Magical Advent time is slowly but surely coming. Everyone wants to fully enjoy the unique atmosphere of the upcoming holidays, taste various homemade goodies, Christmas punch, mulled wine or mead, get to know something new and especially to be with their family or friends.

Visit Trnava where you will experience some of the most beautiful Advent markets in Slovakia. Be tempted by Christmas carols, illuminated streets, skilful craftsmen products and the smell of homemade specialties. All this waits for you at the Trinity Square from November 29th, and in addition to the pre-Christmas mood and lighting of the Christmas tree, you can also look forward to the performance of the well-known formation Fragile.

Do not miss the Advent concerts in the Church of St. Jacob every weekend at 8 pm, which is an experience thanks to the unique premises and excellent acoustics. We invite you to 4 Advent concerts that will tune you into the right Christmas atmosphere and allow you to slow down, contemplate and enjoy Advent time in peace and to the fullest.

Make your children happy and take them to see St. Nicholas who will visit the Trinity Square on December 5th. He will bring angels, devils and his sleigh. Various goodies will be waiting for all good children and a surprise will be prepared for them in a form of a concert.

Every Advent Saturday at 4 pm, as part of the Advent town Tours, the town guide will tell you about the “treasures” and attractions that Trnava has to offer. The starting point is always at the Trinity Square outside the Town Tower, where a guide dressed in a historic costume will wait for you. You do not need to book in advance and the tour is also for English speaking visitors.
 
Go back in time at the St. Nicholas Square near the Cathedral of St. Nicolas thanks to one of the most beautiful and most interesting Medieval Advent markets in Slovakia. You will find yourself in the Middle Ages for a while, where the craftsmen in historic costumes will demonstrate you what they are doing, you can enjoy the medieval cuisine, drink punch or tea from jugs at the Pilgrim's Tea House and the children will have fun on a wooden carousel. But markets are also unique as there is a live Advent calendar. Instead of sweets, in the calendar you will find original performances of dancers, jugglers and fakirs. Be sure to take decorations with you so that you and your children can decorate the prepared Christmas trees.

Overview of TOP events

Advent Markets in Trnava
Nov 29 - Dec 22, 2019
Trinity square, Trnava
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St. Nicholas in Trnava
December 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm
St. Nicholas Square, Trnava
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Medieval Advent Markets in Trnava
Dec. 13 - 15, 2019  from 12 am to 7 pm
St. Nicholas Square, Trnava
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Advent town Tours
30.11. / 7.12. / 14.12. / 21.12.2019
Every Advent Saturday at 4 pm
In front of the Town Tower, Trinity Square
Tours are free of charge

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Four Advent concerts
Dec 07 | Lúčnica Choir
Dec 14 | Metropolitan Orchestra and Guests
Dec 21 | Voci Allegre, Trnava Chamber Orchestra
Dec 29 | Janais
St. Jacob Church, Trnava at 8 pm
Ticket sale in TIC



Advent Programme in Trnava 2019 / List of concerts
November 29
6 pm Opening of Advent Markets and lighting up the Christmas tree
Fragile
 
November 30
4 pm Advent town tour
4 pm Gemini
5 pm Lighting up the first Advent candle
6 pm Neznámi
 
December 1
4 pm Sirka Cuvée Ensemble
6 pm Folk Ensemble Trnafčan
3 pm and 5 pm Fairy Tales at the Town Hall - Teátro Neline – The Knight Bajaja
5.30 pm and 7 pm Town Tower with lantern
 
December 3
3.30 pm Performance of Kindergarten and School children
6 pm Suchovský Choir
 
December 4
3.30 pm Performance of Kindergarten and School children
6 pm Cantica Nova
 
December 5
5.30 pm St. Nicholas in Trnava
St. Nicholas arrival in carriage
Children choir from Tulipán
Lighting up the Square
6 pm Spievankovo
5.30 pm and 7 pm Town Tower with lantern
 
December 6
3.30 pm Performance of Kindergarten and School children
6 pm Ukitas
8 pm La3no Cubano
 
December 7 
4 pm Advent town tour
4 pm Folk ensemble Opojčanka
5 pm Lighting up the second Advent candle
6 pm Ludo Kuruc Band
8 pm 4 Advent concerts - Lúčnica Choir
 
December 8
3 pm and 5 pm Fairy Tales at the Town Hall
Theatre at the attic – Kingdom at the attic
5.30 pm and 7 pm Town Tower with lantern
6 pm Voci Allegre
 
December 10
3.30 pm Performance of Kindergarten and School children
6 pm Graeme Mark
 
December 11
3.30 pm Performance of Kindergarten and School children
6 pm Slovakia sings carols
 
December 12
5.30 pm and 7 pm Town Tower with lantern
3.30 pm Performance of Kindergarten and School children
6 pm Kamión
 
December 13
12 am to 7 pm Medieval Advent Markets
3.30 pm Performance of Kindergarten and School children
6 pm Sweeping the Square (Children Folk Ensemble Trnavček)
8 pm Funny Fellows
 
December 14

10 am to 7 pm Medieval Advent Markets 
4 pm Advent town tour
4 pm Folk ensemble Rozárka, Elementary School in Častá
5 pm Lighting up the third Advent candle
6 pm Balkansambel
8 pm 4 Advent concerts - Metropolitan Orchestra and Opera Guests
 
December 15
10 am to 7 pm Medieval Advent Markets
3 pm and 5 pm Fairy Tales at the Town Hall
Agapé Theatre – Winter Fairy Tale
5.30 pm and 7 pm Town Tower with lantern
4 pm Vlčkovanka
6 pm Vrbovské Vŕby
 
December 17

3.30 pm Performance of Kindergarten and School children
6 pm Druhý Dych
 
December 18
3.30 pm Performance of Kindergarten and School children
6 pm Live Guitars Duet
 
December 19
5.30 pm and 7 pm Town Tower with lantern
3.30 pm Performance of Kindergarten and School children
6 pm Folk ensemble Dudváh
  
December 20
3.30 pm Performance of Kindergarten and School children
5.45 pm Bethlehem Light handover
6 pm FidliCanti
8 pm N3O
 
December 21
4 pm Advent town tour
4 pm Folk ensemble Dudvážtek
5 pm Lighting up the fourth Advent candle
6 pm Para
8 pm 4 Advent concerts - Voci Allegre choir and Trnava Chamber Orchestra
 
December 22
3 pm and 5 pm Fairy Tales at the Town Hall
Yard of Miracles Theatre – The Twelve Months
4 pm Karpatská Music
6 pm Paper Moon Triad

December 29
8 pm 4 Advent concerts - Janais
 
December 31
5 pm Children´s minidisco show
5.45 pm Children´s fireworks
 
January 1, 20120
3.30 pm New Year´s Concert
AD LIBITUM – vocal and instrumental ensemble

Experience the most beautiful view of Christmas Trnava. Head to the Town Tower with lantern lights and a guide dressed in a historic costume will tell you about its history. He will tell you that the tower is almost 60 meters high and that inside it has a unique mechanical clockwork of which the Nemček´s family has taken care for several generations. However, we recommend booking tickets in advance.

Town Tower with lantern

Tour dates:
Saturdays | December 1 / 8 / 15
Thursdays | December 5 / 12 / 19

Entry times:
5:30 pm | 7:00 pm
Entry fee:
Adults: € 4
Children aged 6 to 15 years: € 2
Children under age of 6: free entry

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Opening hours of the Town Tower during Advent:
MON / TUE / WED: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
THU / SUN: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
FRI / SAT: 10:00 am to 9:30 pm




The town of Trnava is known for its historical and sacral monuments. That's why many people call it Little Rome. If you stay in Trnava, do not miss to visit them. We recommend the Cathedral of St. Nicolas, Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Church of St. Jacob, Synagogue - Centre of Contemporary Art or the Town Tower.

All necessary information about sights or maps can be found in the Tourist Information Centre - Region of Trnava directly in the building of the Town Tower at the Trinity Square in Trnava.

Accommodation

Trnava cares that every visitor feels comfortable when visiting the town. In case you are planning to stay a few days, we offer you the choice of the following accommodation facilities: Holiday Inn ****, Hotel Impiq ****, Pension Patriot *** and Hotel Spectrum ***.

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02.12. 2019 Trnava Events

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