The year 2019 is almost over and Christmas is approaching. As the previous Christmas Market was a big success (with over 5000 visitors), the Goethe-Institut Thailand is once again opening its doors and invites you to join in on the Christmas spirit and celebrate in an authentic atmosphere.
The market will take place on December 7 from 16:00 hrs – 22:00 hrs and on December 8 from 16:00 hrs – 20:00 hrs.
At more than 40 booths you can discover and enjoy German Christmas specialities, such as mulled wine and Stollen, but also Vietnamese sandwiches and Mediterranean food as well as gifts and natural products.
Furthermore, a small flea market will allow you to rummage for second-hand articles.
This year, the Christmas Market particularly focuses on sustainability, so that all Christmas decorations will be made completely out of recycled material.
Of course, there will be music as well: a Jazz band will complement the festive atmosphere and a school choir will perform German Christmas carols.
KOPI KAPUTA LIVE MUSIC:
Saturday 16:00 – 16:25 | Red Sala Thai
Kopi Kaputa´s musical performances close a bridge between Dada Art, medieval street ballads, chanson and Punk. Their German language singings will be subtitled with English picture boards and duck dancing. Alfred Banze: Singing, Ukulele & electronics / Klaus Uber: Singing & Bass / Tony Beilby: Drums
Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | Room 1.004
Making vanilla crescents under palm trees, this experience might be a once in a lifetime. We will bring one of the most beloved German Christmas specialities to Thailand!
CHRISTMAS FILM SCREENINGS:
WHEN SANTA FELL TO EARTH (2011, 107 min)
Saturday 17:00 – 18:50 | Room 1.007
Ben and Charlotte have the adventure of their lifetime when Santa Claus himself needs their help to free his Christmas angels from the evil hands of Waldemar Wichteltod.
CHRISTMAS FILM SCREENINGS:
POLSKA LOVE SERENADE (2007, 75Min):
Saturday 19:00 – 20:15 / Sunday 18:45 – 20:00 | Room 1.007
It is almost Christmas when student Anna and aspiring lawyer Max travel to Poland in order to get their car stolen and claim insurance. On their journey, they end up at a Christmas party, where the Polish people’s warmth and hospitality, together with plenty of Vodka, makes everyone question their own prejudices.
CHRISTMAS FILM SCREENINGS:
ALLES IST LIEBE (2014, 120Min):
Sunday 16:30 – 18:30 | Room 1.007
The anthology film “Alles ist Liebe“ cleverly links various stories of love and family set in and around Frankfurt during pre-Christmas season.
GERMAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS:
Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | Room 1.008
Christkind and Christmas Tree – we show our young guests how we celebrate Christmas in Germany.
CHRISTMAS DECORATION WORKSHOP:
Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | Room 1.010/1.011
Upcycling is key! In the last months, we have eagerly collected alleged rubbish which we will turn into beautiful Christmas decorations, fully in line with this year’s theme “sustainability”.
LEARN GERMAN independently, anywhere, anytime:
Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | Room 1.012
• Presentation of Goethe-Institut course formats: Blended Learning-courses und online courses
• Learning methods and materials incl. digital offers for starters (Level A1)
• Learning methods and materials incl. digital offers for intermediate learners (Level A2-B2)
GERMAN CLASSES, THE GOETHE-INSTITUT WAY
Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | Room 1.013
Interested to learn German but not sure how? See how we go about teaching this fascinating language.
• 10 Minute German lessons about everyday life for starters (A1)
• Registration in advance is required max. 12 people per class
VR BLACKBOX: Kafka in virtual reality and more
Saturday 8:00 – 20:00 Hrs. / Sunday 13:00 – 19:00 Hrs. | Library
“One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed into a horrible vermin.” Thus, begins ‘The Metamorphosis’ by Franz Kafka, one of the 20th century’s most famous novellas. With Virtual Reality, you can now experience a Kafkaesque metamorphosis without having to go through an unsettling night. Visit our library and dive into “VRWandlung”, a Virtual Reality experience like no other.
Saturday 16:00 – 20:00 Hrs. / Sunday 16:00 – 19:00 Hrs. | Library
Looking for something less kafkaesque? Then take a tour in the iconic Bauhaus building! Other Christmas and winter themed interactive programs are also waiting for you and your little ones to try!
GERMAN ONLINE LIBRARY:
Saturday 8:00 – 20:00 / Sunday 13:00 – 19:00 | Library
Read, Learn, Listen Everywhere: more than 30.000 digital media in German for all ages and language levels. Easily downloadable to mobile devices and of course, no advertisements or commercials! We help with registration!
EXHIBITION TOUR BANGKOK BY BUS/ BERLIN BY BUS:
Saturday 18:00 / Sunday 17:00 hrs | Goethe Atrium
On the way by bus in Bangkok and Berlin. Moods and stories, captured in a mixed-media installation by artist couple Christine Falk & Alfred Banze, with paintings, films, drawings, photos & texts.
Saturday 17:00 – 20:00 | in front of the Library
Share the event on social media and get a picture of you for free! Our tropical Christmas Market is for sure an instagrammable spot!
CHILDREN’S CHOIR MERCY CENTRE:
Saturday 17:30 – 17:45 hrs | Red Sala Thai
to be announced
READING OF CHRISTMAS TALES:
Saturday 18:00 – 18:15 hrs | Goethe Atrium
The magic of Christmas has always been a source of imagination for storytelling. Join us and forget the hustle and bustle of Bangkok for a while.
Saturday 18:00 – 22:00 / Sunday 16:00 – 20:00 | Red Sala Thai
The festive atmosphere will be accompanied by Christmasy jazz-music – played by a student band from Mahidol university – we are particularly looking forward to their performance of famous German Christmas songs like “Stille Nacht”!
PIANO CONCERT OF THE YELLOW ROSE GROUP:
Sunday 15:00 – 16:00 | Goethe-Saal
A rich program of piano pieces from film music to German Christmas classics.
18/1 Soi Goethe; Sathorn 1, Bangkok