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Christmas in Germany

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Saturday, December 2, 2023 - Sunday, December 3, 2023

11 AM to 4 PM both days

Toast the season with a beer or warm up with some Glühwein (hot mulled wine), a bratwurst and pretzel, some homemade soup, or a slice of German cake. The Haus will be decorated from the Rathskeller to the ballroom, with music and seasonal goods for sale. Food and drink will be outdoors in our large heated tent. Come celebrate the traditions of a German Christmas with us!

Christmas in Germany is free, with food, beverages, and gifts items and goods for sale.

Enjoy food and drink prepared by the GAI or one of our vendors:
Aki’s Pretzels
Black Forest Inn cakes and tortes
Bratwurst from RJ’s Meats
GAI Damenklub Lebkuchen (gingerbread) and Suppen (soups)
GAI Glühwein (brewed in-Haus)
Oma’s Pfeffernüsse cookies
Stiglmeier Landjäger sausages

Purchase unique gift items from one of our vendors:
Amber Tree Jewelry
Brueske’s Bread
Bunzlau Polish Pottery
Evelyn Klein, author
German Specialty Imports
John Hein—hand-carved wooden ornaments and household objects
Ruhland’s Strudel
Time Together Designs—craft kits for families

Activities/Special Programming:
Meet an alpaca (GAI Grounds)
Christmas crafts for kids (Ballroom)
Sankt Nikolaus—Saturday & Sunday 12 PM – 2 PM
4Winds Early Music Quartet—Saturday & Sunday 1 PM and 2 PM
Kinderstube Preschool Sing-along—Sunday at noon in or in front of the outdoor tent
Minnesänger Choir—Saturday, 3–4 PM
Modeleisenbahn Gruppe (Model Train Group) (Ballroom)
Nacel Open Door—study in Germany or host a student

We need you! Volunteer at Christmas in Germany

Help spread the holiday cheer at the GAI’s signature holiday event! Volunteer positions include set-up and tear-down, food service, bartenders, craft table, and even playing piano at the event. Food and drink will be served in a outdoor heated tent. As always, you will receive a free meal and drink plus the warm glow of knowing you are supporting the GAI.


Saturday, December 2, 2023 - Sunday, December 3, 2023


GAI Haus and grounds
301 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
(651) 222-7027
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