Advent celebrations across Croatia: Guide for 2021/2022

December is upon us, which means it’s the season for adventske kućice (advent houses), kobasice (sausages), and Karlovačko (Croatian beer) in the crisp winter air. All around Croatia, cities, and towns will be celebrating Advent with a variety of activities, performances, ice rinks, children’s programs, Christmas fairs, gastronomy, and outdoor parties.

Here is the full list of Advent celebrations happening around Croatia for 2021 along with a list of programs on offer, in alphabetic order. Please, respect the epidemiological measures and take care of others.

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Zagreb Advent ice rink
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#1 Bjelovar

November 27, 2021 – January 16, 2022

Program includes:

  • Ice skating rink
  • Amusement park
  • Concerts
  • Gastronomy

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#2 Čakovec

November 27, 2021 – December 24, 2021

Program includes:

  • Concerts
  • Performances
  • Gastronomy

#3 Dubrovnik

November 27, 2021 – January 6, 2022

Program includes:

  • 6 concerts at Stradun
  • Humanitarian concert for the COVID-19 department of Dubrovnik hospital (December 6)
  • Holiday workshops and lessons
  • Ice skating rink
  • Christmas bus for children
  • Gastronomy
  • “Days of cod” in collaboration with restaurants

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#4 Karlovac

December 17, 2021 – January 1, 2022

Program includes:

  • Ice skating rink
  • Gastronomy
  • Concerts
  • Sports program
  • Educative program

#5 Marija Bistrica

November 27, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Program includes:

  • New Year’s Eve at noon
  • Advent cinema
  • Theater shows
  • Children’s weekend
  • Spiritual music weekend
  • Weekend of Advent customs
  • Weekend of Lights
  • Christmas concerts

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#6 Osijek

December 2021

Program includes:

  • Christmas tram
  • Gastronomy
  • Program for children
  • Ice skating rink
  • Concerts

#7 Požega

November 28, 2021 – January 1, 2022

Program includes:

  • Concerts
  • Performances
  • Christmas fairs
Advent in Pula
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#8 Pula

November 27, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Program includes:

  • Ice skating rink
  • Program for children at Park grada Graza
  • Performances
  • Concerts
  • Gastronomy
  • Christmas train
  • New Year’s Eve

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#9 Rijeka

November 27, 2021 – January 7, 2022

Program includes:

  • Sea Snowflake ice skating rink
  • Christmas fair at Korzo and Trg Republike Hrvatske
  • Christmas train for children
  • Fund raiser “Kuglice dobrih želja” for young people with disabilities (udruga DIP)
  • Advent on Gradina
  • Ri gastro Advent

#10 Šibenik

December 3, 2021 – January 1, 2022

Program includes:

  • 100% plastic free Advent (Well done, Šibenik)
  • Concerts
  • Christmas fair
  • Workshops for children

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#11 Slavonski Brod

December 2021

Program includes:

  • Ice skating rink
  • Christmas fair
  • Concerts

#12 Split

November 27, 2021 – January 6, 2022

Program includes:

  • Ice skating rink at Đardin
  • Christmas fair on Riva
  • Rampart Cornaro
  • Music program
  • Gastronomy

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#13 Varaždin

November 26, 2021 – January 6, 2022

Program includes:

  • Gastronomy
  • Cultural program
  • Christmas train
  • House of Santa
  • Ice skating rink at Kapucinski trg

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#14 Velika Gorica

November 26, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Program includes:

  • Ice skating rink
  • Gastronomy
  • Concerts
  • Exhibitions
  • Performances

#15 Vinkovci

November 27, 2021 – January 8, 2022

Program includes:

  • Christmas fair
  • Concerts
  • Gastronomy
  • Ice skating rink

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Advent in Zadar
Image by Zadarski.hr

#16 Zadar

November 26, 2021 – January 1, 2022

Program includes:

  • Gastronomy
  • Ice skating rink
  • Program for children
  • Đir po gradu – discounts in many restaurants, shops, museums…

#17 Zagreb

November 27, 2021 – January 7, 2022

Program includes:

  • Music events
  • Cultural events
  • Advent for kids
  • Zagreb jingle mingles
  • Craft advent
  • Zagreb Digital Nomad Jolly WrapUp
  • Toys in augmented reality
  • Toys made in Zagreb
  • The light of advent tails
  • Zagreb in advent garment

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Is there an Advent event we are missing? Let us know in the comments.

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Please note: All information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. For legal advice, you must consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, you must consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant. We can recommend one if you contact us.

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