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The Pyramid

a German Christmas Tower from the Ore Mountains

History

"The Pyramid" is Christmas Villages newest highlight which was introduced in the season 2019. Thanks to 3,000 lights and its majestic 30 feet height, this beautiful new market feature shines bright throughout the Inner Harbor!

The concept of "The Pyramid" roots at the Ore Mountain region of Germany, a small mountain range in the southern part of the State of Saxony. The skilfull Christmas Ornament makers of the area started to make these wooden, carousel like Christmas Towers, which originally resembled a Christmas Tree, in the Middle Ages. Back then, the Pyramids were meant to be displayed inside a house during Christmas time. Thus they were rather small compared to the outdoor Pyramids.

With the growth of the Christmas Market culture in Germany, Pyramids became a central part of the German Christmas traditions. Organizers started to order huge life size Christmas Pyramids which usually accomodate the Glühwein, mulled wine, sales stand of the market. Traditionally, the Pyramids are the central meeting point of the market.

As in Germany, the Baltimore Pyramid is the heart of the Village. Our Pyramid was custom made by a German craftsmen near Karlsruhe/ Germany and was shipped into the United States in early November 2019. The sales stand serves a the largest variety of Mulled Wines ever served at Christmas Village. Most of our wines are imported from Germany and are made by the renown Nuremberg Winery "Gerstacker". Additional to the wine selection, hot spiked and non alcoholic beverages are served.

Hot Beverage Menu

Glühwein - Hot Mulled Wine 

Gerstacker Traditional Red WineRed wine blended with cinnamon, nutmeg, and other natural spices; all-natural ingredients; Made in Germany ABV: 8.5%
Gerstacker Blueberry Red WineMade from pure blueberry wine, known for its hearty spices and fruitiness; all-natural ingredients; Made in GermanyABV: 8.5%
Gerstacker Cherry Red WineMade from pure cherry wine, known for its hearty spices and fruitiness; all-natural ingredients; Made in Germany ABV: 8.5%
Gerstacker Dürer White WineWhite wine blended with honey, caramel and rare spices; all-natural ingredients; Made in Germany ABV: 8.5%
Chaddsford Spiced Apple Made by PA based Chaddsford Winery, this wine is made with a combination of sweet and tart apples - ABV: 10.5%

Hot Spiked Cocktails

Irish Coffee                                                     A shot of Maker's Mark Whiskey mixed with a strong, freshly brewed coffee and topped with whipped cream - ABV: 45%
Hot ToddyA shot of Maker's Mark Whiskey mixed with honey, lemon juice and topped off with hot water - ABV: 45%
Hot Lemon Peppermint StickA shot of Maker's Mark Whiskey mixed with lemon juice, peppermint syrup and topped off with hot water. Served with a Candy Cane Stick - ABV: 45%
Spiked Hot ChocolateChoose a shot of either Marker's Mark Whiskey, Baileys Irish Cream, Kahlúa Coffee Liquor or Bacardi White Rum topped off with creamy Hot Chocolate - ABV: 17% - 45%

Non Alcoholic Hot Beverages

Gerstacker Kinder Punsch  

The non-alcoholic, vegan version of the Glühwein! A fine blend of fruit juices and winter spices; Made in Germany

Hot Chocolate

Non-dairy Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate DeluxeNon-dairy Hot Chocolate topped with Marshmallows and Whipped Cream
Apple CiderLocally sourced from Webber's Cider Mill Farm in Parkville, MD
CoffeeFreshly brewed filter coffee
TeaChanging variety of teas
Our Collector Mugs

Collecting Christmas Market Mugs is as German as it gets! The mugs feature a new design or color every year and make great keepsakes to be displayed at your shelf. Christmas Village in Baltimore features two shapes of mugs at the moment. You can choose between the traditional blue mug and the newly introduced boot shaped mug which was a hit in its inaugural year 2019.

Wondering what the 2020 mugs will look like? We're afraid that you'll have to be patient to see the final 2020 look - spoiler: be excited for a color change!

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