This year, KindleFest coincides with the annual Midnight Madness event throughout the business districts of Ann Arbor. The KindleFest Market, or Christkindlmarkt as known in Germany, features artisans, farmers and retailers selling their holiday wares plus traditional food, mulled wine and beer. Kerrytown District retail businesses will be open late on this evening as they participate in the festivities, offering special holiday bargains. There will be pretzels, bratwursts, roasted nuts, Glühwein (a mulled wine) and beer, fire pits to keep warm and for s’more roasting, caroling, strolling musicians, Santa, lots of lights and more. The event is expanding this year to 4th Avenue with a special Winter Beer Festival and food trucks. Early-bird shopping begins at 4 p.m. with dozens of artisans and crafters offering handmade products. The Kid Zone will be open 4–6 p.m. in the big tent at the AAFM. The Kid Zone will feature fun crafts, games and entertainment. Santa is scheduled to arrive at 6 p.m.!
Ann Arbor, MI