KEM Association

Kemnath, Germany

Candlelight Shopping
Since 2004 more than 100 vendors offer their wares in the old town Cammerloherplatz and surrounding alleyways. The area is illuminated with thousands of small candles, lanterns and fire baskets. Thirty-five trees are dovered with more than 10,000 fairy lights. The market is open from 4 to 10 pm. In addition to shopping, there is music and exhibits. Children participate in a lantern parade led by a torch bearer and drummer. Saint Nicholas waits for the children to arrive at the church. Food stalls offer roasted chestnuts, meat and onion pies, baked goods and gluehwein. More than 10,000 people attend.