A big shout out to the Kleines Theater, Unter der Zeder and especially to event organizers KuKug EV in Bad Godesberg for putting together their own mini Christmas Market/concert season Advent Unter Der Zeder again this year. I remember the judicious use of a snow machine last year. This year we even had the real thing in time for the final Advents Concert on Saturday.
A special award to actress/singer Anna Bergman for bravely wearing a light Santa dress in the freezing temperature to lead everyone along with some carols. The Kleines Theater Allstars Band abandoned using the outside stage entirely, settling instead to play their Merry Christmas tunes from the warmer confines of the Theater Bar (which made watching them play like watching a 20-foot TV screen!). The band was playing as part of the musical ‘Cabaret’ which is currently running in the theater and so needed to keep their instruments warm I’m told. Frank Oppermann shared vocal duties with Anna Bergman (and of course the Market visitors who were kept warm by excellent Glühwein happily joined in).
If it was too cold for you to visit Unter der Zeder on Saturday then you will be pleased to know that Sabine Köhne-Kayser has been busy planning and told me some of the bands planned for next Summer, which warmed my heart to hear – but let’s enjoy some snow, glühwein and Christmas first shall we?