Saint Nicholas and Christmas fairs in Bucharest

This year, the city will switch on its Christmas lights on the day of Saint Nicholas. So, on December 6, starting 18.00 the main avenues and streets of downtown will be lit in a fairy tale atmosphere and will remain like this until January 6.

Also, at Universitate Square, at the statues venue, the holiday season will begin with a Christmas fair where visitors can find the perfect present for loved ones. Activities for children, and folk performances will enliven the area for a month.


It’s true that the Christmas Gifts Fair from Dalles Hall usually begins on December 24, but these days the exhibitors are prepared specifically for Saint Nicholas day. Gingerbread, candy and wooden toys will be on offer for its visitors (free entrance).

And yet another unique surprise awaits people on December 6 at George Enescu Square in Bucharest. The first grocery ice store in the world will be launched on Saint Nicholas day at 16:00, staying open between December 6 and December 4. The store is supported by the Bucharest City Hall and Polish Embassy.