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The best in December: Advent in Zagreb

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Welcome to the best Christmas market in 2016, 2017 and 2018! It is the most wonderful time of the year, and let's add - the shiniest time of the year. It is the time when public squares in Europe turn into glowing places full of people moving around, eating and drinking mulled wine or tea. In the last five years, Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, came up in the map of best Christmas markets in Europe, beating Vienna and Prague. No matter how much you love or hate Christmas spirit, Advent in Zagreb is definitely the best that can be visited in December in Croatia.

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© iStock/ivansmuk

Although it can be very cold in Zagreb during those pre-Christmas days, the Advent organizers came up with a great idea - heaters are around the squares and streets, and in some places, an open fire can be seen. Sometimes hot chocolate, mulled wine or just a woollen scarf and the gloves can help, and let's not forget - cool rhythms made by all those great bands playing outside. Christmas market offers many delights, but my favorite part is freshly prepared food, hot drinks and an ice-skating rink with a fountain inside the King Tomislav Square.

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© iStock/Goran Jakus Photography

Advent in Zagreb consists of many "small" advents as parts of this big event. Advent on Zrinjevac, Advent on European Square, Advent in Croatian railway museum, Advent in Prekrižje, Advent in the tunnel... are only a few parts of this huge puzzle called Advent in Zagreb. All the city is one big stage - especially the ice-skating rink in King Tomislav Square with the real stage lights. All the lights are on all the time. Even during the day, you feel all those little lights, and electric candles are turned on. And if you are a romantic soul definitely, you should not miss a horse carriage ride - white horses and a driver with a cylinder hat will make this ride even more romantic.

In the end, enjoy the video of the best Advent moments from December 2018. See you in Zagreb!


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Marko Radojević

Marko Radojević

I am Marko, 28 years old, from Croatia. Travel, languages and nature enthusiast, lover and explorer. I share about my beautiful country.

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