Advent celebrations across Croatia: Guide for 2023/2024

Advent in Zagreb, Croatia
Advent in Zagreb, Croatia

UPDATED: 14.11.2023.

December is upon us, which means it’s the Advent season and time for adventske kućice (advent houses), kobasice (sausages), and Karlovačko (Croatian beer) in the crisp winter air.

In Croatia, cities celebrate Advent with various events, ice rinks, children’s programs, Christmas fairs, gastronomy, and outdoor parties. We summarized Advent celebrations around Croatia and the programs they offer.

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Advent celebrations across Croatia

#1 Bjelovar

December 2, 2023 – January 2, 2024

Program includes:

  • Ice skating rink
  • Amusement park
  • Concerts
  • Gastronomy

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#2 Čakovec

December 2, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Program includes:

  • Concerts
  • Performances
  • Gastronomy

#3 Dubrovnik

December 2, 2023 – January 6, 2024

Program includes:

  • Concerts at Stradun
  • Holiday workshops and lessons
  • Ice skating rink
  • Christmas bus for children
  • Gastronomy

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#4 Karlovac

December 2, 2023 – January 1, 2024

Program includes:

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

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#5 Marija Bistrica

December 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023

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 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Program includes:

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

#7 Požega

December 2, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Program includes:

  • Concerts
  • Performances
  • Christmas fairs

#8 Pula

December 3, 2023 – January 7, 2024

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

December 2, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Program includes:

  • Sea Snowflake ice skating rink
  • Christmas fair at Korzo and Trg Republike Hrvatske
  • Christmas train for children
  • Advent on Gradina
  • Gastronomy

#10 Šibenik

December 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024

Program includes:

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

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#11 Slavonski Brod

December 2, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Program includes:

  • Ice skating rink
  • Christmas fair
  • Concerts

#12 Split

December 1, 2023 – January 1, 2024

Program includes:

  • Christmas fair on Riva
  • Music program
  • Gastronomy

#13 Varaždin

December 1, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Program includes:

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

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#14 Velika Gorica

December 2, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Program includes:

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

#15 Zadar

November 24, 2023 – January 6, 2024

Program includes:

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

#16 Zagreb

December 2, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Program includes:

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Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.

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