Christmas markets

The weekend

If you’re looking for a little tradition in your holiday shopping, Tulsa has two markets that combine old with new and homespun flair.
The German-American Society of Tulsa opens its Christkindlmarkt 2013 this weekend. Modeled on outdoor holiday markets found throughout Germany, Christkindlmarkt runs from Friday, Dec. 6-Sunday, Dec. 8 at the German-American Society of Tulsa building on the northwest corner of 15th Street and Lewis Avenue. Enjoy a market filled with imported German gift items as well as the flavors of tasty traditional foods. Admission is free, but take some cash to enjoy a schnitzel sandwich and apfelstrudel. See www.gastulsa.org for more information.
The Tulsa Herb Society brings back the holiday gift market Carols & Crumpets: An Herbal Wonderland from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. This event has become a tradition for Tulsa and shoppers looking for something truly unique to give and decorate the home. Because everything has an herbal component, you’re sure to find plenty of soaps, candles, handmade ornaments, candies and other handmade goodies at the vendors’ tables. Look for it at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave. Admission is free, but lunch at the Snowflake Café isn’t. Read more at www.tulsaherb.com.