Sparta’s Kriskindlmarkt opens for eighth holiday season

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) — Christmas has arrived in Sparta. On Friday, the Kriskindlmarkt opened up for the season.

The outdoor, European-style market has been spreading holiday cheer for eight years.

There, you can find beer, gluhwein, live music and plenty of other attractions.

New this year: Dub’s Sausage Hut. Organizers cut the ribbon on the new addition on Friday.

If it isn’t clear year– the seasonal market is quite the tourist attraction.

“The Kriskindlmarkt helps bring in people from all over,” said Heidi-Prestwood-Funkhouser, the Sparta Chamber of Commerce’s executive director. “The businesses typically stay open longer so they can take advantage of all the people coming to town, so of course we’re all about shopping small, shopping local.”

If you are hoping to stop by, The market is open through Dec. 17.