The German-American Society of Tulsa
The German-American Society of Tulsa was founded in 1980 by a group of friends who sought to preserve and promote German language, customs, and culture in Tulsa, OK. They set about doing so by offering social activities, public cultural events, and educational opportunities to the local community and the Society’s members. Over the years many have joined the society to participate and share in that mission, adding their ideas, passions, and mark upon the long history. The society is grateful to its members and the Tulsa community for their continued contribution and patronage. Christkindlmarkt is one of the two large events the Society brings to the city of Tulsa each year.
Christkindlmarkt in Germany
Starting in the mid 1500s, Christmas markets began popping up throughout Germany. Local tradesmen would sell their handicrafts, which often included ornaments, nutcrackers, smokers, and cuckoo clocks. Each region was often unique in its offerings of not only merchandise but also food and drink. One of the most famous Christkindlmarkts is in Nürnberg and has been held annually since 1692. Today Christkindlmarkts encompass everything from gifts to food and all the wonderful things in between.