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Weihnachtsfest

2017 Weihnachtsfest will be held Friday, November 24th from 5-8pm!

How do you pronouce it!? (Vynotfest) German/Swiss word meaning,

"Christmas Festival". Began in 1983 by Rose Kirchhofer of
Yager Furniture and Janice Hancock of The Young Ones Shop
as a welcome to the approaching holiday season.

Weihnachtsfest is a celebration of our Swiss Heritage. It started
over in Switzerland. Beginning with St. Nicholas' Day on December 6,
children leave their shoes outside the door the night before,
hoping for a treat from St. Nicholas. The next morning they await to see what goodies they have received.

Several of the Berne traditions are a blend of two cultures. Such
as luminarias, which symbolize "light the path of the wise men to find the stable where the Christ child lay". We have several
traditions that we will incorporate this year for the Weihnachtsfest.

The Berne Chamber invites everyone to participate in and enjoy
its annual event the day after Thanksgiving!