Christmas Markets November 25 - December 23, 2011
Bratislava Christmas Markets take place annually from late November to December in three central squares - Hviezdoslavovo Square, Main Square and Frantiskanske Square.
The squares fill up with wooden booths with vendors offering traditional Slovak Christmas decorations and gifts and a variety of traditional food and drinks. Locals come for lunch and to meet up with friends in the evenings so the small market really fills up.
The city Christmas tree is located in the Main Square and the Old Town Christmas Tree and wooden nativity scene in Hviezdoslavovo Square.
Traditional Christmas dishes include the potato crepes "Lokse" with sweet (jam, poppy seeds) or savoury (lard, chicken liver, cabbage) fillings, grilled pork or chicken "Ciganska Pecienka" in a bun, bread with lard and onion. There are two main traditional drinks: mulled wine with spices (both white and red), Christmas Punch with fruit and Slovak honey wine Medovina (similar to mead).
The markets are open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.
Comments from our visitors:
Martin wrote on 02.12.2013 at 19:05:18:
Hi folks. I'm visiting Bratislava for the first time this weekend coming. I was looking for some advice/ideas for having a great weekend etc????
Herman van Eeden wrote on 28.11.2012 at 09:11:54:
A regular visitor to Bratislava. The Christmas market looksvery nice.
shirley wrote on 28.10.2011 at 19:21:51:
You can get a Slovak to English translation dictionary at any decent size book store.
Vicki Mattingly wrote on 31.01.2009 at 09:08:06:
I am an american and I am wondering if there is a book publisher that publishes a Bratislava to English translate dictionary?