Traditional St. Martin’s Day Celebrations in SoCal – Sankt Martins Fest in SoCal



OC INTERNATIONAL Academy invites to a traditional  German St. Martin’s Fest in Ladera Ranch


Orange County International Academy (OCI academy) in Ladera Ranch will celebrate St. Martin’s Day on Monday, November 12th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. 

Frau Kati will be reading a story about St. Martin and the children ages 2-9 will decorate a lantern craft with flameless candles with the teachers. In addition to the story of St. Martin, there will be German children’s songs, Games, Pizza and a Parade to the end of the street and back.

Donations of $8 each are helpful to cover the cost of the lanterns. Please email if you plan to attend, so we can plan for enough pizza.

WHEN:  Monday, November 12, 2012
WHERE:  OCI Academy ,  10 Abyssinian Way,  Ladera Ranch
CONTACT:  949-545-7487; 

Children at OCI Academy in Ladera Ranch are celebrating the Sankt Martinsfest with a lantern parade and traditional “Weckmänner” !


St. Martin’s Day At The German United Methodist Church in Glendale 


The German United Methodist Church in Glendale invites you to celebrate St. Martin’s Day Day with fun activities for the whole family. The program begins at 4:30 p.m. with games, a clown show, songs and the story of St. Martin. At 6:00 p.m. pizza will be served, followed at 6:30 p.m. with a lantern walk around the park. Please bring a lantern to join in the fun, or for a small fee, the church will provide one for you.

When: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Where: German United Methodist Church, 556 West Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202
Admission: $ 10 donation per family
RSVP: Please RSVP so that enough food and activities can be provided for everyone to the Church office at 818-500-0786 or by e-mail  or to Martina Tassius:


Remember the words to the “Laterne, Laterne…” Song? Here is the sheet music:

To hear the song beautifully sung, click here:

“Laterne, Laterne, Sonne, Mond und Sterne” – Sankt Martins Lied


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