Join students at the German School of Morris County (www.glsmc.org) to celebrate the holiday season at the Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market and sing traditional German carols at 4:30 p.m. on December 7, 2013. Students at the School’s booth will hand out Advent calendars and decorations and German songbooks. Attendees can learn more about the school’s Saturday language and cultural enrichment programs and enter the school’s annual scholarship raffle.
“Everyone looks forward to the annual Christmas Market, which mirrors the Christmas bazaars found in villages and cities throughout the German-speaking countries,“ notes Martina Molner, School President. “Our kids can share their gift of music with traditional Christmas hymns and carols, while helping local charities. We invite the public to join and sing along, as most of the songs are familiar to us in English and German.“
The students have been practicing for weeks to ensure that the traditional carols such as O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum; Lasst uns froh und munter sein and Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling! will get everyone into the Christmas mood.
Lake Mohawk German Christmas Market Support Community Charities
The annual Christmas market (http://lakemohawkgermanchristmasmarket.com), sponsored by the Lake Mohawk Country Club, features an opening tree-lighting ceremony on Friday, December 6, followed by the two-day market. The vendors on the lake’s boardwalk and inside the Lake Mohawk Country Club offer unique and traditional gift items, including European chocolates, handcrafted pottery, wood and fabric items such as timeless German traditional hand crafted wooden nutcrackers, pyramids, and smoker men home decor. Vendors set along the picturesque lakefront serve traditional items from sizzling German sausages, sumptuous soups, goulash and sauerbraten to hand-warming hot chocolate, apple strudel, linzer tarts, and gingerbread men and warmed mulled spice wine (gluhwein), while local school choirs and entertainers offer festive music and entertainment. More than $15,000 from the 2012 Market benefitted 15 local Sussex area charities.
About the German Language School of Morris County (GLSMC)
The GLSMC (www.glsmc.org) develops students’ proficiency in the German language and increases academic excellence. The non-profit introduces students to the cultural heritage of German-speaking countries, their modern achievements and their contributions to the USA, and offers an experience that helps increase Weltoffenheit. Visit us online at www.glsmc.org for more information about open enrollment and to register for our infant to pre-K, K-12 and adult language classes. The school is located on the campus of the Morristown Beard School, 70 Whippany Road in Morristown, NJ.