Guide for the Advent in Zagreb 2017

During the Advent in Zagreb 2017 you can enjoy in events that will satisfy even the most demanding visitors. Have plenty of fun, treat yourself with excellent food, visit unique events and take part in a genuine Christmas atmosphere that is waiting for you on the streets of Croatia’s capital!

Here is everything you need to know about Advent in Zagreb, so get ready  for the best Advent in Europe!


17:00    Lighting of the candle at the Manduševac Fountain in Ban Jelačić Square

18:00    The opening of the Ice Park

19:00     The opening of Fuliranje – Life is a Circus

19:50    Lighting of the Christmas lights at Advent at Zrinjevac

21:00     Snow at the Christmas Fairytale in the Ban Jelačić Square

Ice Park

Photo: D.Rostuhar; Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

A magical winter idyll on the ice. With good music playing in the background, you can enrich your outdoor ice skating experience with the flavors of a variety of culinary delights, as well as numerous cultural events for both children and adults.

WHERE: between the Art Pavilion and the king Tomislav Square
WHEN: 03.12.2017 – 07.01.2018 from 10am till 11pm

Advent on Zrinjevac

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

During the Advent season the old music pavilion becomes a haven for lovers of Christmas classics and waltzes. Apart from enjoying in unique Christmas ornaments and handmade souvenirs from selected local artisans, you will have the opportunity to revel in the traditional – almost forgotten – Zagreb food specialties as well!

WHERE: Zrinjevac Park
WHEN: 02.12.2017 – 06.01.2018

Advent on European Square

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

The European Square pedestrian zone, situated in the very heart of the city, becomes a favorite meeting place for young people during the Advent season. A rich offer of concerts, attractions and exhibitions – on par with other European cities – makes this place a must-see location for all those looking for a good time.

WHERE: European Square
WHEN: 02.12.2017 – 06.01.2018

Christmas Magic in Downtown

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

Every day at this fairy-tale location there is an entertainment program with numerous music acts and animations for children during the day, as well as special parties in the evenings. The imaginative scenography that became the trademark of the last year’s Advent in Zagreb will be upgraded and we will show all visitors a real fairy-tale Christmas magic in downtown Zagreb.

WHERE: Ban Jelačić Square
WHEN: 02.12.2017 – 07.01.2018

Advent in Villa Prekrižje

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

This year, you have the unique opportunity to visit the Villa Prekrižje building and adjoining gardens at Villa Prekrižje, which have been closed for general public for decades. The rustic villa has been used for formal receptions and activities of the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia as part of the presidential complex. Villa Prekrižje can be reached by a special bus from the bus stop at Kaptol, or by the regular bus lines number 101 and 102 from the British Square.

WHERE: Pantovčak 241
WHEN: 02.12.2017 – 23.12.2017

Fooling Around

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

Strossmayer Square in the heart of Zagreb, between Zrinjevac and Tomislav square, during the Advent season is becoming a colourful vivid canvas, where you can experience and live Life as a circus! Discover the entertainment, food, magic, dreams and, above all, a lot of fun!

WHERE: Strossmayer Square
WHEN: 30.11.2017 – 01.01.2018

Advent int he Tunnel

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

Remembrance Advent (03.12.2017 – 17.12.2017)
Come to the Grič tunnel, close your eyes, enter, and open your eyes. Scenography: street from the age of Charles Dickens (old Upper Town).

Wish Advent (19.12.2017 – 07.01.2017)
Everyone has a right to a big wish for Christmas. How big? The answer is in the Grič tunnel.
Scenography: excessive Christmas decorations, gifts and kids toys with background music performances by choirs with advent songs

WHERE: Tunnel Grič
WHEN: 03.12.2017 – 07.01.2018

Advent in Marić Passage

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

In the Marić Passage you will be passing through a tunnel of intertwining branches leading to an abundance of Christmas attractions.

WHERE: Praška street 6
WHEN: 03.12.2017 – 07.01.2018

Advent at the Plateau Gradec

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

Advent at the Gradec plateau will bring you concerts, great fun and many other attractions!
On the most beautiful city stage, in the idyllic surroundings of the Upper Town, you can enjoy in free concerts, choir performances and a plethora of unique culinary treats!

WHERE: Plateau Gradec
WHEN: 03.12.2017. – 30.12.2017

The Tale from Grič – Advent on the Vranyczany Plateau

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

Every day at Vranicanijeva Poljana, you can enjoy int he gourmet food and in the wonderful background music, performed by classy jazz musicians and great DJs who will make you dance to their jazz groove and dance rhythms!

WHERE: between the Lotrščak tower and the DHMZ building, at the beautiful historical Vranicanijeva Poljana
WHEN: 03.12.2017 – 07.01.2018

Advent on Stross

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

The Upper Town in Zagreb has a spot for all of your holiday dreams to come true!  The place where you can enjoy good company and good fun. Advent at Stross is like a small town in its own right, catering to all your needs, body and mind. Come and live your holiday dream in the most romantic spot in Zagreb’s Upper Town, enjoy daily concerts and DJ entertainment, bring your children to have fun at weekend art workshops, pamper yourself with great food and drink and enjoy the most amazing views of Zagreb for an unforgettable holiday experience.

WHERE: Strossmayer Promenade (Upper Town)
WHEN: 03.12.2017 – 07.01.2018

Live Nativity Scene

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

Jesus’ crib, the manger, people of Bethlehem, farm animals, the three wise men from the East and the shepherds will take you back to the time of Jesus’ birth and add a whole new layer to the Advent atmosphere!

WHERE: Near Zagreb Cathedral
WHEN: 22.12.2017 – 27.12.2017, 01.01.2018 and 06.01.2018 / 16:15, 17:00 and 19:00

Advent Fair

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

The wooden houses abounding in the handcrafted souvenirs and Christmas gifts and decorations are interwoven with those exuding the scent of cooked sausages, roasted chestnuts, pastries and cakes, as well as mulled wine. Knitted scarves, hats and gloves are impatiently awaiting their new owners, so that they could keep them warm on cold winter days. For the most breathtaking Christmas Fair atmosphere, just wait until nightfall, when all the handicrafts will be illuminated by the soft glow of Christmas lights!

WHERE: Bogovićeva street, Gajeva street, Petrićeva street, Varšavska street, Croatian Republic Square (in front of the Croatian National Theatre), Ban Jelačić Square
WHEN: 03.12.2017 – 07.01.2018

Advent at Backo Mini Express – The greatest model train in Southeast Europe

Photo: Property of Zagreb Tourist Board

This year, the visitors of this beautiful story on tracks can enjoy in a special Advent fairy tale with lots of premiere holiday features especially created for one of the most beautiful tourist events in Europe, Advent in Zagreb!

WHERE: Gundulićeva street 4
WHEN: 03.12.2017 – 07.01.2018

Find more information on the official website of Advent in Zagreb!



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