Bulgarian Capital Sofia Lights Christmas Tree December 1

Society | November 26, 2009, Thursday // 13:16|  views

The lights of the living Christmas tree will be lit by new Sofia Mayor Fandakova on December 1, 2009. Photo by Sofia Photo Agency

The newly-elected Mayor of the Bulgarian capital is going to light the Sofia Christmas tree and the city Christmas lights at 6 pm on December 1, 2009.

For the first time in December 2009, Sofia is going to have a Christmas bazaar not unlike the other European capitals.

It will be called “Koledariya 2009”, and will be held in the park before the monument of the Soviet Army, featuring Christmas cookies, warmed wine, and puppet shows for the kids.

The 2009 Sofia Christmas tree will be the same living tree used for the last few years. It is the 50-year-old 15-meter pine in the garden before the Rila Hotel. It will be decorated with 800 meters of Christmas lights.

The economic crisis is affecting the Sofia Christmas lights as well as there are fewer private sponsors for them this year.

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