Amana Colonies German Pickle Hunt

December 15, 2017

10:00 AM To 5:00 PM


622 46th Ave


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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.


Ackerman Winery

Amana Furniture Shop

Amana Meat Shop

Amana Woolen Mill


Broom and Basket Shop

Catiris Art Oasis

Chocolate Haus

Clothes Encounter

Edelstein Treasures

Heritage Designs

Heritage Haus

Millstream Brau Haus

Millstream Brewery

Old Creamery Theater

Ox Yoke Inn

Ronneburg Restaurant

Sandstone Winery

Schanz Furniture

Serena’s Coffee Shop

Yana’s Boutique

White Cross Cellars

Stop by any of the participating shops or the Visitor Center