This beautifully detailed large advent calendar depicts a Christmas Market (Weihnachtsmarkt) in the Marienplatz (town square) of Munich, Germany. The historic buildings including the Rathaus with Glockenspiel (animated bell-tower) and onion domed towers of the Frauenkirche frame the festive scene. Stalls sell Lebkuchen (gingerbread), Spielzeug (toys), Christmas trees, advent calendars and hot sausages. Townsfolk take the time to enjoy the holiday season, shopping, catching up with friends, sledding and walking the dog.
The detailed picture has 24 little doors to open. Each door has a little picture behind it. The tradition is to open one door each day from December 1 thru December 24. Children love to open a door a day as they count down to Christmas.
Does Not come with candy or chocolate and does NOT have glitter accents
Dimensions: 15" by 10.5"
Crafted in Germany
Original art by: Günter Hildebrandt
Tradition of the Advent Calendar
The tradition of the advent calendar dates back to 1851 in the Protestant parts of Germany. The first advent calendar with little doors was printed in the early 1900's and continues today.
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