Zagreb Advent in the vesture of COVID

This year’s Advent in Zagreb will light the first Advent candle on November 8 and last until January 1.
The Zagreb Tourist Board has prepared appropriate programs following the competent health authorities’ recommendations and to prevent the spread of COVID infection. The idea is despite all to preserve the spirit of the best Christmas fair in Europe, which this year partners Croatia Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Croatian Railways.

The Light of Advent
The Light of Advent


The emphasis this year is on cultural events because everyone misses that spectrum of social life the most.
Thus, during Advent, 9 different music festivals with 95 concerts will be held. The Croatian National Theater in Zagreb and the Vatroslav Lisinski Cultural Center will also perform with a rich program.
“The curiosity of this year’s Advent is the project Light of Advent, which brings Christmas decorations to the windows of the Upper Town.

The vesture of COVID on Zagreb Christmas market


Another novelty is the Zagreb Nativity Scene, more precisely the online exhibition of photographs of church Christmas nativity scenes taken from 2007 to 2020, with an interactive augmented reality exhibition Virtual Christmas Windows. This exhibition will bring a touch of Christmas atmosphere using animated motifs of this year’s Advent in Zagreb, and will be set in 20 locations in the city in parks, squares, and large open spaces, “said Dr. sc. Martina Bienenfeld, director of TZGZ.

Advent, Caffe de Mato, photo by Julien Duval, photo credit by ZTB
Advent, Caffe de Mato, photo by Julien Duval, photo credit by ZTB

The Tourist Board and its partners will arrange three locations in Donji Grad (King Tomislav Square, Zrinjevac Park, Republic Square), four in Gornji Grad (Gradec Plateau, Bela IV Park, and Strossmayer Promenade East and West). They will decorate the wreath around Manduševac and Christmas pines on Trg St. Marc and Ban Jelačić Square.

Live-nativity-scene-S-Kaštelan, Advent, Zagreb, Croatia
Live nativity scene, photo by S.Kaštelan, Advent, Zagreb, Croatia joins the invitations of the Tourist Board and partners to responsibly enjoy Advent this year. For all those who cannot be on the squares and streets of the City of Zagreb, an online broadcast is provided on the Zagreb Tourist Board’s social networks.

Advent-on-Zrinjevac-R-Pavić, Zagreb, Croatia
Advent on Zrinjevac, photo by R-Pavić, Zagreb, Croatia, photo credit by Zagreb, TB


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