Kaiserslautern market lights up our lives

 ***image1***  The Christmas market in Kaiserslautern continues until Dec. 23. Organizers have put together a diversified program to entertain visitors.

Today: Children can learn alabaster carving 2 to 6 p.m. near the stage on Schillerplatz. Then, two members of the band Snailshouse, Andy and Guenni, who form the ensemble AG, present live hits. The group The Christmas Carols presents Christmas songs in German and English from 8 to 11 p.m. in Stiftskirche.

Saturday: The Ronald Wolter Puppet Theater presents several plays including, “The Magic Lantern” and “The Trip into Wonderland” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Singing for everyone is offered during “A Little Market Music” at noon in Stiftskirche. The band Crime and Passion performs unplugged from 6 to 9 p.m. on stage.

Sunday: The renowned Latwerch Band presents Christmas rock from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The musical Advent calendar opens its 16th door 5 to 6 p.m. near the Christmas tree in front of Stiftskirche. A brass ensemble presents Christmas music and Santa Claus reads stories and poems.

Monday: A youth group from Enkenbach performs a live modern nativity play regarding the hectic Christmas time in front of the biggest nativity scene of the world.

The Kaiserslautern Zoo presents its petting zoo from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Schillerplatz. Brass music is performed by the Kolpingblasorchester Kaiserslautern from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tuesday: Alabaster carving is offered 2 to 6 p.m. when children can make their own alabaster figures. Waymond Harding, the King of Soul, performs 6 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday: Santa Claus reads fairy tales to the children 4 to 4:30 p.m. The orchestra of Kurpfalz-Realschule presents its work 5 to 7 p.m.

Thursday: The Marquardt Dance School presents “Winter Magic,” an Advent and Christmas progran, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The traditional turkey raffle is 6 to 7 p.m. Everybody who got a participant ticket from the booths, stands or one of the stores has the chance to win one of 30 turkeys. Santa Claus accepts tickets until 5 p.m. The brass ensemble of the Emmerich-Smola-Music-School provides the musical entertainment.

Dec. 21: Alabaster carving for children is offered 2 to 6 p.m. Singer Keith Sanders presents Christmas soul 6 to 9 p.m. In Stiftskirche, a night event with jazz music and stories around Christmas called “Jazz meets Christmas” takes place at 9 p.m.

Dec. 22: Wayra, Indian pan flute music, lures visitors from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to Schillerplatz. Artists from the Erzhütter One Wheel Circus present their skills 6 to 6:30 p.m. and the Saxophone Ensemble performs Christmassy jazz and swing 6 to 9 p.m.

Dec. 23: Saxophone and keyboard players H. Engelhardt and P. Koch present “Christmas-Time” 2 to 6 p.m. The 23rd door of the musical Advent calendar near the Christmas tree in front of Stiftskirche will be opened. A brass ensemble performs Christmas songs and Santa Claus reads stories and poems. 

(Courtesy of the City of Kaiserslautern)