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Lovely weather over the weekend for a trip to the Christmas Market


The weather forecast shows that Saturday and Sunday are set to be warm and dry with plenty of sunshine so if you still haven’t visited the Christmas Market in Marno Pole Park, Veliko Tarnovo, the weekend seems as the right time to do it. The Market is open every day from 10 am till 8 pm and will continue up to December, 31st. This year the Greek Kontosouvli Chalet is in the spotlight – it attracts everyone with sizzling sounds and delicious aroma coming from the grill. Kontosouvli is actually a big kebab traditionally slow roasted on a spit turning over charcoal pit. The treat is priced at 6 leva per kg. The adjacent chalet is selling mulled wine and wormwood wine at 2 leva per 200 ml. At the Christmas market you will also find Kazanlak Donuts, kattami (stuffed flatbreads) and Turkish delight. A variety of souvenirs, everyday items and toys are also available. A mini fairground with Ferry Wheel and Santa Post Office will keep the little ones entertained.

Official FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/christmasbazaarvt/

Images: Internet and https://www.facebook.com/christmasbazaarvt/

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The British Ambassador to visit Veliko Tarnovo

The British Ambassador, Emma Hopkins, invites the British community for Christmas Carols and mince pies in Veliko Tarnovo on Monday 12 December.

The carol singing will take place at the Christmas Market at the entrance to Marno Pole Park between 11:30 and 12:00. The Ambassador then invites the British community to join her for mince pies at the Veliko Tarnovo municipality building from midday.

Tickets for the event are free and can be reserved here: http://ow.ly/cXVP306FBT9

Source: https://www.facebook.com/UKinBulgaria/

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The British Ambassador, Emma Hopkins, invites the British community for Christmas Carols and mince pies in Veliko…

Публикувахте от British Embassy Sofia в 5 декември 2016 г.

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Help for a good cause at the Christmas Market in VT

image-1The Christmas Market in Veliko Tarnovo officially opens on 1st December; it will work from 10 am till 8 pm and will feature 25 chalets offering various goods. One of them will be called the Charity Chalet of Friends of Animals VT and will be raising funds for a noble cause – the wellbeing of stray and mistreated animals. The good-hearted people behind the organization are setting up their chalet at the Christmas Market for a second year in a row. There you can donate money for the stray animals of Veliko Tarnovo. The raised funds will cover the medical costs for neutering, treatment and medication of homeless animals.  You can also donate blankets, bedding, toys and food for the dogs in the Municipality Animal Shelter. Alternatively you can buy cat/dog food or anything you deem necessary from any of the veterinary clinics or zoo shops in VT and just let the people from the chalet know so that they can go and collected it instead of you carrying it around.

pudge-reindeerFor each donation you will receive a small gift of gratitude. The gifts include calendars with pictures of the dogs from the shelter, fridge magnets with cats, souvenirs and Christmas baubles. The Charity Chalet is the first on the left-hand side if you are coming from the direction of the ferry wheel.

The campaign last year was very successful thanks to all the compassionate and generous people who made a donation – 35 stray cats were neutered, 108 vaccines were bought for the needs of the Municipality Pound and the medical costs for the treatment of more than 40 stray animals were covered.

This noble cause wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Friends of Animals VT kind-hearted friends at Yantra Homes Real Estate Agency who became the exclusive sponsor of the Charity Chalet and its activity.

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Cricket stadium to be opened between Gabrovo and Sevlievo

Very soon cricket fans in Bulgaria and mainly Veliko Tarnovo – Gabrovo area will have a place where they can hold competitions and coaching seminars and of course practice their favourite sport. The cricket centre will be located 10 km from the centre of Gabrovo, along the Gabrovo – Sevlievo road, under the Winding Wall Ancient Fortress.

The place will span over 20,000 sqm. The first stage of the stadium construction has started but more work is needed – the installation of the irrigation system, seeding of the field, completion of the stands and locker rooms. Hopes are high that the first official match and the grand opening will happen in July 2017.

Source: http://www.cricket-bg.org/?p=1276

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Veliko Tarnovo is getting ready for Christmas

More than 1000 lights, decorations and ornaments have already been mounted along the streets of the Old capital it was announced by the local authorities. The preparation for the traditional Christmas Market is also under way – 25 chalets will be set up in Marno Pole Park selling all kinds of treats. The Christmas Lights turning on ceremony will be on Friday, 25th November; as usual it will be accompanied by a firework display. Once we know more details about the variety of activities and their starting dates and times we’ll let you know!

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Veliko Tarnovo to have a new cinema by the end of the year

The new movie theatre is set to open doors around the end of December. It is called Palace Cinema and will be accommodated in Mall Veliko Tarnovo at the premises previously hosting Arena Cinema. The place is presently being renovated and will offers better picture, sound and totally new interior so the wait is definitely going to be worth it.

Source: http://www.borbabg.com/2016/11/04/%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BE-%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE-%D0%B2-%D1%81%D1%82%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%B0-%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B0-%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%B2%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%8F-%D0%B4/

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Guy Fawkes Charity Event

14560065_10153681519451116_4169176418756164818_oimg_1812The Bonfire Night is just around the corner and if you missed last year’s party at the village of Momin Sbor now is the time to make plans for this Saturday. A British expat has been organizing Guy Fawkes Nights in the village of Momin Sbor for some years now and this year is not going to be an exception. This is going to be the fourth annual Bonfire Night. Wildrovers Ltd will be holding their Guy Fawkes Party on Saturday, November, 5th from 6.30 pm.

This is a charitable event and all the funds raised will go towards Velvet Hearts – a local animal rescue charity. Miglena Dzhurova, who founded the organization, has recently bought a new plot of land with the aid of a German charity support group. The construction of a new animal shelter on the grounds is scheduled for the spring, and the host of the party is hoping that with your help they can give the building a good start.

The organizer is promising a great fireworks show, raffle, BBQ and lots more.

img_1873downloadYantra Homes takes pride in participating in this event – the company is sponsoring the fireworks display. The food and the site are provided by Wildrovers Ltd and it’s still not too late if you want to donate some more prizes for the raffle.

All funds at the gate, from the bar and raffle will go to the charity so please give generously.

If you want to join the night or learn more you can find additional details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1793744964201993/

Images: Ralitsa Markova/Internet