Christmas bazaar 2022
November 29 2022
Gingerbread houses, German Christmas carols and roasted almonds
The Christmas bazaar of the German International School Dubai (DISD) attracted more than 1,000 visitors to Academic City on the first Sunday of Advent. In front of the school, a five meter high Christmas tree welcomed the guests, among them Consul General Sybille Pfaff, promisingly and invited them to the festively decorated grounds.
Shortly after the opening, it was almost impossible to get through the market area. Visitors crowded around the numerous stands with roasted almonds, Christmas cookies, hot fruit punch and gingerbread houses. Christmas was in the air. On the small music stage, the elementary school students enchanted the audience with Christmas songs.
In addition to enjoying culinary delights, which included grilled food and delicious salads, one could do the Christmas gift shopping at many booths. Something very special was the stand of fourth-grader Anastasia, who delighted a large clientele with her paintings. The raffle of the high school graduates was also very popular.
The Christmas Olympics organized by the kindergarten on the sports field were a sporty affair. Sleds packed with presents were pulled in a race, cans were knocked over with balls, and teams of four slid across the lawn on giant skis.
After dark, a sea of lights illuminated the schoolyard. The school community enjoyed the festive gathering very much. The school festival concluded with the St. Nicholas soccer tournament organized by the sports coordinators, which was won by class 4b. Principal Lummel expressed his enthusiasm. His summary of the Christmas bazaar: "It was a huge event for our school community. We really got into the Christmas spirit".
A very enthusiastic summary was also drawn by the association board and parents' council. "The Christmas bazaar was a complete success. Parents, student*innen and teachers*innen have organized together great Christmas stands. Especially the German pastries were very well received," summed up board member Sener Erkol. Gülay Günes-Ouremi, also a member of the association's board, expressed a "huge thank you" to the bazaar organizers: "It was a wonderful Christmas market. Simply great, the planning, organization and decoration, and with the participation of the entire school family, there was a really nice atmosphere." The thanks were echoed by Parent Council Chairman Stefan Herzog: "I saw happy faces without exception - a successful event!"
In this sense, the song "every year again" is already in tune in the school family for the next school year.