Events

Nov
10
Sat
Harmonie Concert,Dinner and Dance
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm

November 10, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Sacramento Turner Harmonie Annual Fall

The Sacramento Turner Harmonie will hold its Annual Fall Concert featuring a selection of German choral and folk music.
The concert itself is free. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Concert-goers may enjoy the no-host bar before the show.

Dinner and dancing will follow the concert from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. featuring the music of Bill Blythe. The dinner-dance is by reservation only at the cost of $35. Reservations must be made by November 2, 2018.

Contact stharmonie@gmail.com or Lorna Martens at 916-718-3900. Checks should be made payable to STV Harmonie. Mail to:

STV Harmonie
Attn: Lorna Martens
3349 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816

History
The Sacramento Turner Harmonie is the oldest section at the Sacramento Turn Verein. The Harmonie founded on November 16, 1854—five months after the foundation of the Sacramento Turn Verein on June 2, 1854. It’s no surprise, considering Germans’ love of music and singing. Harmonie performances, including the annual fall concert in November, have been a historical highlight over the years—and continue to entertain crowds today.

Dec
1
Sat
Christkindlmarkt
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

19th Annual Christkindlmarkt. Benefiting multiple charities in the Sacramento area.

Christmas Music, Arts, Crafts, Ornaments,Cookies and Cakes for sale, Nurnberg sausage dinner, Gluhwein, Authentic Saint Nick.

In the tradition of the German outdoor Christmas Markets, the Sacramento Turn Verein offers the community an annual Christkindlmarkt for holiday shopping and entertainment. Highlights of this festive weekend-long event include:

  • 28 booths featuring local vendors
  • Lebkuchen and Magenbrot, traditional German baked Christmas treats
  • Glühwein, also known as mulled wine
  • Daily appearances of Santa Claus and the German Christkind

Note: All vendor stations for the 2016 Christkindlmarkt are sold out.  To join the waiting list for 2017 vendor’s, call 916-442-7360 or email stv@sacramentoturnverein.com.

History
In many towns in Germany and Austria, Advent is usually ushered in with the opening of the town’s Christmas Market, also called a Christkindlmarkt (which literally means Christ child market). Generally held in the town square and pedestrian zones, the market combines food and drink in the open air, shopping and pageantry, as well as tradition. On opening night and, in some towns, every night, onlookers welcome the Christkind, or Christ child, in the form of a golden-haired angel, played by a local youth.

Some of the most popular items at the market are:

  • Crèche, nativity scenes
  • Zwetschgamännla (figures made of decorated dried plums)
  • Nussknacker (carved Nutcrackers)
  • Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds)
  • Christstollen or Stollen (a sort of egg bread with candied fruit)

The most famous Christmas markets are held in the cities of Nürnberg, Dresden, and Stuttgart, making them very popular tourist stops. Each year, the Nürnberg and Dresden markets draw about two million visitors, and the Stuttgart market attracts more than three million visitors. Other well-known markets are held in Köln, Bonn, Lübeck, Wien, Salzburg, and Villach.

Dec
2
Sun
Christkindlmarkt
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

19th Annual Christkindlmarkt. Benefiting multiple charities in the Sacramento area.

Christmas Music, Arts, Crafts, Ornaments,Cookies and Cakes for sale, Nurnberg sausage dinner, Gluhwein, Authentic Saint Nick.

In the tradition of the German outdoor Christmas Markets, the Sacramento Turn Verein offers the community an annual Christkindlmarkt for holiday shopping and entertainment. Highlights of this festive weekend-long event include:

  • 28 booths featuring local vendors
  • Lebkuchen and Magenbrot, traditional German baked Christmas treats
  • Glühwein, also known as mulled wine
  • Daily appearances of Santa Claus and the German Christkind

Note: All vendor stations for the 2016 Christkindlmarkt are sold out.  To join the waiting list for 2017 vendor’s, call 916-442-7360 or email stv@sacramentoturnverein.com.

History In many towns in Germany and Austria, Advent is usually ushered in with the opening of the town’s Christmas Market, also called a Christkindlmarkt (which literally means Christ child market). Generally held in the town square and pedestrian zones, the market combines food and drink in the open air, shopping and pageantry, as well as tradition. On opening night and, in some towns, every night, onlookers welcome the Christkind, or Christ child, in the form of a golden-haired angel, played by a local youth. Some of the most popular items at the market are:

  • Crèche, nativity scenes
  • Zwetschgamännla (figures made of decorated dried plums)
  • Nussknacker (carved Nutcrackers)
  • Gebrannte Mandeln (candied, toasted almonds)
  • Christstollen or Stollen (a sort of egg bread with candied fruit)

The most famous Christmas markets are held in the cities of Nürnberg, Dresden, and Stuttgart, making them very popular tourist stops. Each year, the Nürnberg and Dresden markets draw about two million visitors, and the Stuttgart market attracts more than three million visitors. Other well-known markets are held in Köln, Bonn, Lübeck, Wien, Salzburg, and Villach.