Each year, towns turn into places which resemble a fairytale country. And it won’t be different in Trnava. This year it has prepared a lot of innovations and Christmas refinements. You should also become a part of the Christmas TRNAVA and enjoy unforgettable moments with your loved ones.The very first and most important information is that Christmas at Trnava is here for you from the 25th of November to the 31th of December. Should it happen that you forget, don’t lose heart. You will be surely reminded by the perfect light decoration that welcomes visitors at the town entrance and enhances the atmosphere of the Christmas markets. In addition to the 15-meter Christmas tree placed on the Trinity Square, there are 100 additional small living trees placed on the pedestrian zone.
The opening of the Christmas market Trnava 2016 begins with an extraordinary experience associated with large-screen projection already on the 25th of November. The Festival of Lights in Trnava is combined with a form of light art that is becoming increasingly popular abroad and in Slovakia as well. It is performed by civic association TRAKT.
In addition to the program at the Trinity main square, activities were added to the Juraj Fándly Library, to the Western Slovakia Museum and to the shopping centre City Arena. Christmas in the library offers you a relaxing environment in the Juraj Fándly Library where this year, you can look forward to interesting guests, presentations of new books and contests. On the other hand, The Advent in the Museum offers you a transfer in time to the time and atmosphere of Christmas of the 60s of the 20th century. The exhibition consists of a apartment interior with furniture and accessories styled in the period of 60s. For visitors of Trnava at Christmas, there’s one free entry prepared everyday except for Monday.
Children are an essential part of our lives and therefore Trnava at Christmas has prepared a plenty of programmes for even the smallest ones. There will be a theatrical performance prepared on the main stage every Sunday at 3.00 pm. For children who love animals, pony ride is prepared from the beginning of the Christmas market until the New Year. Pre-Christmas workshops are also a part of the programme.
For Christians, Advent is the beginning of the ecclesiastic year. Don’t forget that it is a Christmas tradition to light the advent candles. Every Saturday, always at 5.00 pm a priest from another parish talks to the Christians and visitors of the Christmas Trnava and blesses and lights an Advent candle.
The TIRNAVIA region has also prepared an experience for its visitors. ˝The Town Tower with lanterns˝ awaits you during Thursdays and Sundays. Keep in mind that during the Christmas market, the Town Tower is open on Fridays and Saturdays until 9.00 pm.
The stars of Trnava at Christmas relieves your stress in these hectic times for 4 times in the form of Four Advent concerts and therefore visitors who love good music can listen to their hearts‘ content. Some of the performers will be: TRNKA, Robert Opatovský or famous Slovak singer Mária Čirová.
An inseparable part of Trnava at Christmas are Medieval Christmas markets. Also this year, the town has a historical atmosphere and we are looking forward to seeing all the craft products and to enjoying this atmosphere from 16th of December to 18th of December 2016.
Sports enthusiasts also find something they like this year. We certainly don’t forget them during winter time and we have organized The 1st Nicolaus run which allows each daredevil to run through the city. The 300 competitors start and compete on a 4 km long track. The start is scheduled on 4th of December 2016 at 11.00 am. The New Year will be welcomed by the New Year run - The Memorial of Ladislav Kmec.
Experience The New Year's Eve in Trnava! While saying good-bye to the old year and welcoming the new one you cannot miss fireworks, entertainment, champagne and friends. The Children's New Year's Eve begins at 4.00 pm and a small theatrical performance, a disco and a competition are prepared.
This year's programme of Trnava at Christmas is really rich and promises a number of experiences. It definitely doesn’t forget the main stage, on which a range of artists and skilful children from kindergartens and primary schools take over. For those who love meat specialties are prepared Saturday Feasts and roasting of a bull. A novelty that the most of you will hopefully appreciate is paper cups with the Christmas Trnava logo. Organisers, as the first in Slovakia, want to fight against indecomposable plastic waste. The most popular hot drink can be enjoyed from purchasable ceramic cup this year.
See the map
Trnava, Trojičné námestie