December 2016  

Dear citizens and guests of Zagreb!
The month which lies ahead is many people’s favourite. Filled with a festive Yuletide atmosphere, it opens a special place in our hearts and puts a spring in our step. It may be cold, but we enjoy the time of Advent and appreciate the moments spent with family and friends. December is also the most popular month for our city. During the magnificent Advent period, Zagreb becomes first and foremost the proud owner of the Best European Christmas Destination award. Indeed, Zagreb has been internationally recognised as the best choice for a Christmas break, leaving behind traditional Advent travel favourites, such as our neighbour Vienna.

Dear friends and business partners!
We can rightfully say that the magic of Zagreb’s Advent is in full swing! The kick-off weekend attracted a large number of Zagreb’s citizens and tourists from all over the world. The city is fully immersed in the holiday atmosphere and it is absolutely certain that holidays in Zagreb are more eventful, more intense and thus last longer.
A guest from Rovaniemi
Santa Claus arrives in Zagreb!
Santa Claus will be in Zagreb on December 6th and 7th. He will come all the way from Rovaniemi to visit the good children. The dates of the visit have not been chosen by chance. Indeed, he has decided to arrive on the Finnish Independence Day and enhance the magic to Zagreb’s winter fairytale.
European Best Destinations
Zagreb defends the Best European Christmas Destination title
Zagreb has put special efforts in preparing this year’s Advent festivities as it is poised to defend its Best European Christmas Market title in a ten-day online voting period which will be organised by the European Best Destination between December 2nd and 12th.
our pick
: The Museum of Arts and Crafts - The exhibition “The Nutcracker – The Most Beautiful Christmas Fairy Tale”
: A gift from ZET - Free public transport on weekends during Advent
: The Backo Mini Express - The largest railway model in south-east Europe in Christmas spirit
: At Zrinjevac and in the Upper Town - The Festival of Advent and Christmas Songs in Zagreb
: In front of Arena Centre - Advent ice-skating rink by Žuti Mačak
: A stage show - Gregorian once again in Zagreb
: The greatest Celtic punk band - Dropkick Murphys once again at the Culture Factory
: An ice skating spectacle - Masha and the Bear on Ice at Arena Zagreb
: A blend of tradition and quality - The Zagreb Olive Festival
: The 14th Human Rights Film Festival - Films from recent global production

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Be there!
Which is the best kissing spot in Zagreb?
During this Advent, Zagreb visitors can use their smartphones to combine the most romantic tradition of kissing under the mistletoe with a sight-seeing tour of the city.
The Croatia Winter Music Festival
Seven days of entertainment and electronic music
Between December 31st 2016 and January 6th 2017, Arena Zagreb will be the venue for the Croatia Winter Music Festival. It will be a spectacular New Year’s celebration featuring performances by some of the best known DJs in the world.

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup “Snow Queen Trophy”
In the centre of the skiing world
Sljeme will once again be the centre of the skiing world, when the best slalom skiers in the world come to compete for the Snow Queen Trophy. The competitions will take place on January 3rd and 5th of next year.

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