From 11th November 2022 to 8th January 2023
Craiova is a city of creative and generous people, with amazing old buildings and green spaces, good vibe and fascinating traditions and gastronomy. Craiova which is an all year
round destination is simply magical at Christmas.
For a successful Christmas and in order to respect social distancing measures, Craiova Municipality has distributed the various Christmas events, Christmas markets, concerts, creative workshops, food stands in different places in the city. They are linked together by magical illuminations (over a million led bulbs) making Craiova not only one of the best Christmas Market in Europe but also the best Christmas Lights Destination in Romania.
On the "Mihai Viteazul" Square, opposite the Craiova Town Hall, you will relive your childhood by skating on the Ice Rink and you will be amazed by the magnificent Christmas tree. You will also taste Romanian culinary specialties as well as on Shakespeare Square which brings together Christmas Street Food Trucks but also rides and games for children.
Do you know that Craiova is the city where you can walk in the most beautiful historic centre in Romania? In the historic centre of Craiova, renovated in "La Belle Epoque" style, handmade products, artisans, concerts (opera, ballet, interactive shows) await you as well as creative workshops for children in Santa’s House.
Last, but not least, Craiova is a place to visit if you love traditional cuisine.If you try the local food such as roasted dock rolls with fried polenta, spicy dried red peppers, leek dishes, stuffed crayfish or meat rolled in cabbage leaves, drink wine and traditional plum brandy, you will fall in love with Craiova, its cuisine and its people.
Discover one of the most beautiful Christmas destinations this winter and let yourself be carried away by the fairy-tale atmosphere of Craiova at Christmas time.
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Christmas in Craiova
Top things to do
for Christmas in Craiova
Discover the beautiful Christmas Lights
Did you know that Craiova was the Christmas Romanian destination with the most beautiful Christmas lights? Over a million lights shine on Christmas in Craiova. Come and discover its magical illumniations this winter.
Workshops with Children
What could be more wonderful than seeing your child write his letter to Santa Claus? Creative workshops for children are organized in Craiova during the Christmas market. This winter treat yourself to memories for a lifetime by visiting one of the most beautiful Christmas destinations in Europe.
Take a tour on the Ice rink
For young and old alike who want to go back to childhood, nothing better at Christmas than to ice skate with loved ones. The Craiova ice rink is truly magical. After a little sport, you need to recharge your batteries by tasting the Romanian culinary specialties.
Taste the Romanian Food
Craiova is a place to visit if you love traditional cuisine.If you try the local food such as roasted dock rolls with fried polenta, spicy dried red peppers, leek dishes, stuffed crayfish or meat rolled in cabbage leaves, drink wine and traditional plum brandy, you will fall in love with Craiova, its cuisine and its people.
Christmas in Craiova
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