Sibiu Christmas Market 2017 will take place in Piata Mare, with the opening date on November 17th at 7 pm. The Market is a cultural event organized by the Austrian Embassy and the local Sibiu authorities. The first edition took place in 2007, when Sibiu was the European Capital of Culture, together with Luxembourg. Most noteworthy, Sibiu Christmas Market is among the most popular Christmas fares in the entire world, as popular as the Vienna Christmas Markets or London’s Winter Wonderland.
11th edition: Sibiu Christmas Market 2017
The 11th edition of Sibiu Christmas Market will take place in 2017, starting November 17th at 7 pm. This year’s edition will gather over 100 national and foreign merchandisers. As some of you may remember, last year’s edition had a nice image projection in Piata Mare with trees and snow. This year, Piata Mare will also be illuminated with different video projections, which will make Sibiu a leader in the most illuminated city center in Romania.
The first edition took place in 2007 as a pilot edition. Back then, Piata Mare hosted 38 houses for merchandise, while today people can choose from over 80 sellers. Even from the first editions, the public received this event with an open heart. Furthermore, it soon became the only Christmas Market in Romania which is popular across the borders, reaching out to thousands of tourists each year.
This year, tourists can also opt for the newest feature, a 3-day city-break in one of the Sibiu, most beautiful cities in Romania. In addition, this package includes the following:
- 2 x nights accommodation at a chosen accommodation in Sibiu
- 2 x breakfast at the accommodation
- Specialized tour guide for Sibiu (about 2 hours)
- Tasting boiled wine
- Entrance Fee at Santa Claus’s Workshop (exclusive to children, adults will have
- access to the Council Tower)
- 1 x Santa’s Train (Exclusive for Children)
- Map with Sibiu city
- Internet access at the hotel
- All taxes
- Transfers to / from Sibiu Station or Bus Station to your hotel, as scheduled
During this city break you will visit other main attractions in Sibiu, such as The Evangelical Church, the Tower of the Council, Piata Mare, Piata Mica, the Liar’s Bridge and others. Plus, you will receive a voucher that you can spend on merchandise at Sibiu Christmas Market 2017.
All you need to do is to send your reservation via e-mail or call +40 269 211 344.
Sibiu Christmas Market Attractions
To start with, Santa’s Workshop is one of the most visited attractions at Sibiu Christmas Market. Here, children make a reservation weeks in advance, in order to join different games and workshops. They learn how to cook their favorite cinnamon cookie, how to draw, how to sew and many other educational activities.
Another main attraction at Sibiu Christmas Market 2017 is Santa’s Park, an amusement park children love to visit. Some of you may know already its location in the center of the Christmas Market, the one with a unique layout and design. Basically, children can join the carousel and take a ride with Santa’s train, while passing through an imaginative world.
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The most specific attraction at Sibiu Christmas Market 2017 remains the local merchandise. You can purchase woolen clothes and shoes for cold winter days, or you can buy a souvenir or a present for someone you love. In addition, you can purchase toys for children or home decorations to make your home prettier.
Food and beverages are what people love the most at the Christmas Market. Therefore, everyone who visits the Christmas Market must drink a hot wine and eat traditional food, followed by a sweet pancake or a cinnamon Kurtos.
To conclude with, regardless of what you eat, drink or purchase, Sibiu Christmas Market 2017 will be the best destination to visit this month. Here’s a video with the 2016 edition that we loved.
Have you ever visited Sibiu Christmas Market? What are your thoughts on this event?