Our 13th Annual Lantern Festival is almost here! It has become a wonderful tradition for the whole family to enjoy. Join us in celebrating a 100-year-old German tradition with food and drinks, a Martinsmarkt, singing, and ending with a traditional lantern walk around the neighborhood.

In the spirit of Saint Martin's gift to a coatless beggar, we will be collecting gently used coats and blankets for those in need again this year. The collection for these items will start a few days before the festival.


Albert Einstein Academies Elementary School
3035 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92102 (View Map)

Date and Time

Saturday, November 1st, 2014, 4-7 pm

Schedule of Events:
4:00 PM: Lantern Festival Opens
4:00 to 5:30: Martinsmarkt held in MPR
4:00 to 6:00: Food & Drinks for sale in Lunch Arbor
4:00 to 5:45: Bake Sale in Lunch Arbor
4:00 to 6:00: Operation Switch Witch, Halloween candy buy back
4:00 to 6:00: Blanket & Coat Drive to support local shelters

4:00 to 5:00: First Grade Video Presentation in Frau Goldman’s Room
5:00: First Grade Performance in MPR
5:15: 2nd Grade and Einstein Kinderchor Performance in MPR
5:35: Beer Stein Competition in MPR


It takes volunteers to make this event a success. We have a signup list at SignupGenius. For more information please e-mail us here. There are lots of small jobs (not just big ones) so please join us in making this a great Lantern Festival.

Martinsmarkt Booth Application

Information about the Martinsmarkt is available on this form. If you are interested in a booth at the Martinsmarkt fill out this form.