Christmas in Germany

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Sunday December 4, 1-3pm -  Besides Oktoberfest, the German-American Society of Omaha holds a
"Christmas in Germany" celebration the first Saturday in December.  There was a wide range of
authentic Christmas theme Entertainment in the North Hall, authentic holiday food in the South Hall and
woodcarving & Hummel items displayed in the Ratskeller. "Candle lit" Christmas trees were everywhere.
 
North Hall Entertainment  (Afternoon)

It  includes "Die Heimat Tänzer" Christmas folk dances and "Die Singenden Wanderer" choir singing
German Christmas songs (last 3 photos).   The last folk dance was done with candles (left two photos in 2nd row).

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Christmas Trees

German brings many customs to the United States, including the Christmas Tree. The most impressive tree
with its authentic German decorations (middles photos) and it wooden star on top were in the North Hall
(left & next to the right photos). Small tree with red decorations was in the South Hall (Right Photos) and in
the Ratskeller (has a bow on top). A wooden nutcracker was guarding two trees (next to right & Left photos).
 

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Ratskeller Displays
 (downstairs)

The Ratskeller had wood crafts, art and carving by the Mid-American Woodcarvers in the "Oberammergau Area"
(no photos) and large display of Hummel figurines (left, in front) and Dolls (right) by Omaha’s H.I Hummel club in
 the "Rodenta-Coburg" Area.  Hummel Display includes a nativity scene (next to left, worth $3000) and winter scene
(center images) to be raffled off to support the Omaha World-Herald Goodfellow charity .

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Note:  Picture display is not in the order taken. The larger version is in order. Most photos were taken without a flash.
Ever with color correction, most photos do not appear nature.

Christmas in Germany

Based on Gallery by MINO STUDIO


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