Santa Claus and his dwarves welcome the residents and guests of Veliko Tarnovo in Marno Pole Park for the Veliko Tarnovo Christmas Bazaar. Colorful fireworks in the December sky marked the opening of the fabulous Christmas town, located in the centre of the Old Capital.
A series of children’s theatre productions will please the kids in this year’s Veliko Tarnovo Holiday season. On the stage of “Vesel” will be presented the plays “The Little Match Girl” (November 25), “Christmas with Friends” (2 December), “Christmas Snowflakes” (December 9), “The Shoemaker and the Dwarves” (December 16). One of the most exciting events of the Veliko Tarnovo Holiday season will be the magic matinee for children and parents “Christmas wonders with Astor and Angel Zaberski brass band”. The show will be in December,10th in the big hall of the Veliko Turnovo Theater. On Saturday 9th and 16th of December, in the municipality’s hall, the children will be able to make Christmas souvenirs, toys and the traditional sourvakinitsi.
Veliko Tarnovo holiday season was officially opened with a rich and diverse program. The beginning of the cultural Christmas month in Veliko Tarnovo was put on 24th, November with the ceremony of lighting up the Christmas decoration in the town. The illuminations were impressive: hundreds of Christmas tree toys and more than 1,000 luminous elements were gleaming, fireworks brightened the sky and that is how the Christmas magic began. The children were entertained with a puppet show at the stage in front of the municipality, there was music, joy, plenty of glowing emotions.
There is the house (now a museum) of one of the most eminent Bulgarian writers (born in Veliko Tarnovo) of the 20th century-Emiliyan Stanev. Walking down the little square you will pass by the coppersmith’s workshop and that is where the cobbled street ends. You have now reached Velchova zavera square and the new, modern town is right in front of you. The old days are just a step behind and one can always go back into the peace of the past times.
Samovodskata charsiya is a street in the old part of Veliko Tarnovo, famous for its beautifully preserved traditional houses, cobblestone paving, small workshops, antique shops, galleries, little squares and the emblematic Hadji Nikoli”s inn ( an imposing edifice from the period of the Bulgarian Revival, built by the prominent master builder Koliu Ficheto). Samovodskata charsiya was formed in the 19th century- a period starting in the 60s and stretching out to the 70s.