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Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELLAn Advent evening on the usually packed main square of Zagreb
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Damir Spehar/PIXSELLThe Christmas-style center of Križevaci
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Marko Dimic/PIXSELLHoliday vibes on Vir Island
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Tomislav Miletic/PIXSELLThe traditional lighting of gas lamps in Zagreb, accompanied by traditional Advent carols
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Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELLDecember in Dubrovnik
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Matija Habljak/PIXSELLThe Square of Croatian Greats surrounded by the decorated streets of Zagreb
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Damir Spehar/PIXSELLDaruvar, all decked out
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Igor Soban/PIXSELL"Merry Christmas and happy New Year" from Split!
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Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELLZagreb's Zrinjevac has taken on a magical aura
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Damir Spehar/PIXSELLBjelovar's central pavilion, made from renowned Brač stone, has a new look
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Goran Kovacic/PIXSELLSeaside spirit in Rovinj
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Goran Kovacic/PIXSELLA nativity scene is set up in a Rijeka hospital
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Matija Habljak/PIXSELLPreparations for a socially distanced Advent Classic Fest in Zagreb
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Dino Stanin/PIXSELLGlowing Zadar!
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Davor Javorovic/PIXSELLAdvent decor lights up the city of Osijek
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Tomislav Miletic/PIXSELLThis year's Advent in Zagreb includes a community window decorating program
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Kristina Stedul Fabac/PIXSELL2020's first snowfall in Karlovac is a festive one
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Damir Spehar/PIXSELLČazma is all about Advent eye candy
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Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELLDubrovnik's illuminated Stradun by night
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Zoe Sarlija/PIXSELLA socially distanced Advent show at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb
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Damir Spehar/PIXSELLKoprivnica's centre is a mini winter wonderland
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Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELLDubrovnik is no stranger to sun, even in the Advent months
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Marko Lukunic/PIXSELLA characteristically blue tram whizzes by Christmas lights on Zagreb's main square
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Dubravka Petric/PIXSELLReindeers have made Vukovar their new home
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Dusko Jaramaz/PIXSELLŠibenik's Advent candles shine
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Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELLArt installation "Christmas of the Winter family" is located on Zagreb's Stross
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Damir Spehar/PIXSELLAs opposed to Zagreb, smaller Čazma was allowed an ice skating rink
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Dubravka Petric/PIXSELLOne of Osijek's cute holiday decorations
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Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELL'Tis the season to be jolly!
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Kristina Stedul Fabac/PIXSELLAdvent in Karlovac might be cancelled - but the decor isn't
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Marko Dimic/PIXSELLZadar's grand Christmas tree stands out against its sun-washed walls
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Grgo Jelavic/PIXSELLStradun stuns in Dubrovnik, lit up from below
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Borna Filic/PIXSELLKukali from Opatija promote their local Advent scene with some fun in Zagreb's Jarun Lake
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Goran Kovacic/PIXSELLHere's to a happy and healthy 2021!

In pictures: Top 34 photos of Christmastime across Croatia, 2020 edition

See how cities across Croatia look during the 2020 holiday season

By Lara Rasin
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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.

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