Olching (dpa/lby) - After a two-year Corona break, the Christmas house in Olching is again delighting its visitors with a small show. During the half-hour, free performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, guests are given wireless headphones so as not to bother the neighborhood, said initiator Manfred Piringer on Sunday. The previous evening he had switched on the approximately 20,000 lights again after a major overhaul.
Piringer responds to the criticism that such a spectacle does not fit in with the times, referring to the joy that his project, which has existed for more than 20 years, has brought to numerous people. "People want to be entertained, want to have fun, want to go out and live normally again after the two-year pandemic. And with us they have the opportunity to leave everyday life behind for 35 minutes at the show and be allowed to be a child and reminiscing - I think that's very, very important."
Whether the small "children's musical", as the 58-year-old cameraman calls the show with life-size moving figures and recordings from the tape, will be shown due to the weather can be checked on the Internet at .weihnachtshaus-in-olching.de. When it pours, the lights traditionally stay off - to save energy.