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Zrinjevac park gazebo during Christmas fair

Advent in Zagreb

Advent in Zagreb


Are you a kind of a person for whom Christmas starts when the first leaf falls? If yes, don't miss new number one Christmas fair!


Not far from Lobagola B&B you will discover magical world of Advent in Zagreb. This manifestation, awarded with the title of the Best Christmas Market 2016, will be held from 26th of November 2016 until 8th of January 2017 and offer something for someone.

If you visit Advent on Zrinjevac, you will be able to enjoy concerts of Christmas classics and waltzes, buy souvenirs and ornaments by selected artists and try fried apples, baked štrukle or mulled wine. Few minutes walk away, opposite of Central Train Station you will find Ice park, ice skating rink in the city centre. Advent on the main square lasts only until 24th of December, but won't have lack of events – choose from children's performances, cultural, art and music events and concerts. Only few steps further you will find Advent on European Square, which is most famous for souvenir and Christmas decorations market. Under the Funicular is situated another cultural and gastronomic event called Fooling around. In Tkalčićeva street 33 and in Croatian National Theatre you will experience unique Classical music concerts from Zagreb Christmas balconies. Also, don't miss traditional Live Nativity Scene on Kaptol. It is performed from 17th until 27th of December, on 1st and on 6th of January at 5 pm and 7 pm.


If you were on the last Advent in Zagreb, you'll be pleasantly surprised this year. There are few new locations in the city which will win you at first. If you visit Upper town you'll be drawn into a fairy-tale, you will hear excellent music and skate on fake ice in front of Klovićevi Dvori, you'll party at popular Strossmatre, you'll drink quality wine and listen to Jazz on The Tale from Grič. Under the Upper town is a tunnel Grič where you'll see revived concrete walls, which will show you different Christmas atmosphere. If you go to Oktogon or Martićeva street you'll have opportunity to see interesting pieces of Croatian designers. And for the first time Advent crossed the river Sava and arrived to Novi Zagreb. You can visit the plateau of Museum of Contemporary Art or Zagreb Fair and feel the Advent vibe in Novi Zagreb.