December is the traditionally the month when Hlavné, Františkánske and Hviezdoslavovo squares in Bratislava are alive with magical Christmas atmosphere. The most beautiful part of the town is full of savour of various delicacies and Christmas carols can be heard. It is full of people and good humour.
One can find handicraft products, ceramics, wood, glass, cornhusk and textile products of the counters of the lovely stalls in the square as well as in the courtyard of the Old Town Hall. The products of the Association of the Guild of Historical crafts are especially interesting.
The visitors appreciate Christmas dished and drinks corresponding to the traditional national gastronomy, mainly cabbage soup and dishes of fish and meat barbecued directly in the front of them. Also sweets can be found there, among them wafers, lokše (baked potato pancakes), honey cakes and hot toddy, punch or Christmas mead.
Right before Christmas vats with live carp and Christmas trees appear for sale. During December various programmes with wishes, carols and theatre performers telling Christmas stories are organised.
Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama