Rijeka and surroundings

Take a walk through Rijeka's Advent this winter and experience a Christmas fairy tale by the sea

RIJEKA ADVENT – 2.12.2023. – 7.1.2024.

The scents of the holidays and the cheerful murmur at the Advent cottages again this year lure us to spend free hours on the streets and squares of Rijeka. Rijeka Advent begins on December 2nd with a special program on Korzo, culminating in the lighting of holiday lighting on the streets and squares in the city center, where the magic of Advent will reign.

From that festive moment, no matter where you go, you will be accompanied by the beauty of the most beautiful holiday motifs and a rich offer on cute houses. Local craftsmen prepare original products and handicrafts for the most interesting holiday fair on Korzo, where everyone can find something to their liking, whether you are looking for Christmas gifts, ideas or delicacies for your home.

Fans of Advent gastronomic delicacies can expect delicious surprises on the Rijeka Resolution Square, where Rijeka's caterers prepare interesting holiday dishes. From mulled wine to traditional and modern interpretations of winter gastro favorites, the offer will satisfy all palates.

This year's magic of Rijeka Advent is enriched with a fairytale adventure that will cheer up the youngest, giving them the opportunity to peek into the magical world of Santa Claus. The Rijeka Tourist Board, in cooperation with Plodine, sets up 3 special stations within Rijeka Advent that will take children on a magical journey. Children will be able to pass the Korzo in Santa Claus' ho-ho-ho Train, take photos on the Bench of Christmas Memories and experience a meeting with Santa Claus and elves in the most magical space of this year's Rijeka Advent – Santa Claus' Post Office in the Rijeka Tunnel. Santa Claus Welcome and the opening ceremony of the Post Office will be held on December 3 in front of St. Vitus Cathedral starting at 5 p.m.

The seventh edition of Advent on Gradina, with miles of lights and decorations, brings a traditionally rich gourmet offer, entertainment and attractive facilities for all ages. The Advent fairy tale on Gradina begins with the spectacular lighting of the lights on December 3 at 6 p.m.

The Sea Snowflake ice skating rink will once again cheer up fans of winter sports joys on the ice with Christmas carols and the sounds of skates. 

Rijeka Winter Pass

Visit the city's museums for free!

As a welcome gift for all visitors who stay in the city for 2 or more nights in the winter period, the Rijeka Tourist Board has prepared a special promotion – Winter Pass. 


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