Experience Christmas in ZAGREB, CROATIA
Voted as the Best Christmas Market in Europe for a stunning 3 years in a row, the Croatian capital brings to life a festive atmosphere, with a relaxing mood and a rich cultural program during the winter season.
While some tourists like to experience the smells and the sights on spot, others are more reluctant given these times. As a consequence, Zagreb also streams online the events that are happening, so everyone can enjoy them even if they are not physically present.
Usually, when the time comes near Christmas, some 20 locations are decorated and well prepared to receive visitors all around the city. Be it parks, squares or places of historical significance, visitors can consume the rich content that has been thoughtfully created for each place.
The whole city is decorated with glowing lights, Christmas music can be heard in the background from afar, colorful decorations adorn the streets and concerts are being held. All of this adds to create that unique Christmas mood that leaves everyone wanting for more.
In addition to the festive atmosphere, modern technology is also present during Christmas. Augmented reality presents the seasonal cheer in a new way, reaching out to both tourists and its citizens.
The Advent Zagreb, as it is also known, usually starts in late November and ends in the first days of January, the next year.
The Light of the Advent is a project that consists of encouraging everyone in Zagreb to light their windows and decorate their homes in the Christmas spirit. Not only the homes of the locals help carry out the holiday spirit, but also the institutions. The community is so tight, that the whole of Zagreb transforms itself into a place of warmth, filled with positive emotions!
Spectacular concerts are recorder every year during Christmas in Zagreb. Classics of Beethoven, Paganini and local musicians complete the jolly atmosphere. You’ll find that Zagreb illustrates both the Continental and Mediterranean spirit of the nation, making Christmas in Zagreb a culturally rich experience for anyone.
While the festive decorations might delight your eyes, while being absorbed by the flickering lights you’ll find yourself being drawn to the rich flavors of the gastronomic section. Zagreb’s geography and history have had a great impact on the dishes, making Christmas the best time to expose its richness.
So, why not give Christmas in Zagreb a try? Experience the welcoming hearts of the locals, who are determined to get over any difficult times with a smile on their face!
Best places to stay in Zagreb for Christmas
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Zagreb for Christmas, rest assure there are plenty of options from which you can choose. Below you’ll find a map with the accommodations. All you need to do is select the date and see which one fits your needs! Be sure to make reservations ahead of time, as many tourists visit Zagreb for Christmas!
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