On December 19th, on St. Nicholas Day, Uzhgorod traditionally holds  a Saint Nicholas Parade, a competition to decorate the city’s Christmas tree and a ceremony of illuminating the biggest Transcarpathian Christmas tree. This beautiful tradition has become one of the most original highlights of Uzhhorod. Dressed Nicholases sing New Year’s and Christmas songs, jingle small bells, hand out candies to everyone and just greet locals and guests of the celebration.