Each child knows St. Nicholas for visiting our homes and leaving gifts in our stockings. For this reason, children are told to say prayers on the evenings of December 3rd, 4th and 5th and after having done their „homework“ on the 5th, they excitedly hang the stocking and wait for the next morning to see what they got :) Besides the traditional Christmas markets and Christmas days in Incheba which last almost until the Christmas Day, there are several events organized to keep you busy and in the right Christmas mood also around the upcoming „Mikulas“ weekend, with special activities where you and your little ones can meet St. Nicholas in Bratislava – check them out here!
ST. NICHOLAS ON ICE
Take your kids and have some fun time on ice, at the Winter Stadium of O. Nepela (10:00 – 12:00) or the Winter Stadium in Dubravka (16:00 – 18:00). All the kids will receive a special package of treats from the Santa :) Entry: 1 €. More info.
SPECIAL BAZAAR OF TOYS
Come to purchase toys for symbolic prices, which will be sold by other families from 10 am in the Sport Kids Park of the Eurovea Galleria Shopping Center (1st floor next to the cinema)!
SPECIAL RIDE ON THE PRESPORACIK RED TRAIN
3. – 4.12.
St. Nicholas and the train Bratislava train “Prešporáčik” invite all the good children for a sightseeing tour around the Bratislava castle. On both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am till 4 pm, while the starting spot is always in front of the Slovak National Theater at the Hviezdoslav’s square. Children up to 14 years have free entry and can be accompanied by an adult (for free as well). Details.
HRATISLAVA – FOR GAME FANS
3. – 4.12.
The first December weekend in Incheba Bratislava will belong to games and fun; the town of social games HRAtislava will open its gates! A whole one hall of the exhibition centre will turn into place where visitors can try and play more than 1 500 social games from all over the world. Games for children, family games, party games, observation games, strategy games, cooperative games and much more will be available at Incheba! Experienced lecturers will help the gamers choose the right game and advice on rules. If you are searching for a place where to have lots of fun during the pre-Christmas rush, be sure to visit the HRAtislava event. Christmas Days also offer lots of traditional and original presents for all your dearest ones. Plenty of fun, rest and perfect tips for presents are waiting for you in Incheba! More info.
ST. NICHOLAS IN AVION
All children are invited for a St. Nicholas afternoon on Sunday, December 4th, in Avion, where various events will be organized. The program starts at 3 pm and lasts till 5 pm. Besides this, you can also entertain them on the big ice rink available in this shopping mall – there will be a professional teaching kids to ice skate from 10:00 – 12:00 :) Free entry! More info.
SANTA CLAUS IN RIVER PARK
During the first December Sunday, the official ice-skating season in the River Park will be kicked off during a special event – from 10 am till 10 pm you’ll be able to watch professional performances on ice, meet mascots, party with Radio Zofka and compete for raffle prizes. More info.
ST. NICHOLAS IN THE PONTEO ACTIVITY PARK
If you are looking for a place around Bratislava where you can relax in wellness, play sports, go to a restaurant, play bowling or experience something unique, visit Ponteo Activity Park in Rusovce, Bratislava’s neighborhood. Starting at 3.30 pm on Sunday with a puppet theater, following with a surprise packages give-away (packages need to be ordered in advance), the event will end with a screening of the Garfield fairy-tale. Free entry but if you order the give-away package, it will cost you 6 €. All children up to 12 years will be able to play bowling for free all day long on that day, and they will receive a fruit juice for free. Parking, a playground, wifi and children’s corner are available for free. More info.
ST. NICHOLAS IN THE ZOO
Come to meet St. Nicholas who invites you to our ZOO for a special puppet show (11:45 to 15:00). In addition to gifts that will be given to the little ones, the kids will be able to feed animals through a commented feeding (12:15 – 13:15). Start at 11 am. More info.
ST. NICHOLAS IN THE KIDS POINT
Kids Point is the first unique family club in Bratislava and its surroundings which offers a modern, comfortable, aesthetic space for the whole family. It regularly organizes various events, parties, camps, babysitting sessions and courses for children and on the 4th December there will be a special Santa Claus event organized at 10.30 am as well as 3.30 pm. Entry: 12 € per a child, adults for free. The event will last 2,5 hours. Buy the ticket here.
CHILDREN’S CORNER AT THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS
4.12. + 6.12. + 13.12.
A special arbor at the Hviezdoslav’s square where the kids can listen to live music concerts, enjoy some ice skating on the ice rink and compete in a contest. Start always at 10 am :)
ST. NICHOLAS AT THE CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Come to the Hviezdoslav’s square at 4.30 pm with your little ones who will have a chance to participate in a rich program co-prepared by the children TV „RIK.“ Free entry! More info.
ST. NICHOLAS IN THE SLOVAK NATIONAL GALLERY
Experience the magic of St. Nicholas and pre-Christmas mood at the Esterhazy Palace in our national gallery with some art. Choose your creative workshop, warm yourself up drinking nice tea and watch theater performances. The event is for all the families with children up to 3 years. You need to register yourself via email firstname.lastname@example.org as the capacity is limited – entry is 3 € per family. The event starts at 3 pm and lasts till 6 pm. More info.
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NOTE: Some of the featured pictures come from the Facebook pages of the mentioned events.