When the city is bathed in warm and cosy lights as well as delicious smells at the most beautiful time of the year, mouth-watering treats and sweets are not far away. Traditional handicrafts, enchanting gifts and handmade festive decorations bring a sparkle to hearts and eyes in many large and small places. The two reindeer Finni and Rudi are also eager to discover the numerous markets and events throughout the city.
The little reindeer family, which came to the Saale as a gift from our Finnish partner city Oulu, now lives in the Goldberg 20 Zoo. During Advent, the two reindeer make their grand entrance when their drawn versions accompany us through the Christmas programme and the winterly city. They adorn the annual Christmas market mug, which has already become a treasured collector's item, as well as several gift items from the hallesaale* shop. During the rest of the year they can also be spotted throughout the city.