„Lustig, lustig tralalalala, bald ist Nikolausabend da!“ (traditional Austrian children`s song) At Langzauner, St. Nicholas evening took place a little earlier this year. Every pre-Christmas tradition was served at the Advent market. St. Nicholas and his horse-drawn sleigh, a “Perchtenlauf” with fireworks at the end, various culinary booths, a Christmas tree booth, “beer spikes” and even an almost kitschy snow flurry.
St. Nicholas was the highlight of the Advent market
The highlight for all families with children was definitely St. Nicholas. He visited the Advent Market on a horse-drawn sleigh. He brought along a sack filled to the brim with nuts, mandarins and chocolate for all the children.
Culinary wishes were fulfilled with Bosna, Raclette bread and Pofesen, as well as mulled wine, mulled cider and punch. Beer spiking involves dipping a hot iron into a cool beer (6 – 7°C). The heat causes the sugar to caramelise and the foam to rise. This not only changes the temperature somewhat, but also creates a special taste experience. A huge thank you goes to the Sports Club Eggerding, who took care of the smooth running of the entire catering!
The Christmas tree stand was very busy. There, every employee could choose his or her own Christmas tree and take it home right away. A Christmas present of a special kind, as many employees found.
When the “Obernberger Auwoidteifen” finally appeared at the Advent Market at 7 p.m., even the most hardened visitors got goose bumps. The eerily beautiful Perchten masks, all hand-carved, also made children’s eyes sparkle. Very brave children even dared to get very close to the Perchten for a photo. The run ended with a fantastic fireworks display.
The rest of the evening was spent celebrating with colleagues, friends and family!