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Christmas Open-House at the AFKC

  • 09 Dec 2023
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 8014 State Line Road Suite 210 Prairie Village, KS 66208


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AFKC Christmas Open-House

Saturday, December 9th, 2023, 3:00 p.m-5:00 p.m

Location: Alliance Francaise de Kansas City

The Alliance Française de Kansas City is thrilled to invite you and celebrate  Christmas with a French flair: hot cocoa, games, music,  and... a manala contest (see below for details)!

Join us to meet an enthusiastic AFKC team, ultra friendly AFKC members and if you are new, discover all the benefits the AFKC brings to our community. We can't wait to see you! Cheers!


But what are Manala? On the 6th of December, on the day of Saint Nicholas, it is customary to prepare Manalas, the brioche men that can be enjoyed for breakfast or for an afternoon snack, and that are given to children who behaved. In actual fact, every opportunity is a good excuse in Alsace to eat manala: we bring some to our colleagues, to our friends. We use to do this during almost the whole holiday season! 

In Bas-Rhin, they are called Mannele, but in Haut-Rhin, they are Manala (Mannala). And in Franche-Comté, people say “Jean Bonhomme”. But the main thing is that they are good, right? Click here for the recipe in English and in French. Get started, and bring your manalas to participate in the contest and win prices!


Mail us here

Alliance Française de Kansas City 

PO Box 8824

Kansas City MO 64114-8824

Office Location

8014 State Line Road Suite 210 

Prairie Village, KS  66208

Tel: (816) 666-8674

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