It’s nearly Christmas so everything goes festive, from city centre’s to shops. Where to go and what to expect? BR is on hand to help you navigate the festive maze through the top cities of Romania. You just have to be prepared for chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

 

Sibiu

Open November 18-January 3

Event organized by an NGO and City Hall

EUR 100,000 invested in 2016 (source: Hotnews.ro)

RON 4,000-9,900 participation tax for vendors in 2016

Vendors selected by the organizer

Considered the most beautiful Christmas fair in Romania

Christmas tree is 20 meters high

Over 100 exhibitors

28 projectors used for lighting design in Sibiu’s Main Square

RON 154,700 for maintenance of Christmas lights

RON 73,543 for Christmas light figures

Over RON 800,000 collected in 2016 for hotel taxes

 

Bucharest

Open December 1-27 in Piata Constitutiei

Event organized by City Hall in partnership with Creart, its own cultural institution

RON 7.2 million invested in 2016 (source: Hotnews.ro)

RON 1.5 million spent on Christmas decorations – little houses,

ice rink, nativity scene (source: Stirile ProTV)

RON 2,500-6,000 participation tax for vendors in 2016

Vendors selected through contest

Over 100 exhibitors

Christmas tree is 30 meters high

Free entrance to the ice rink

Over 3 million Christmas lights to decorate the city in 2016

 

Cluj-Napoca

Open November 24-January 1

Event organized by City Hall in partnership with a dozen communication & events coordination specialists

RON 5 million investment (source: Stirile ProTV)

One of the streets will be decorated by a local resident who won

a Christmas design contest organized by City Hall

Matei Corvin statue will stand in the middle of the ice rink

 

Brasov

Open December 7-January 14

Event organized by City Hall

Vendors selected through highest bid

Only 40 Christmas houses available

RON 235,000 for the investment in 2016 (source: Hotnews.ro)

Linz (Austria) and Nurnberg (Germany) city halls, will exhibit typical local products and will participate as twin towns of Brasov.

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