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Christmas in Zagreb 2023, from 02 December to 07 January 2024

Christmas in Zagreb

WHERE: Zagreb, Croatia
WHEN: from 02 December 2023 to 07 January 2024

Zagreb is one of the most fascinating destinations during the Advent period.
Today, its traditional markets, are considered among the most beautiful in Europe, like the most famous of Strasbourg, Nuremberg, Prague and Budapest.

Christmas in Zagreb is truly magical and full of events for the whole family. And above all, for young people.
In all the streets, squares and districts of Zagreb, you can breathe the atmosphere of Christmas. The traditional markets, are set up a bit ‘everywhere, between the Upper and the lower part, in a real scenic journey.

Among beautiful lights, it is beautiful tree all decked out, you can shop and buy your Christmas gifts. Every corner of the city is pervaded by the scent of cinnamon and vin brûlé; from the smell of sweets and biscuits. Everything is an invitation to the tasting. Every place offers wonderful views.

The splendid architecture of the capital makes the atmosphere of this wonderful city even more magical, whose beauty has been skillfully enhanced by Advent.

Zagreb and Best Christmas Markets in Croatia

Photo ©, Miroslav Vajdic


Roads. Streets. Squares and entire neighborhoods are all dressed up for the party. Here, below, the list of the main Christmas in Zagreb places.


One of the symbolic places of Christmas in Zagreb. And not only.
The beautiful park of Zrinjevac hosts many stands with proposals of all kinds.
Really relaxing atmosphere.
This is, above all, the ideal place to taste the best dishes of the Croatian tradition. On all, the štrukle and pasta with handmade cabbage, according to tradition.

In the old music pavilion, you can listen to the traditional Christmas carols and dance the waltz.


In the beautiful, central square, there will be beautiful lights, lots of stalls and events dedicated to young and old.
Wonderful, and spectacular, the splendid Manduševac Fountain, transformed for the occasion into a huge garland, with a lot of candelela protagonist of many shots.

In the square, there will be no lack of excellent food, with many delicacies and traditional desserts. A great stage to watch shows and performances. And, of course, the ever-present Christmas tree

Christmas in Zagreb

Photo ©, Miroslav Vajdic


The large pedestrian area has become, in effect, the gathering place for young people’s Christmas.
In addition to the inevitable souvenirs, you can attend musical concerts, exhibitions, attractions and projections. You will be spoiled for choice to spend your evenings.


Incredibly welcoming and engaging market, set up in Tomiceva Street and Kurelčeva Street.
Extremely creative and original, with diverse and varied contents, and a program suitable for all generations.
That’s why it is considered the best place for Christmas in Zagreb.
Excellent also in the gastronomic offer.

The ideal place to immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas, between lights, colors, aromas and flavors.


In the upper part, a sort of city in the city, with lots of stands and activities for all generations.
Advent at Stross is pure magic. It is one of the unmissable Christmas events in Zagreb.
Every day, concerts, performances, DJ performances; and, again, artistic workshops for children on the weekend in a beautiful setting, with a rich offer of food and drinks.
To make the whole, unique and unforgettable, the wonderful view of the city.


Not just markets. Christmas in Zagreb is full of events and activities.
Every day, in Vranicanijeva poljana, in the upper city, concerts of the best jazz musicians and DJ performances await you. And of course, a great gastronomic offer.

What would Christmas be like without an ice rink in which to skate? The location is absolutely wonderful: Tomislav Square. Here, there is an immense ice rink, between the Art Pavilion and the equestrian monument dedicated to the first Croatian king Tomislav.
You can rent skates and be followed by a qualified instructor. A must for adults and children, every day until 06 January. For the little ones, however, don’t miss a fascinating journey on the Christmas Tram. The tram leaves from Ban Jelačić Square, on the corner of Praška Street, and passes through the main streets of Zagreb. The route takes just under 30′.

The Living Nativity Scene, at Kaptol, represents a sort of magnificent journey into Croatian history and traditions. The crib, the animals, the shepherds, the magi … they will transport you to the time of Christ’s birth. Finally, new this year, it will be Backo Mini Express. This is a great model with the Snow Queen Trophy in Sljeme miniatures. You can admire the miniature ice skating rink on Tomislav Square; numerous special trains, specially decorated with Christmas lights and decorations and even Santa Claus.

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