Christmas is a time of gifting, relaxation, togetherness, but also travel. All over the world, cities are decorated, Christmas markets are at squares and streets. They provide the true Christmas feeling and atmosphere.
The American television channel CNN has just released it’s 2019 list of the best Christmas markets and has included Zagreb among the world's 17 best Advent destinations, along with Vienna, Strasbourg, Toronto, Prague, Florence, Krakow, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, Budapest, Stockholm, New York, Tallinn and Basel.
This is the result of the charm of our city and its people, its openness, multiethnicity, multiculturalism and multiconfessionalism, its security and hospitality. Based on the streets surrounding Jelačić Square, the numerous attractions on offer include an ice rink, pop-up bars, street food stands and outdoor music stages.
There's even an area dedicated to "fooling around"(or "Fuliranje" where revelers can dance in the street and eat and drink to their heart's content.
The Jolly Christmas Tram is tough to beat. Here kids (and big kids) can cruise through the city center accompanied by Santa and his elves.
If you have not yet made your way to the Christmas metropolis full of surprises, it is time to do so and see why Zagreb has been worthy of Christmas honors for years.