A Christmas market, a film festival, and Orthodox holidays mark the winter season in Slovakia.
As with other Eastern European Christmas Markets, the Christmas Market in Bratislava features live entertainment, traditional foods, and folk crafts for sale.
International Film Festival in Bratislava - DecemberThe International Film Festival in Bratislava is a winter even that has appeal for both locals and tourists. European, independent, and world film prizes are awarded to films judged best in their category.
Slovakia New Year's Eve in Bratislava - December 31Bratislava's Old Town becomes party central as performers, musicians, and spectators gather to ring in the New Year.
Orthodox Christmas in Slovakia - January 7Orthodox Christmas, celebrated January 7, is a day for attending services in the city's Orthodox cathedrals. Orthodox Christmas masses can be long but very beautiful; throngs of believers will attend church on this day, even if they rarely do so throughout the rest of the year.