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There are plenty of interesting hidden jewels in Zagreb: the oldest ZOO in the region, a large miniature railroad, a live Nativity scene, sports races, unusual objects made by diligent craftsmen, and much more!

With their programs, each of these attractions shares its vision of Christmas with visitors in a special and distinct way.

Advent in Zagreb Zoo: Croatian Tales of Long Ago

This fairy tale collection by Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić, with its fantastic characters, beautiful landscapes and Croatian flora and fauna, has shaped childhoods of many generations, so it comes as no surprise that it was chosen as the theme for this year's Advent in the Zoo.

27.11.2022. -06.01.2023. The Zagreb Zoo

Backo mini express – Train Museum

Anyone who has ever visited Zagreb during Advent can agree that the city is truly magical at this time of year. And it was made smaller by a very special spell and placed in the form of miniatures in the Backo Mini Express!

27.11.2022. -07.01.2023. Mini Train Museum – Backo Mini Express

Advent run 2022

3, 2, 1… run! The center of Zagreb will host the most fun and most colorful festive race in Croatia.

11.12.2022. 12:00 The Westin Zagreb Hotel

Zagreb Digital Nomad Very Merry

Zagreb looks forward to creating a festive Advent atmosphere for all its permanent and temporary residents. As a result, all digital nomads residing in the capital will have the chance to educate themselves, connect and get to know the city during the three days of the Zagreb Digital Nomad Very Merry program.

Project Ilica: Q'ART

The Project Ilica: Q'Art will once again unite various Zagreb associations at the DAR MAR Festival and fill the longest street in the city center with art. The project also has a true humanitarian holiday character and is dedicated to gifting and supporting the most vulnerable in our society.

18.12.2022. 09:30 Ilica Q’ART Project

The Advent of the University of Zagreb

Humanitarian Christmas character will mark the Advent of the University of Zagreb.

16.12.2022. -23.12.2022. Faculty of Education, University of Zagreb

Live Nativity Scene

For over twenty years, the Cenacolo Community has organized an authentic Christmas spectacle in the very heart of the city: a live Nativity scene, conceived and performed by them, along with the help of local families and children, to whom this show has always been very dear.

18.12.2022. Park Opatovina

Craft Advent

Old movies for children preserve timeless values for all generations and spread the warmth needed during this Christmas season, so this Advent, you will hear children’s voices from the classics such as Train in the Snow, Pero Knobble’s Gang and Smogovci echoing through the corridors of the Passage of the Zagreb Crafts Chamber.

26.11.2022. -01.01.2023. Croatian Chamber of Trade

Advent kod nas doma u Španskom (Advent at our place in Špansko)

The Advent is spreading from the city center and is bringing joy, warmth and high spirits to Špansko through a special festive program for locals and visitors!

26.11.2022. -07.01.2023.

Advent in shopping malls

Enjoy a visit to shopping malls and the rich Advent offer for all ages. You can expect fun and real Christmas magic.

The Zagreb Tourist Board is not responsible for the decisions of the organizers regarding changes in dates, performers and program or in case of event cancellation. All information is subject to change or cancellation in accordance with the decision of the individual organizer/project holder and epidemiological measures that will be in force at the time of the event/project execution. We kindly ask all those interested to get additional information on all available platforms. Furthermore, we kindly ask all visitors to check the number of places available before attending a particular program/concert, as seating is limited, and we urge everyone to follow the prescribed epidemiological measures and instructions of the Civil Protection Directorate.