St Nikolaus Wohlen

Wohlen, Canton Aargau, Switzerland



The big celebration is held on the Second Sunday of Advent. A horn blows, the church door opens and the ten Nikolaus come out with their servants. All the while 80 Schmutzlis ring their bells. More than 2000 visitors come for the spectacle. The Nikolaus make more than 200 visits, telling a story, talking about the good and not so good things the children have done, and giving special Nikolaus treats to each child.