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The traditions of German holidays fill Skyline Park in downtown Denver during Christkindl Market. Lovely handmade ornaments, candles, lace products, wood carvings, jewelry and gifts from European artisans are sold at the pedestrian market, similar to the holiday markets held in town squares in European countries. The best part may be the food, such as Austrian and Dutch breads and pastries, German apple Strudel, roasted nuts, and salmon — all ready to eat with Gluewein (spiced mulled wine) or cider in the heated tent. The 700--year-old tradition of Christkindl celebrates the Christkind (Christ Child), the traditional bearer of gifts on Christmas Eve in German-speaking areas of Europe who takes the form of an angel with blond hair and wings. The spirit makes appearances throughout the market held from Thanksgiving weekend through December 23, put on by the German American Chamber of Commerce.