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Guide to Christmas markets in Sofia

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Guide to Christmas markets in Sofia



Guide to Christmas markets in Sofia

Guide to Christmas markets in Sofia

December is undoubtedly my favourite time of the year! A cold month that brings a lot of warmth, family comfort and mood more than any other. Traditionally, a number of cities around the world immerse themselves in the fairy tale of the upcoming holidays, while squares and central streets are filled with lavish decorations and Christmas markets.

For several years now, Sofia has also been impressing with its unique atmosphere and large number of attractions. This year there is a record number of bazaars in the capital – more than 10, located in different areas of the city. The atmosphere is complemented by an ice rink and a magnificent 10-meter Christmas tree.

In the fairy-tale towns, there is everything - from a variety of culinary and beer delights, music, and theatre performances to handmade products.

Ice Park Sofia

The largest ice park on the Balkans is located in Sofia. Ice Park Sofia is located in the Princely Garden, between Eagle Bridge and Sofia University. The attraction has an impressive ice area of​​3,500 square meters and includes 500 meters of ice lanes with light-up frames, which is the size of half a football field. Ice Park "Sofia" is modelled after the famous ice rink in front of the municipality building in Vienna.

Hours are daily from 11 am to 10 pm with four two-hour sessions per day: 11 am-1 pm, 2-4 pm, 5-7 pm and 8-10 pm with a one-hour break for ice cleaning. More information can be found on the official page here.

Sofia Christmas Fest

The Christmas town is located in the park and the space near hall 6 of the NDK. For the first time, in addition to various cultural events for young and old, visitors have the opportunity to watch matches from the World Cup in a special fan zone MONDIAL CAMP 2022. Sofia Christmas Fest will last until December 25. More information here.

German Christmas market

The traditional German bazaar has located its wooden houses in the City Garden next to Alexander Battenberg Square. In the themed houses you will find many handmade souvenirs and gifts. The organizers have also prepared a special house for photos and a children's workshop. The bazaar will delight the people of Sofia until December 22. More information here.

"Christmas Park Sofia"

The Christmas Park has "taken over" the iconic Slaveykov Square and will remain there until December 30. The accompanying program includes the participation of youth and children's choirs, various musical groups and theatrical performances. In the wooden houses, you can buy works of talented artists and farm products from local producers.

Christmas bazaar on "Saborna" street

Sofia residents and guests of the capital will have the opportunity to try the best culinary ideas for holidays, presented by chefs from famous capital establishments. The main highlight of the program is the charity initiative to collect food for disadvantaged people under the motto "Give a warm Christmas and a smile to a person in need".

Outside the centre, the Metropolitan Municipality organizes Christmas markets at the Women's Market, at the market near the Roman Wall. In the "Vazrazhdane" park, from December 9 to January 2, the largest composition in our country, recreating the Nativity scene, will be exhibited. Christmas events in "Novi Iskar" - from December 20 to 21, "Gerena" - from December 20 to 23, and "Severen Park" - from December 20 to 31, will be shorter in duration, but themed.