It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The bright Christmas lights are turned on and so is the festive mood. Enjoy some mulled wine and roasted almonds, embrace the Christmas spirit as you walk around our beautifully decorated and illuminated city.
There is always something going on in Ljubljana - you step out of your apartment, hotel room or hostel and instantly find yourself right in the thick of it. Bustling food markets, impromptu concerts and big gala events are right at your doorstep, sometimes even literally. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t dig a bit deeper. The locals will tell you that some of their favorite events are the indie festivals, the ones that haven’t been on every blog and in all the guidebooks yet.
Cinema buffs have got it made in Ljubljana, although that hasn’t always been the case. It looked pretty grim for a while in the early days of the new millennium, when a new multiplex threatened to single-handedly ruin the indie cinema scene in the capital. Fortunately, good taste prevailed and these days Ljubljana has a variety of good film venues and events in its arsenal.
All great capitals of the world have something in common - little pockets or enclaves of culture, entertainment and fun outside the city centre. These areas, neighborhoods or streets are often the pulsing hearts of cities and offer experiences that are usually the perfect foil to the more sanitised and predictable ones in the more central locations.