Saint Nicholas arrives at Negrești-Oaș each year on December 5th with lots of surprises for all the children. The highlight of the day is the lighting of public festive decorations and lights.

Hundreds of children, parents and grandparents participate each year at the show entitled “The Gifts of Saint Nicholas”, that takes place in front of the Orthodox Cathedral, where the Christmas tree is decorated and the stage is installed.

The children enjoy the show prepared by the students of the local educational institutions, street animation with cartoon characters and many surprises.

Each year, the most anticipated moment of the evening is the lighting of the public festive decorations and lights. The child-mayors and the bold children who want to get on stage perform the countdown and push together the button that brings the magic of the holidays to Negrești-Oaș.

The event is organized by the Negrești-Oaș Town Hall and Local Council, the Town House of Culture and the local educational institutions.