Do not miss the richest ever Poreč Advent programme!
Enjoy free ice-skating, entertainment and cultural programmes, a number of concerts, and an endless Advent gastronomic offer.
With the arrival of St. Nicholas at Matije Gupca Square in Poreč, the event Advent Poreč - Avvento Parenzo will officially begin on December 6, 2016. From the little ones to adults, all will feel the holiday warmth at Matije Gupca Square and at the nearby park, in the magical Villa Polesini, City Library, and Poreč Open University until January 8, 2017.
Families will fall in love with skating on the free ice-skating rink, with basic equipment and ice-skating lessons included. The little ones will not be able to resist other entertaining free children’s programmes and holiday surprises.
During the event at Matija Gubec Park, you will be able to enjoy excellent free concerts of famous Croatian performers, such as Detour, Gustafi, Night Express, Cirkus, and many more.
During the Christmas Fair, the Advent scents and flavours will spread from the decorated holiday stands.
Join us at the Advent in Poreč!
The Pancake Festival, the largest pancake festival in Croatia, is yet another unparalleled, signature event in the City of Zagreb this holiday season.
The Zagreb Winter Pancake Festival, a festive atmosphere with fabulous entertainment all day long, melt in your mouth pancakes and activities for the entire family. Guests will enjoy pancake art designs from all over the world, sweet and savory delicacies, hot chocolate, tea, mulled wine, as well as plenty of Christmas and New Year’s gifts for our loved ones.
The Dubrovnik Hotel, your hotel in the heart of Zagreb, with an unforgettable view to the unique festive atmosphere of the central Ban Josip Jelačić Square illuminated with the traditional Christmas tree, lights, sights and decorations.
A cosy holiday mood is spreading through the Upper Town of Zagreb... We bring the magic of Advent to the courtyards of the Upper Town! The Courtyards – the city of Zagreb's favourite summer cultural and tourist event, now welcomes its visitors in the Advent edition!
In line with the motto “Every courtyard has its own story”, the Courtyards tell tales of the history of the Upper Town, its palaces, interesting people and events, while the numerous visitors get a unique opportunity to look behind the facades of these representative spaces and enjoy their unique environment.
Hidden in the winter idyll of the Upper Town, decorated with Advent decorations, warm, intimate and romantic, infused with the scents and flavours of winter, cinnamon, cloves, mulled wine, brandy and little sweet treats, filled with the sounds of Christmas tunes and live music every day, with a lot of fun, good wishes and joy – the winter holiday edition of the Courtyards offers a special experience of Advent that you have never encountered before!
So put on your warmest boots and favourite wool gloves. Come to the Upper Town, enter and enjoy yourselves – become captivated by the Courtyards!
This Christmastime visit Osijek and the wine festival, “Santa bikers”, the cheerful Christmas tram with elves, virtual reality in the Christmas tram, many Christmas concerts, a “breath” of the New year’s concert in the Osijek Croatian National Theatre and Christmas markets made just for you, your friends and family, surrounded by glittering lights, scent of Christmas trees, mulled wine and… It will be the Christmas you have long been dreaming of… Stay a day longer and dance into the New Year with hundreds of locals in the main square, with a glass of sparkling wine and everyone’s favourite waltz “On the beautiful blue Danube”.
It stands as a testament to the quality of olive oil from the area of Vodnjan that this year sees the 12th hosting of the “Days of Young Olive Oil” fair in the town from the 18th to the 20th of November. The event has an international character and brings together producers of top-quality extra virgin olive oils. Year after year the event continues to raise awareness of the benefits of the consumption of young olive oils.
The event particularly contributes to Vodnjan’s overall reputation for extra virgin olive oil as an indigenous brand, which has become internationally recognized for being one of world’s best.
Approximately 20,000 visitors are expected to visit the 1600 m² olive oil fair tent over the three days of the event. As always, guest will be treated to a full program of cultural and culinary happenings. More than 100 producers of olive oil, and other local agricultural products, will be there to share their experience and local produce with you.
Pula Film Festival is the oldest film festival in Croatia and one of the oldest film festivals in Europe. Its trademark is the Arena, where the film screenings take place under the stars. Today it is the most visited cultural event in the Republic of Croatia, with over 73,000 visitors attending the great number of festival events. The festival program takes place at different city locations, attracting a large number of visitors.
The competition program includes Croatian films, both feature and short films, usually premieres at the festival, as well as international program, children's program, youth program, retrospective program and Pula Cinematheque. The accompanying sidebar program consists of programs for film professionals, film workshops, different exhibitions dedicated to cinematography and concerts. The jury awards the main festival prize - Grand Golden Arena for Best Festival Film. The Golden Arena is also awarded for the best director, screenplay, actor and actress, supporting actor and actress, DOP, editing, music, scenography and costume design. Another official festival award is also Octavian awarded by the Croatian Society of Film Critics (HDFK), and the Golden Gate of Pula, an award based on audience votes for films screened in the Arena.
The International Alternative Theatre Festival - PUF is one of the most popular alternative theater festivals in this part of Europe. During the 20 years of its existence some 200 hundred plays have been performed, as well as over 100 accompanying programs (exhibitions, performances, concerts). This festival attracts participants from all over the world.
The performances take place at different locations around the city and are all free. Part of the program takes place at the Rojc Community Center.
Advent in Marija Bistrica, a place of centuries-long tradition of pilgrimage, old trades and cultural events has always been celebrated and marked in a special way. First organized manifestation Advent in Marija Bistrica was held in 2011 and since then it has been held every December. Advent is marked by occasional cultural-artistic program, Christmas fair and numerous workshops for children and adults. Advent at the national shrine is special and its atmosphere is in the sign of spirituality, family, cultural and traditional values.
Všetky vianočné rozprávky sú romantické a poučné, zvlášť keď ste hosťom rodiny Salajovcov v Grabovnici. Rodina Salajovcov totiž pripravila na vianočný čas skutočnú maškrtu pre milovníkov pravej sviatočnej atmosféry. Vtedy sa v ich predzáhradke rozsvietia státisíce farebných svetielok, ktoré vytvoria nádherný svetelný zážitok a idylu pre každého diváka. Vianočná stajňa a jasličky a výzdoba celej predzáhradky vianočnými svetielkami a inou výzdobou sľubujú nezabudnuteľný zážitok hlbokého sna a prebúdzania vo svete rozprávok, svete skutočnej chorvátskej vianočnej rozprávky.