The first ever Winter Fair inspired by European culture will be held at the Phu Tho Indoor Sports Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 11 from December 19-22.

Winter Fair 2013 would feature song and dance performances, food and games to introduce European winter festivals, organisers said.

They also said the fair would add variety to the city’s year-end festivities.

Nearly 80 local and foreign enterprises as well as not-for–profit organisations will display gifts, souvenirs, interior decorations, food and beverages and other items at 150 booths.

Organisers will invite 300 disadvantaged children from orphanages and child care centres to attend the fair to enjoy the festival and receive gifts.

The festival, jointly organised by ECT Communication Co. Ltd and the TDT Event Company, is expected to attract 100,000 domestic and foreign visitors.-VNA