Treat yourself with Advent in Zagreb!

Advent in Zagreb

This winter, during the time of the Advent, Zagreb will once again radiate with a special pre-holiday seasonal atmosphere. Numerous events will be taking place on the main city square as well as other squares and streets throughout the city.

The traditional pre-holiday event, Advent in Zagreb, will begin with the lighting of the first advent candle at Ban Jelacic Square. Every day thereafter, citizens of Zagreb and their numerous guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a diverse cultural and artistic programme. The traditional Christmas Fair will take place during Advent in the streets surrounding the Jelacic Square, and the young ones can take a ride in the Jolly Christmas Tram with Santa Claus, fairies, elves and many other cheerful characters. All the visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the somewhat-forgotten specialties of Zagreb, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine, or buy unique souvenirs and Christmas decorations for their loved ones. Advent in Zagreb promises to be interesting, eventful and indeed rich in content.

As in previous years, New Year’s celebration will be held at the main square in Zagreb. With a lot of energy and spectacular fireworks, it is expected to be the night to remember. The first day of the New Year will also be festive because the Zagreb Tourist Board has prepared a surprise for many foreign tourists staying in Zagreb in that period. It will organise a grand New Year’s folklore evening just for them in the City Theater Komedija, on the 1st of January.

But, that’s not all – the first New Year’s NYE Croatia Festival is coming to Zagreb! Electronic music lovers can look forward to two days of some serious fun and entertainment provided by the best Croatian DJs and popular foreign stars. The festival will take place on December 31st to ring in the New Year in style, with a re-run on January 1st.

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