September 25, 2018

Christmas Fairs in Bucharest

One of the places to seek Christmas gifts, while having a tea and leafing thru a book is the Smart Gift Fair at Carturesti Verona, on13-15, Arthur Verona St.. At its sixth year, the fair proposes a selection of the latest book, music and film releases including Stalingrad – the latest album from Robin and the Backstabbers, The Rolling Stones’GRRR!, as well as DVDs of Lars von Trier’s with Melancholia or Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist. You can also find here various teas and tea drinking accessories, Christmas tree decorations, jams and preserves, gingerbread, wines, recipe books, Romanian glass balls dating back to 1981 and decorations handcrafted from natural materials, as well as Paperblanks diaries and Moleskine address books, as well as writing instruments, games, toys, greeting cards and gift-wrapping paper you won’t find anywhere else. The “Made in RO” Fair on December 22 and 23 is held at “La Copac” on 23, Pitar Mosi St. The fair offers decorations and accessories made by Romanian designers including Ciprian Vrabie, Anca Fetcu, Madalina Andronic and Claudiu Stefan (The Awesome Project), Raluca Arnautu, Lightsquare, Cai verzi pe pereti and 11am architects, the Print Workshop, Bowtique, Atelier 44, Alexe Popescu, Cuzina, Alin Teglat and  Una ca Luna. If you are looking for rustic and traditional gifts, then the Romanian Peasant Museum is the place. The MTR is hosting the Peasantry Market, December 21-23, an occasion to admire and taste traditional Romanian Christmas products or to buy handicraft objects. The traditional Christmas Gift Fair at the Dalles Hall is another location where you can buy Christmas decorations, small manually painted Christmas balls, scented wraths, as well as organic cosmetics, jewelry, sweets and creative toys. The fair is open thru December 23, 10.00 am till 8.00 pm. Last but not least you can visit the City Hall-organized « Bucharest Christmas Market » in University Square, where you can admire the 17meter tall Christmas Tree side by side with Santa Claus’s home. Here you can find traditional Romanian objects, wooden toys, Christmas decorations, mulled wine and various food delights including roasted chestnuts, gingerbread, sausages or doughnuts.

Source: Nine o’clock ()

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