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Stalls, Ice Rinks, Concerts, and a Rich Program for All Generations


Christmas Magic under Marjan Throughout December


Immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere of Advent in Split, taking place from December 1st to January 6th.


The focal point will be the stalls and stage at Riva, a traditional gathering place for the people of Split throughout the year. A diverse program awaits at Prokurative, Zvončac, Mertojak, and various micro-locations, both in the city center and its surroundings.


The symbolic beginning of the Christmas countdown will be marked by the lighting of the first Advent candle in front of the Church of St. Francis on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 6:00 PM, accompanied by a musical performance by the Split Women's Choir.


Fans of winter delights will delight in large ice rinks set up at Prokurative and Mertojak, with this year's Split Advent program dedicated to the youngest. From the innovative virtual game for children "Search for Santa Claus" to traditional Puppet theater performances and special programs for St. Nicholas or children's events at Advent Fjera Zvončac, the little ones will find the magic of Christmas in the city almost every day.


For culture enthusiasts, the Croatian National Theater Split will present the highly popular ballet performances of "The Nutcracker", while the Hrvatski Dom will host the New Year's Ball. Those who opt to purchase tickets will have the opportunity to prepare for the event with a free waltz course starting on November 28th, held every Tuesday.


Gastro Advent will promote authentic gastronomic offerings throughout the holiday season over four weekends. Fans of Dalmatian cuisine will not miss the traditional distribution of codfish at Peškarija on Christmas Eve, an event that brings together all generations in the Christmas spirit.


Organized by the Split Photo Club and the Tourist Board of the City of Split, all interested individuals will once again have the opportunity to capture memories of the Split holiday magic with free Christmas-themed photos. The spirit of the most beautiful time of the year will be brought to every corner of the city by FA Jedinstvo, caroling through the squares.


The maritime tradition of Split will be highlighted by full sails and the Christmas Regatta, as well as the placing of the Christmas tree into the sea, once again emphasizing the city's unbreakable connection with the sea.


The climax of Advent is expected, as always, on the last day of the year. A rich program with numerous well-known names awaits you. The New Year will spectacularly dawn on Pjaca, starting at 3 PM, and Doris Dragović, Grše, and Kuzma & Shaka Zulu will lead the people of Split and their guests into 2024, guaranteeing an unforgettable celebration for all generations until the early morning hours.


Holiday programs will also be organized at the Split Campus, Gaj Bulat Square, Žrnovnica, and numerous catering establishments that will provide an unforgettable holiday atmosphere to the people of Split and their guests every day in December.


Concerts at Advent Fjera Zvončac have already been announced by Neno Belan & Fiumens, Vojko V, Psihomodo Pop, and other entertainment stars. The complete program will soon be announced on the website of the Tourist Board of the City of Split.


Visit us at one of the mentioned locations and surrender to the Christmas magic!