Each year the Advent creates the most romantic places in cities. Opava's city centre transforms into a magical realm of Christmas lights and traditions, emitting the fragrance of wood and sweet punch. Friends and relatives gather beneath the lighted tree to wish one another happy holidays.
At the Christmas market, you can buy last-minute gifts or just any bits and bobs that bring a smile to your face. The most inviting feature of these markets is the food and drink: sausages, mulled wine, trdelník sweet pastries, roasted chestnuts, and various other goodies. The atmosphere is enhanced by performances of live bands, famous singers, as well as folk ensembles performing Christmas carols. And of course there is a fireworks display and supplementary programmes for children.