Performers are bringing to life one of christianity's most important chapters... through a christmas celebration..
The shrine of our lady guadalupe... located on la crosse's south side... held a christmas market today.
People could buy handcrafted items from local vendors... enjoy seasonal refreshments... and listen to carolers.
There was also a nativity scene featuring live animals and actors playing important roles in the story of the birth of jesus christ.
These markets are a tradition in germany... where one of the shrine's chefs is from.
"the christkindl markt is a very old tradition, and i know we have a lot of german heritcage in wisconsin, european heritage.
And i thought, why not introduce the christkindlmark t to la crosse.'" the christmas market will also be open tomorrow.
It starts and 9-30 in the morning and ends at 3-30 in