With only a week and a half until Christmas, Advent celebrations in Zagreb are in full swing, and this Sunday, December 18, the city's revered retail hub will close for a massive street fair, Project Ilica.
Starting at 9am, this historic thoroughfare will host dozens of events and hundreds of street vendors. Zagreb's prestigious Academy of Fine Arts will open its doors to all visitors for a free exhibition of student sculpture and painting. A shortlist of local bands and DJs will perform live. Zagreb police and fire departments will run a youth workshop, local artisans will sell their work, and cafés and restaurants will open out onto the pavement.
With over a kilometre of the city's busiest street reclaimed for pedestrians, Project Ilica is one of the most unique and lively Zagreb events. For more information and Sunday's schedule, visit their website.
Where: Ilica, between Gundulićeva and Franje Tuđmana Park
When: Sunday, December 18, 9am-3.30pm