We believe that the health and welfare of our communities is dependent upon the success of the arts. Art is not a frivolous endeavor, it is essential to the human creative spirit.
The history and traditions of Christmas in Germany are rich and varied. Some of our more popular songs such as "Silent Night" originated in Germany. The name we often use for Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, was created from "Christ Child". From this evolved one of the best loved traditions in Germany, the Christkindl Markt, an outdoor Christmas Market which is an annual festival in German culture.