Status: 10.12.2023, 13:20 PM
By: Bert Brosch
St. Nicholas generously distributes sweets in Haar. © Bert Brosch
Thousands celebrate at the Christmas market in the heart of Haar. The highlight is St. Nicholas in the fire truck.
Haar – The eyes of the many children were big when suddenly a historic fire engine with a ladder on its back with blue lights and siren drove up in front of the church square in Haar. The eyes got even bigger when Santa Claus got out of the car with a large sack. He generously distributed the contents to small and older children. For many parents, the mobile phone photo seemed almost more important than the tradition.
Traditionally, Haarer associations and institutions had stocked the market with their stalls, framed by a large Punch and Judy theatre tent on one side and the large Greek food stall of Apostolos Kotsis on the other, which as always offered delicious pita bread with tzatziki and gyros. In between, the "Christmas bakery" of the Jagdfeld elementary school, parents of children from all four grades had baked cookies and gingerbread.
The saint rolls up in the vintage fire brigade car. © Bert Brosch
At "Hand in Hand in Haar" they had spent a whole night boiling down a white wine Christmas punch with lots of spices and now offered it as "Glögg" – the Scandinavian mulled wine variant – as well as non-alcoholic with apple juice as "Glöggchen". In addition, there were homemade, chocolate-covered apples.
Firefighters warm mulled wine over large wood fire
At the TSV Haar support club, the footballers sold punch, mulled wine and bratwurst to supplement their coffers. At the kbo booth you could find homemade candles, birdhouses and Christmas cards. The Deandlschaft "D'wuiden Goaßen" sold home-cooked potato soup as well as hot drinks, which were also available right next door at the volunteer fire brigade Haar, as well as hearty neck steaks. The mulled wine was warmed here in proper style over the large wood fire. In addition, there was very pleasant jazz and big band music, also Christmas carols, but not only kitschy.
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