The Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore held their annual Christmas Bazaar this weekend from 11 am to 4 pm on both Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2015, with the purpose of trying to bring classic Danish Christmas traditions to Singapore. The church, located on top of Mount Faber, had set op tents outside for the people to gather under while they socialized with each other and ate their selected pieces of Danish “smørrebrød” – that volenteers had been in the kitchen making since 7 am. Everyone were greated welcome by Posaunenchor Singapur who played all the known Christmas melodies.
Inside the church was severeal booths of delicacies where it was possible to purchase Danish products and christmas food, and a group of volenteers in a decoration team had created a small pine scented corner where it was possible to buy pine-decorated advent candles. As something new this year the bazaar also has a stand with Danish designer brands such as Anne Black, Holmegaard, Södahl og Georg Jensen. Even Santa Claus popped by and spread some joy especially among the youngest.
The Bazaar is an event, which is arranged by the church and its volunteers and the different stands and their preparations behind are handled by local danes. This did not go unnoticed and the Church wrote a thankful message on their facebook page after the bazaar was over.
“Thank you to all of you who helped to create a fantastic Christmas Bazaar 2015. Thank you to all the volunteers – you are making a difference and without you it would not have been possible to make the Christmas bazaar. Thank you to all our generous Christmas sponsors – thank you for the gifts, prizes, food and especially the lending of hands. Thank you to all of you who chose to come by the Seamen’s Church during the weekend. Thank you for your willingness to buy, your good humor and last but not least support for everybody’s Seamen’s Church. Many grateful Christmas greetings from all of us at the Seamen’s Church,” the priest from the Danish Seamen’s Church, Kirsten H. Eistrup, wrote.