Each year as Christmas approaches, residents of Ottawa and vicinity eagerly look forward to the annual Christmas Market at the Maple Leaf – Almrausch Club. During the Market, the club house is transformed into a large German Christmas Market. The ground and second floors are filled with booths. Local and out of town vendors are present with an amazing array of goods.

For those of you who get hungry, the lower level of the club becomes a German restaurant. You can have a soup, or schnitzel or sausage served on a bun or as a dinner with all the trimmings. Our restaurant is so popular that we now offer some of our meals for take-out, should you desire. A traditional German Market has Kaffee, Kuchen und Glühwein, so of course we have coffee, cake and hot spiced wine with a variety of homemade cakes. Our bar is open for you to enjoy soft drinks, wine and German beer on tap.

If you are looking for a quick snack before or after shopping, visit our new Wursthütte outside, to the left of the main entrance, where you can get a Bratwurst, Leberkäse or a German Wiener on a bun, or try a Currywurst.

Admission is $2.00 (children under 12 free), with a portion donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Traditionally, the Market takes place on the third weekend of November. For 2019, the dates and times are:
Friday 15 Nov., 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 16 Nov., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 17 Nov., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mark those dates on your calendar and come and join us.

For more details on the Christmas Market, including information on becoming a vendor, please contact the club at:

Phone:  613-822-0737 or email:  club@mlac.ca