Department of Germanic Studies


The German-Texan Heritage Society will host its annual German Christmas Market on Saturday December 1st, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the historic German Free School building at 507 E. 10th Street in downtown Austin. Featured items include hand-crafted wooden nutcrackers and pyramids from the Erzgebirge region of Germany, hand-painted Tole-work signs and bowls made by a German-Texan artist here in Austin, imported hand-blown glass ornaments and fine embroidered linens. Admission to this fun-fill

Sat, December 1, 2007 | German Free School - 507 E. 10th Street

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Christmas Market will also be open for business on November 27, 28 and 29, and on December 4, 5 and 6, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. There will be no live entertainment on these days, and all sales will be subject to sales tax. For more information, call 512-482-0927, email, or visit

The German-Texan Heritage Society is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the unique culture that evolved as German immigrants settled and thrived in Texas from the mid-1800s onwards. Founded in 1978, the Society has a long-standing record of community enrichment, achieved through cultural events, such as the Christmas Market, Maifest (a Spring festival), and an Annual Meeting; through educational resources, such as book publishing, the quarterly Journal, a research library, genealogy services, a monthly speaker series and a German language school; and through social gatherings like the weekly Stammtisch (German-speaking lunch) and pot-luck dinners.

Sponsored by: The German-Texan Heritage Society

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