This year the Croatian capital has announced the best Advent in Europe which is to start on the 26th of November and will last to the 8th of January, 2017.
At the opening ceremony of Advent in Zrinjevac with the illuminating of decorative lights, Advent at the European square will also be opened as well as the Ice Park at the Tomislav square, Fuliranje, Zagreb Christmas Fairy Tale, amongst many other events.
This year the tourist board of the city of Zagreb with its partners have prepared over ten new programs for numerous visitors and citizens. Apart from the traditional programs such as a live Nativity scene, ArtOmat, Zagreb Christmas balconies, Advent and the New Year's Eve at the Jelacic square, this year Advent events such as New Advent and Santa Claus's Frozen Fairytale will also be organized in Novi Zagreb. Some novelties such as Fashion Advent, At Rudolph's, Advent in the Design district, Advent in the Tunnel, amongst others, were also announced in the program.
The city of Zagreb has got one more Advent attraction – the Christmas Fairy Tale in the Tunnel which will be told in a totally different way. A 3D installation on the ceiling, selected music in this magnificent acoustic space and video projections will create a truly superb atmosphere.
''Advent in Zagreb is the most important event in the Croatian capital which recorded an increase in the number of visitors of almost 50 percent in the last two years. According to data from the Zagreb Tourist Board more than 45,000 arrivals and around 82,000 overnight stays were recorded in 2013, whilst 70,550 arrivals and 123,734 overnights were achieved only in last December'', said from the Zagreb Tourist Board. In addition, Advent in Zagreb won the Best tourism event award at the Croatian Days of Tourism 2016, whilst as the last year's winner in the European Best Christmas Destination category, this year Advent in Zagreb will have the opportunity to defend its title from the 2nd to the 12th of December, 2016.