Ljubljana event highlights in January 2018

by Uroš Črnigoj

There were times when January in Ljubljana used to be a slow month, with big events happening only occasionally, but that's not true anymore. This January offers a lot of reasons to keep going out in the evenings, despite the cold (or just rainy) weather. Here is our selection.

Have fun skating at Ice Fantasy or i-Lucky Land

Ice rinks are a great reason to spend your time in the open air, actually enjoying the cold in some good company. Ljubljana has two large ones this year: Ice Fantasy offers more than 2,000 square meters of ice skating surfaces, criss crossing the Zvezda Park. i-Lucky Land, situated next to the Railway Station is even bigger with its 3,000 square meters and also includes a hockey rink, various ice trails and an ice slide.

Kongresni trg square; Emonika: both are open from 9:00 in the morning until Midnight.

  • Placido/Moscow Circus
  • Placido/Moscow Circus

Plácido Domingo

It's a rare occasion to have one of still living most influential opera singers in history performing in your city so this one is not to be missed if you are an opera lover. His concert will feature operatic arias by Guiseppe Verdi along with a varied programme of popular music adaptations.

20 Jan at 20:00, Stožice Sports Park Arena

Moscow Circus on Ice by Natalia Abramova

Here is something great for the whole family. The unique blend of brilliant ice-skating and traditional Russian circus artistry along with impressive costumography by Moscow Circus on Ice will definitely provide for some entertainment while you will be able to admire the skillful performances on skates.

21 Jan at 15:00 and 19:00, Dvorana Tivoli (sports hall)

  • Gourmet Cup/Futsal
  • Gourmet Cup/Futsal

Gourmet Cup Ljubljana 2018

Foodies, don't miss this! Ljubljana is proud to be hosting some top chefs for four days of world-class cuisine. The programme will be including cable car dinners and Gourmet on the Snow at Krvavec Ski Resort (just 40 minutes from Ljubljana) as well as a conference and an Experience Dinner, both featuring Ana Roš, the World's Best Female Chef 2016.

27 - 30 Jan, Krvavec Ski Resort; Ljubljana Castle

UEFA Futsal EURO 2018

We all love football and futsal might just be the next best thing. The European championship in this indoor versions of football, appropriate for the cold winter months, will feature 12 best European futsal teams. It will be a treat for all true sports lovers.

30 Jan - 10 Feb, Stožice Sports Park Arena


MENT Ljubljana

MENT Ljubljana festival of fresh music artists and bands from all over Europe, is becoming more popular each year. As always, some amazing artists, already renowned among more informed music fans, will be featured in the line-up. Here are some of them: Algiers (USA), Mother's Cake (Austria), Trad. Attack (Estonia) or Freakin' Disco (Hungary).

31 Jan - 2 Feb, Kino Šiška, Metelkova, Old Power Plant and other venues

This is probably enough to convince to go out a lot, no matter the weather. For some more ideas, visit the Events section on our website and enjoy the January. :)

Uroš Črnigoj

Uroš is the digital content manager at Ljubljana Tourism. He is also a person who never gets tired of discovering new experiences in Ljubljana and its surrounding areas.

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