Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON

ST. CLOUD -- The annual Weihnachtsmarkt event in downtown St. Cloud was bigger and better in year number three.

The traditional German Christmas market was held on Saint Germain Street in front of the Paramount Theatre downtown. Mayor Dave Kleis says they tripled the size of the heated tent for this year's event.

Hundreds of people braved the cold, windy night to enjoy a night of music, authentic German food, art, and a warm spiced wine called Gluhwein.

Weihnachtsmarkt continues until 9:00 p.m. tonight (Thursday).

Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON