On Saturday I took Vida on the Nikolaus Express at the Wiesbaden train station. We took a ride to another little town nearby called Idstein on a gorgeous steam engine. On the train ride we were served cookies, muffins and hot drinks (they even had Glühwein) and then Old Saint Nick stopped by to deliver presents, little burlap sacks full of candy and chocolate to everyone on board.
At the end before getting off the train each child was given a wooden train whistle, my ears are still ringing from all the kids blowing their whistles at the exact same time. It was such a fun and relaxing ride, the only thing I think that would have been been nice would be the inside and outside of the train to be decorated with lights or Christmas decor. It was missing a small Christmasy touch.
Vida had fun nonetheless and when Santa showed up, she had a huge smile on her face.