It is impossible to stroll through the Saint-Omer Christmas market without coming across the silhouette of Nicolas Lemay, at the foot of the Ferris Wheel.We went to meet this Santa Claus kingpin.
Would you like to introduce yourself?
Nicolas Lemay, 54, fairground industrialist. Over time, I’ve diversified into event management, organizing events such as the Christmas market and, more recently, the Audo’Land park in Saint-Omer.
Yes, Audo’Land is a park concept, for children, of inflatables with water zones that can provide, during the summer, entertainment, refreshment and above all fun.
Audo'Land en Pays de Saint-Omer 😎
Une idée de sortie des plus rafraîchissante !
Why did you choose this profession?
I fell into the magic potion pot as a child. My parents were showmen, as were my grandparents and great-grandparents. I studied, but the field called me back. I wanted my daughters to do the same, but they also returned to this profession.
Would you like to tell us about the Saint-Omer Christmas market?
We’re lucky enough to have the biggest “Ferris Wheel” in the Pas-de-Calais. We bring entertainment every weekend, a warm and welcoming decorum. This year, we’ll be focusing on the culinary trades, and of course, for the children’s enjoyment, we’ll be bringing the magic of Christmas on the rides.
Just what does the magic of Christmas evoke in you?
A child’s look of wonder. When you manage to get it, the job’s done. At the Christmas market, while the kids are having fun, the parents are warming up with a little drink, grabbing a snack and in the end everyone’s happy.