Spielwelt German Parents Association is a not for profit organisation running children’s programs in German in Canberra
The Turner Scout Hall and surrounding Haig Park will come alive with bobbing lanterns, excited children, traditional lantern walk songs, families socialising and delicious food on Saturday 18 June 2022, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
Bring cash for food and drinks: $5.00 per German sausage; $3.00 for a baked potato; $2.00 for each mug of Gluehwein, Kinderpunsch or soup; and gold coin donations for each serving of the other delicious foods. Water is free. (Participants are encouraged to bring a plate of finger-foods to contribute to the tables. Members: see the volunteer sign up list.)
Dress warmly and wear footwear suitable for walking on wet grass.
Covid safety rules apply: Stay home if you are unwell. Distancing of 1.5m between different families at the event.
The order of events are:
4:30pm Arrive, socialise, browse the children’s clothing swap table. Food tables and BBQs begin to serve.
5:00pm MC gives official welcome while folk enjoy food, drink and each other’s company.
5:25pm All gather to sing lantern walk songs, as food tables and BBQs start packing up.
5:45pm The parade commences.
5:55pm Parade forms a circle amongst the trees; young children’s parade inside the protective circle of adults.
6:10pm When the children’s parade finishes, adults should STAY IN THEIR CIRCLE FORMATION until we have reunited all children with their parents.
6:15pm Parade arrives back at the scout hall and assembles at the stage (behind the scout hall) to watch the Scouts’ play about Sankt Martin (who is associated with the lantern walk in Germany).
6:30pm Pack up and head home. If everyone tidies up at least three items, the job will soon be done.
6:30-8:30pm For those people with older children who want to stay on for the “after party” (and help with the clean up) we will keep our little bonfire going.
Read more about the lantern walk event here!