Dreaming traveling to Romania?

Dreaming traveling to Romania?

Our Christmas suggestion: Bucharest, Brasov & Sibiu

We all know Christmas is a magical time. Probably the most anticipated time of the year. Planning to visit Romania this Christmas? That’s awesome!

Romanians love their holiday traditions, spending time with families, caroling, and eating traditional food. So if you want to have a taste of the culture, spending Christmas in Bucharest, or anywhere in Romania will be the greatest experience.


Starting December 1st the whole city of


gets a different kind of vibe. The vibe of lights, snow, and joy. And ofcourse wine! There are plenty of fairs and more than one Christmas markets in Bucharest in December. You will find one in every part of the city and a few in the city center. But the most popular one is the Bucharest Christmas Market at Universitatii Square (Piata Universitatii) which opens around mid-November.

The Christmas Market is impossible to miss if you are downtown as it has millions of lights, decorated Christmas trees, nativity scenes, elves, Santas, wooden houses like in the fairy tales and lots of traditional food and sweets, as well as souvenirs.

Entrance fees at Bucharest Christmas Market:

There is a small entrance fee required by the organizers this year.

You can purchase the tickets either online, or at the market.

Tickets are CHEAPER if you buy them online: 5 RON / person, and if you get them at the market it will be 7 RON / person.

Traditional food & drinks

Romania has lots of traditional food such as pork specialties, fasole cu ciolan, and sarmale alata de boeuf (Boeuf Salad), Salata de vinete (Eggplant Salad), Piftie

Pastries and sweets have their place of honor:

  • Cozonac: a traditional sweet bread that implicated a mixture of milk,
  • Home-made chocolate: everyone’s favorite. It’s not the chocolate you would be used to, but a kind made with powder milk.And ofcourse let us mention the famous drinks:
  • Mulled wine or Vin Fiert: nothing to warm you up better, and introduce you to the spirit of Christmas in Bucharest than mulled wine.
  • Artisan beers and teas: Romanian pride themselves on the multitude of leafs that grow everywhere and can be made into amazing and healthy tea. But if you are not a tea person nor a wine person, you will love the artisan beer.Traditional Christmas dinnersin Romania usually start with appetizers, followed by soup, a main dish, and, of course, dessert. Oh, and a lot of pre-dinner drinks, during meal drinks, and after-meal drinks.Now, all those delicious dishes and drinks can get a bit heavy on your stomach (and liver). So we have found a few activities that you can include during your Christmas in Bucharest.
  • Stroll around the Old City and Carturesti Library: a walk after a meal is always a good idea. And walking around the Old City is always a great idea. The lights and music will be food for soul. And since you are at it enter Carturesti Library– a six stories library covering over 1000 sqm. It also has an entire basement dedicated to art, and a bistro at level 6. Enjoy!
  • Ice Skating in AFI Palace Cotroceni: what a better way to burn all those calories than by ice skating? AFI mall has a great skating ring that you will love. And since you are here you can also go to the Museum of Senses.  https://www.en.aficotroceni.ro/brands/distractie/museum-senses/

Christmas Shopping in Bucharest

If you like Christmas, you will love shopping for Christmas in Bucharest!

Special wooden houses with souvenirs, traditional sweets and drinks, and other delicacies pop up all over the city.

You can take home some wool mittens for your loved ones, or a gingerbread house styled to perfection. If you want a different shopping experience, more on the luxurious/ fashion side, pay a visit to the shops on Victoriei Street (Calea Victoriei) or in Baneasa Shopping Mall.

You will find Christmas shopping in Bucharest more affordable, compared to other European capitals, so don’t worry about putting a dent in your wallet.

 Traditional Romanian Restaurant Dinner

There is no place like home to spend Christmas unless it’s a traditional Romanian restaurant, which is the next best thing.

Caru’ cu Bere (5 Stavropoleos street) is a famous beerhouse opened in 1879. The neogothic style building is impressive on the outside and decorated with paintings, stained glass, mosaics and carved panels on the inside.

It could easily be a museum, but it’s something even better – a unique place in Europe all foodies should check out.

Warm Up With Tea

Bohemia Tea House or Infinitea are just two of the lovely tea houses you can find in Bucharest.

The festive atmosphere is lovely and the decors impressive.

Build a Snowman

When was the last time you built a snowman? If you don’t remember, it’s a clear sign you need to repeat the experience.

The parks in Bucharest are amazing and it often snows in Bucharest in November or early December.

Tineretului Park (Parcul Tineretului) is amazing in winter and closer to the city center compared to another famous park, Herastrau.



Visit Brasov

Brasov is one of the most beautiful cities in Romania. Here’s what you can find here:

  • Traditional food and sweets: some of the dishes found in Brasov Christmas Markets can be a bit different than the ones found in Bucharest Christmas Markets. The area is highly infuenced by Saxons, so brace yourslef for a new culinary experience.
  • Mulled wine and artisan beers: there is no winter without mulled wine! So you will find plenty of it here as well.
  • Santa’s Workshop: if you travel with kids, there are plenty of activities for them as well. Or for the child in you, why not?

Visit Peles Castle and Dracula’s Castle

Since you are in the Brasov area, it’s a shame not to go to visit the famous nearby castles.

Peles Castle is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Europe, and the most visited one in Romania.  Recently is was a movie set for a popular film called A Christmas Prince. Check it out on IMDB. → https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7608418/locations

Dracula’s Castle (Bran Castle) is the most visited castle in Romania by foreign tourists. Quite understandable we’d say.

Day Trips to Transylvania

Yes, Bucharest is magnificent for Christmas. But Transilvania is always beautiful to visit. Especially for Christmas.

It’s important to keep in mind that most museums and historical monuments will be closed during Christmas days. That is why a day trip from Bucharest is a good idea.


Visit Sibiu Christmas Market

Sibiu Christmas Market has been declared the most beautiful market in Romania, for years.

Located in the heart of Transylvania, Sibiu brings forward the finest traditions, foods, and drinks from the area. An absolute delight to visit any day, but especially during the holiday seasons.


If you have found interesting, visiting Romania for your Christmas Holidays, then maybe you would find a great opportunity our organised excursion to Bucharest, Brasov & Sibiu. Check below our package offer:


Departures from Chania: 21/12-27/12/22

✈ 7 days Via plane, from 850€ per person.


We provide you:

✔ Accommodation in 4* hotels.


Highlights of your Christmas ? Trip:

✅ Spend 3 nights in Bucharest! A traditional and warm ? Christmas atmosphere at the capital of Romania.

✅ Spend 3 nights in Brasov. The Christmas market along with the ski slopes ? at Poiana Brasov or Predeal are just pure magic. ?

✅ Spend a one day trip at the Christmas market ? of Sibiu. It stands out for its fairytale setting right in the central square of the city. With a 24 meter high Christmas ? tree and 110 wooden ? houses.


Don’t miss it! ?

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