So here is why we are so happy to have found this place (apart from it being in a big city): lots of other new families with kids Sophie's age. Since we are all new here, some clever neighbors thought that a visit from Nikolaus would be the perfect excuse to get together and get to know each other over a cup of Glühwein or two.
St. Nick groupies - our daughter is one of them.
Sophie had been a good girl and received a gift bag from St. Nick.
Sophie and I were both slow to warm up (where is Andrew when you really need him?). But after a while she was playing catch with the other kids and I was chatting away to the other big people.