Here it is, August, and at the Oro Valley Historical Society we’re already thinking about the holidays! Our fundraising team is busy at work getting ready for the our first Christkindlmarket right here in Oro Valley. Traditionally held in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, these holiday markets are now being held in town centers world wide, including London, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia. We’ll festoon the Pusch House in German holiday decor tapping the traditions celebrated by the original owner of Steam Pump Ranch (SPR), George Pusch. We’ll offer many novelty Old World ornaments and decorative items for sale in our Christkindlmarket booth conveniently located at SPR.
In search of the perfect ornaments, Teri Colmar travelled to Frankenmuth, Michigan. She visited Bronner’s the World’s Largest Christmas store (7.35 acres indoors) with literally, thousands and thousands of ornaments! (Many thanks to Ellen Mocny at Bronner’s who guided Teri throughout the store.)
So save the dates! Visit our Christkindlmarket booth EVERY Saturday from November 9 through December 21 from 9 to Noon. There’ll be lots of other surprises and treats, too! Stay tuned for more information on our website and our Facebook page, Oro Valley Historical Society, as we draw closer to the event. And until then Season’s Greetings (and enjoy the rest of our long, hot summer)!