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Saint Nicholas celebration

Fribourg Tourisme et Région
Place Jean-Tinguely 1
Case postale 448
1700 Fribourg

+41 26 350 11 11

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.

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
* Music/Concerts : Les Rendez-vous musicaux de la St-Nicolas from 9.30 am until 4 pm

MARKET at the Notre-Dame and Ormeaux Square :
* Crafts Market (mugs on sale)
* Carousels
* Barbe & Sainte Barbe - Foto studio (rue Lausanne 21)

Familiy day at the Bourg district with 20 proposed activities

On Saturday the Bourg is closed to traffic from 7am. (to be confirmed)
On Sunday the rue Pierre-Aeby will be partially closed to traffic between 10am to 6pm.

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022: LestPublic transportation is offered by the City and Agglomeration of Freiburg in zones 10 and 11.

Parking proposition:
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).

Fribourg Tourisme et Région
Place Jean-Tinguely 1
Case postale 448
1700 Fribourg

+41 26 350 11 11

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