French Club would like to invite students to join us at the Christkindlmarkt Chicago for a fun-filled French/German field trip! We will leave from ChiArts on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. ChiArts will provide transportation to the market from school for students. This excursion will offer students the opportunity to experience a market very much like they have in France. In French Club, we will learn about the history of the German Christmas market and its movement throughout Europe. We will also talk about the French region of Alsace, which used to be a German territory. Each November/December in towns all over France, les Marchés de Noel, spring up to offer residents wonderful food, crafts and entertainment. The Christkindlmarkt Chicago is very much like the holiday markets all over France and students will have an opportunity to sample many of the authentic foods and drinks offered at these French markets during the holidays.
Christkindlmarkt Chicago is located in Daley Plaza, right in the heart of downtown Chicago. Christkindlmarkt is close to every major train line (blue, red, brown, green, pink, purple) and many busses that go to the south and north sides. This trip is free, through students need to have money to take public transportation home ($.85 for students with a reduced fare CTA card or $2.25 for students without). Students will be expected to take public transportation home or arrange to be picked up at the Christkindlmarkt by a parent or guardian. Students should bring $10-$15 for food and beverages at the Christkindlmarkt, but are welcome to bring more if they would like to purchase anything else. Students must leave Daley Plaza at 6:45 p.m. or be picked up by a parent/guardian at that time. There will be no further adult supervision of students after 6:45 p.m.
Download official permission slip here! Christkindlmarkt Permission Slip