Family and friends excitedly gather to show their gratitude, ovens are working overtime and savory aromas fill the air.
Advent season begins Nov. 30 and continues for four weeks until Christmas. The word Advent comes from the Latin verb “advenare,” which means “to arrive” and indicates the coming of Christ.
Walking through the center of town, shoppers can tell Christmas is only a few weeks away. Window displays show holiday decorations, and Christmas markets in stores offer anything having to do with the holidays, such as ornaments, Christmas cookies and chocolate Santa Clauses.
The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby. Dates are subject to change.
Events on base in the Kaiserslautern Military Community
Event calendar for Kaiserslautern Military Community on base events, updated weekly, covering Ramstein, Kaiserslautern (Kleber Kaserne and Vogelweh), Landstuhl and Baumholder.
Now is the time for enthusiastic ice skaters to prepare for the opening of the “Kaiserslautern on Ice” season, which starts at 6 p.m. Nov. 21. For the fifth year, a mobile ice skating rink will be set up in the event hall of the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau. The annual ice skating season will run through Feb. 15.
A pre-Christmas arts and crafts exhibition will take place Saturday and Sunday at the Ramstein-Miesenbach culture and convention center, Haus des Bürgers.
Nov. 11 not only marks the beginning of the German carnival season but also St. Martin’s Day. On Tuesday, Germans honor the patron of the poor and friend of the children — St. Martin.
Every second Wednesday in November, the village of Quirnbach holds its traditional horse market. The event will include a horse show with awards, vendors, food specialties, musical entertainment and a raffle.