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Christmas tree goes up in Main Square

SINCE November 12, Bratislava’s Main Square has been adorned with a, 15-metre-high Christmas tree. The 30-year-old spruce was donated to the city by Podunajské Biskupice resident Viliam Príkler. Visitors will be able to admire it until the end of the year, the SITA newswire wrote.

The Christmas tree at the Main Square is 15 m tall.(Source: SITA)

SINCE November 12, Bratislava’s Main Square has been adorned with a, 15-metre-high Christmas tree. The 30-year-old spruce was donated to the city by Podunajské Biskupice resident Viliam Príkler. Visitors will be able to admire it until the end of the year, the SITA newswire wrote.



Kiosks for the Christmas market are now being built in the Main Square and the adjacent Františkánske Square. The market will take place from November 28 until December 23 this year. One hundred and twenty-two vendors will operate from 107 kiosks. Of these, 41 will sell food products, including pork roasts, grilled sausages, bread with fat and onion, oil cakes, potato pancakes, sauerkraut soup, hot toddies, mulled wine, and grog (sweet tea with rum). Visitors will also be able to buy pastries, Christmas waffles, gingerbread, or mead.

The other 66 kiosks will sell Christmas presents. According to Eva Chudinová of Bratislava city council, the market should generate revenues for the city of about Sk9 million (€298,745).


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