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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Christmas Bazaar

From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Arion Singing Society
411 Danbury Road, New Milford, CT  06776

Entertainment by the students of the 
New Milford High School German Language Program

Concerts at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Clip art of a Gingerbread Man Christmas Cookie


Shop for handmade traditional items, crafted by our members

Photocards, Christmas greens, woodcrafts, decorations, and a whole lot more!!

Taste the delicious in house German baked goods

Enjoy lunch, coffee and cake in our cozy 'Kaffeestube'

Try for a prize with our raffle items made by our members

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German Baked Stollen, Lebkuchen, and Cookies, Gingerbread Men and Macaroons

Lunch Served

Goulash Soup

Bratwurst, Kielbasa, or Wiener Platter (served with potato salad and sauerkraut)

Cake, Coffee, and Hot Cider


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Stollen is a bread-like cake with dried fruit, nuts, or marzipan that is topped with powdered sugar. It is traditionally German cake, made for Christmas, with the loaf shape said to be made to resemble the baby Jesus. 

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The most famous Stollen comes from Dresden where a Stollenfest is held.  The festival began in 1730 when Augustus II the Elector of Saxony order the creation of a Stollen big enough to feed all his subjects.

Since this is Germany, in recent years Dresden has elected a Stollenmädchen, whose “primary role is to fulfill prestigious tasks in connection with the preparation of the Dresden Stollen Festival, the representation of Dresden`s baker and pastry-chef trade and the marketing of the stollen. In this function, she travels across Germany, visits closely related towns, Christmas fairs and other events, and appears on TV and radio shows promoting the German “Christmas capital” Dresden.”                        

The bakers created a special oven and a very large knife was fashioned.  Unfortunately, the crust was hard and the insides were uncooked. Nevertheless, it did not matter. The tradition of giant Stollen is still alive today. The largest was made in Dresden in 2000 and weighed 4,200 kilos.