According to Travel + Leisure, one of the best holiday markets in the country is a mere 20-minute drive from Regency Towers. It’s Christkindlmarkt, the maker-centric market that comes to the Steel Stacks every year for six weekends, starting mid-November. The first Christkindlmarkt of the season will kick off on Friday, November 16th.

More than 150 craftspeople from around the country flock to the Steel Stacks to share their handmade items with shoppers just as the holiday season gets underway. They offer a huge variety of gifts, from home decor to handcrafted ornaments. In fact, representatives from Käthe Wohlfarht travel all the way from Germany to sell their handmade nutcrackers, ornaments, and other holiday collectibles from their home country. Do some shopping and enjoy other fun, like live holiday music and ice-carving demos, at this year’s Christkindlmarkt. Tickets start at $6 for kids and $10 for adults.