During this holiday season, Karlovac tells its unique Advent and Christmas story, although different from all previous years, but not less an interesting one. This year the emphasis is on the visual. Take a walk with your family, alone, with the person you love, with your pet, because Karlovac especially shines these days. It will give you comfort, a smile and light your way. The atmosphere is different from all previous years, perhaps because we look at the world with different eyes.
Of all the city spots you can visit during this Advent season, we highlight our favorite two, which you can also watch via our webcams.
The Music pavilion in the Promenade is the central place of Karlovac Advent, and is completely dedicated to the youngest. Decorated with gorgeous living pines, flickering lights, snowmen, teddy bears and sugar sticks, the Pavilion becomes a real playroom where the fun never stops. The festively decorated bench with blankets and pillows has been turned into a photo corner for the whole family, and a special attraction is a box where your kids can put their letters and messages with wishes for 2021. Karlovac Promenade is surrounded by a musical backdrop that will turn your winter walk into something much more. Enjoy the pleasant sounds of classical music and Christmas evergreens that will fill you with warmth, joy and goodwill. Take the opportunity for a family walk along the Karlovac Promenade and take photos on a cheerful bench or Christmas stand surrounded by a real holiday fairy tale.
Aquatika will delight you with a 20% discount on tickets for the aquarium during Advent, and with a large selection of local unique Christmas souvenirs encouraged by local craftsmen and artists, visitors can expect an unforgettable holiday atmosphere with an irresistibly attractive photo corner to share on social networks. Visit Advent in Aquatica and enjoy the holiday magic with a view of the fascinating underwater world.
On weekends, go on a free tourist tour of the city and get to know Karlovac and Karlovac customs with interesting stories from the past of Karlovac! Join the Advent tours of the Star and discover how the city used to celebrate holidays on four rivers, how the city was decorated in Advent in ancient times, what decorations were placed on the Christmas tree, which was served on the holiday table, how to prepare for midnight.
From the balcony of the Music School you will be enchanted by the sounds of the most famous works of Beethoven. Thus, on Wednesday, December 16, the Karlovac Music School is preparing a "concert from the balcony" to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. Take an Advent walk through the park and enjoy the sounds of the great composer’s timeless repertoire. Music will be played in the morning from 10 am to 12 noon and in the afternoon from 6 pm to 9 pm, with special lighting of the Music School building in the evening.