Get festive German style

This weekend the Latrobe Valley will celebrate Christmas with a market – but not as you know it.

Instead Cuckoo clocks, glockenspiel and the good old kransky sausage will feature at Club Astoria’s Christkindl Markt for a celebration of German Christmas traditions.

The German market has been a fixture on Latrobe Valley’s festive calendar for more than 40 years and Club Astoria president Giselle Scorse said Saturday’s event would not disappoint.

“We do attract a large crowd. Most people come early and it’s absolutely frantic,” Ms Scorse said.

“But it’s always a fantastic day.”

Kicking off at 10am the market will include many German favourites such as European Christmas gifts, wooden weather houses, traditional German ornaments and a continental delicatessen with European delights.

“Our popular potato pancakes and kransky will also be on offer,” Ms Scorse said.

Face painting, local craft stalls and an array of gingerbread delights will also feature at the event.

Ms Scorse encouraged the community to pay a visit to the annual market.

“We know it’s that time of year where everyone has things on, but if you’ve got the time come down and have a look at what we’ve got,” she said.

Club Astoria’s Christkindl Markt will be held on Saturday from 10am to 2pm at the club, Maryvale Crescent, Morwell.

Entry is free.