Advent in Zagreb

Christmas fairs in the heart of the city, concerts and cultural events, beautiful lighting, an ice skating rink and spicy mulled wine - a perfect combination for getting into the Christmas mood!

Advent on Ban Jelacic Square

Zagreb's main square will host a variety of event from December the 5th until December 21st. There will be something for guests of all ages - folklore performances, children's plays, blues concerts and more.
The "Advent house" on the square will be offering delicacies and warm drinks such as mulled wine, sausages, fritters etc.

Advent on Jelacic Square
Advent on Jelacic Square || Photo: Advent in Zagreb


Advent on Zrinjevac

Waltzes, Christmas classics, and other selected music programme for ladies and gentlemen will sound from the old music pavilion and through the alley of plane trees, .

29.11.2014 – 1.1.2015

  • Music program everyday from 18-22h
  • weekends from 11-13h and 20-22h
Advent on Zrinjevac
Advent on Zrinjevac || Photo: Advent in Zagreb


Ice park on King Tomislav Square

Following the example of the Vienna ice rink in front its town hall, this year's novelty in Zagreb is the magical ice rink on King Tomislav's square. The rink will be open from December the 5th until January 18th from 10:00 to 23:00 on weekdays and 09:00 to 23:00 on weekends.

Advent on King Tomislav Square
Advent on King Tomislav Square || Photo: Advent in Zagreb


Christmas Fair

Zagreb's traditional Christmas Fair will be held from November the 29th until 1st of January and will take place on the streets surrounding the Jelacic square. Use this opportunity to spoil yourself will original jewellery and souvenirs made by Zagreb's craftsmen, cookies, cakes and other sweets and a variety of seasonal gifts.
If you are looking for the perfect gift, look for the beautifully decorated red gingerbread hearts!

Christmas Fair
Zagreb Christmas Fair || Photo: Advent in Zagreb


Classical Music and Jazz at Flower Square

Cvjetni trg (the "Flower square") is another location for the Advent in Zagreb programme. Here you'll satisfy your needs for refined classical and jazz music of young and very talented musicians.
From the 6th until the 20th of December in the evening hours (weekends from 11:00 to 14:00), weather your young or old enjoy some time on Cvjetni.

Classic and Jazz on Cvjetni
Classic and Jazz on Cvjetni || Photo: Advent in Zagreb


Fooling around by the funicular

"Fuliranje" or fooling around by the funicular is an relaxed approach to Advent atmosphere. Cultural and gastronomic events are innovative and creative, and no dout, they will be recognizable for some time!


Live Nativity Scene

For eleven years in a row, Cenacolo Community presents live nativity scene on Kaptol. Young men of Cenacolo Community really pay attention to details, making the whole scene as realistic as possible, to bring you true Christmas spirit.

Live Nativity Scene
Live Nativity Scene || Photo: Advent in Zagreb


Tourist train

Every year Zagreb Electric Tram participates in Advent in Zagreb programme. Special tourist train route will visit locations in the centre where programme takes place. Seats are specially reserved for children and fares are free of charge! Small train runs between 5th December and January 6th and will leave every 40 minutes (from 13 h to 19 h, and weekends from 10 to 19 h) from the Jelacic Square, go through Ilica, Frankopanska, Masarykova and Amruseva, then will go around Zrinjevac park, King Tomislav Square and the main railway station, where it will stops few times.

Work days

  • 13:00, 13:40, 14:20, 15:00, 15:40, 16:20, 17:00, 17:40 and 18:20


  • 10:00, 10:40, 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00, 14:40, 15:20, 16:00, 16:40, 17:20, 18:00 and 18:40

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

  • 10:00, 10:40, 11:20, 12:00, 12:40, 13:20, 14:00 and 14:40

Christmas and New Year

  • Not running
Live Nativity Scene
Advent in Zagreb tourist train route || Map: Map data 2014 Google

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