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Christmas in Craiova 2023. Best Christmas markets. What to do

Christmas in Craiova

WHERE: Craiova, Romania
WHEN: from 17 November 2023 to 02 January 2024

The most beautiful Christmas markets in Romania? They are located in Craiova. At least according to what is indicated by Best European Destination, a reference point in the sector.

Splendid decorations and illuminations. Excellent gastronomic and street-food proposals. Workshops and activities for children. Music and concerts. This, and much more, make Craiova one of the Christmas places par excellence in Europe.
This year third in the ranking in the special ranking of the best Christmas markets 2023 for Best European Destinations and its followers.

The magic of advent and the party atmosphere invade all the streets and main squares of the city.
Christmas in Craiova is an event not to be missed. A party for the whole family.

Christmas in Craiova

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The events of Christmas in Craiova are located along the main streets and squares of the city.
In the central Mihai Viteazul square, you can admire the splendid Christmas tree, which dominates the center of the square, in front of the Town Hall.
Food stands, lights and spectacular scenographies contribute to making Christmas magical in the Romanian city.
Over a million LED lights are used for the set-up!

White lights that decorate trees, an evocative carousel and excellent street-food proposals characterize Shakespeare Square, the cultural place par excellence of the city. Right here, in fact, are the National Theater and the University.

Do the Old Town and Frații Buzești Square host concerts on weekends? Shows and exhibitions, from 6pm to 8pm.


In Craiova, more than anywhere else, you will be able to savor the authentic flavors of the Romanian gastronomic tradition.
Especially at Christmas.

Do not miss a taste of rolled meat or roast duck rolls accompanied by fried polenta. Stuffed prawns and leek dishes. The dried red peppers. All accompanied by excellent wine. Do not exaggerate, however, to gulp plum brandy !!!


The magic of Christmas in Craiova finds its maximum expression with the program for the little ones. And it couldn’t be otherwise.
During the advent period, in the main square, there will be many activities and creative workshops for children.
A visit from Santa Claus and the opportunity to write your own letter to post in the box are inevitable.
Also in Mihai Viteazul square, a fascinating ice rink is set up that will delight even adults.

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