Tour 4: For a good cause at the Christkindlesmarkt 2023
Right at the beginning of the tour, at Booth 41, are very special presents which have one thing in common: They are all made with lots of love and dedication by unique people. The products come from workshops for the disabled in cooperation with Noris-Inclusion. None of them are mechanically mass produced, each one has its own personality. The crafts also have ecological value – and with your purchase, you help preserve these important jobs.
Straw, wood, paper or cardboard: If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind decoration for your tree or window, don’t miss the “Sternstunden” stand (Booth 85, near the nativity scene). For the last 25 years to help children in need, hobby crafters large and small from the entire region have created Christmas stars in every possible variety to support this non-profit association. When you stop by, there’s also a good chance you’ll meet someone famous from sports or entertainment. They help sell the stars for the benefit of the project – and are also willing to sign an autograph.
Continue on to Booth 91, in which the Nuremberg hospital presents visitors delicious Christmas delicacies. From home-made Christmas cookies to Stollen to cherry cobbler in a jar, there are lots of good things to eat. The treats are also available in a Christmas gift package.
Football fans of all ages will enjoy the stand of the 1. FC Nuremberg (Booth 142). The Club family has created FCN items for a good cause. The proceeds from the sales go to the social initiative of the 1. FCN “Nuremberg Wins”, which supports children and young adults in the region through sport, health activities, education and integration.
If you’re looking for cool hand-made totes upcycled from truck tarpaulins or colorful hand-made jewelry, you’ll find something at Booth M (in front of the city hall) from “mudra – Alternative Youth- und Drug Help Nuremberg”. As the first project of its kind in Bavaria, the organization has assisted in the work and social integration of former drug users for more than 30 years. The proceeds from the sales of the unique made-in-Nuremberg label are used exclusively for the qualification, employment and reintegration of program participants and help create a drug-free future for former addicts.
The Sister Cities Market behind the City Hall is an insider tip. Some of the booths – including those from Brasov (Rumania), Córdoba (Spain), Kavala (Greece), and Bar (Montenegro) – are operated by non-profit associations. Proceeds from the sales are donated to charitable projects in the sister cities. If you buy something at the Kalkudah stand, you will assist financially insecure people in Sri Lanka. The Nablus Initiative supports children and young adults in the Palestinian territories. And a purchase at the stand of San Carlos (Nicaragua) will not only bring a little more money into one of the poorest places on earth but will also help to care for victims of sexual and intra-family violence.
Tip: You can also do a good deed at the Children’s Christmas Market. Here awaits a special wishes tree. Hanging here are lists containing the heart-felt wishes of children and young people who are living in Nuremberg children’s homes, hospitals and women’s shelters. Anyone can take a wish list and make it come true. The gifts can be delivered to the ticket booth at the Children’s Christmas Market, where they will be sent on to bring some Christmas joy to children in difficult situations.