During The Christmas Festival the Po Farze Square (plac Po Farze) echoes with carols evoking the magical atmosphere of Christmas. The nativity scene is different every year; the square is decorated with colourful lights and beautiful Christmas trees. The Old Town becomes a miniature Bethlehem, where the spirit of Christmas is omnipresent. The opening of the Festival takes place during the Old Town Christmas eve, a yearly event organised by Dominican Friars. Contests for children and concerts given by the artists make the event extremely popular within the residents of Lublin.