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From 26th November 2021 to 9th January 2022

 

Christmas Fairy tale in Opatija

 

Winter always brings a special, romantic atmosphere to Opatija – when snowflakes start to dance above the sea, there's an aroma of sweet delicacies, hot tea and mulled wine wafting in the air, and the town's streets and parks host live music performances and other interesting programmes for all ages.

 

Enjoy a fascinating Advent by the sea in the festive atmosphere of Opatija. Stroll through the beautifully decorated town and spend an unforgettable Christmas holiday.

 

Luxuriously decorated streets and squares, an ice skating rink, and various musical and theatrical performances at numerous magnificent locations are just a small part of the enchanting Advent in Opatija programme. The sound of Christmas carols can be heard all around, and the delightful scents of mulled wine and hot chocolate guarantee a truly memorable experience for all visitors. A festive atmosphere, mild winter climate and the closeness of the sea together make the perfect recipe for the Advent of your dreams.

 

Just like a beautiful festive picture book, Opatija will connect all these experiences and offer a fantastic festive atmosphere by day and great visual attractions by night. Splendid Christmas decorations transforms St. James’ Park and the famous Angiolina Park into a popular backdrop for holiday photographs.

 

Giant figures of the Nutcracker, glittering gifts, illuminated century-old cypresses and many other unique decorations will be perfect companions for a walk through the heart of the town that will remind you of a kingdom from children’s imagination this winter. Exhibition of classic dresses made exclusively from the natural materials of Opatija’s parks and the exhibition dedicated to Nutcrackers, unique artistic figures have become a trademark of Opatija’s Advent.

 

Opatija's Open Air Theatre, which is often referred to as the most attractive open-air stage in the Mediterranean, will be transformed into an ice skating rink surrounded by stands and offering evening programmes at the weekends as part of the 'Ice Magic' event.

 

 

The Advent in Opatija programme also includes the Chocolate Festival, which this year takes place on the first weekend in December. During the festival, visitors will have the opportunity to admire and sample spectacular chocolate creations by the best European chocolatiers, take part in various workshops, and enjoy a variety of interesting programmes.

 


Best hotels for Christmas

in Opatija

Hotel Ambassador Opatija

Hotel Ambasador ★★★★★

Set just above the coastline promenade in Opatija

Free access to its Wellness & Spa

 

Hotel Amadria Opatija

Hotel Milenij ★★★★★

Centrally situated in trendy Opatija.

Opatija’s most beautiful views of Kvarner Bay

 

Hotel Palace Bellevue - Liburnia

Hotel Palace Bellevue  ★★★★

Ideally set along the main street facing the sea

Indoor pool with heated sea water 

 

AMADRIA PARK SVETI JAKOV

Hotel Sveti Jakov ★★★★★

Situated in the centre of Opatija. 

International cuisine, Italian specialities and fine wines.

 


Christmas in Opatija

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for Christmas in Opatija

Christmas Fairy tale in Angiolina and St. James Park

Opatija Christmas Market
Anton Unkovic

Giant figures of the Nutcracker, glittering gifts, illuminated century-old cypresses and many other unique decorations will be perfect companions for a walk through the heart of the town that will remind you of a kingdom from children’s imagination this winter. Especially interesting is the exhibition of classic dresses made exclusively from the natural materials of Opatija’s parks and the exhibition dedicated to Nutcrackers, unique artistic figures that have become a trademark of Opatija’s Advent.

 

Just like a beautiful festive picture book, Opatija will connect all Christmas experiences and offer a fantastic festive atmosphere by day and great visual attractions by night. The splendid Christmas decorations transform St. James’ Park and the famous Angiolina Park into a popular backdrop for holiday photographs. Charming tiny Christmas houses in front of Šporer Art Pavillion offer a variety of typical Christmas food and excellent mulled wine. 

 

Opatija Chocolate Festival

Opatija Chocolate Festival - Christmas Market
Anton Unkovic

On the sweetest weekend of the year, the first weekend in December, chocolate lovers have the opportunity to enjoy the fantastic flavours of chocolate desserts in one place. Opatija’s Chocolate Festival offers a wide range of delicious chocolate specialities that will surely delight you. Take in the intoxicating chocolate scents wafting through the air and indulge in fantastic chocolate specialities!

 

Ice Magic - Skating Rink at the Open Air Theatre

Ice skating in Opatija
Anton Unkovic

Every December and January, the event called "Ice Magic" turns Opatija's Open Air Theatre into an idyllic winter resort where visitors can experience the true festive spirit and children but also grown up can enjoy ice skateing just a few steps from the sea. Beautiful Christmas fair, with rustic wooden kiosks offering mulled wine and sausages, traditional sweets and hot chocolate while the scent of cinnamon and cloves fills the air.

 


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