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Previous Next 1/34 Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELL An Advent evening on the usually packed main square of Zagreb 2/34 Damir Spehar/PIXSELL The Christmas-style center of Križevaci 3/34 Marko Dimic/PIXSELL Holiday vibes on Vir Island 4/34 Tomislav Miletic/PIXSELL The traditional lighting of gas lamps in Zagreb, accompanied by traditional Advent carols 5/34 Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL December in Dubrovnik 6/34 Matija Habljak/PIXSELL The Square of Croatian Greats surrounded by the decorated streets of Zagreb 7/34 Damir Spehar/PIXSELL Daruvar, all decked out 8/34 Igor Soban/PIXSELL "Merry Christmas and happy New Year" from Split! 9/34 Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELL Zagreb's Zrinjevac has taken on a magical aura 10/34 Damir Spehar/PIXSELL Bjelovar's central pavilion, made from renowned Brač stone, has a new look 11/34 Goran Kovacic/PIXSELL Seaside spirit in Rovinj 12/34 Goran Kovacic/PIXSELL A nativity scene is set up in a Rijeka hospital 13/34 Matija Habljak/PIXSELL Preparations for a socially distanced Advent Classic Fest in Zagreb 14/34 Dino Stanin/PIXSELL Glowing Zadar! 15/34 Davor Javorovic/PIXSELL Advent decor lights up the city of Osijek 16/34 Tomislav Miletic/PIXSELL This year's Advent in Zagreb includes a community window decorating program 17/34 Kristina Stedul Fabac/PIXSELL 2020's first snowfall in Karlovac is a festive one 18/34 Damir Spehar/PIXSELL Čazma is all about Advent eye candy 19/34 Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL Dubrovnik's illuminated Stradun by night 20/34 Zoe Sarlija/PIXSELL A socially distanced Advent show at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb 21/34 Damir Spehar/PIXSELL Koprivnica's centre is a mini winter wonderland 22/34 Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL Dubrovnik is no stranger to sun, even in the Advent months 23/34 Marko Lukunic/PIXSELL A characteristically blue tram whizzes by Christmas lights on Zagreb's main square 24/34 Dubravka Petric/PIXSELL Reindeers have made Vukovar their new home 25/34 Dusko Jaramaz/PIXSELL Šibenik's Advent candles shine 26/34 Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELL Art installation "Christmas of the Winter family" is located on Zagreb's Stross 27/34 Damir Spehar/PIXSELL As opposed to Zagreb, smaller Čazma was allowed an ice skating rink 28/34 Dubravka Petric/PIXSELL One of Osijek's cute holiday decorations 29/34 Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELL 'Tis the season to be jolly! 30/34 Kristina Stedul Fabac/PIXSELL Advent in Karlovac might be cancelled - but the decor isn't 31/34 Marko Dimic/PIXSELL Zadar's grand Christmas tree stands out against its sun-washed walls 32/34 Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELL Stradun stuns in Dubrovnik, lit up from below 33/34 Borna Filic/PIXSELL Kukali from Opatija promote their local Advent scene with some fun in Zagreb's Jarun Lake 34/34 Goran Kovacic/PIXSELL Here's to a happy and healthy 2021!
This year, the holiday season is different. Croatia's cities are usually overrun with locals and tourists eager to munch on traditional sausages, sip mulled wine - or rakija - and enjoy seasonal concerts.
Though the crowds are missing and events are canceled, Croatia's holiday and community spirit remains. Its cities are still lit up with festive lights and beautiful decorations, which lend an air of the usual holiday cheer to an unusual holiday season.
Enjoy this gallery showing Christmastime across Croatia - from a sun-drenched, holiday-decorated Dubrovnik to a stolen kiss in Zagreb's illuminated Zrinjevac Park.