German Christmas Traditions Advent

Advent Wreath Idea Image

One famous German Christmas tradition is the Advent wreath! Families in Germany, along with their Scout Elf pal, of course, may light one flameless, battery-operated candle in their advent wreaths on each of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas eve. Once all four candles are lit, Christmas has officially begun!


  • Wreath
  • 4 small flameless, battery-operated candles


  1. To begin, your Scout Elf will find the perfect wreath, one that could easily fit on a coffee table or countertop without taking up too much space.
  2. Next, they will check the calendar and gather one flameless, battery-operated candle for each of the four Sundays leading up to Christmas Eve.
  3. Then they will light one candle each Sunday until the whole wreath is aglow representing the official start of Christmas!

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