Starting from 27 November to 23 December apart from a pleasant day at Gyopárosfürdő spa complex, Orosháza offers visitors a wide range of programmes during the Advent period, including Christmas Fair and Nativity Scene, free skating rink, Santa Claus charity marathon, performances and concerts every Sunday.
Visitors are welcome at the Christmas village built at the Main Square of Orosháza. During the period of 27 November to 23 December 2016 vendors offer mulled vine, chimney cakes with cinnamon and many more. Children’s entertainment is guaranteed by the Advent Calendar, Christmas tale book and life-size Nativity Scene.
A popular programme of the Christmas fair is the artificial ice rink with its total surface of 210 square metres. Visitors can benefit from free entrance to the rink as well as free skate rental. After the closure of the Christmas fair the ice rink will still be open to the public from 27 December 2016 to 8 January 2017.
Waiting for the holidays together – Advent with a huge wreath
Decorations used to prepare the huge wreath placed in the main square of the town included: a truckload of pine branches, several hay bales, Christmas ornaments and ribbons and four huge candles, each of 15 kilogrammes weight. Apart from the decoration the result is a social place, where local inhabitants and visitors can prepare together for the coming holidays.
The festive atmosphere is insured by the lights and the various treats: the local Rotary Club serves mulled vine, hot tea, sandwiches and milk-bread for the arriving visitors.
There are fireplaces placed in different parts of the main square in order to invite people to have a chat over a mug of tea or mulled vine and watch the flames in the cold winter evening.
Let’s spend the Advent together at the Main Square of Orosháza!
Lighting the Advent candles:
Location: in front of the local Mayor’s Office, at the town’s Advent wreath
27 November 2016. 16:00 pm.
Welcome speech: Szilárd Szigethy Lutheran pastor
Christmas concert by the pupils of the local Lutheran school: Székács József Evangélikus Óvoda, Általános Iskola és Gimnázium
04 December 2016. 16:00 pm.
Welcome speech: Szalkay Róbertné Calvinist school pastor
Christmas concert by the pupils of the local school: Református Két Tanítási Nyelvű Általános Iskola
Dóra Szinetár concert 17:00 pm.
11 December 2016. 16:00 pm.
Welcome speech: Szilvia Benedek President of the local Association of Large Families
Christmas concert by the pupils of the local school: Orosházi Vörösmarty Mihály Általános Iskola
Caramel concert 17:00 pm.
18 December 2016. 16:00 pm.
Welcome speech: László Iványi honorary canon, vicar of Jézus Szíve Plébánia
Christmas concert by the pupils of the local school: Eötvös József Katolikus Általános Iskola és Óvoda
Award ceremony of drawing competition organised by the local Rotary Club Orosháza