In the spotlight
December in Ljubljana
Tito: A Yugoslavian Icon
The Orpheus String Quartet, one of the world's leading ensembles of its kind, was joined by the renowned Slovenian harpist Mojca Zlobko Vajgl earlier this year for the Savonlinna Music Academy master classes in Finland. The quartet's successful collaboration with the Slovenian soloist will continue with their upcoming concert in Ljubljana.
The Art Market offers an opportunity to buy original art and creatively designed arts and crafts products. Participating artists include painters, sculptors, architects, jewellery, wood, glass, leather and fashion designers, mosaic makers, and other interesting artists from around Slovenia.
Pošta Slovenije / Post Office at Čopova ulica street 11 (atrium)
The programme of New Year's Eve celebrations held in city centre squares is intended for people of all ages and tastes. A minute after midnight, a fireworks display will set the skies above Ljubljana alight and announce the beginning of a new year.
Each year in December, Ljubljana's Festive Fair becomes the centre of the city's social life. - Festive fair held in the Pogačarjev trg square: 01 Dec 13 – 31 Dec 13, 10:00–22:00/24:00 (food and drink stalls) - Festive fair held on the Breg and Cankarjevo nabrežje embankments, and in the Prešernov trg and Kongresni trg squares: 03 Dec 13 – 01 Jan 14, 10:00–22:00/24:00 (food and drink stalls)
Ljubljana city centre
The large funfair set up at Ljubljana's BTC City shopping centre offers a variety of different adrenaline-pumping attractions for the whole family, including giant swing rides, motion simulators, roller coasters, free-fall rides and much more.
Kurzschluss, an urban pop-up club set to open its doors in the basement of the Slovenijales building next to the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre for a very limited period of time, will offer dance music lovers a series of ten club events featuring both accomplished and promising new artists and DJs.
basement of Slovenijales building, Dunajska street 22 (entrance from Valjhunova street)
The exhibition brings together 120 large-format photographs depicting scenes of nature in the USA and Slovenia. The photographs were taken by renowned photographers working for the National Geographic magazine.
The Tivoli Park
Apart from featuring the world's oldest surviving wooden wheel with an axel, found by archaeologists at the Ljubljana Moors in 2002, the exhibition presents the Ljubljana Moors' prehistoric pile-dwelling culture and the history of the invention of the wheel.
City Museum of Ljubljana - MGML