Let the magic begin! Advent in Zagreb

11/30/2019 - 1/7/2020

  • 2016 best christmas market award
  • 2017 best christmas market award
  • 2018 best christmas market award

The sound of Christmas bells, the scent of gingerbread, mulled wine and various other delicacies... Just forget everything and enjoy all these wonderful things! During the Advent season, Zagreb offers a variety of events that will satisfy even the most demanding visitors. Plenty of fun, excellent food, unique events, art, but also a genuine Christmas atmosphere, await you on the streets of Croatia's capital. Don't wait for Santa sitting by your fireplace, find him in the city! Make sure you polish your boots before you go because we have in store for you a number of pleasant surprises, including the musical program which will make you want to dance all night long!

Ready, set... Advent in Zagreb!

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Visitors´ impressions

Tobias und Anna, Wien

Wir haben super Geschenke gefunden.

Einige davon auch für uns selbst. (Lachen)
Alzbeta 29, Czech Republic

Spectacular experience.

The kids had a blast!
Marija i Zoki, Hrvatska

Uživali smo i zasigurno dolazimo opet.

Ivana, Leona y Nina

Fue extraordinario e inolvidable.

Rumi 31, UK

This is perfect!

Highly recommended. Skating around with the beautiful city buildings overlooking is overwhelming.

Advent in the media

Evening Standard

Why you need to visit Zagreb's Advent market

If you think European Christmas markets are little more than twee tourist traps selling overpriced trinkets, you haven’t been to Zagreb’s Advent market. It’s a city-wide street party with a civilised buzz that makes everything sparkle and glow. And it wasn’t just the mulled wine, or the rakija, or the hot gin...

Forbes

A Culinary Guide To Zagreb's Christmas Market (Voted Europe's Best)

No matter where you find yourself in Zagreb — whether it’s ice skating in front of King Tomislav Square or listening to a children’s choir at the main square of Ban Josip Jelačić — wooden kiosks offering hand-held local food and drink are just steps away, offering a culinary crash course. (Plus, there’s no better way to stay warm than with a full, happy belly.) 

CNN Travel

Advent traditions around the world

Visitors to the capital, Zagreb, will find a city in full throes of Advent and Christmas spirit in December, with wooden stalls selling handcrafted souvenirs, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine.

The travel website European Best Destinations named the Zagreb Christmas Market as the Best Christmas Market for the third year running, as voted by the public.

There’s plenty to buy, eat and drink, but you also shouldn’t miss the ice-skating on King Tomislav Square and the highly anticipated Christmas Taleperformance at the Central City Square.

Forbes

For the third consecutive year, Zagreb sits atop the European Best Destinations list of the Best Christmas markets

The secret of the capital of Croatia’s success includes high-quality crafts, a friendly and festive atmosphere, concerts, ice skating rinks and affordable prices.

Condé Nast Traveller

Zagreb Christmas market - Best for: A city-wide celebration

From the brass ensemble concerts that take place on the most beautiful balconies around the city to the ice rink in King Tomislav Square, the Croatian capital goes all out at Christmas. 

Daily Mail Online

Probably the most exciting Christmas markets... in the world.

There are annual awards for Christmas markets and Zagreb grabbed first place last year. Croatia’s hipster capital has a large student population and offers festive value.