Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market now open at Hastahana Park

The lighting of the large and richly decorated Christmas tree (12 m) marked the start of the 7th Annual Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market at Hastahana-Prof. Dr. Nijaza Durakovića Park.

From December 6, 2017 to January 13, 2018, it is here that the following holidays: Hanukkah, both Christmases and the New Year, according to both the Gregorian and Julian calendars, will be celebrated in Sarajevo at the end of this year and the beginning of the next.

This year's edition of the cheeriest and largest holiday manifestation in Sarajevo will offer a series of interesting attractions for all ages. The market is organized by the Sarajevo Navigator Foundation and ZUP Baščaršija and has received support from the City of Sarajevo, Centar Municipality and the Tourist Association of Sarajevo Canton.

The bazaar section of the market features more than 50 vendors -- artisans and producers of handicrafts, shops for fans of Sarajevo sport clubs, food and drink producers.... The POLI Gastro Corner, which is located next to the bazaar, is a place where visitors can indulge themselves in a variety of beverages provided by this year's market sponsors (Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, Tikveš Winery, Vispak), as well as the delicious food prepared by chefs that will be brought together at the GastroID Center for Hospitality and Tourism Development.

There is also the LINO Amusement Park with its little cars, merry-go-round and roller coaster, and the Coca-Cola Santa Claus Village has the Coca-Cola Souvenir Shop, Sweet House and Santa Claus' House, where children will be greeted daily by Santa's friends, Elf and Photographer, during their visit.

The new attraction at this year's Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market is the picturesque Pony Ranch, with the three little horses that children can ride, pet, feed....

The Jaffa Skating Rink occupies around 400 m2. During December the cost of skating will be 2KM and during January and up until February 11 free skating sessions will be organized for Sarajevo primary and high school students. This arrangement is made possible by support from Centar Municipality and Prof. Dr. Nedžad Ajnadžić, the mayor of the municipality.

The Argeta Junior Play House will be set up for youngsters, who can have a good time while learning useful things.
As in previous years, the PAN Winter Pub is sure to have the best atmosphere at the Sarajevo Holiday Market. Housed beneath a large tent, this little “tavern” will be hosting After Work Parties every afternoon for the duration of the Market, and at night the Pub will serve as a venue for concerts, promotions, food tastings….

The outdoor shows held on the BH Telecom Ultra Stage will also lend to the atmosphere, with daily performances by the DJ, Santa Sister, as well as other performers, animators, mascots….

The many other events and attractions will help create a fuller holiday season in Sarajevo, making this year’s Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market a winter fairy tale in the heart of Sarajevo and an attraction for local residents and visitors alike.

Just a reminder that the Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market is a joint project organized by U.G. ZUP Baščaršija and the Sarajevo Navigator Foundation, and was initially made possible with support from the USAID-Sida FIRMA Project and in cooperation with the City of Sarajevo.