ST. CLOUD - It has become a St. Cloud holiday tradition. The annual Weihnachtsmarkt is Thursday evening in downtown St. Cloud.

This year it will be held at the River's Edge Plaza, under the new 5th Avenue parking ramp.

It starts at 5:00 p.m. and runs until 9:00 p.m.

Enjoy brats and sauerkraut, gingerbread and sugar cookies, and gluhwein - a hot spiced wine. There will also be beer from the Beaver Island Brewing Company, arts and crafts, music, and toasty fire pits.