The Christmas Spirit has arrived in the Bulgarian capital. The residents and guests of Sofia can visit the traditional German Christmas Bazaar in the City Garden every day from 11:00 to 21:00 until December 20. There you can enjoy a glass of mulled wine, have some sausages and meet Santa Claus who is there every evening from 18:00 to 19:00 and gives away sweets.
From November 30 to December 5 the Handmade Fest in the National Palace of Culture also awaits you – an event that offers the most attractive handmade souvenirs and presents.
From December 12 to December 17 the Christmas Book Fair 2017 will also welcome you. The shopping centers in Sofia will offer an array of Christmas items. You will find souvenirs not only in Sofia’s tourist and information centers but also at the Women’s market (Zhenski Pazar) where you will find fresh fruit and vegetables, national folklore costumes, ceramic items and hand-knit woolen socks. The Christmas Spirit has challenged people to take part in Sofia Municipality’s traditional competition for most beautiful outdoor Christmas decoration and thus the balconies, courtyards and houses are now also embraced by the holiday spirit. The competition will end on January 15, 2018.