2020 Information

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2020 Update
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Dear Friends of the Herndon WinterMarkt
When we began WinterMarkt, it was with the intention of building community and cultivating new traditions. Out of an abundance of care for our community, we have decided to alter the format of WinterMarkt in 2020. We are not canceling the event altogether, but rather offering two new venues that will bring the spirit of WinterMarkt to Herndon in a safe yet festive manner. We’re so excited about these offerings that we’re hoping to make them part of WinterMarkts for years to come!
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MarketPlatz is a virtual market where you will find handcrafted wares, German goods, holiday decorations, European delicacies, artwork and other indulgences. WinterMarkt will facilitate MarketPlatz through its website and social media outlets, featuring special promotions from many of the MarketPlatz vendors. Vendors will be added to the site as they are on-boarded, providing you with more time to shop before the holiday rush, and even more vendors to choose from, both near and far. Included in the 2020 MarketPlatz will be commemorative WinterMarkt collectibles, including the official 2020 WinterMarkt Glühwein mug.
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WinterPlatz is a community celebration that will be held December 11-13. Join us in the heart of historic Herndon for wintertime fun as you patronize local establishments. Participating businesses will join in the festive spirit, decorating and offering WinterPlatz specials. Whether you’re looking to dine in, carry out or do a little holiday shopping, there will be something for everyone. You might even be asked to take part in the merry-making, so be on the lookout for more information on our website and Facebook page! Also, be sure to pre-order your official WinterMarkt swag from the virtual MarketPlatz for pick up during the weekend of WinterPlatz.
In tandem with these new offerings, WinterMarkt will be providing fun and entertainment via its Facebook page all holiday season. Follow us to enjoy holiday and European entertainment, to learn about traditions from far away lands, and to take advantage of special promotions from our partners. We will be sure to provide plenty of opportunities to bring a little of WinterMarkt into your home throughout the holidays!
While we won’t be able to gather in person until WinterMarkt 2021, we look forward to celebrating the spirit of WinterMarkt with you this year, while supporting our community and local businesses. As a part of that effort, a local charity will be selected as the official charitable organization of WinterMarkt, thereby benefiting from donations from WinterMarkt and our friends. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to learn more about the designated charity, and join us in supporting our local community. Together we can still make the 2020 holiday season merry and bright.
Fröhliche Weihnachten,
John Boylan President & CEO
Herndon Regional Chamber of Commerce
Melissa Tilton Herndon WinterMarkt Planning Committee Chairperson