KIDEX is a fair for… you guessed it, kids! This year it will take place from December 3-6 at Romexpo. It gathers pretty much everything that comes under the umbrella of childcare, including baby food, vitamins and supplements, medicines, feeding equipment, bathing and hygiene essentials, furniture, decorations, car seats, cradles, bicycles and more. Children attending the fair can meet characters from fairytales, elves and snowmen and will have the opportunity to play various games, take a sledge ride and enjoy lollipops. Parents, guardians and parents-to-be can also take part in competitions organized for them.
SOUVENIRS, an international exhibition of gifts and souvenirs, will take place at the same time and venue, December 3-6 at Romexpo. This is the place to go if you want some special decorations for your Christmas tree. Also on display will be an array of toys, jewelry, cosmetics, glass products, icons and decorations.
SAINT NICHOLAS’S FAIR will celebrate this first of the December winter holidays for Romanians from December 4-6 at the Romanian Peasant’s Museum. It is a traditional fair with time-honored products made by craftsmen who will try to tempt shoppers to buy their pottery, carpets, chairs, decorations, masks, musical instruments, icons, toys and clothing.
THE CHRISTMAS GIFTS FESTIVAL opens for the first time on the first floor of Palace Hall on December 4. Craftsmen will attend to display flower arrangements, Christmas decorations and figurines of fairytale characters. Not only that, but the event will take cater to those with a sweet tooth, with traditional sweets and cakes such as ginger bread and cozonac, while children can choose from toys and books of fairytales. The fair will also showcase a variety of jewels and bio-cosmetic products for the appearance-conscious. To get in the festive spirit, visitors can buy CDs of their favorite Christmas carols. The event will run until December 23.
I BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUSE is an annual fair organized by the City Hall in Cismigiu Park. The opening will take place on December 4 with a concert by the Rise Choir from the United States, which is famous for its gospel repertoire. This also marks the moment when the Christmas lights are switched on in the capital. Every morning there will be special programs for children. Until the close of the fair, on December 13, Romanian and foreign artists, bands and choirs will play in the park, including Brad Vee Johnson, Monica Anghel, Paula Seling, Narcisa Suciu, Analia Selis, El Negro, Directia 5, Vunk, VH2, Proconsul and Bere Gratis.