57 Holton Street, Boston

The Christkindlmarkt, one of GISB’s largest events, returns this winter after a two-year hiatus. Get ready for a winter wonderland full of yummy treats, Glühwein, kid’s activities, and much more! This event, organized by the GISB Parent Association, is open to the public, and all proceeds benefit our school community.


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  • German bratwurst and Glühwein
  • Cakes and cookies
  • Kids craft activities
  • Play area for little ones
  • Musical performances
  • Holiday shopping opportunities
  • Book Fair
  • Family Portrait Sessions
  • Live stream of the Soccer World Cup game!


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  • 1:00 pm: Opening by the GISB Community Choir
  • 1:15 pm: Student Dance Performances
  • 1:30 pm: Dance Performance by Grades 1 & 2 (After School Program)
  • 1:45 – 5:30 pm: Musical Performances
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm: Christkindlmarkt Family Portraits, Sign up now.
  • 2:00 pm: Soccer World Cup Quarter Finals: England – France
  • 3:00 pm: Concert Preschool, Kindergarten & Elementary School
  • 4:30 pm: Concert Middle & High School
  • 5:30 pm: Sing Along with the GISB Community Choir

Open House

Join our Preschool & Kindergarten Open House just around the corner from the Christkindlmarkt at 387 Western Avenue from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Tour the building, meet teachers, students, and parents, and learn more about our German immersion program in preschool and kindergarten.

Learn more and register.

Good To Know

Please note that there will be no parking available on school grounds, so please plan accordingly.

Nearby parking:

Tickets for food purchases and activity booths are available in advance and at the event. You can purchase them starting December 5, Monday – Friday, during pick-up and drop-off at the Upper Campus Front Office. Tickets cost $2 each and are available in packages of $10, $20, and $50. Credit cards and cash are accepted. Tickets are not valid for external vendors at the market. 

Please bring your ID! We will offer traditional mulled wine and are required to check IDs. Only guests 21 and older with a red wristband, distributed after the ID check, are eligible to receive Glühwein!

Parents, students, and staff: Please sign up to volunteer. Your support is much appreciated!

Questions? Please contact the GISB Parent Association.