Taipei European School Christmas Bazaar: 26 November

Experience the spirit of Advent at the Taipei European School’s 18th Christmas Bazaar

The Christmas Bazaar is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Taipei European School (TES).  Organised by the Parents Support Council, 2011 will be the 18th Christmas Bazaar.  The event has grown from a simple back-yard bake sale to a large event expected to attract 6,000 people.  “The Christmas Bazaar is one of the best events to deliver European culture and values in Taiwan”, said CEO Dr Allan Weston.

TES has almost 1,300 students comprised from 51 nationalities.  It is unique in that the school is divided into four sections:  German, British, French and a separate High School.   “With so many people, gathering from all over the world, it is quite magical to feel the true joy of Christmas”, said Ulrike Kern, Parent Support Council Chair and Christmas Bazaar organiser extraordinaire.  Just from talking to her, you can sense something of the magic of Christmas that the Parents Support Council will recreate.

The Christmas Bazaar aims to bring a little bit of European Christmas to Taipei, similar to a festive ‘Christkindlmarkt’ atmosphere.  The event will include foods from all over the world, traditional handicrafts, live music, entertainment and games for the whole family.  Don’t miss their Christmas cakes and cookies: Ulrike said the Bazaar will sell a range of traditional European themed biscuits and fairytale-style gingerbread houses.  (Having disastrously tried to make lopsided gingerbread houses — twice — I now prefer to leave the baking to the experts.)  The Bazaar will also have lots of Christmas themed gifts for sale, perfect for Christmas presents, including many which have been lovingly hand-made by friends and families from TES with high standards of integrity. 

Hope to see you there!

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‘Taiwanxifu’ (pronounced ‘shee foo’) means ‘Taiwan daughter-in-law’ in Chinese and has been my nickname ever since I married my Taiwanese husband, Sam. I love sampling Taiwanese food, even local specialties such as stinky tofu, pigs blood cake and Taipei beef noodle soup with offal. But there are many other options on the menu. Promise!
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