The Saint Nicholas Day, on 6 December brings not only Saint Nicholas, the bearer of gifts, but also Krampus, his darker side, who appears to meet out punishments for misdeeds of the past year. Large, foreboding, black-clad and antlers on his head, Krampus, represented as a beast like creature, generally demonic in appearance, roams the streets on evenings around St. Nicholas’ feast.
Nikolo on Board
Venues where Nikolo visits children on 6 December 2015 and shares out presents:
Children’s Museum+ Christmas Market Castle Schoenbrunn: 2.00 – 5.00 pm
Christmas Market Spittelberg: 3 pm to 8 pm
Museum Remise: 10 am – 8 pm
and on 5 December 2015:
Shopping Center Q19: 10 am – 5 pm
Kika-Leiner: 10 am – 6 pm
Monki Park: 11.00 am
Baggerpark: 6.00 pm
G3 Shopping Center: at 1 pm + 3 pm + 5 pm
Traditionally young men dress up as the Krampus and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells.
Krampus run on 7 December in Vienna:
Neugebaeude Castle: 7.00 – 9.00 pm
In Lower Austria:
Marchegg Castle: 6 + 7 Dec. at 2.00 pm
Advent in Retz: on 5 Dec. at 4.30 pm
Bad Fischau: on 5 Dec. at 7.00 pm
Krampus in Radstadt
You should also visit the Hirschstetten Botanical Gardens, glamorous decorated for Christmas. In the warm greenhouses you may visit the exhibition “Sweet Christmas Time“ and the outdoor organic Christmas market. Children can bake cookies and paint.
Date: 19 Nov. – 20 December 2015