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Old-Fashioned German Christmas in Maeystown
December 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Village of Maeystown will be alive with the sights and sounds of Old-Fashioned German Christmas this Sunday, Dec. 4, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Throughout the day visitors may hear hammered dulcimer music, enjoy the woodcarvings of Wayne Laramore, see the wrapped sassafras and feather trees and learn the art of German paper star folding with Sally Durrer at the Mill Museum. The hall of St. John United Church of Christ will be filled with vendors for the Christkindlmarkt while the Victorian sleigh will be available for photo opportunities outside the mill. Visitors will find unique shopping at the Maeystown General Store, Katzenjammers and Georgia Mae’s Antiques, sweet treats at the Sweet Shoppe and a variety of hot specialty coffee and tea drinks at Around the Corner Coffee Company. Hank & Lilly’s Creekside will offer hot spiced wine, chicken and dumplings and a full menu. Scheduled special events include a house tour from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with tickets available for $10 at the General Store. Complimentary carriage rides begin at 1 p.m., the Band Room Brass stroll around the village from noon to 2 p.m., Sankt Nikolaus strolling through the village beginning at 1:30 p.m., free quilt show at St. John Church from noon to 4 p.m., music by the Valmeyer High School Women’s Ensemble from 2-3 p.m., a tour of the Corner George Inn at 1:30 p.m., a German Carol Sing in the ballroom of the Corner George Inn from 3-4 p.m., and the lighting of the village Weihnachtsbaum and traditional carol sing at 4:15 p.m. at the Mill Museum. For more information visit maeystown.com, follow Maeystown IL on Facebook, or call 618-580-5875.