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Irish & Scottish Gifts Now Available- Our 3 Sister Companies are Merging!

Irish & Scottish Gifts Now Available- Our 3 Sister Companies are Merging!

Posted by Denise Gouge on

Texas Celtic Warehouse, a sister company of Oktoberfest Depot, has merged it's product offerings into the company's flagship online store, www.OktoberfestDepot.com!   Our third company, Texas Slavic & German Warehouse, will begin moving it's online offering to Oktoberfest Depot in the coming months. The blending of our three online stores will result in a richer online experience and overall service enhancements for our customers. We are extremely excited about this step!  We know the end result will be that our customers will receive higher quality in all facets of what we do to include product offerings, web experience, blog posts, social media and pop-up stores at festivals across the US. ...

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5 Reasons Tomball German Christmas Market is the Most Unique Open-Air Market in Texas

5 Reasons Tomball German Christmas Market is the Most Unique Open-Air Market in Texas

With so many holiday activities available this time of year it can be hard to choose which events are worthy of your precious and limited holiday time.  I am here to tell you why the Tomball German Christmas Market in downtown Tomball, TX should be at the top of your list.  Reason #1 - SMALL TOWN FEEL WITH BIG CITY PERKS This German Christmas Market (German Christkindl Markt) is nestled into historic downtown Tomball, TX.  It is a charming area that was originally settled by German immigrants.  Tomball was once a small town that has been overtaken by Houston urban...

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Saint Nick's evil sidekick...KRAMPUS is making a comeback!

Saint Nick's evil sidekick...KRAMPUS is making a comeback!

Posted by Denise Gouge on

  Life is filled with instances of good versus evil.  We see it in the news and in the movies.  With the Christmas season under way, we are reminded of the importance of being kinder.  It's that time of year when we become more open and mindful of being the best version of ourselves.  However, if for some reason the spirit of the season, the goodness of Saint Nicholas and the birth of Jesus isn't enough to whip you into shape...well, then there is Krampus! The legend of Krampus dates back over 1500 years ago.  It predates Christianity and has...

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Winter temps mean warm German Gluhwein!

Winter temps mean warm German Gluhwein!

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Traditional winter drinks are back and that means German Gluhwein! That first crisp, cold front of the fall is always such a pleasant change from the hot summer temperatures of Texas.  It comes hand in hand with other great things such as football season, warm soups, burning fireplaces and sipping on a nice cup of Gluhwein.  Gluhwein is a traditional German drink but it’s also enjoyed in various forms by other cultures including the Nordic and English cultures.  It is not really known when the tradition began but it is a staple item at Christmas markets all across Germany.  Being...

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Roadtrip:  St Charles Oktoberfest we have arrived!

Roadtrip: St Charles Oktoberfest we have arrived!

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Saint Charles Oktoberfest has treated us well so we have crossed two states to get back to this amazing event along the bank of the Missouri River.  Saint Charles is located northwest of St. Louis and has a lovely downtown historic district worth exploring.  Of course, we are always working to set up our gargantuan booth and peddling Oktoberfest and German wares so we don't have much spare time.  But we have discussed how it would be a fun place to visit any time of year.  This year’s Oktoberfest is bursting at the seams with German music, food, dance, shopping...

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