Bratislava Christmas Market 2017

The Christmas market in Bratislava has a long tradition and is a great place for people getting together for eating and drinking traditional dishes and drinks as well as maybe do some small shopping. It is always pretty crowded and having a great atmosphere. Around 100 booths are opened every year.

The market is organised by Bratislava city and can be found on Main square, Františkánske square, Courtyard of the Old Town Hall, Hviezdoslavovo square, Square of Milana R. Štefánika, and Primacial square, located in the historical center. It is opened most of the day as well as in the evening hours.

24 November, 5:00 pm – Grand Opening of the Christmas Market at Hlavné Námestie and lighting of the Christmas tree by the Mayor of Bratislava – featuring VERTIGO (acrobatics), CreDance (dancing) and BANDA (world music)

VIANOČNÝ UNIKÁT (A UNIQUE CHRISTMAS) St. John of Nepomuk Courtyard in the Primate’s Palace – 1 December 2017, 5:00 pm, celebratory lighting of decorated Christmas trees and grand opening of the unique Christmas forest, ornaments created and trees decorated by pupils at Bratislava’s kindergartens, primary schools and art schools. The most beautifully decorated tree will receive an award from the City Mayor.
Alley of Christmas Wishes under the Mistletoe 1-22 December 2017, Kostolná ulica International Christmas and Advent Music Festival 8 December 2017, Clarissine Church Christmas Balcony (Early Christmas Concert in an Unusual Location) 11 December 2017, 6:00 pm Balcony of the Primate’s Palace

HLAVNÉ NÁMESTIE / MAIN SQUARE (selected concerts)

25 November, 6:00 pm – Peter Lipa & Band – Slovak jazz legend in concert

26 November, 6:00 pm – Iconito – young Slovak group in concert

28 November, 7:00 pm – Fats Jazz Band – swing band

30 November, 7:00 pm – KatArs – á capella group from Nitra

1 December, 3:30 pm – Bystrina, folklore ensemble from Banská Bystrica

1 December, 7:00 pm – Janais – indie-pop concert

2 December, 7:00 pm – Natália Hatalová & Band – concert

3 December, 3:30 pm – Devín Folklore Group, Bratislava

3 December, 6:00 pm – Close Harmony Friends – á cappella concert

7 December, 7:00 pm – Katarína Koščová and Band – Christmas concert

8 December, 3:30 pm – Hrušov and Ragačinka Folklore Ensemble, Hrušov

8 December, 7:00 pm – Martin Harich and Band, former Superstar contestant in concert

9 December, 5:00 pm – Papyllon – alternative rock, Slovak band from Prešov

9 December, 7:00 pm – Slovak Tango, 1920s and 1930s music from Slovakia

10 December – 3:30 pm – Rozmarín, folklore ensemble from Pliešovce

10 December, 6:00 pm – Marian Greksa’s Modus Memory – concert

13 December, 6:00 pm – The Hope Gospel Singers & Band, conducted by Iveta Weiss Viskupová (Christmas concert)

14 December, 7:00 pm – Apollo Choir, conducted by Milan Kolena – Christmas concert

15 December, 3:30 pm – Dúbravček, folklore ensemble from Považská Bystrica

15 December, 7:00 pm – Rusín Čendeš Orchestra – World Ethno Concert

16 December, 3:30 pm – Inovec, folklore ensemble from Zlaté Moravce

16 December, 7:00 pm – Nebeská Muzika (Heavenly Music) – in concert

17 December, 3:30 pm – Pohronci, folklore ensemble from Šumiac

17 December, 6:00 pm – Bratislava City Choir, conducted by Ladislav Holásek (Christmas concert)

20 December, 7:00 pm – Starmania (Christmas concert with an international repertoire)

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