Zagreb Christmas markets in 2017

 Would you like to experience one of the best Christmas markets in Europe in 2017? Come to beautiful Zagreb to enjoy the cities amazing Christmas markets!

Earlier this year Lonely Planet voted Zagreb to be one of the best destinations to visit in Europe in 2017. Haven’t you had the time to visit the town yet? The best is yet to come because between December 2nd and January 8th the annual and highly praised Christmas market will be available in the Croatian capital.

On the 2nd of December the annual Christmas market at the Main Market square in Prague will open as well. Other cities such as Budapest, Krakow and Vienna will open their Christmas markets one to three weeks earlier than Zagreb.

Zagreb Christmas market dates 2017

December 2nd, 2017 – January 8th, 2018

Dates for the Christmas markets in Zagbre 2017
Check out the beautiful Christmas markets in Zagreb in 2017 – By DeymosHR / Shutterstock

Zagreb doesn’t have only one big Christmas market; they have several markets. One of the most impressing markets with a big ice skating rink is located in the Ledeni Park, in front of the National Theater.

Another beautiful Christmas market is located in the Zrinjevac Park, and only a couple of hundred meters from there you find the main square of the city, the Ben Jelacic square. On both spots, you will find awesome Christmas markets.

You will also find Christmas markets at the Europski trg and some other locations.

Ready for some Christmas shopping in Zagreb?

At the Christmas markets in Zagreb, you will not only find food and drinks. You can also buy lots of hand-made products, perfect to give away for Christmas, or to buy them for yourself, and find some other junk at home to give away to your friends instead.

Are you looking forward to the Christmas markets in Zagreb? If you have any comments or questions, please use the comment field beneath.

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.