Experiencing festive Ljubljana in December
During the festive month of December, the atmosphere in Ljubljana is always vibrant, particularly due to a festive street fair and numerous free open-air events held in the beautifully decorated historical city centre. Throughout the Advent season, visitors to Ljubljana can choose from a range of favourably priced city break packages and regularly scheduled festive city tours.
In December, the city's unique beauty is enhanced by artfully designed Christmas lighting displays, which turn Ljubljana Castle into a colourful, fairy tale-like setting and make the city's squares, churches, bridges and famous creations by the architect Plečnik shine in an all new light.
Festive Fair and December events
Ljubljana's Festive Fair, which includes, among other things, stalls offering food and drinks, becomes the centre of the city's social life while its nearby squares host a vast programme of free concerts and other events for adults and children. The festivities culminate with the New Year's Eve celebrations held in Ljubljana's main squares.
Festive city tours
Festive city tour options include a daily scheduled guided tour ending on the walls of Ljubljana Castle with a toast to the festive city, a special festive tour guided by Father Christmas, and festive boat rides along the river Ljubljanica, which provide a particularly rewarding experience and are definitely worth taking.
Christmas shopping and other experiences
Ljubljana's shops offer splendid opportunities for Christmas shopping at favourable prices. Those visiting the BTC City suburban shopping centre can also enjoy themselves in a large amusement park offering adrenaline-pumping attractions for the whole family, including giant swing and free-fall rides, roller coasters, motion simulators and much, much more.