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Zagreb Advent 2023: What to expect?

Zagreb Advent 2023 kicks off on December 2, 2023, and runs until January 7, 2024. All places can open a few days before the official start. This is called the “Warm-up” period from November 29 to December 2. It helps exhibitors get ready to offer services. The locations will fully light up and begin concerts and cultural programs only after the official opening on Saturday, December 2. 

This year, Gornji grad won’t host Advent events due to ongoing construction. However, the festive atmosphere will still spread across familiar spots like:

  • European Square,
  • Zrinjevac,
  • and Strossmayer Square. 
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Ban Jelačić Square

New additions include the recently designated pedestrian zone in Masarykova Street and Ban Jelačić Square. 

Ice skating enthusiasts can glide at the Tomislavac ice rink. Other decorative locations, like Svačić and Mažuranić Squares, Ribnjak Park, and Trg Republike Hrvatske, will charm visitors. Commemorative decorations and food offerings will be available at stalls in Gajeva, Bogovićeva, and Ban Jelačić Square. 

The Most Interesting Part of the Program

Advent in Lisinski for the youngest:

A rich program for the youngest in the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall will contribute to the festive atmosphere in Zagreb.

  • 11.2023. -03.12.2023. – Concert hall of Vatroslav Lisinski 

Ice fairy tale:

Imagine that you come to a children’s park. But it’s not just any park. It’s the funnest, most crystalline and most icy children’s park you can imagine.

  • 12.2023. -07.01.2024. – Park Ribnjak 

“There is no winter for fairy tales” – Advent in the theater Mala scena:

In the children’s theater, this advent is more magical than ever, and we can thank that to a new character – the Story Fixer!

  • 12.2023. -07.01.2024. – Small Stage Theatre 

Fulling – Strossmayer Square

This year too, with its fun character and non-traditional approach, the little Advent on Strossmayer Square is seducing the hearts of Zagreb citizens and guests.

  • Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 01:00
  • Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 – 01:00
  • Feast of St. Stjepan from 17:00 – 01:00
  • Old year until 3:00 

Sweet Zrinjevac

Home to Advent, family gatherings and friendly gatherings, the one and only Zrinjevac. Like grandma’s kitchen, she treats us to the finest food, cooked sausages and wine, smells that will evoke memories of love, laughter and children’s play for years to come.

  • Monday – Thursday: 12:00 – 23:00
  • Friday: 12:00 – 00:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 – 00:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 00:00 

Advent in the Museum

In addition to the standard lineup that bears the epithets unique, nostalgic, and sometimes heartbreaking, the Museum of Broken Relationships organizes special Sunday get-togethers this holiday season.

  • 11.2023. -17.12.2023. – The Museum of Broken Relationships 
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Art Pavillion

Advent in the Chocolate Museum

As an innovative and authentic event, this is a real treat of the new edition of Advent Zagreb.

  • 12.2023. -06.12.2023. – Chocolate Museum 

Winter Wonders Await: Immerse Yourself in the Magic of Zagreb Advent 2023!

Embrace the enchanting spirit of Advent in Zagreb. Here, an unforgettable blend of culinary delights, vibrant music, and an electric atmosphere awaits. In the heart of Croatia’s capital, the Zagreb Advent 2023 promises an experience etched into your memory. 

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Ice Park

Indulge your taste buds in the seasonal delights of fritule and savor the aromatic goodness of sausages. Lose yourself in the rhythm of traditional dances and immerse in the rich cultural tapestry that Zagreb generously offers. 

Despite the brisk winter air, the warmth of Zagreb’s hospitality will wrap around you like a cozy blanket. Let the cold be an afterthought as you relish the festive fervor. Embrace every moment, from the enchanting street decorations to the joviality of the locals. Zagreb Advent 2023 is not just an event; it’s an invitation to create lasting memories. Come, savor the magic of the season, dance to the beats of Croatia’s capital, and relish in all that Zagreb has to offer. Don’t miss out—make Zagreb your winter destination this year!    

Your CTC Team

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