21 November 2011

Scenes From the Danish Seamen's Church Annual Christmas Market

My first holiday event of the season is often a visit to the annual Christmas fair as the Danish Seamen's Church on Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights. It's usually held of the weekend before Thanksgiving, with various goodies on offer, including Danish candies and pastries (see below), as well as Danish hot dogs (topped with crumbled bacon and sliced pickles) and meatballs, and a large pot of Glögg, the hot, spiced, wine-based Scandinavian punch. All at affordable prices. And all served by very blonde people with an exceedingly friendly, if a bit chilly, demeanor.

Shopping-wise, the church seems to have a connection to such mega-Danish corporation as Lego and Bodum. You can get products made by those companies as discount rates.

I noticed a bit of intrigue in the fair this year. In the past, the fair was jointly presented by the Danish Seamen's Church and the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church on Henry Street. This year, the co-sponsor was the Plymouth Church, Orange Street between Henry and Hicks. When I passed by the Zion Church, I noticed a sign saying they were presenting their own holiday fair on Dec. 3. Hmm.

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