According to European Best Destinations, Zagreb is home to the best Christmas market in Europe. Two years in a row. Running from December 2nd 2017 to January 7th 2018, the event is spread out to several different locations in the city.
One thing that I like the most (besides mulled wine) about Christmas markets are the festive decorations. Advent in Zagreb is very welcoming and versatile, with the outcome that every visitor can find their own individual favorite without doubt.
Strolling around these beautifully decorated stalls there is plenty of opportunity to warm up with a glass of mulled wine, red or white. Or if you are hungry you can grab a hot bite to eat, like sausages or pastry filled with cheese, as well as other delicious croatian dishes. For the sweet tooth, fritters are a must try, as well as Licitar hearts – a kind of Croatian ginger bread.
You can go ice skating in the heart of the city. The admission for the skating rink costs less than 3€ per hour. For children under age 6 the entrance is free. In case you don’t have the skates, you can rent those for as little as 3€.
We originally planned to go ice skating as well. But after having
too much some wine, we figured out that it would probably not be the best idea. But next time we will go ice skating for sure.
I am not a huge fan of winter. In fact, I don’t like winter at all. Days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. But there is one thing that I really love about winter – Christmas markets.
Walking around the city and seeing all the pretty lights can make anyone smile. Even the winter haters (like myself). Everything just glistens during this season, which makes this time of the year really magical.