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Opatija Advent: A Coastal Croatian Wonderland of Holiday Magic

Get ready for a magical Christmas weekend in Opatija! Advent Opatija this year is really something special you should see. 

Opatija Advent

The air is filled with festive tunes, the aroma of holiday treats, and smiles lighting up the faces of the little ones through exciting animation programs. Opatija, adorned as the most beautiful Advent by the sea, is the ultimate choice for spending quality time with your loved ones. 

Opatija Advent
Opatija Advent

The Christmas program is a treat for everyone, from kids to grown-ups. You will enjoy live music with a cup of mulled wine or tea in enchanting spots like the Angiolina Park, the “Winter Garden” in front of the Juraj Šporer Art Pavilion. Here are also the dazzling “Ice Magic” of the Summer Stage, the festive “Xmas Street Lungomare Advent” from the Savoy Hotel to Villa Madonna, and various hotels and restaurants throughout Opatija. 

For the Kids

But that’s not all – Opatija Advent is geared to bring smiles to the faces of the little ones with a bunch of fun animation programs. From the Ice Magic on the Summer Stage, a favorite spot for little skaters, to creative workshops at Kavanes Strauss and Imperial for crafting Christmas decorations, taking selfies with Santa Claus and his elf, and even the wildest children’s Christmas disco with games and prizes. And don’t miss out on the festive vibes at Bristol Hotel, where you can create your own Christmas decorations and snap photos with your favorite Santa at the “Xmas Street Lungomare Advent.” Get ready for joyous celebrations and unforgettable moments in Opatija! 🎄  

Do Not Miss These Places

  • Angiolina Park is a picturesque oasis in the heart of Opatija, known for its charming pathways, vibrant flowerbeds, and historic monuments. In winter, the park retains its allure, with frost-kissed landscapes and the iconic fountain creating a serene atmosphere. Capture a moment in front of the park’s entrance, adorned with festive decorations, and embrace the tranquility of this enchanting green space. 
Opatija Advent
  • The Maiden with the Seagull is Opatija’s symbol and a must-visit landmark. Perched on a promontory, this elegant statue overlooks the Adriatic Sea. In winter, the seaside setting takes on a different charm, offering a peaceful backdrop for photos. Pose with the Maiden and the glistening sea in the background, capturing the timeless beauty of Opatija. 
• The Maiden with the Seagull
The Maiden with the Seagull
  • The Juraj Šporer Art Pavilion is not only an architectural gem but also a cultural hub. In winter, the pavilion hosts festive events and art exhibitions, creating a dynamic atmosphere. Snap a photo in front of this historic building, adorned with seasonal decorations, and appreciate the blend of art and holiday spirit. 
  • The Lungomare Promenade offers breathtaking views of the Adriatic coastline. During winter, the promenade exudes a serene charm, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll and memorable photos. Capture the beauty of the sea, the charming architecture, and perhaps the occasional winter sunrise or sunset along this scenic coastal path. 
  • Jacob’s Church, perched on a hill overlooking Opatija, is a captivating sight. The church’s architecture, with its distinct bell tower, adds character to the skyline. In winter, the hill may be dusted with a light layer of snow, creating a postcard-worthy scene. Take a picture in front of St. Jacob’s Church to capture the town’s cultural and historical essence against the winter backdrop. 

We Extend the Invitation to Opatija Advent

Dear Travelers, 

Get ready for a festive adventure in Opatija!


Join us at the Art Pavilion Juraj Šporer for “Šporerbajka,” a magical journey to Santa Claus’s home with the enchanting children’s play “Lara’s Christmas Fairy Tale.” And for our little creatives, dive into the world of Christmas crafts with workshops on decorating baubles and crafting Santa Claus dolls.

Opatija Advent
Mulled Wine

Opatija is a holiday delight for your taste buds. From Advent houses to charming restaurants and cafes, savor a variety of holiday specialties. Indulge in mouthwatering treats like

  • goulash,
  • Ćufte Mediteraneo,
  • sausages in pastry,
  • Teta Sarma,
  • breaded cod balls,
  • fritters,
  • and trdelnik. 

These tempting delights scattered throughout the city are sure to satisfy even the most refined palates.

But that’s not all – elevate your holiday spirit with a sip of warmth. In addition to traditional mulled wine, our creative cocktails with a festive twist are a must-try. Choose from Winter Teranino, Gin Toddy, Hot Fig, Aperol Punch, and more to add that extra dash of joy to the holiday atmosphere. 

Your CTC Team

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