Top 10: Reasons to Visit Zagreb Christmas Markets

Updated: Feb 1, 2019


The season of joy and good tidings is almost upon us, and that can only mean one thing: Christmas markets. Once a privilege of the few, visiting Christmas markets around Europe has now almost become a right of holiday passage. Twinkling lights, the heavy scent of mulled wine hanging in the air, the sizzling of sausages on the grill, cute little wooden huts, brass bands playing Christmas songs – what's not to love? Everyone can find something to enjoy and, what's more, it makes the perfect winter solo travel trip. While everyone else jets off to France and Germany, let me let you in on a secret: a Croatian Christmas is the best one. "Croatia?!", I hear you cry. Indeed it is, and let me tell you my Top 10 reasons why Zagreb is the place to be this Advent:


1. ICE SKATING TO RIVAL ROCKEFELLER CENTER


Head to Ice Park to show off your skating skills

2. THERE ARE 10+ MARKETS ALL OVER THE CITY, EACH WITH THEIR OWN UNIQUE CHRISTMAS FLAIR & STYLE


The circus-like market of Caffe de Matoš

3. DEEP FRIED BALLS (FRITULE) – JUST TRY THEM AND FIND OUT


Fritule drizzled with dark chocolate

Fritule covered in milk chocolate. But you can also just get a dusting of icing sugar, too!

4. STREET FOOD TO SATISFY THE CHRISTMAS HIPSTERS


Make sure to grab some street food at modern, hip, Fooling Around market

5. HILLTOP MARKETS WITH VIEWS LIKE THIS:


Heading up to the hilltop markets of the Upper Town: Stross, Klovićevi Dvori and more

6. FUNKY DECORATIONS, AS WELL AS PRETTY


Caffe de Matoš' funky decorations

Sounds like a good kind of Christmas - no?

7. DISCOVER TRENDY LOCAL CRAFTS & PRODUCTS AT ADVENT ON ZRINJEVAC



8. IT'S OH SO CHEAP – A SAUSAGE WON'T SET YOU BACK TOO MANY CENTS AT ALL



9. LIVE MUSIC FOR EVERYONE: FROM CLASSICS TO ROCK


Crowds heading to the bandstand for some traditional carols at Advent on Zrinjevac

10. THE JOY CONTINUES UNTIL AFTER CHRISTMAS - 6TH JANUARY – CHEERS TO THAT!



Nothing quite like a mulled wine overlooking the city – but fingers crossed that this year there are less Polystyrene cups!

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