An Old Fashioned German Christmas in Maeystown, IL

Maeystown’s annual celebration of an Old Fashioned German Christmas will be held on Sunday, December 2nd from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Carriage rides and visits with Sankt Nikolaus will be available to visitors as they stroll through the village dressed in all its holiday finery.

This year’s event will feature the Band Room Brass Ensemble strolling throughout town, musicians from the Valmeyer High School Chorus and Band, Carl Seavers and Jim Abbott on Hammered Dulcimer in the mill, and Mardy Eisloeffel on accordion. There will also be a German Carol Sing at 3:00 p.m. in the Corner George Inn Ballroom and a traditional Carol Sing and lighting of the Village Weinachtsbaum at 4:30p.m. at the stone mill.

Food will be in abundance at Vici’s Front Porch and Tea Garden where the favorite Weinacht Stew and Christmas Strudel will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., as well as at the very popular Taste of Christmas sponsored by the Maeystown Women’s Club in the basement of the mill. The Village Kaffeehaus will be open for coffee, teas and sweets throughout the day, and the Sweet Shoppe will feature holiday treats and teapots.

Special vendors for the day will include jewelry maker Mary Hummert and Steve Eli with carved Santas. New to this year’s event will be a Christkindlmarkt sponsored by the St John Women’s Fellowship which will be held in the basement of the St John Church Hall. They will feature vendors of various kinds.
The Christkindlmarkt will be open from 11:00a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The museum at the Preservation Society Mill will be open from 11a.m.-5p.m. and will have the traditional feather tree and sassafras tree on display.

For more information on Old Fashioned Christmas, please call 618-458-6660 or 618-458-7463.

By: Marcia Braswell

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