Weilerbach opens Culinary Christmas Village

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Culinary Christmas Village is set up on the village square in Weilerbach. Vendors present their items from Saturday to Dec. 10. — Courtesy photos

After four successful years of having a Christmas village set up in Weilerbach, the community again will sponsor a Culinary Christmas Village under the motto, “Culinary Art,” Saturday to Dec. 10 at the new village square called Alter Bahnhof, or old train station.

“We will present a diversified entertaining program with live music each day,” said Christoph Molter from the organizing event team. “More than 35 vendors will offer their merchandise and eating and drinking specialties in the decorated booths.”

The festive opening with the Rodenbach Music Association will be at 5 p.m. Saturday. Each day at 7 p.m. another band will perform live. Blue Monkeys will perform Saturday, Donovan Aston on Tuesday, and the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band’s Brass Quintet will entertain the audience Thursday.

Santa Claus will make his appearance at 6 p.m. Wednesday, after the local kindergarten Arche Noah has performed Nikolaus songs.

Culinary delicacies include Celtic meat, Christmas burgers, turkey and pork sandwiches, salmon from the Finish kota grill, Palatinate chili, chestnut soup, game dishes and various flammkuchen.

Waffles, crepes and dampfnudeln with vanilla sauce are some of the sweet delights.

To warm up, visitors can enjoy gluehwein from regional vintners, glueh beer, hot hugo, hot chocolate and punch.

Arts and crafts vendors will sell Christmas decorations, candles, lights, Advent wreaths and wood turners’ objects.

“A tall decorated Christmas tree and special light effects will provide a romantic and cozy atmosphere,” said Molter. “We hope to be able to welcome numerous visitors, who want to enjoy these special days in good company with family and friends.”

The Christmas village will open at 5 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.

For details and the full program, visit www.weilerbach-pfalz.de.

Christmas market goers enjoy the atmosphere and food in the Culinary Christmas Village Saturday to Dec. 10 in Weilerbach.