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Holiday light displays lit in Bucharest

Bucharest General Mayor Sorin Oprescu has lit Bucharest’s holiday light display on Saturday evening, with the Bucharesters that attended the event watching a fireworks display too.


The event was followed by an artistic moment offered by the ‘Mihai Viteazu’ 30th Guard Regiment. According to Mediafax the General Mayor then inaugurated the Christmas Fair in Cismigiu Park, a fair where Bucharesters can attend several events during the winter holidays. In Cismigiu Park the children can see ‘Santa Claus’s sleigh’ and the ‘Factory of Angels,’ with holiday concerts and shows being prepared for them.


The General Mayor also inaugurated the winter holiday events that will take place in Herastrau Park.


Thus, children can take a free trip through the Herastrau Park in a sleigh pulled by two reindeers. The city authorities have pointed out that if there is no snow in Bucharest the sleigh will be fitted with small wheels.


The 17-meter tall Christmas tree located in University Square will have a light display until early next year. 46 light displays, each approximately 30 meters wide and consisting of LEDs and Christmas balls, have been placed in the University Square – Romana Square area, with the trees being covered in curtains of light. Figurines and winter holiday light displays have also been placed between the Romana Square and the Victoriei Square, at the Arch of Triumph, in the Presei Libere Square, at the Village Museum, at the Miorita Fountain as well as on the Queen Elisabeth Boulevard.


This year the holiday light display project in Bucharest is dubbed ‘Santa Claus’s road and country,’ and is done in collaboration with Luxten, the company that modernizes the public lighting system in Bucharest. A Christmas tree over 6 meters tall has been placed in the Presei Libere Square. Each park administered by the municipality will feature decorated Christmas trees and light displays.


Also on Saturday the skating rink built by the municipality opened its doors in Cismigiu Park, with the skating rink located in Unirii Park set to be opened on December 9. According to the municipal authorities, this year a third artificial skating rink will open in Herastrau Park on December 18.


The skating rinks will be open from Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 9 PM and from 10 AM to midnight on Saturdays and Sundays. The entrance fee is RON 10 per hour on weekdays and RON 15 per hour during the weekends. During the school holiday period the access will be free of charge on weekdays from 10 AM to noontime.

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