Waffle scent lures visitors to Ramstein

For the second time, the City of Ramstein-Miesenbach and its local advertising association sponsors a cinnamon and waffle market Saturday and Sunday in the center of town.

The event features musical entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, food and a display of activity scenes.

Mayor Klaus Layes and representatives of the advertising association officially open the market at 4 p.m. Saturday.

The museum opens its nativity scene exhibition and students of the Duale Oberschule present the nativity play.

Santa Claus makes his appearance at 4:30 p.m. and passes out gifts to children.

The Agape Choir Ramstein performs gospel songs at 5 p.m. to be followed by the Christmas brass players of the Music Association Brücken at 6 p.m. Christmas music by the Music Association Hütschenhausen closes out the event at 7:30 p.m.

Based on the event’s name, organizers offer a variety of waffles and crepes.
The volunteer fire brigade sells wood carved items and the Protestant Parish offers figures for nativity scenes. 

The Ramstein Powergirls from the Ramstein Dance Club offer handcrafted lights and lanterns with Indonesian motifs to support a relief project initiated by Chaplain Heinrich Bollen on  Flores, Indonesia.

Also available at the cinnamon and waffle market are Christmas decorations and tablecloths, spices, sweaters, handknitted items, candy, paintings, arts and crafts from Mexico, game specialties, schnaps, liquors and glühwein in all variations.

Sunday, brass players from Otterbach perform Christmas songs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  to be followed by Christmas music with the Music Association Kottweiler-Schwanden.

Santa Claus visits at 4:30 p.m. and the students show the nativity play at 5 p.m.

More brass music is presented at 6:30 p.m.
The museum is open on both days.
(Information provided by City of Ramstein-Miesenbach)