Festive December in Ljubljana

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  • 29 Nov 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
    Historic city centre
    29 Nov 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
    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 Christmas market, 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.

Tickets

Free admission

Program

  • 29 Nov 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
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    Christmas Markets in Ljubljana

    Feel the vibrancy and cheerful atmosphere of festive Ljubljana at the Christmas markets held in its historic city centre.

    Free admission

  • 29 Nov 2019, 17:15-17:45 Prešernov trg square
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    Ljubljana's festive lights switch-on event

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  • 2 Dec - 22 Dec 2019, 16:30-19:00 Kongresni trg square
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    Magical Forest

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

    Free admission

  • 3 Dec - 6 Dec 2019, 10:00-20:00 Prešernov trg square
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    St. Nicholas Market

    The festively decorated stalls at St. Nicholas Market will be offering various goods suitable for traditional St. Nicholas gifts.

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  • 5 Dec 2019, 17:00-18:30
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    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.

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  • 7 Dec - 22 Dec 2019, 16:00-19:00
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    Organ-grinders

    In the streets of Ljubljana, organ grinders dressed in historical clothing will be conjuring up an atmosphere of times long gone. The barrel organ, commonly known as a simple instrument used by 19th century buskers travelling from village to village,...

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  • 14 Dec - 25 Dec 2019, 18:00-21:00
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    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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  • 16 Dec - 18 Dec 2019, 17:00-19:00 Town Hall
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    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.

    Free admission

  • 24 Dec 2019, 17:00-18:00 Town Hall
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    Christmas Concert in front of the Town Hall

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  • 26 Dec - 30 Dec 2019, 17:00-19:30 Park Špica
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    Street theatre performances

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

    Free admission

  • 26 Dec 2019 at 17:00
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    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.

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  • 26 Dec - 30 Dec 2019, 19:00-23:00 Kongresni trg square
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    Music concerts held in Kongresni trg square

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  • 30 Dec 2019, 19:00-23:00 Trg francoske revolucije square
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    Concert in the Trg francoske revolucije square

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    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.

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    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...

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