Family estate Salaj

Family estate Salaj- five million Christmas lights

Just 60 km east of Zagreb, a very special Christmas story awaits – Family estate Salaj (take Zagreb A3 highway towards Slavonski Brod, exit Ivanić Grad, direction Čazma and from there follow the white signs Božićna priča on every intersection to Grabovnica). Or, you can just take the Christmas train from Zagreb. You can find more info here.

salaj land

Photography: Davor Kirin

Christmas story

Eighteen years ago family Salaj started to decorate their 60 000 m2 estate with Christmas lights. First year they put 70 thousand lights.With each year number of decoration lights grew higer, and this year around 5 million lights are on every night from November 29 until January 12. And now the village of 500 residents, 120 000 people visit each year in December. Decoration work starts three months before opening day and  around 15 people work at Salaj estate to make the magic alive.

salaj estate

Photography: Davor Kirin

Magical world

You can take a walk around many lakes, wooden bridges, paths, 2 000 trees, mill-wheel and even a waterfall! All this is decorated with five million lights and brings you a truly unique Christmas experience! There is also a parking space, souvenir shop, restaurant (try Salajnica) and mulled wine stands (with both: white and red wine). Don’t forget to bring your kids, family and friends. Everyone together will certainly enjoy with smurfs, snowman, penguin, bear, frozen lake, north pole, Santa Claus and much more! They  can definitely put a smile on everyone’s face. Most noteworthy: don’t miss the firework! You can enjoy it every day, sometime after sunset. We keep our fingers crossed that it snows in days of your visit to Salaj estate. Then it would be the real Christmas spirit. Therefore, enjoy the magic.

salaj estate

Photography: Davor Kirin


Where: Family estate Salaj, A. Starčevića 132, Grabovnica

When: 29.11.2019. – 12.01.2020.  15:00h – 22:00h

Tickets: 40Kn(5€) , free for kids aged under 7 years

You can find more information on

salaj estate

Photography: Davor Kirin

Enjoy this winter wonderland!

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