Video: 195 Seconds at Ljubljana’s Christmas Market

Ljubljana’s December holiday carnival has been on the receiving end of growing attention in travel and holiday circles, and for good reason. The light display is phenomenal, fanning out in all directions from the Slovenian capital’s historical city center, connecting a network of gift stands, food stalls and mulled wine stands.

Service with a smile, always.
Service with a smile, always.

It’s a popular time for locals who meet up for get-togethers throughout the month, but others are coming, too. On weekends there’s nearly as much Italian and English heard in the streets as there is Slovenian. German, Japanese and Chinese is not too uncommon.

In all 64 kilometers of light sculptures are strung around the old town center for which the city shelled out €166,000, or $228,000. Live music will be featured in five squares throughout the month while the lights and stands will remain through New Year’s day.

Here’s a quick video –195 seconds quick to be exact—of shots collected over the past few days to give you the general idea. It’s a bit on the dark side, for which I apologize; it’s also heavy on sausages, for which I do not.

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  1. Alli Farkas says

    Didn’t think much of the horsemeat salami (sigh…) but the rest of it was really cool. Such an inviting holiday atmosphere with all the lights, food, gifts. Chicago has something similar but much smaller called Christkindle Market, which is confined to a central plaza downtown. Lots of lights, lots of German food, and lots of international gifts. I bought a hand made Russian “bird of luck” there this year. Had never seen one before and I love it!

    1. BobR says

      Yes, seeing horse on pizzeria menus and in supermarkets does take some getting used to for many. I’m not much of a shopper so I mainly enjoy the atmosphere –and the fact that I can get a mug of hot mulled wine every 15 meters. 🙂

  2. restlessjo says

    Sling us a sausage, Bob. Feeling quite peckish! 🙂

    1. BobR says

      Happy to, Jo, but get in line. You’ll have to wait your turn. 🙂

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