55 yrs of Helau at the Phoenix Club!

Karneval Season opens on Nov. 16th, with our Proklamation Ball. Then resumes after Twelvth night with events in January, February and March of 2020!

The 55th season of Karneval is approaching fast!  This season is a special Karneval milestone as the Anaheim Karnevalsgesellschaft (Mardi gras Group) is excited to celebrate 5 x 11 years of Karneval in Anaheim!

Why is this special?  Germans consider this time “the Fifth Season” of the year, and it begins on November 11th, at 11:11AM.  In this magic hour, the Narren (fools) are awakened for another season of care free revelry.  The number 11 is the fool’s number and with that, it’s the official Karneval number.  Naturally, we celebrate milestones in increments of 11.  So in a way, this year is our Diamond Anniversary.

Naturally, we’re all fools during this season, and we take pride in looking a little silly too.  The Elferrat (Council of Eleven) are the officials who come together to plan the events for the upcoming festivities. The official hats of the councils’ members, fool’s caps with little bells, set the standard for the events to come, as do the uniforms of the Prinzengarde, the prince’s official guard of young ladies in short skirts, mock the formal Prussian guard with a lively floor show.

The Prinz and his Prinzessin represent the governing body presiding over the season.  The highest honor is to be selected as Prinz Karneval. All must obey his silly whims and fancy!  The fun festivities reach their peak with celebrations that end on Ash Wednesday.

Karneval is a chance to have some crazy fun before the pious days of Lent.  There are Costume Balls,  Satire events,  Silly performances, and of course plenty of opportunities to laugh and have a drink (or two) with friends!

So join the Anaheim Karnevalsgesellschaft and celebrate Karneval in Anaheim!  And #PartyLikeAGerman!


Please click on a tab below for information about the event.

  • Saturday, November 16, 2020
  • Open at 7:11 PM – Midnight in the Festhalle
The Fifth Season is here! Join us for Pomp and Tradition with the crowning of our Prinz Karneval and his lovely Prinzessin! Colorful Floor Show and great dance music! German Beer on tap.
To Reserve a Table 714 563-4166 ext 2

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020,
  • Open at 7:11 PM – Midnight in the Grand Ballroom

Costumed guests are offered a colorful program of various Karneval performances: Stand up comedy, Satirical skits, songs to sing along, dance performances all in a night club atmosphere

  • Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Open at 7:11 PM – Midnight in the Festhalle

We welcome everyone and especially our favorite Pirate Guilds to participate in our themed Costume Party.  Once again we offer a glimpse of German Mardi Gras traditon with a procession of fools in costume,  dance performances by the Prinzengarde, the Damen Revue and the Smileys. Drink Specials, Dancing and a Costume Contest, all presided over by our Prinz Karneval. Not to be missed and even better if you reserve a table with your closest friends.

  • Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Open at 7:11 PM – Midnight in the Ballroom

Lose your worries and have some fun. The old tradition during the 5th season is the masked Costume Ball.  There is no specific theme, so you are limited only by your imagination.  There is plenty of incentive with a Costume Contest and prizes for the best costumes.

Join in the fun and experience German Mardi Gras tradition first hand. The program includes a procession of fools in costume, dance performances by the Prinzengarde, the Damen Revue and the Smileys. Drink Specials, Dancing and amusement.

  • Sunday, February 23, 2020
  • Open at 1:11 PM – 4PM in the Ballroom

Kinderkarneval is our very popular Children’s Mardi Gras Party.  And because we are all fools and young at heart during Karneval, Parents and Grandparents are invited too as we celebrate withthe Theme “Karneval Around the World”.

The highlight of this event is the Coronation of the Kinder Prinz and Prinzessin, the performances of the Youth Dance Group and the Guest clubs.

All children and adults are encouraged to come in costume.  There will be a costume contest, Games, Dance music, Loads of Candy and BIG Balloon drop!   The bar and restaurant is open as well.  Free Admission!

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020
  • Open at 7:11 PM – Midnight in the Pavilion

Our traditional Season Closer, All guests are encouraged to come in rags and tatters as that is all that is left by the end of Karneval! This event is the a farewell ceremony for the Prinz and his Prinzessin.  Sometimes it takes the form of a funeral, or it may take the form of a court trial with the Nubble as the defendant.  Afterall the crazy behavior was all his fault.

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020
  • Open at 5:11 – 9PM in the Loreley Restaurant

The Anaheim Karnevalsgesellschaft honors the official end of the Karneval Season with an Ash Wednesday Fish Dinner.  Join the AKG in the Loreley for Seasonal Specials of Herring and other Seafood menu items.  Make reservatons with the Club office at 714- 563-4166 ext 2

In the interest of ensuring the safety of our members and community, The 55th Anniversary celebration of the Anaheim Karnevalsgesellschaft will be postponed, to help stem the spread of corona virus. For those who have made reservations, this event will be rescheduled, pending updates on the duration of the situation.

  • Watch for new date
  • Open at 6:11 PM – Midnight in the Ballroom

The 55th or 5X11 Anniversary of the Anaheim Karnevalsgesellschaft is a mile stone only a few groups have reached.  We would like to invite all members and friends to join in the Celebration. Nostaligia is the the theme, as we remember the good times had in the past 55 years.

Former Prinzenpaare are invited to come with hat, feathers and crowns as we will honor you in the program.

Dinner, Dancing and Magic from Hollywood’s Magic Castle is included in the ticket price.

Costume Prizes:
Adults Contest:
First Place – $100.00
Second Place – $50.00
Third Place – $25.00

Children’s Contest:
First Place $100.00 gift card
Second Place $50.00 gift card
Third Place $25.00 gift card


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