One of the biggest events on Zagreb's calendar is the five-week long winter Advent celebration

Advent in Zagreb

Throughout all December & 1st week of January

Voted Europe’s best Christmas markets three years’ running, Zagreb celebrates the festive season with a pulsing, feel-good vibe in various locations around town — day and night. As Zagreb transforms itself into a backdrop for a magical winter fairytale, visitors young and old can enjoy music, activites, entertainment, local hearty winter gastronomy, and much more! And Advent is never complete without plenty of warming, mulled wine.

Some of the hotspots around town include the skating rink and Ice Park in King Tomislav Square, the glittering Zrinjevac Park with concerts and wooden Christmas huts, and an event known as Fuliranje (Fooling around the Funicular) on Strossmeyer Square with street food, views, photo points, entertainment and fun.

Other locations include Christmas Tale at Ban Josip Jelačić Square, Caffe de Matoš on Strossmeyer Promenade, Advent in European Square, Tkalčićeva Street, Tunnel Grič, Marić Passage, Maksimir Park and more. The best part is, they are all walkable or you can catch the famous blue Zagreb trams.

See here for the full program details!


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