Wine & Beer
The Glunz family has been in the wine business for over 120 years. In 1992, the fourth generation of the family decided to make small batches of wine and sell them out of our barrel room/tasting room in our hometown of Grayslake, Illinois. They produce many different types of wine from world class fortified and table wines to fun seasonal wines. No matter your pallet, you’ll find something that you will enjoy.
The Boston Beer Company is America’s leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored craft beers. Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch, brews Samuel Adams® craft beers using the time honored traditional four-vessel brewing process, and the world’s finest all-natural ingredients. With over 30 distinctive, award-winning styles of craft beer, they offer discerning beer drinkers a variety of brews.
The Warsteiner Brewery is family-owned and has its headquarters located in the Sauerland region in the German state of Westphalia. Today, the company is managed by the 9th generation of the Cramer family, Catharina Cramer. Its history of unparalleled rise from a mere regional beer to an international premium brand is rooted in the concepts and values of tradition and innovation.
Our cider makers have been making ciders for decades. Eager to learn more about the art of cider making, our team has experimented with different styles, crafting ciders for themselves and sharing them with close friends. After years of experimenting with different types of apples from all over the map and different cider-making techniques we learned along the way, we came up with a really imaginative recipe.
Live Music & Entertainment
Friday, December 6
4:00 pm: Barrington Children’s, Chamber & Men’s Choir
4:30 pm: Harmonizing Hawks
5:00 pm: Bataille Academie of the Danse
5:30 pm: Joe De Luca Orchestra
6:00 pm: Joe De Luca Orchestra
6:30 pm: Joe De Luca Orchestra
7:00 pm: Mars Live
8:00 pm: The Fluffers
Saturday, December 7
11:00 am: Silly Strings, LZ Middle School
12:00 pm: Barrington Suzuki Strings
1:00 pm: Stinray Singers
1:30 pm: Language Stars
2:00 pm: Barrington Youth Orchestra
3:00 pm: The Strolling Carolers
3:00 pm: Barrington Children’s Choir
3:30 pm: Barrington High School
4:00 pm: Barrington High School
4:30 pm: Barrington High School
6:00 pm: Dancewerks
7:00 pm: Q-Balls
8:00 pm: Stormcrow
Sunday, December 8
11:00 am: Rolling Meadows Madrigal Singers
11:30 am: Joe DeLuca One Man Orchestra
12:00 pm: Tuba Christmas
1:00 pm: Joe De Luca One Man Orchestra
1:30 pm: Bell Choir–Atonement Lutheran
2:00 pm: Barrington Children’s Choir
3:00 pm: Die Musikmeisters
4:00 pm: Die Musikmeisters
History of the ChristKindl
Market & Festival
Inspired by the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which began in 1545, the Christkindl Festival brings a cherished German and European tradition with international flair and local charm to Barington, IL, just outside Chicago in the northwest suburbs. Built on the local tradition of producing tinsel angels, the market had a young girl in an angel costume open the city’s Christmas Market for the first time. The crowned, golden-haired girl, known as the Christkindl Fairy is still the symbol of Christkindl markets today.
A Christmas market, also known as Christkindlmarkt, is a street market associated with the celebration of Christmas during advent. The history of Christmas markets goes back to the Late Middle Ages in the German speaking part of Europe where markets called Nikolausdult were held. At these markets, farmers came to town to shop and offer their wares. The oldest recorded market dates to 1310 in Munich, Germany. These early markets were usually held in front of churches and were looked at as part of a church visit.
The reformation of the church in the 16th century brought changes to the Christmas markets. Nikolaus was replaced by the Christkindl (Christchild) as the gift giver and the Nikolaus markets became Christkindl markets. Now mostly held on a town square throughout Germany and many other cities throughout the world, Christkindl markets sell food, drink and seasonal items from open-air stalls. Entertainment includes traditional singing and dancing.