For about two weeks we have started to feel like Christmas is actually coming. The capital city is bashfully putting on its winter clothes – the absence of the general city mayor who is currently under investigation may have something to do with the not-so-Christmas-shine Bucharest we see by night. Still, we have to prepare gifts for our loved ones, even though the general atmosphere doesn’t help much. So what better place for finding unique Christmas presents than special markets and fairs?
First thing first, you should have in mind that financial advisors suggest to spend for Christmas no more than one and a half of the sum you invested in your summer vacation.
From last years’ experience, most of the shopping centers will organize indoor or outdoor fairs with traditional products and special Christmas products, while the program will exceed the normal hours. Also, an alternative can be online shopping, but you must pay attention to the delivery services and even to take into consideration that packages might be delayed till after Christmas.
When it comes to food, the statistics presented by the Federation of Romanian Tourism Patronages for last Christmas has shown that Romanians spent over EUR 1 billion on this holiday. Over 7 million ”cozonacs” (traditional sponge cakes) were bought, not to mention how many were home-made considering the fact that this dessert is traditionally served during Christmas, over 50 million liters of wine purchased and 160 million eggs consumed.
Romexpo hosts Targul Cadourilor de Craciun (Christmas Presents Fair) from December 4 to December 13, offering textile products, garments, articles, fur, leather goods, shoes and accessories, cosmetics, jewelry, perfumes, service providers, magazines and specialized publications, decorations and winter holiday products.
The city council presents Bucharest Christmas Market, which will take place from November 27 to December 27, in Universitatii Square. Besides shopping, you can also donate books and toys for children. There will also be a stage where concerts will be performed by well-known artists or carol singers.
Impact Fair brings together Romanian brands such as Upside Down, Iutta, Wundercraft, Made in Roșia Montană, Merci Charity Boutique, Fundatia Inima de Copil, Foldo, Sunday Bagels and Coffee, Fundatia Motivation Romania, Organizatia Umanitară CONCORDIA, Touched Collection, Atelierul de Pânză, Dizainăr, Asociatia Mesterilor Populari Copaceni and Social Gym between December 5-6 at Impact Hub (5 Halelor Street).
In the same Impact Hub location, Dichisar team expects visitors between December 12-13 with fun, food & Christmas shopping with mostly Romanian designers’ products.
Unfortunately, at the time Business Review went to print, no other Christmas Fair was announced.