Trier’s Weihnachtsmarkt highlights holiday cheer

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Visitors shop during the Trier Weihnachtsmarkt Dec. 8 in the main market square in Trier. The market is going on now through Dec. 22. Opening times are 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. -9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include a performance by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Brass Band from 6 - 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Music and entertainment is scheduled throughout each weekend, and Sankt Nikolaus will visit often. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Visitors shop during the Trier Weihnachtsmarkt Dec. 8 in the main market square in Trier. The market is going on now through Dec. 22. Opening times are 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. -9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include a performance by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Brass Band from 6 - 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Music and entertainment is scheduled throughout each weekend, and Sankt Nikolaus will visit often. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Straw angels and straw stars, which are traditional German holiday decorations, can be found at Trier’s Weihnachtsmarkt now through Dec. 22.  Opening times for the market are 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include a performance by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Brass Band from 6 - 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Music and entertainment is scheduled throughout each weekend, and Sankt Nikolaus will visit often. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Straw angels and straw stars, which are traditional German holiday decorations, can be found at Trier’s Weihnachtsmarkt now through Dec. 22. Opening times for the market are 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include a performance by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Brass Band from 6 - 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Music and entertainment is scheduled throughout each weekend, and Sankt Nikolaus will visit often. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Glass decorative holiday ornaments hang from a sales booth at Trier’s Weihnachtsmarkt Dec. 8 in the main market square in Trier. Many different kinds of handmade wood, straw and glass ornaments are sold at this market now through Dec. 22. Opening times for the market are 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include a performance by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Brass Band from 6 - 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Music and entertainment is scheduled throughout each weekend, and Sankt Nikolaus will visit often. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Glass decorative holiday ornaments hang from a sales booth at Trier’s Weihnachtsmarkt Dec. 8 in the main market square in Trier. Many different kinds of handmade wood, straw and glass ornaments are sold at this market now through Dec. 22. Opening times for the market are 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include a performance by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Brass Band from 6 - 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Music and entertainment is scheduled throughout each weekend, and Sankt Nikolaus will visit often. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A visitor enjoys a Dampfnudel, or steamed dumpling, at the Trier’s Weihnachtsmarkt Dec. 8 in the main market square in Trier. Steamed dumplings with warm cherries and vanilla sauce is a popular, traditional holiday food item in Germany. The Trier Weihnachtsmarkt is going on now through Dec. 22. Opening times are 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include a performance by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Brass Band from 6 - 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Music and entertainment is scheduled throughout each weekend, and Sankt Nikolaus will visit often. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – A visitor enjoys a Dampfnudel, or steamed dumpling, at the Trier’s Weihnachtsmarkt Dec. 8 in the main market square in Trier. Steamed dumplings with warm cherries and vanilla sauce is a popular, traditional holiday food item in Germany. The Trier Weihnachtsmarkt is going on now through Dec. 22. Opening times are 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include a performance by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Brass Band from 6 - 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Music and entertainment is scheduled throughout each weekend, and Sankt Nikolaus will visit often. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Visitors buy holiday gifts at Trier’s Weihnachtsmarkt Dec. 8 in the main market square in Trier. The market continues now through Dec. 22. Opening times are 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include a performance by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Brass Band from 6 - 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Music and entertainment is scheduled throughout each weekend, and Sankt Nikolaus will visit often. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany -- Visitors buy holiday gifts at Trier’s Weihnachtsmarkt Dec. 8 in the main market square in Trier. The market continues now through Dec. 22. Opening times are 10:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Sunday. Highlights include a performance by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Brass Band from 6 - 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Music and entertainment is scheduled throughout each weekend, and Sankt Nikolaus will visit often. (U.S. Air Force photo/Iris Reiff)