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From the 28th November till 10th January

 

Come and see for yourself why is the Croatian capital visited by an increasing numbers of tourists during the time of Advent; get to know its idyllic side and partake in themed programmes which take place on the streets and squares around the city centre. 

 

During the time of Advent, Zagreb offers a special atmosphere which simply must be experienced. An ever growing number of tourists choose the capital of Croatia as their destination at that time of year as good fun is had by all literally every step of the way. The city streets and squares invite you to let your hair down and partake in singing, dancing, and other kinds of entertainment with family and friends. You can also sample traditional delicacies alfresco or enjoy themed programmes which take you down memory lane.


Best hotels for Christmas in Zagreb


Arcotel Allegra Zagreb from 62 € / night
Arcotel Allegra Zagreb from 62 € / night
Hotel Antunovic from 70  € / night
Hotel Antunovic from 70 € / night
Apartments Angel Main Square from 72 € / Night
Apartments Angel Main Square from 72 € / Night

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Astoria from 80 € / night
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Astoria from 80 € / night
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel from 95 € / Night
Esplanade Zagreb Hotel from 95 € / Night
The Westin Zagreb from 101 € / night
The Westin Zagreb from 101 € / night

Christmas in Zagreb

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Top things to do for Christmas in Zagreb


Advent on the main square and on Zrinjevac square

Zagreb Christmas Market
Zagreb Tourist Board

The centre stages, featuring a diverse musical programme, will be in Zagreb’s main square of Ban Josip Jelačić and the nearby Zrinjevac Park. From November 28th until the beginning of January, Zagreb’s most beautiful park will also feature dance events, while traditional delicacies as well as original gifts and local souvenirs typical of Zagreb will be on sale at numerous stands aligning the park promenade.


 

Visit the traditional Christmas fair

Zagreb Christmas Market
Zagreb Tourist Board

The traditional Christmas Fair will take place during Advent in the streets surrounding the Jelačić Square, and the young ones can take a ride in the Jolly Christmas Tram with Santa Clause, 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.


Fooling Around by the Funicular

Zagreb Christmas Market
Zagreb tourist board

Advent will bring a holiday atmosphere to many other streets and squares, each telling their own story and each offering entertainment to suit various tastes. Among them is the cultural-entertainment programme “Fooling Around by the Funicular”, which will take place along Tomićeva Street. It will take visitors back to the 1950s with its gastronomic offer and cultural-musical repertoire.


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