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February 4, 2023

Christmas fairs in Romanian cities

Toys, traditional sweets, clothes, handmade accessories, antiquities, cosmetics, as well as plenty of contests and raffles; these are the perfect ingredients for all tastes of people seeking gifts to fill Santa Clause’s bag.


Christmas Fairs Marathon


One of these fairs is “Christmas Fairs’ Marathon” in Bucharest, that takes place until December 10 in the centre of Bucharest, at the University Square, behind Palace Sutu. Here, the most and the most talented exhibitors of handmade products, fashion and accessories, gourmet food products, bio cosmetics, vintage and antiques all over the country. This marathon of gifts brings new exhibitors each week, new collections and many surprises. It is a genuine gala of Romanian creativity and craftsmanship. At the closing, on December 23, the winner of the marathon raffle will be announced and offered his prize selected on Christmas Eve.


Christmas Fair at the Peasant’s Museum


Another fair in Bucharest is the Christmas Fair at the Romanian Peasant’s Museum, opened during December 22 – 24. The fair is dedicated to attendants offering traditional food products, homemade sweets, chocolate specialties, marzipan bonbons, toffees, various sorts of cookies and cakes.

Visitors may enjoy honey products, banana bread, fruitcakes, homemade chocolate, exclusive chocolate specialties, homemade pastry, jams, Hungarian sweets, sherbet, Turkish delight and natural juices.

There will be also handmade fur and leather products, cosmetics, Christmas decorations and home decorations, souvenirs, craftsmen’s products, etchings and flower arrangements.


The Liberty Mall Fair


There is a Christmas Fair, too, at Liberty Center Mall, opened until the end of the year. Among the goodies available for the shoppers of this fair, there are traditional products, chocolate specialties and other sweets, honey products, cakes, themed gateaux, jams, Hungarian sweets, Turkish delight and natural juices, as well as handmade products, cosmetics, craftsmen’s products and season decorations.


Bucharest Christmas Market 2014


Another opportunity to buy Christmas gifts is Bucharest Christmas Market 2014, opened until the end of the year in University Square and Cismigiu Park. The one hundred little cottages of the Bucharest Christmas Market will turn the centre of our glorious capital into a Magical Village of Winter Holidays, decorated with over 14 tons of fir branches and architectural visuals screened over the historical buildings of University Square, as well as the traditional Christmas tree, decorated with candy, little bells and lights.

Therefore, for over a month, shoppers may visit the Bucharest Christmas Market to look for traditional objects, painted pottery, sculpted wood, icons and painted textiles, traditional costumes and masks, wooden toys and music instruments, manually painted Christmas globes, fir branch crowns or arrangements and perfumed candles.

Moreover, visitors may taste traditional Romanian dishes, as well as cakes, boiled wine, ginger bread, hot pies, plum jam as well as other jams, honey, syrups, etc., while buying surprising gifts to their loved ones. Also, some of the craftsmen attending the event will manufacture objects and decorations in front of the audience, providing city dwellers the opportunity to rediscover the beauty of traditional Romanian arts, popular customs and celebrations.


Santa Clause’s Caravan


Also, in Bucharest, organizers have announced Santa Clause’s Caravan, scheduled until December 11, at Sun Plaza Shopping Center. It is the perfect place for people who want to offer their loved ones unique or personalized gifts.

Some of these are flavoured teas, coloured bonbons, bio cosmetics, festively packaged surprises, decorations for Christmas dinner and the Christmas tree, toys, music boxes, Belgian toffees, soft cakes, manually painted pottery and all sorts of accessories. One of Santa Clause’s elves will be the famous makeup artist Alex Radulescu, who will offer makeup sessions to visiting ladies.


Winter Fair


Romexpo Exhibition Centre will host the Winter Fair until December 21, in the Central Pavilion. The fair awaits for exhibitors who produce traditional food products, homemade sweets, chocolate specialties, various sorts of pastry and cakes, honey products, handmade objects, Christmas and home decorations, souvenirs, craftsmen’s products and bio products.


Similar Christmas fairs will be organized in Romania’s big cities. Worth mentioning are the Fair in Oradea, organized at the parking lot of Auchan Hypermarket, as well as at the Oradea Sud Arcade Gallery, in the Grand Square of Sibiu, at Aliss Shopping City Mall in Craiova, as well as in the hallway of Club 30 (Cinema Timis) located in Victory Square in Timisoara.



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