The Christkindlmarket Silent Auction has twelve Iowa non-profit organizations thrilled to present festive tree creations to our market patrons. Iowa European Cultural Connection’s Samstagsschule will be brightening the Silent Auction with their “Lasst uns froh und munter sein” tree! “Let us be happy and Cheerful” is a German children’s Christmas carol traditionally sung during Advent on December 5th , the evening before Saint Nicholas Day. Children place their freshly cleaned winter boots outside the door in the evening and wake to find the boots filled with chocolates, gingerbread, nuts and oranges. Offering immersive German classes to ages two and up, from beginners to heritage speakers, IECC Kinder Samstagsschule strives to provide opportunities for kids to have fun while learning German language and culture.
Join us at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2022 December 1st – 4th. Bidding is available via text and online at event.gives/cdm2022 starting December 1st at 5pm. For more information on IECC-Iowa Kinder Samstagsschule, please visit their website.