For many years, the showmen have invited people with special needs to take a memorable stroll through the Christmas market on the first Tuesday of the Christmas market. ‘All aboard and ready for a ride‘, is the motto as many showmen offer a ride for free on Neuer Markt and on the funfair at Fischerbastion.
And it enjoys great popularity every year. Up to 1000 girls and boys, teenagers and adults have been welcomed at the Christmas market on the Day of Encounter in the last years. This nice and warm-hearted tradition came into being 22 years ago. Then, Marlies and Norma Ubrigkeit from the Association of Showmen in Rostock took the initiative to invite people with special needs for a ride on a carousel, and numerous colleagues have supported this campaign for many years.