All through the Altstadt you will see the wonders of Christmas – in every window, in every advertisement, in every Christkindl booth. But no place is the phenomenon more evident than in the faces of the children as they stare in the department store windows around Marienplatz. Dream scenes come to life with bears, rabbits, cats and dogs acting out everyday winter scenes. I love watching the families stop by. You can see the breath of the kids on the window, they are so close. At the same time, the parents look on with a sense of self-satisfaction, knowing they are passing on the tradition of Christmas.