Festive December in Ljubljana

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  • Historic city centre
    Historic city centre

During the advent season, Ljubljana always has a vibrant atmosphere, with a Christmas market and countless free events held in the festively decorated historical city centre. Do not miss one of the most imaginative Christmas lights displays in this part of Europe.

Ljubljana's Festive Fair, accompanied by food and drink stalls, becomes the centre of the city's social life in December, while its nearby squares host a vast programme of free music concerts and other events for adults and children. The festivities culminate on the New Year's Eve, with celebrations in Ljubljana's main squares.

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  • Festive Fair

    Festive Fair

    Each year in December, Ljubljana's Festive Fair becomes the centre of the city's social life.

    Ljubljana city centre

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  • Ljubljana's festive lights switch-on event

    Ljubljana's festive lights switch-on event

    Be there when festive lights are switched on in Ljubljana! Following a short festive ceremony and an address by the Mayor of Ljubljana, all the city's festive lights will be turned on simultaneously.

    Prešernov trg square

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  • Magical Forest

    Magical Forest

    The magical events held at the Magical Forest will host creative workshops of making environmentally friendly Christmas decorations.

    Kongresni trg square | Zvezda Park Pavillion

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  • St. Nicholas Procession

    St. Nicholas Procession

    St. Nicholas will be accompanied by devils and an assembly of angels, who will be distributing biscuits, fruits and sweets to children. 

    Ljubljana city centre

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  • The Good Fairy

    The Good Fairy

    In the square in front of the Town Hall, the Good Fairy will be fulfilling the wishes of anyone approaching her: the good and the naughty, the big and the small, the young and the elderly …


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    Mestni trg square

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  • Music concerts held in Novi trg

    Music concerts held in Novi trg

    During the days before the New Year's Eve, the Novi trg square will host a programme of concerts featuring various pop artists.


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    Novi trg square

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  • Concerts by primary school choirs

    Concerts by primary school choirs

    The festive atmosphere in the old city centre will be enhanced by a series of short concerts by children's choirs.


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    Town Hall

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  • Christmas Concert in front of the Town Hall

    Christmas Concert in front of the Town Hall

    The annual free Christmas Concert will once again offer an opportunity to enjoy performances by top Slovenian musicians amidst the festive atmosphere of the beautifully decorated Ljubljana.
     

    Mestni trg square

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  • Grandpa Frost processions

    Grandpa Frost processions

    A few days before New Year, Grandpa Frost, the Slovenian counterpart of Santa Claus, will arrive in Ljubljana from the Far North. Riding in his carriage, drawn by genuine white Lipizzaner horses and accompanied by a procession of snowmen, bears, rabbits and other creatures from folk and fairy tales, he...


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    City centre

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  • Ana Mraz

    Ana Mraz

    Street theatre performances

    Young and old alike will be able to enjoy performances by street theatre troupes, circus performers and other artistes.


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    Park Špica

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  • Music concerts held in Kongresni trg square

    Music concerts held in Kongresni trg square

    During the days before the New Year's Eve, the Kongresni trg square will host a programme of concerts featuring various pop artists.


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    Kongresni trg square

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  • Concerts at Pogačarjev trg square

    Concerts at Pogačarjev trg square

    The programme of festive concerts taking place at the Pogačarjev trg square will feature pop and traditional folk music singers and bands.


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    Pogačarjev trg square

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  • Concert in the Trg francoske revolucije square

    Concert in the Trg francoske revolucije square

    The concert in the Trg francoske revolucije square will appeal to the lovers of rock music.

    Trg francoske revolucije square

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  • Children's New Year's Eve Celebration

    Children's New Year's Eve Celebration

    In order to create a magical and unforgettable New Year's Eve experience for children, the celebration will feature popular festive characters, children's performances, and the arrival of Grandpa Frost.

    Kongresni trg square

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  • New Year's Eve celebrations

    New Year's Eve celebrations

    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.

    Kongresni trg, Trg francoske revolucije, Mestni trg, Pogačarjev trg

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