Christmas fairs in the heart of Zagreb, 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.

Old Zagreb Private Tour

Discover the history, culture, and modern way of life of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, on this two-hour introduction tour.

With a leisurely pace, you'll explore the medieval precursors of Zagreb, Gradec and Kaptol, as well as all the essential sights of the city, including Ban Jelačić Square, Stone Gate, St. Mark's Church, Lotrščak Tower, and Zagreb Cathedral, among many others. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will provide recommendations for places to visit during your free time, ensuring that you have an informative and enjoyable experience.

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Advent on Ban Jelacic Square
Advent on Jelačić Square. Photo credit: 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.– 1.1.

Music program everyday from 18:00-22:00, weekends from 11:00-13:00 and 20:00-22:00

Advent on Zrinjevac
Advent on Zrinjevac. Photo credit: 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 credit: 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!

Zagreb Christmas Fair
Zagreb Christmas Fair. Photo credit: 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 credit: Advent in Zagreb

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 credit: Advent in Zagreb

Advent 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 Jelačić Square, go through Ilica, Frankopanska, Masarykova and Amruševa, then will go around Zrinjevac park, King Tomislav Square and the main railway station, with several stops along the way.

Advent in Zagreb tourist train route
Advent in Zagreb tourist train route. Photo credit: Advent in Zagreb

Working Hours

26.11 - 7.1
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Christmas decorations and beautiful wooden huts, enchanting music and performances, delicious gastronomic offer

Address & contact details

Tourist Information Centre

Street: Ban Jelačić Square 11
Postcode: 10000
City: Zagreb

Website: Advent in Zagreb

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