The opening of the Nuremberg Christkindlesmarkt, always on Friday before the first Advent, is an impressive event, both for Nuremberg inhabitants and tourists from Europe and abroad. TV-teams report this pre-Christmas event to countries all over the world. People throng the Main Market Square between the Christmas Market stalls. Children crane their necks and stare at the darkened gallery of the Church of Our Lady. At 5.30 p.m. trumpets are blown and a choir from the local music school sings Christmas songs. Finally, the lights are switched on and spotlight the gallery of the Church of Our Lady. In the bright lights, the Nuremberg Christkind recites her famous prologue, opening the Christmas Market.