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Christmas on the Danube
European Christmas Markets

Our shows "European Christmas Markets" and the new "Christmas on the Danube" are airing on public broadcasting stations this November and December. Check you local listings.

Join us on our discovery of Europe's Christmas Markets, where the town center, market square, or just the side of the narrow, cobblestone streets come alive in the dark of winter with festively decorated wooden stalls offering hot wine, regional food, Christmas decorations, sweet confections, toys, regional crafts and local entertainment.

In "European Christmas Markets" we visit eight enchanting medieval and castle towns in Germany, France and Switzerland. We learn of the history of the town, see their Christmas markets, and celebrate the magic of the season. This show is made all the more delightful by the specially composed and performed folk arrangement of traditional Christmas carols by the Kingston Trio.

In "Christmas on the Danube" we visit the magnificent cities along the Danube in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Again we tell you of the history of the locations we visit, and show you their Christmas markets, holiday decorations and traditions, such as the ancient tradition of Gingerbread, and the lore behind the composition of that most famous Christmas Carol, Silent Night. Classical music from the great composers of the regions we visit accompany our journey.

Both shows will fill your senses with the warmth of the holiday season. It is truly a time of community, conviviality and color.