According to the voters of the European Best Destinations portal, Zagreb was named for the third time in a row the best Christmas destination in Europe. The Croatian capital defended its title among 20 nominated cities and will be carrying it for 2018, thus becoming the only city with the best Christmas destination title for the third year in a row.
Zagreb was voted the best Christmas market in Europe via an online poll garnering real votes from real people. Advent in Zagreb has a programme packed with events, concerts and food specialties – think twinkling candlelight, colorful displays, festive food and drink, concerts, choirs and much more. Events not to be missed include:
Ban Josip Jelačić Square – the huge main square sparkles brightly with music and concerts on an open-air stage, food marquees and a children’s programme. There’s a huge Christmas tree, the fountain is transformed into a light display and there is a cozy, heated, covered conservatory serving food and drinks. On weekdays and at weekends there is live music.
Fooling around – an innovative and modern cultural and gastronomic event during the Advent season, with a recognizable design and a relaxed atmosphere.
European Square – pedestrian zone in the very heart of the city offers a vivacious Advent event: souvenir and Christmas decorations market, a selection of food and beverages and music events in the evening.
Zrinjevac Park – one of the loveliest spots in Zagreb. Lanterns light up the avenues of trees and the old music pavilion looks like a little glittering palace. Artists’ stalls and a great selection of traditional Christmas gifts, Christmas food and drink specialties from decorated tiny wooden huts. This is the spot to experience Zagreb winter specialties including baked štrukle, a warm baked pastry dish with soft cheese. There is mulled wine, hot chocolate, and special Christmas cookies. Live music here is every evening and also in the morning at weekends.
Ice Park on King Tomislav Square – A Christmas fairytale awaits you in one of Zagreb’s most beautiful parks – ice skating rink, selected food and beverages, as well as music events. This is the place to watch people skating and having fun. Visitors are encouraged to join in!
Events end today, so please get more detailed information about Advent in Zagreb can be found online at www.adventzagreb.com.