Christkindlmarket begins this weekend at the Freight House, downtown Davenport and it looks like the weather will cooperate.

It's a free annual event that celebrates our community’s German heritage. Like traditional winter markets around the world, the Quad Cities Christkindlmarkt is an artisan craft and gift market with German music, European foods, international beers, and artist demonstrations and performances.

It's a mostly outdoor event with activities and shops indoors too. Most people bundle up the kid and stroll through the shops. This really says, "Christmas."

The event runs Friday, Dec. 6 5-7, Saturday, Dec. 7, 10-9 and Sunday, Dec. 8, 10-5.

As an added bonus, the Canadian Pacific Holiday train will make a stop around 9 pm Saturday.