If you have not traveled anywhere and do not yet have a plan for New Year’s Eve, there is always an option to have fun celebrating on the city streets and squares. As every year, concerts are held in most Croatian cities with spectacular fireworks and here you can see what you can expect from an outdoor party from Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Here's what awaits you at squares across Croatia and what Croatian cities have plan for the craziest night in the year.
Crikvenica is well known for its New Year's Eve. Visitors will be entertained by Trend and Giuliano on the night of December 30-31, 2019.
The Stradun in Dubrovnik will become a stage of celebration, this outdoor welcome in Dubrovnik is especially popular. As an overture to the welcome in 2020, more concerts will take place on Stradun, all of which are part of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival, a manifestation aimed at reviving the Croatian pearl town during the coldest season. The Silvester program begins with a traditional good wishes and a children's celebration and a concert by Mia Dimšić. On December 31st, one of the most popular and most long-awaited Croatian bands, Parni valjak, will introduce Dubrovnik and their guests into the New Year. Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will open the first day of New Year on Stradun, starting at exactly noon, while in the evening the audience will be entertained by the Iskon choir. The best Croatian performers on the most beautiful stage and impressive fireworks at midnight are the guarantee of another unforgettable start to the new year on Stradun.
In Križevci the kids will have their New Year’s Eve from 11am on Strossmayer's Square. Sport animation, dance, zumba, face painting and champagne at noon. The Joker band performs at the same place at 10 pm and citizens will welcome the New year with ice skating, a rich catering offer, fireworks and a waltz.
Toast on the last day of this year, starting at 10am in the center of Novi Vinodolski, will be enriched with a suitable New Year's package: hunting stew, souvenir cups and mulled wine, and the Insula & Point group will take care of the good fun.
Ogulin also offers its little ones a New Year's Eve party at King Tomislav Park from 10am, and they will certainly be cheered by Snow Day performed by Santa Claus and the elves. Adult entertainment with a rich entertainment program follows from 22 hours in the same place.
In Sisak, this New Year's Eve will also be welcomed outdoors. The Sisak party is scheduled for an hour at Ban Josip Jelačić Square with a daily start at 11am and a children's New Year’s Eve, while the 'big' celebration is scheduled for 10pm when you will be entertained by Ruswaj.
At central square in Samobor, all visitors will be able to enjoy a good party, entertained by group Krivi smjer. Children's midday celebration beginning at 10.15. will be cheerful with Euro Art and DJ eM Bee. A double New Year celebration in Samobor, at noon and at midnight, with a rich entertainment program, traditional waltz and midnight fireworks has been a long-standing tradition.
The Pula Forum is also preparing a big celebration this year and it will be complemented by events in different city locations. Zabranjeno pušenje and Le Monde will entertain you along with midnight fireworks. All those who find themselves in Portarata in the evening will be able to have fun with the performance of Šajeta, while the first part of the day is booked for the culinary and music program at Tržnica (Market) and the afternoon celebration at Portarata.
Novalja will have its New Year's Eve at the Basilica Square, at which Jole performs from 10 pm.
Rovinj's Town Square is the traditional host of Rovinj's New Year's Eve outdoors. Visitors are greeted by a music program featuring Zlatan Stipišić Gibonni as the main star. In addition to the music part, there is an attractive fireworks that will flash over Rovinj at midnight. The New Year's program on the square is accompanied by a gastronomic offer.
Šibenik will welcome the New Year on three stages within the old city center. The second stage will be in Robert Visiani's Park where Neno Belan & Fiumens and Cubismo will perform. The third New Year's stage will be located at Mala loža, where all lovers of electronics will come to their place. On that stage in 2020, there will be a celebration by Christian Molnar.
Rijeka is preparing a welcome party at Korzo, where thousands of people gather each year. The spectacular welcome at Rijeka's Korzo with the fireworks at midnight will be complemented by a variety of hospitality offerings, and Nina Badrić, Dubioza Kolektiv and Nikolina Tomljanović are responsible for fun and the good atmosphere.
Zagreb is also preparing several New Year's Eve outdoor events. The New Year's program is diverse and offers plenty of outdoor dining. You can choose European Square, Strossmayer Square, Ban Jelačić Square, Štross. A variety of musical offerings will introduce you to the New Year: DJ Academy, Novi fosili, Prljavo kazalište. The program starts at 9pm and lasts long into the night, while at midnight a traditional fireworks will mark the start of Croatia's EU Council presidency this year. Thus, in the last minutes of the fireworks, the Academic Choir Ivan Goran Kovačić and the Girls' Choir Zvjezdice will sing the EU anthem.
If crazy nighttime celebrations aren’t your favorite New Year's Eve, then Marija Bistrica is the right choice for you. Midday New Year's Eve starting at 10.30. it is enriched with a rich catering offer. The gathering will be entertained by the music bands Kumovi and Ljubavnici in 2020, and there will also be a Christmas and New Year tombola.
Fužine is also known for its New Year's Eve at exactly noon when 1000 balloons with good New Year wishes are let into the air.
Đakovo celebration is held at Strossmayer Square from 9 pm. Igor Delač and the band Aura will perform.
Karlovac New Year's Eve is being held at the Music Pavilion. The start is scheduled for 9 pm and the audience will be entertained by Minea, Ivana Banfić (I. Bee), Ella and DJ Xxxtended. Of course, at midnight festive fireworks will be lit over Karlovac, while visitors in the surrounding wooden houses will be greeted by a convenient catering offer.
Koprivnica celebrating New Year in Zrinski Square. The Koprivnica celebration begins at 10.30pm with warming up with Koprivko and Grinch. The main performers of the evening are Mejaši and midnight fireworks are also scheduled.
In Varaždin, the New Year can be celebrate outdoors in a standard or sport-recreational way. For the 42nd time in a row, Varaždin will host a New Year's Eve sports event, namely the New Year's race, which begins at King Tomislav Square, where you are entertained by the MozART group from 10 pm. At midnight there will be a big fireworks display, after which the race starts.
Opatija is known for celebrating New Year's Eve in its great hotels, but entertainment is also provided for those who choose to celebrate outdoors. The New Year's Eve party in Opatija will bring fun at four locations - the first where the youngest celebrate at noon, children's party on the Summer Stage. In the evenings, the city center market welcome will revive some of the most popular hits of the 20th century in the Queen Real Tribute and the Abba Real Tribute band. At the same time, Groovers will take care for celebration and on Summer Stage, the Dellboys will accompany the old year in rock style.
The New Year in Mali Lošinj is traditionally celebrated at the central square. The New Year's Eve program begins at 10 am at the main square with a fun program, a Mayor's toast and a giveaway. The evening celebration is also held at the main town square and starts at 10.30pm. Petar Grašo performs, and at midnight visitors will be greeted by a special fireworks.
Korčula welcome the New Year at Plokata Square, where Domenica performs from 9 pm. At midnight, the sky over Korčula will be lit by a large fireworks.
Makarska is organizing a celebration at Fra Jure Radić's Park and in the parking lot in front of the Osejava Hotel with a concert by Danijela Martinović, and a children's midday party is also organized. Of course, a midnight fireworks show is also scheduled.
The town of Rab on New Year's Eve has a full-day entertainment program, so all visitors will be able to enjoy various events. This year's rich Advent program in Rab will end with a New Year's Eve at Municipium Arba Square starting at 10am, performing brass band and Rab’s local dance. There will be a children's celebration at noon, while Toni Cetinski will perform in the evening.
Every New Year's Eve Liberty Square in Poreč turns into a cheerful stage. Visitors will be greeted by a music and entertainment program, featuring Severina as the main performer, and entertainment is expected by the early morning hours.
The waterfront of Vir will host the New Year's Eve. The program begins in the evening, with performances by Lidija Bačić and the Tempo group. Like last year, a large number of visitors is expected to arrive, which will also be cheered by the great midnight fireworks.
Split, on its beautiful waterfront, organizes a big New Year's Eve open air where thousands of visitors gather each year. Tomislav Bralić, Intrada and Jelena Rozga will perform at this New Year's Eve. The program starts at 9.30pm and the crowd will be able to enjoy spectacular fireworks at midnight and the fun will continue until the early morning hours. There is also a children's celebration which will be held in Đardin and will also be fun at Marmont's, Perivoj and other locations.
New, 2020 Zadar will celebrate at several downtown locations. Thus, in the historic part of the city, the New Year program will take place at Narodni square and Petar Zoranić Square. The legendary Dalmatino is in charge of the entertainment at Narodni square, while Zaratino and TBF will perform on the Advent stage in Petar Zoranić Square. A children's party was also organized on Narodni Square, starting at 11am.
The traditional farewell of the old year with a toast to the Mayor of Krk at Vela placa Square in the town of Krk starts at 11 am, and the L'amour group will take care of their good mood with dancing and music. The evening program is being taken over by the Creative Krk Association of Krk, which this year also prepared the New Year's Eve in the open air. The program starts at 10pm and you will be entertained by the Love Runners group.
You can watch the moving, mingle and the great New Year's atmosphere through our webcams covering the main city squares where it is celebrated.
We wish you a happy, healthy and successful New Year and we believe that we will provide many new webcams at great locations that You will continue to watch live every corner of our beautiful Croatia!