Advent in Zagreb
Summer months are behind us, temperatures are falling and now it’s time to look forward to another exciting time of the year – Winter Holiday Season. Most of us have already started thinking about what to put under the tree. Finding the perfect gift that you know will put a smile on your loved one’s face isn’t easy. They may or may not like a present, but gifting them with your time and attention is something they will always remember. This holiday season, why not treat them (and yourself) with a memorable trip to Croatia’s Capital?
In the spirit of Christmas, Zagreb’s streets and squares are decorated with twinkling lights and colourful ornaments. Starting on 2 November 2017 and lasting until 7 January 2018, souvenir and food stands will be open for business, concerts will be held on numerous locations and there will be plenty of activities for all generations to enjoy.
Find out for yourself why “Advent in Zagreb” was voted Europe’s Best Christmas Market two years in a row, with this year expected to be even better than the last.
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A Few Highlights
ICE PARK ON TOMISLAV SQUARE
Warm up with a bit of icy outdoor fun on Tomislav Square. With music playing in the background and smell of delicious Christmas treats in the air coming from the nearby stands. All are welcome, the young and the old, beginners and experts.
ADVENT ON ZRINJEVAC
This time of the year Zrinjevac brings a special atmosphere to the capital. Christmas ornaments, twinkling lights, concerts, food stalls with traditional Croatian delicacies and handmade souvenirs will make you feel like you are in a real-life Christmas fairy tale.
ADVENT ON EUROPEAN SQUARE
European Square lures in the young and those that feel young at heart. Jazz, Soul, Disco and Swing music will be setting the mood during those magical 6 weeks, alongside lots of attractions and exhibitions.
LIVE NATIVITY SCENE
Everyone from Jesus and The Three Wise Men to the people of Bethlehem and even the animals will come to life. Experience a live performance of love, kindness and thankfulness, all that Christmas represents.
CHRISTMAS MAGIC IN DOWNTOWN ZAGREB
Downtown Zagreb truly offers something for everyone. Children will be entertained with numerous music acts and animations, adults will feel relaxed with a glass of mulled wine and all will have a chance to enjoy some of Croatia’s traditional sesional dishes and sweet treats.
FOOLING AROUND ON STROSSMAYER SQUARE
A circus like atmosphere with all sorts of crazy entertainment. A funky melting pot of traditional and unconventional with street performers, fire eaters, clowns, stilt walkers, concerts, local cuisine and sweet delights plus creative exhibits and more.