Starting at the end of November and lasting till Christmas Day, the city of Sibiu – Transylvania becomes home of Romania’s most authentic Christmas Market.
Sibienii (the people of Sibiu) are taking great pride in their Christmas Market and visitors from all over the world as well as the locals will again have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful Christmas atmosphere in the heart of the Old Town: The Great Square.
The century-old beautiful architecture which surrounds Sibiu’s Great Square – now complemented with a huge Christmas tree and a natural size Nativity Scene, carved in lime wood – provides a spectacular backdrop for an idyllic Christmas village full of the scent of fir tree, roasted chestnuts and ginger bread.
Both traditional and original handicrafts are offered for sale by artisans from all areas of Romania. Those looking for a unique gift can visit a few or all of the sixty-five ‘huts’ offering potential Christmas presents.
There will be many other things to see and experience: a mini-Santa Park and the Little Gifts Shop for children, authentic Christmas delicacies (cozonac – Romania’s Panettone), toasted almonds, grilled sausage, mulled wine and almost every day, festive concerts spread Christmas mood!
Sibiu Lights and More
Thousands of lights were stained Bulevard Nicolae Balcescu Monday evening, the center of Sibiu. Locals and tourists alike came to the opening event ” Sibiu Lights and More ‘, which is the second edition.
If last year was composed of giant construction 50 thousand LEDs, this year the organizers have managed to gather more than 80 thousand lights. Light construction is 21 meters high and 20 wide on a length of 300 meters and the lights were delighted those present.
I love this “palace” of Christmas lights, is awesome, is unique and I’ve never seen such a great setting. Said a filipino tourist impressed by the show
Ten days worked organizers to mount this light construction seems taken from stories. LED Exhibition with many colored lights, was built on a wooden structure as a tunnel and besides very pleasant visual impact, organizers send a message to reduce electricity consumption.
“This historic avenue has turned into a city of light. I feel I’m in a cathedral lit and are particularly delightful,” says Astrid Fodor, acting mayor of Sibiu.