Community Partners: Centre in the Square / Christkindl Market


Our community partners are so important to us. The work they do locally helps make Waterloo Region the place it is; one we’re proud to call home.

Centre in the Sqaure

One of our community partners is Centre in the Square, which Heffner’s is proud to be the Season Sponsor of, and has been involved with them, in some fashion or other, for 30 years.

The Centre in the Square is a not-for-profit organization that brings in countless acts to Waterloo Region ranging from the KW Symphony to concerts, plays, musicals and many other performances.

Recently, they invited us in for a behind the scenes look at this absolutely amazing venue. We had the opportunity to go backstage, up to the rafters where the stage lights are housed, behind the spotlights and projectors and so much more.

Take a look for yourself at some of the areas you don’t usually see from the comfort of your seats.

For a list of Centre In the Square’s upcoming performances, click here.

Christkindl Market

The Christkindl Market is another community partner Heffner’s is proud to have and they’re now gearing up for their annual seasonal run.

Christkindl Market

This year, the award-winning and free festival runs from Thursday, December 5th to Sunday, December 8th, inside and out of Kitchener City Hall.

“Every Christmas, since medieval times, towns and cities across Germany come alive with the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas.”

The Christkindl Market replicates those traditions here in Kitchener with over 100 vendors that range from food to crafts and everything in between.

What you can expect:

  • Wooden Huts in the Market’s Village and down along King Street
  • Choirs, Bands and Dance Groups
  • Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
  • Train Room
  • Blacksmith Demonstrations
  • Christmas Trees for sale
  • Live Nativity
  • Photos with Folkoric Characters

Start planning your visit today. Click here for the 2019 Entertainment Program.

The Christkindl Market is a wonderful family event that is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit.

This guest described it perfectly, ” Snow falling gently, beautiful German music playing outside, high quality Christmas goods for purchase from friendly vendors, hot-mulled cider, the nativity scene, the skaters – what atmosphere!!! The magic has hooked me ever since. So much different from the mall! Thanks for kindling the Christmas spirit.”

For a list of all Heffner’s Community Partners, please click here.