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Zagreb’s Christmas markets to open this weekend

Browse the goodies, enjoy live music, sip mulled wine and skate away at Zagreb's Christmas markets, open from November 26

Written by
Jonathan Bousfield

The transformation of Zagreb into a city-wide Christmas market is a fairly recent but extremely successful phenomenon. It’s not just a few stalls around the main square – here in Croatia’s capital, every central hub hosts attractions and entertainment all though December to January 7. And it all starts this Saturday, November 26!

Highlights include a skating rink facing the city’s main station on Trg kralja Tomislava, illuminated trees around a traditional bandstand on Zrinjevac and the nearby Fuliranje zone for craft beer, DJs and romance. Off the main square, they will be serving a range of rakija on Europski trg, where live acts perform in an igloo.

The panoramic promenade of Strossmayerovo šetalište will be converted into an old-school drinking hangout, overlooking the main square where tradition is assured with Yuletide music, mulled wine and sausages.

Look out, too, for the Winterland funfair, with a panoramic big wheel, on green trg dr Franje Tuđmana, and the artisanal jewellery and accessories on sale at Artomat, an arts-and-crafts fair held at the Croatian Fine Arts Association (HDLU). This annual event runs from December 10 to 24.

For more details, see Info Zagreb.

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