German-style Christmas markets again are a feature of the Festive Season in various Bulgarian cities and towns.
In Sofia, the German Christmas bazaar is in the City Garden, open from 11am to 9pm until December 22. Mulled wine, traditional Yuletide delicacies and craft creations that could make ideal gifts are on offer at a number of stalls.
Father Christmas makes an appearance daily at 5pm.
A percentage of traders’ profits will go to assist children with haematological illnesses.
In Bulgaria’s second city, Plovdiv, the German Christmas Bazaar is being held in front of the main municipal building until December 22.
Mall Galeria Plovdiv is hosting a handmade gifts bazaar from December 13 to 15.
On December 20, 21 and 22, the Bulgarian Mothers’ Movement is hosting a Christmas charity bazaar in Plovdiv.
In Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Varna, an amusement park and festive season bazaar will be open at the parking area outside Mall Varna until January 7.
Throughout December, there is also a Christmas and New Year Bazaar at Varna’s Palace of Culture and Sport.
Also on the Black Sea coastline, the city of Bourgas will have a Christmas Charity Bazaar, organised by the Bulgarian Mothers’ Movement, at the Mall Galeria on December 14 and 15.
There will be a Christmas Charity Bazaar at Bourgas’ Mall Plaza on December 20, 21 and 22.
In the Danubian city of Rousse, a Christmas Bazaar is to be held from December 5 to January 7 in Alexandrovska Street. Attractions will include an ice-skating rink.
Veliko Turnovo’s Austrian-style Christkindlmarkt features 25 wooden stalls, a roofed stage and children’s entertainment. On offer are handmade gifts, Christmas decorations and toys, traditionl cuisine and, of course, mulled wine. The bazaar will be open until December 31.
In Dobrich, the traditional Christmas-New Year bazaar features pavilions and stalls in Svoboda Square, offering Christmas cards, survaknitsi (part of Bulgarian New Year’s traditions), honey and bee products, wine, artworks, souvenirs and toys. The bazaar will be open until December 31.
The town of Sliven is holding its Christmas and New Year Bazaar from December 12 to 31 in Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard.
Stara Zagora has more than one Christmas Bazaar, in front of the Museum of Religions, and another near the former Eloktrodom store, throughout December. A bazaar also is being held in Galeria Mall in the city from December 6 to 31.
Blagoevgrad will hold a Christmas Bazaar from December 5 to January 13 in Georgi Izmirliev Square.
(Photo: German embassy Sofia)