As the weather chills and the cold season descends upon us, we can’t help but notice that the city, along with everyone else, is gearing up for the upcoming holiday season. The Black Friday frenzy has initiated the gift-shopping spree, and now, restaurants, hotels and shops are adorning their windows with festive decorations. In just a matter of days, the cityscape will be illuminated by the glow of street lights, turning our surroundings into a magical fairy tale setting. Soon, it will be the most wonderful time of the year in Bucharest!

Therefore, we extend an invitation for you to immerse yourself in the captivating realm of Christmas and explore the many things to do in Bucharest, ensuring an unforgettable experience in the capital of Romania during the winter holidays.

Why should you spend Christmas in Bucharest?

City of Lights and Festive Delights

On December 1st, Romania’s National Day, Bucharest transforms into a dazzling spectacle that lasts the entire holiday season. Picture tree-lined boulevards adorned with twinkling lights, historic landmarks illuminated with festive colors, and the city’s heart pulsating with the joyous spirit of Christmas. The lights will be turned on along Magheru, Bălcescu, Aviatorilor, I. C. Brătianu, Constantin Prezan boulevards, on Victoriei Avenue, at Charles de Gaulle roundabout, and in Romană and Victoriei squares.

Hotel Cismigiu, one of the best hotels in Bucharest, is strategically located in the city center, within a short distance from the vibrant heart of the city pulsating with the joyous spirit of Christmas in Bucharest. Explore the nearby iconic landmarks, take a walk through the beautifully illuminated boulevards and experience the unique charm of Bucharest during the winter holidays—all within easy reach from Hotel Cismigiu, your preferred boutique hotel in the city.

Christmas Markets and Shopping Extravaganza

Stroll through Bucharest’s charming Christmas markets, where the air is filled with the melodies of carolers, and stalls offer handmade crafts and delicious treats! The nearby shopping districts invite you to find the perfect gifts for your loved ones or a little something for yourself.

The grandest Christmas Market in Romania is set to unveil its wonders on November 30th in Constitution Square, just a delightful 15-minute stroll from Hotel Cismigiu. This is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in Bucharest. It is not just a market, but a celebration of local craftsmanship and products—a craft fair boasting over 130 Christmas stalls, showcasing the talents of artisans from every corner of the country and local producers.

Entrance is complimentary, and the market will be open for exploration until December 26th. It serves as an ideal haven to unearth authentic creations and collect souvenirs commemorating your visit to Bucharest, and one of the most importantthings to see in Bucharest during the festive season.

Cultural Delights & Christmas Carols Shows

Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of this Christmas in Bucharest with seasonal concerts, theater performances and art exhibitions. In September, we had the George Enescu Festival, but it is in December when the city comes alive with a vibrant tapestry of events in Bucharest that celebrate the spirit of the season!

In addition to the classic Christmas Carols Concerts like the Stefan Banica Show and Stefan Hrusca Show, don’t miss the chance to experience the enchanting Imperial Christmas Gala by the renowned Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra on December 23rd at the Romanian Athenaeum. Secure your tickets here. Also on December 23rd, you can witness Nigel Kennedy, the top-selling violinist of all time, captivating the audience at the Palace Hall with a remarkable performance featuring pieces from the legendary rock musician Jimi Hendrix.

Christmas in Bucharest: Ice Skating Under the Stars

Feel the crisp winter air as you glide gracefully on Bucharest’s outdoor ice rinks! Whether you’re a seasoned skater or a first-timer, the experience is nothing short of magical. 600 square meters of ice await you at the Ice Rink in Cișmigiu Park, located in the immediate vicinity of our Bucharest Hotel Cișmigiu. Picture yourself on a winter evening, surrounded by the centuries-old oaks of Cișmigiu Park, as you glide through the crisp air, in a fairy-tale-like scene on the ice!

Winter Wonderland at Hotel Cismigiu 

Then, step into our warm and welcoming abode, where the holiday magic comes alive. Our lobby is a symphony of festive decorations, a towering Christmas tree, and the comforting aroma of seasonal treats. Experience the coziness of our rooms as you look out onto the snowy cityscape, when you come for a holiday or a city break in Bucharest.

Also, let’s not forget the taste of Christmas! From traditional Romanian delights to international favorites, the culinary teams from Cismigiu – Bistro la Etaj and Beraria Gambrinus will create a gastronomic journey that mirrors the rich cultural tapestry of Bucharest.

Hotel Cismigiu is not just a place for your accommodation at a hotel in Bucharest. Here, you’re not just a visitor; you’re part of the Bucharest holiday celebration. Our central location ensures you’re mere steps away from the city’s festive pulse, making your stay both convenient and unforgettable. This holiday season, travel to Bucharest, let it cast its spell on you and let us be your home amidst the season cheer. Book now your winter escape and unwrap the gift of an unforgettable Christmas in the heart of Bucharest!

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