Christmas market in Zagreb in 2016


Did you know that many people say that Zagreb has the most beautiful of all Christmas markets? Come discover the Christmas markets in Zagreb in 2016. Find the dates for the Christmas markets and other useful information.

It is really great to travel to a city like Zagreb before Christmas to visit the Christmas market of the city. While most traditional tourists go to Prague, Vienna or maybe Budapest, the more experienced traveler will be very eager to visit a not so well known Christmas market like the one you will meet in Zagreb (or for example in Ljubljana only 1 1/2 hour from Zagreb).

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In 2015 more than 100,000 people voted for the best Christmas market in Europe and the Christmas market in Zagreb got most votes. Now, that might not represent what all people might think, but it should give you a pin-point that the Christmas fairs in Zagreb should be visited.

Christmas markets in Zagreb in 2016

If you come to Zagreb and want to experience Christmas, these are the spots you will have to visit!

Ben Jelacic Square

This is the main square in Zagreb and the most obvious place to visit. Here you can visit a Winter Village with lots of stands where you can buy hot wine and some nice stuff to eat. There are also lots of Christmas trees at the square enlighted in the evening, so a perfect spot for nice Christmas pictures. There are not so many stands for traditional Christmas market shopping here, but you can find lots of smaller and bigger stands in the streets surrounding the square.

Zrinjevac Park

This park is located only a few hundred meters from the Ben Jelacic square. In this park you will find a more traditional Christmas market and here you can also listen to music, watch dance performances, buy something to eat and drink and have a wonderful time. The Zrinjevac Park is one out of several parks following one another so if you keep walking towards the railway station in the end of the long park area you will end up by the Art Pavilion (King Tomislav square), and there you will find the most famous of all the Christmas markets in Zagreb.

By the Art Pavilion

If you have seen a picture from one of the Christmas markets in Zagreb this might be  it. This is a very popular place to go if you enjoy ice skating and beautiful lights. The ice skating arena is big and this is a really romantic place to go if you want to enjoy the winter combined with Christmas and beautiful surroundings at the same time. The square is called King Tomislav square, so if you do not know where the Art Pavilion is, look for the Tomislav Square. If you should come to Zagreb by train this is the first thing you will see as you leave the railway station in Zagreb.

Dates for the Zagreb Christmas markets in 2016

November 26th, 2016 – January 8th, 2017

From the Zrinjevac square – Dario Vuksanovic / Shutterstock

Those are the dates for the Christmas markets in Zagreb in 2016. Are you going to visit Zagreb for this reason? Have you been to Zagreb already at the Christmas markets? Did you like them?

Please write a comment if you have any questions about the annual Christmas markets or if you want to share your opinion on the Zagreb Christmas markets.


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