You do not need a calendar in Croatia to know that Christmas is approaching. Luminous decorations on every corner, small houses full of souvenirs with holiday motifs and the alluring scents of mulled wine and local cakes are signs that Christmas has come. It is difficult to decide which places to visit during Croatia's Christmas time, as each one has its own charm. Wherever you decide to do, or at least peek into the Christmas atmosphere through our webcams, you will feel the real Christmas atmosphere.
Zagreb – Christmas time in the theme of Nutcracker, ecology and cultur
Zagreb has been named for the best Christmas Market in Europe 3 times in a row and this year Zagreb voted No.3 Best Christmas Markets among 50 cities around in the World in a survey by global travel site Big 7, the popular travel planning website. Zagreb Advent can stand side by side with its Christmas atmosphere with other Central European capitals, which have a very long tradition of organizing Christmas events. Every year, it is getting better and more attractive, new facilities are being added, new locations are re-enchanting anyone who finds themselves in Zagreb during this holiday season. The Zagreb Advent will last from November 30 to January 7, 2020. It begins with the traditional burning of the first Advent candle in Manduševac and the lighting of the Christmas lights in Zrinjevac. Grič Tunnel, Oktogon, Advent on Zrinjevac, Gourmingle Fuliranje, Advent at Matoš, Advent at European Square, Christmas Fairytale on Ban Jelačić Square, Ice Park, Advent at Klović Palace, Advent in Maksimir, Polar Advent in the wild heart of the city are some of the locations you must visit. Fun, good food, unique events, art, and a truly festive atmosphere await you on the streets of the capital of Croatia.
Karlovac - The magic of meeting Christmas in Karlovac
For the third time, the city's Advent on Four Rivers will be held from December 14 to December 30, 2019. Karlovac Advent will mark its third opening with the Advent Race, which has gathered 400 participants in record numbers. Approximately 500 participants from more than 10 cities and towns in Croatia will participate in the Advent Program, which will perform as many as 74 program appearances in just 17 days. The program is already standardly divided into 3 sections, as it is every year, into children's, traditional and evening event. The main locations are the Music Pavilion and the park near the Lopašić Monument, where one of this year's novelties, the Christmas Village, will be placed, which is reserved for the family program. This year's Advent once again brings renowned names of the Croatian music scene, and at the Music Pavilion you will find choirs, musicians from the Karlovac Music School, various orchestras, acoustic ensembles, dance performances and performances, folk ensembles, cultural and artistic societies, tamburitza bands.
Christmas fairy-tale puzzle in Varaždin
More than 100 programs at 7 locations within the Advent in Varaždin. The center of Varaždin will provide a real holiday atmosphere, lit by thousands of light bulbs and visitors will be able to enjoy the rich Advent program in the intimate atmosphere of the historic core, which will last from November 30 to July 7. January 2020. The holiday magic will transform the main town square into White Corso, with a rich catering and exhibit offer and music programs over the weekend, a white forest, Santa Claus train. An ice rink with an attractive ice skating and ice slide will be in the Old Town this year, and after the ice skating you will be able to warm yourself with warm drinks and look for Santa in his cottage and whisper him your wishes. Don't miss the holiday magic that awaits you in the center of Varaždin!
When Požega glows
This year's Advent in Požega is taking place from November 30 to December 31 in the most attractive locations in the city under the slogan When Požega Glows! Already traditionally on Sv.Theresa square every Saturday after the evening Mass is lit by Advent candles. Location Promenade zone where you will find a rich offer of Advent houses throughout the month of December and a Christmas fair with local exhibitors. You can also get a traditional carriage ride from location to location. The Požega skating rink and the Slavonian Christmas Fairytale are also places to visit. Visit the Glittering Požega!
Rijeka - The lights of the Advent in Rijeka
Advent in Rijeka at about 10 locations in the city brings a rich program with about two hundred diverse events. The city center will welcome this year's festivities with the appropriate atmosphere, lighting and decorations, as well as gastronomic, cultural, music, fair and entertainment activities. Traditional fair on Korzo, Ivan Kobler Square, Bazarig Pass, Jelačić Square, 128th Brigade HV Square and Rijeka Resolution Square, which brings about 50 stands with various gastronomic offerings. Throughout the month, Rijeka's squares will be the venue for concerts, shows, circuses, magicians and other fun events. For the 4th year in a row, there is also an event called Advent on Gradina, which will have its own fair offer, as well as an ice rink. The Advent in Tunnels is being held for the second year in a row and the focus of the underground tunnel in Rijeka Tunnel is on family content. RI Gastro Advent, Goodwill Christmas decoration balls, Ice Skating rink, Santa Claus train and many more await you at Rijeka Advent.
December in Pula - Dicembre in città
December in Pula - Dicembre in città will offer to the citizens of Pula and its increasing number of visitors an abundance of cultural and entertaining events, programs, performances and concerts. A rich music program in Portarata and in one of the oldest squares in the city - the Forum, will traditionally be organized New Year's Eve. Midday and midnight New Year will also be waiting at the Giradini where there is an ice rink. The city center becomes a pedestrian zone and right in the heart of the city will be located the Magical Forest, a magical place for the youngest. December in Pula can really be unique. So take a walk through the city, stop by Giradini, buy something in the marketplace with a unique musical atmosphere. Taste a traditional specialty, take a peek at Santa Claus's basket or just bring a lot of goodwill and hang out in December in the city with your dear people.
The longest Zadar Advent
The longest Advent Zadar and its 5th edition, was officially opened on November 22nd. A handful of events will last for 5 weeks until January 2, 2020. Traditional Đir around town, 25 Advent houses with a rich gastronomic offer, Petar Zoranic Square and Pet bunara Square, Narodni trg Square, Skating rink on Višnjik, Children's Advent with many performances, Christmas workshops, a small elves factory, the inevitable arrival of Santa Claus and a New Year's Eve for children, these are all locations where you can enjoy the holiday atmosphere.
A new tour of Šibenik's Adventure
The most original, the most ecological, the most creative Advent with the smell of the sea and the only plastic free Advent in Croatia is certainly the Šibenik Adventura. It opens its doors right on the Feast of St. Nicholas by lighting a thousand candles in a central city park. Unique music and gastronomic offer will win many visitors this year too! A Christmas fairytale, a favorite city manifestation, under the imperative of environmental awareness, will illuminate parts of the old town to which Advent locations will extend. Numerous musical names will alternate on stages in Parkić and Trgić. On the walking route is also Sajmić - Advent Fair with a wide selection of handicraft products. On the same holiday route is the Matija Gallery, which during Adventura will become the home of Adventurica, a continuous fun - workshop program for the youngest, with the aim of raising environmental awareness. The youngest is especially looking forward to the ice rink, which will be open on the feast of St. Nicholas. We are eagerly awaiting another edition of Fritulada, a unique gastronomic competition in the making of this local sweet called fritule, traditional cookie dessert. And on Christmas Eve over a thousand lanterns will illuminate the sky above the city as part of the humanitarian action Šibenik presents and creates a beautiful scene.
Winter Aquarel in Split
Together with music and fun, Winter Aquarel will awaken in us the emotions of some ancient times. You will sail into a retro time machine and recall some forgotten verses, games and flavors. Through 5 weeks, Advent will be served in Christmas delicacies at various Advent locations and will send millions of unique postcards to the world from photo corners on Vidilica and Matejuška. Visit the big Christmas fair and enjoy a variety of special souvenirs, jewelry, decorations and find a unique gift for your loved ones. Spoil your senses with gastronomic treats that offer charming cottages with the sounds of merry Christmas hits and take the opportunity for a family get-together with a rich children's program. Come to Split and experience the funniest Advent and do not forget your sunglasses! Christmas fair on Riva, winter joys in Giardino, Marmont's in the spirit of children's play and friendship, karaoke, dance and fritule on Split3, Gastroadvent, whatever location you visit, you will feel the Split spirit of Christmas.
Christmas in the City of Dubrovnik
Unique World Heritage Sites such as Pescarije, Pila and Lazaret will live in new attire festooned with holiday lighting. Children's ice rink, Christmas fairy tale, mulled wine, local sweets fritule or dancing under a tent next to the Orlando. Stradun Christmas Fair featuring traditional craftsmen who will exhibit their handicrafts, Christmas decorations, as well as catering for Christmas cakes and desserts. By lighting the first Advent candle in front of the Dubrovnik Cathedral and decorating the holiday lights by the calendar, which will shine with more than 1,400 light elements, the rich program of the 6th Dubrovnik Winter Festival will begin, with many children's music and entertainment programs in several city locations. Christmas catering at Lazareti, Dubrovnik Christmas concert, Dubrovnik Symphony ensemble, come and see the uniqueness of Advent in the City of Dubrovnik.
Crikvenica Riviera - Magic by the sea
This year's Advent in Crikvenica will bring a whole new atmosphere and a new story. From November 30, the city will come to life with a true Advent spirit, with Christmas lights throughout the city. Nearly 60 events will be held at three locations in Crikvenica: Preradović, Ice Skating Rink at the attractive location of the main town square, Advent Park will be transformed into Santa's Forest and the Dwarf Village for the youngest. In addition to the entertainment program, there will be several workshops, such as wine tasting, making healthy desserts or traditional Christmas decorations. Photographic venues will be arranged in several locations, creating a special Advent atmosphere in Crikvenica. As everyone greets New Year, Crikvenica will welcome the Old Year again with the release of colorful light balloons with good wishes for next year.
Fužine - Traditional New Year's Eve
From the rich Christmas program throughout December in Fužine, which begins the first Advent Sunday, we single out the two most attractive. Torches walking around the lake is an event that takes place on 30.12. when the promenade around Bajer Lake turns into a magical fairy tale. A mass of people with torches with mountain music walks the promenade towards the Vrelo cave. Another significant event is the Noon New Year celebration, which has developed into a recognizable Fužine tourism brand and is visited by 8,000 - 12,000 people. In the open sky in the center of Fužine at noon, we say goodbye to old customs and welcome new ones with the cheerful crowd that has been gathering here since the morning hours.
Magic Christmas in Rovinj
Rovinj, which was declared the Best Tourist Destination this year, is turning into a Christmas fairytale in December. Various events are organized as part of the Christmas magic and truly everyone will find something for themselves. From skating rinks, live gigs, concerts, exhibitions, gastronomic offerings on the square, creative workshops, movie theaters, theater plays. The Advent in Rovinj begins on the first Sunday of Advent. Each evening, until January, the music of various bands and musicians will resound, and this year a Rovinj Music Festival will present a real musical treat. An ice skating rink on the shore near the main town square, which, with its stage on a small pier and white wooden houses with gastronomic delicacies, opens its doors on 7 December.