Status: 04.12.2023, 09:00 a.m.
By: Magnus Reitinger
St. Nicholas distributed small gifts to more than 100 children at the Christmas market in Oberhausen. © Ralf Ruder
Numerous Advent markets created a pre-Christmas atmosphere in the district at the weekend. The difficult road conditions after the heavy snowfall could not dampen the mood there.
County – No one had expected such an atmospheric idyll: At the traditional Christmas market on Saturday afternoon in Oberhausen, the power outage, which also affected the village for almost two hours, suddenly left guests and organizers in candlelight. "The many helpers of the Catholic Women's Association and the local farmers' wives made the best of it," reports Mayor Rudolf Sonnleitner, "and the grilled sausages continued to sell well even in dim light."
After an angel had opened the market behind the town hall, arrangements, pastries, self-knitted items and decorative items were offered on the market, which was very well attended despite the road conditions. Closely surrounded, St. Nicholas finally distributed his small gifts to a good 100 children. By the way: According to Sonnleitner, floral arrangements can still be viewed at the Kulturstadl and purchased from Barbara Sterzer (Tel. 08802/8887) and Alexandra Faltermeir (08802/1443).
On Saturday, visitors warmed themselves at a fire bowl at the Advent market in Huglfing – and even grilled sausages. © Ralf Ruder
The Advent market in Huglfing was also accompanied by a long power outage on Saturday. However, the visitors did not let this spoil their good mood. At the stalls in the Pfarrstadl, people ate, drank and bought handicrafts or books in the glow of the mobile phone light. The attraction outside was a large fire in a fire bowl, where the guests could warm themselves and even grill sausages.
There was a large crowd on Sunday at the 36th Pollinger Advent Market with many stalls on the church square. © Ralf Ruder
A real crowd puller was the 36th Pollinger Advent Market on Sunday. The program also included a family service, a festive mass including the blessing of Advent wreaths and a children's church. The market itself on the packed church square was opened with the youth band of the Musikverein Polling, and Christmas sounds were also provided by children's ensembles, alphorn players and open singing with the hospice choir. The culinary offer also included, for example, bratwurst from venison or mead. As in many other communities, the total proceeds of the Advent market in Polling are used for charitable and social purposes.
In the "living nativity scene" at the Seeshaupt Christmas market, children – here Annalena (left) and Mathilda – embodied Mary and Joseph. © Ralf Ruder
For some of the clubs that organised the Christmas market in Seeshaupt on Sunday, the proceeds from the sale go to youth work, for example. One attraction of the tranquil market in the parking lot on Penzberger Straße was the "living nativity scene" with donkeys and sheep. In it, Seeshaupt's children embodied Mary and Joseph.
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There was a good atmosphere on Sunday at the stalls of the Advent market in Pähl, where there were many handicrafts. © Ralf Ruder
At the 39th Advent market in Pähl, clubs and groups from the village also offered a lot of homemade, baked or cooked goods on Sunday. The food stalls were the busiest, but there was also a whole trailer full of mistletoe, for example, to the inviting square in front of the parish and community center. As always, the offered carriage rides through the village enjoyed great popularity, especially among the children.