Brownstown - When Germania made reservations with the North Pole for
the annual Christmas Party for December 12, Santa assured us that he would
make it a very special event; he would include beautiful scenery so very
appropriate for our “Michigan Winter Wonderland.”
Well, when he confirmed his arrival for that day, we were frantic for this
“glistening white splendor” was coming down onto Downriver far too
abundantly, we really did not expect five inches of this “white stuff”. He
apologized and told us that his North Pole weatherman used the wrong zip
code for “The White Christmas” effect; it was meant for Iceland. Santa told
us that he was ready to come Downriver, his suit had just come back from the
cleaners, and his Reindeer were ready to fly. He assured us that all was
under control; we would have his most efficient Elves on duty.
Executive Elves Sabine and Wendy, the best in the business of directing,
choreography and costume design, had a great program planned with the
assistance of Jr. Elf Simon as narrator; all the children knew their parts
very well. Special Effects Elves Scott and Steve would create a magical
festive atmosphere. The entire hall would be aglow with candles, a
flickering fireplace and a most spectacular Tannenbaum. The Nativity had its
special place on stage for reflection and reading by Elf Sabine of the most
beautiful Christmas Story of Love, Peace and Good Will, while the sounds of
“Stille Nacht” would touch all of our hearts.
The very busy Kitchen Elves, Doris, Brian, Katie and Natalie, were already
putting on their aprons and preparing to serve a scrumptious luncheon,
treats and lots of Leckerei. The aroma of the Gluehwein would give guests
this warm, fuzzy feeling.
As Santa’s special treat he would send us St. Nikolaus dressed in his
fabulous, majestic green velvet robe. He would come in very quietly and
give treats to the children while they would be fast asleep and nestled
around the Tannenbaum.
Santa had also commissioned Knecht Ruprecht who would arrive not so quietly
with his big “Rute” to check on the behavior of the boys and girls here at
Denise, the Grandma Elf wearing her new reading glasses, would enchant the
children with The Night before Christmas story.
We tried to remain confident that Santa’s Elves had planned very well, but
would Santa really be able to come in these blizzard-like conditions?
THEN…. through howling and blustering winds sounds of ”Gingle Bells” could
be heard from the distance; Ho, HO, HO, Santa in his gleaming red sleigh
pulled by his reindeer had managed to ride through the glistening snow, lots
of it, to fulfill his promised visit to Germania, delivering lots of toys
Then as he departed we could hear him say: “Merry Christmas to all and to
all a good night”, and please drive safely!
All went well as Santa had promised; we truly experienced a very “Wondrous,
Magical Christmas”, one we will probably never forget.
Please visit us for our Karneval
Closing on February 26th and our Bockbierfest on March 26th; we should be
“thawed out” by then. For more details you may call: 734-479-4278, but
please don’t call the North Pole.