Upcoming Events Description
The Legend of the German Pickle Ornament.
The origin of the German Pickle Ornament is unknown but legend has it that it was an old German Christmas custom to hang a pickle ornament on the Christmas tree late on the evening of December 24th and the first child to find the pickle on Christmas morning would receive an extra gift.
The Amana Colonies German Pickle Hunt
When you visit the Colonies this Holiday Season we invite you to hunt for our German Pickles. Find them in 10 of our shops and you can enter a drawing for a $100 Gift Certificate to the Amana Colonies.
You can pick up your entry form at any of the participating businesses or at our Amana Colonies Visitor Center.
We invite you to search for the German Pickle Ornament at the shops listed below.
Amana Furniture Shop
Amana Meat Shop
Amana Woolen Mill
Broom and Basket Shop
Catiris Art Oasis
Millstream Brau Haus
Old Creamery Theater
Ox Yoke Inn
Serena’s Coffee Shop
White Cross Cellars
Stop by any of the participating shops or the Visitor Center