Bucharest Christmas Market, 2014
Bucharest Christmas Market was inaugurated for the first time in 2012, giving us the opportunity to enjoy the official Christmas Fair of the City of Bucharest.
This year, the Christmas Market is open between 29.11-28.12.2014 from 10:00 to 22:00 and has two locations: University Square and Cismigiu Park. We visited both of them, from the first day, so, let’s see how it was.
Christmas Market in University Square
In the University Square, all 100 houses turn the centre of Bucharest into a Magic Village of the winter holidays and the traditional Christmas tree of 16 meters height, is decorated with 14 tons of fir, bells and lights.
Around the Christmas tree, many people with a glass of mulled wine, were trying to warm up, because of the hard cold outside and enjoyed the shows that were being held on open stage.
Within a month, on the stage of the Bucharest Christmas Market, we will have the opportunity to see and hear folk music performances, singing carols, popular music bands and traditions and customs from all over the country. Mandinga, Connect- R, Lora, Monica Anghel and Nico, Cornelia and Lupu Rednic, Flower Cap , Sofia Vicoveanca, Gheorghe Turda, LaLa Band, Ducu Bertzi, Gheorghe Gheorghiu, choir Symbol, Vasile Şeicaru, Loredana and Horia will be some of the artists which are expected in Bucharest. In December 1st it was a special concert dedicated to the National Day of Romania.
In the Bucharest Christmas market I found Romanian traditional products such as cakes, mulled wine, gingerbread, steaming pies, jam and preserves, honey and many objects that can be offered gifts for the loved ones.
Children are expected in the fair at the university to meet Santa Claus and his elves in the specially designated house where they can get acquainted with other characters of the story. However, children can leave letters for Santa to his mailbox.
Christmas Market in the Cişmigiu Park
Here it is not the same atmosphere. First, the Christmas tree is missing and also the animation. If you want only to buy Christmas gifts you can make it at the houses placed here. It is a place to go out in the park with the kids, the space is bigger, obviously, and you can enjoy similar food products as in the Christmas Market from the University Square.
No matter where you go, you have a month at your disposal to get out and eat some chestnuts and drink mulled wine in the Bucharest Christmas Market with your friends or family and also to meet with Santa Claus!
Merry Christmas to all of you!