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Riggs’ Christmas Market brings Germany to Central Illinois

The German-style outdoor Christmas market is back at Riggs Beer Company this year.

The market takes place in the brewery’s outdoor space and is open for the next three weekends, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

A sign at Riggs Beer Company's Christmas Market advertising mulled wine and hot cocoa. Photo by Jake Williams. Photo by Jake Williams

It features more than a dozen vendors, including art pieces and ornaments, as well as crepes and bratwurst from Smith Burger Company and spiced nuts from CK Almonds. You can even get a mug of glühwein (mulled wine) in a Riggs-branded boot mug.

A mug of hot glühwein runs $6, hot cocoa is $3, and you can still get any of the brewery’s beers on tap inside the taproom. Each night, a food truck will also be serving in the parking lot outside of the market.

A Christmas Market at a brewery. A small, ceramic decorative boot with Riggs' logo on it is on top of a small wooden barrel. The shop has lots of other items for sale in the background. Photo by Jake Williams. Photo by Jake Williams

Christmas Market at Riggs Beer Company
1901 S High Cross Rd
Urbana, IL  61802
Dec 1-18
Th + F 4 to 8 p.m.
Sa + Sun 2 to 7 p.m.

Top photo by Jake Williams. 

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