Advent in Zagreb

  • Advent on the main square

    Ban Josip Jelačić Square

    The open air stage at the main square will host a wide variety of events, including children's performances, cultural, art and music events, as well as concerts.

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  • Advent on Zrinjevac

    Through the alley of plane trees, you will reach the old music pavilion, which will welcome you in its Christmas, fairy-tale look and leave you breathless.

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  • Fooling around by the funicular

    Fooling around by the funicular is an innovative and modern cultural and gastronomic event during the Advent season, with a recognizable design and a relaxed atmosphere.

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  • Live Nativity Scene

    For the eleventh year in a row, Cenacolo Community presents the Living Nativity Scene for Christmas season on Kaptol.

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  • About Advent

    Advent is a period of the liturgical year that is marked by preparations for the celebration of Christmas. In Western Christian churches, the Advent starts four Sundays before Christmas and ends on December 24, on Christmas Eve.

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  • New Year's folklore music night
  • Changing of the guard
  • Christmas Bazaar

Members of the folklore ensemble "Turopolje" will be performing songs and dances from all parts of Croatia at a traditional New Year's concert.

Folklorni ansambl


The concert lasts approximately 90 minutes and the entrance is free. Komedija Theater, Kaptol, January 1st 2016, 7 p.m.

Folklorna večer


Performing Croatian folk looking for a good dancing technique and expressive singing.

Smjena straže

New Year's changing of the guard with horses

Academia Cravatica and Zagreb Tourist Board present citizens of Zagreb, as well as its visitors, with the opportunity to see a New Year's Day changing of the guard, which will be performed by the honorary company of the Kravat regiment..

Smjena straže


The most interesting part of the two-hour ceremony will be the guard's preparation and weapons inspection in front of St. Mark's Church.

Smjena straže


Cravat Regiment Croatian light cavalry regiment from XVII. century, which, in addition to the exceptional heroism of soldiers, was recognizable and uniform, and colorful scarves as soldiers wore around their necks and on which the tie is named.

Sunday, Dec 7th, 11:00 - 16:00, Zagreb Velesajam, Pavilion 7

International food, products, international dances & music, prizes - charitable event to support the Neonatal Unit at Sveti Duh hospital

The Christmas Bazaar of the International Women's Club Zagreb (IWCZ) will take place this year on Sunday, December 7, at the Zagreb Velesajam, Pavilion 7. The Bazaar will be officially opened at 11:00 by patron Prof. Dr. Tatjana Josipović, the Croatian First Lady. Popular for the international food, products & gifts, the Bazaar has become a favorite among locals and expats alike over the last 20 years. This year the IWCZ will present an exciting new addition to the program - international dances and music performances!