Every year during the first weekend of December, the city of Fribourg honours its patron saint, St. Nicholas, with a special celebration.
The parade start officialy at 5 pm.
The route: St. Michael's College - Rue de Romont - Rue de Lausanne - Rue du Pont Muré - stop at the St. Nicholas Cathedral - back to Rue de Lausanne and Rue St-Michel
The speech of St. Nicholas to the "children" of Fribourg is held on the terrasse of the cathedral.
ACTIVITIES DURING the SAINT NICHOLAS EVENT:
Official opening at the Chruch of Saint Nicholas
at the College St-Michael :
* Handycrafts Market
* The St. Nicholas' Garden (funny route at the College square)
* Make-up workshop, storytelling Contemuse
* Chalet Soup
* Sheeps / goats
* Donkey ride
* Puppets theater
MARKET at the Notre-Dame and Ormeaux Square :
* Crafts Market (mugs on sale)
* Barbe & Sainte Barbe - Foto studio (rue Lausanne 21)
LES RENDEZ-VOUS MUSICAUX
6.30pm Pontifical MASS of St. Nicholas at the Cathedral
Familiy day at the Bourg district with 20 proposed activities
On Saturday the Bourg is closed to traffic from 7am.
On Sunday the rue Pierre-Aeby will be partially closed to traffic between 10am to 6pm.
Parking Belle-Croix (Coop Fribourg-Sud, Villars-sur-Glâne, P+R Corbaroche (Marly), P+R La Grange (Platy, Villars-sur-Glâne), P+R Heitera (Schoenberg, Fribourg) and P+R St-Léonard (Fribourg).