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A Winter Wonderland: at Salaj Land’s Christmas Fairytale

As the winter chill descends, Salaj Land emerges as a radiant haven of lights that ignites the holiday season. Operating from December 1, 2023, until January 8, 2024, this enchanting wonderland opens its gates every day from 14:00 to 21:00. It ensures that visitors can bask in the magical glow not just on weekdays but also during weekends and holidays. 

The tale of Salaj Land spans over two decades. Iti s a testament to the unwavering dedication of three generations of the Salaj family. Stepping into this ethereal realm, one witnesses the harmonious dance between reality and fantastical light displays. More than a mere visual feast, Salaj Land crafts a unique experience that unites people in the shared joy of the season. 

Salaj Land Source Štefan Brajković
Salaj Land
Source: Štefan Brajković

This year, we decided to stop procrastinating and finally hit the road to Salaj Land! 

It’s been on our bucket list forever, but life always got in the way. Not this time! We borrowed a friend’s car, cranked up the holiday tunes, and set out on a spontaneous adventure. The road trip vibes were real, and we were pumped to soak up all the dazzling lights and festive cheer waiting for us at Salaj Land. Here’s to turning “someday” into “today”! 

What Awaits You Within This Luminous Kingdom?

Salajland is 60 kilometers from Zagreb, and we got there by driving the highway towards Slavonski Brod. We left at the Ivanić Grad exit and continued towards Čazma (approx. 15 km). In Čazma, we saw the signs “Christmas story of the Salaj family” at every intersection. 

How Did We Come To Salaj Land?

  • Over 4.5 Million Lights: Transforming the property into a dazzling realm, more than 4.5 million lights weave a tapestry of brilliance that captivates the senses.


  • New Surprises Every Year: The Salaj family’s commitment to innovation ensures that each visit brings fresh enchantment. Year after year, they unveil new light decorations and sculptures that add a touch of wonder to the landscape.


  • Daily Fireworks Extravaganza: Set against the canvas of the night sky, a breathtaking fireworks display unfolds every day around 6 pm, casting an ephemeral spell of magic.


  • Christmas Nativity Scene and Historical Quarry Presentation: Delve into the spiritual essence of Christmas with a meticulously crafted nativity scene. There is also a presentation of the tomb of Jesus, nestled in the historic quarry dating back to 1905. 

Our verdict: Salaj Land was a delight in every way, but what stole our hearts were the twinkling lights. Over 4.5 million of them turned the place into a wonderland, sparking pure joy. Also, when the sun set, the fireworks took over, turning the sky into a canvas of colors. The combo of lights and fireworks made the evenings pure magic. 

A Great Place For a Family

Salaj Land Christmas Fairytale is a blast for families with kids! The whole program is designed to make little ones giggle with excitement. And guess what? Santa Claus is the VIP guest! Kids can snap a pic with him, creating memories that will stick around like holiday magic. It’s the kind of place where laughter fills the air, and every corner holds a sprinkle of joy. Salaj Land isn’t just a fairytale for kids; it’s a memory-making adventure for the whole family. 

There is also something for art enthusisasts! Wooden Sculptures and Art Collaborations. 

Salaj Land is not just a feast for the eyes with its radiant lights; it’s a whimsical wonderland where wooden sculptures come to life. As you wander through this enchanting landscape, you’ll encounter a mesmerizing array of creatures. From mischievous animals and whimsical dwarfs to towering trees with stories etched in their bark, and mushrooms that seem to whisper secrets with their charming faces – the sculptures breathe life into the surroundings. 

Every step unveils a new surprise, with fairytale characters and more waiting to capture your imagination. It’s a captivating stroll through a symphony of craftsmanship. Each sculpture tells a story and that makes Salaj Land not just a visual spectacle but a whimsical adventure for every visitor. 

Amidst the illuminating splendor, indulge your palate with a diverse array of food and drinks, all within the warm and inviting ambiance of Salaj Land. 

Ticket Prices:

  • Individual Arrival: €6 per person
  • Organized Groups (30 or More People): €5.50 per person
  • Children Up to 7 Years (Accompanied by Adults): Free
  • People with Disabilities: Free of Charge
  • To add a festive cherry on top, all visitors enjoy complimentary parking. 

Your CTC Team

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