Upcoming German Christmas Events

Sign-up your children for the daily Advent-Storyteller event at the Vancouver Christmas Market: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0E4EA5AF28A6F85-advent2/13390661

Explore many fun children’s activities, e.g. making your own traditional mini Herrnhuter Star at the Vancouver Christmas Market (recommended age: 8+), for images click here: https://mybrilliantstar.com/

Senior students: volunteer with the many German speaking vendors – an excellent hands-on experience to practice German in context. Please contact Kirsten Friedrichs at orgavwgs@gmail.com for further information.

Here is the list of Christmas-themed storytime in German with media from the Vancouver Public Library. You can put a hold on items and have them sent to your local branch:


Christmas Bazaar of the St. Mark’s church on Saturday, Nov. 29, 10am-2pm. German lunch, cookies, cakes, books and more: https://stmarkschurch.ca/bazaar.html. The Christmas Story is performed on Dec. 14th during their Advent service.

An evening of German Advent and Christmas classics on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 8pm.

The Oratorio Singers and the baroque instrumental ensemble OS415 will present an evening of cantatas, motets and chorales byBuxtehude, Schütz, Kuhnau, Praetorius, Rosenmüller, Bruckner and Schubert with guest soloist, countertenor, Mark Donnelly. All will be invited to participate in the singing of Christmas chorales in German and/or English, e.g. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen, Macht hoch die Tür. St. Andrew´s-Wesley Church on Burrard at Nelson. Tickets at the door only: $25 general admission.

There is a Children’s Christmas Party at the Vancouver Alpen Club on a Sunday in December – The party is usually from 1 pm to 3 pm or so.  As soon as I have some more details, I will pass these along.

If anybody has any other Christmas Parties or suggestions that would benefit children, please let us know!


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