When winter holidays start approaching, everyone in Croatia can expect to see colorful and cheerful postcards all over the internet and TV coming from one place – SalajLand.
If you still miss the old feeling of Christmas like in your favorite childhood movies, you’re not alone.
Mr. Zlatko Salaj had a similar dream, a dream of having a Christmas miracle of his own that he can share with everyone who still dares to dream. The whole story started 18 years ago in the town of Čazma where Mr. Salaj is from. The idea was to decorate the property only for Zlatko’s family. Five million Christmas lights later (yes, you’ve read it right!), the property of Salaj family has become an almost national symbol of Christmas holidays and family fun.
Operating annually from late November till early January, SalajLand is definitely a unique experience that makes news headlines every year with increasing numbers of visitors coming from all around the world. Of course, this doesn’t come as a surprise taking into consideration the popularity of the Zagreb Christmas market, which is legendary in its status, and Čazma, where SalajLand is located, is just an hour of driving from Zagreb.
In that case, why not combine the best you can get in Croatia during the Christmas holidays?
The cheerful millions of lights will brighten your way over numerous wooden bridges, around lakes, follow your steps around miles of pathways and between 2000 trees. And don’t be surprised if the stars hide and sky sprinkles soft snowflakes… Because at SalajLand, both sky and earthwork hard to fulfill those childhood dreams of white Christmas and once-in-a-lifetime winter wonderland.
Photo credit by SalajLand