Surrender to the magic of winter
Advent trips are ideal for people in love, families, groups of friends, and all those who like mulled wine, delicious sweets, Christmas fairs, and colourful lights.
Every year, the Opatija Riviera attracts more and more visitors who want to enjoy the magic of winter by the sea and to choose from the packed calendar of Advent events on offer. This year, the programme starts on 26 November and lasts until 15 January. Right at the beginning of the Advent period, there's the sweetest event waiting for you: the 11th Chocolate Festival. Numerous performances and hologram projections will take place in the Juraj Šporer Arts Pavilion and the town's parks. The Open Air Theatre will be transformed into a winter stage with a splendid ice skating rink, and Santa Claus will return to Učka Nature Park to meet the youngest visitors. Opatija's Market Hall will be the venue of many events, as will Sveti Jakov Park, where visitors will have the opportunity to join after-work parties.
Those looking for an active holiday will have the opportunity to take part in the first Santa Claus Run Up from Opatija to Veprinac on 18 December. On New Year's Eve, a great atmosphere is guaranteed by Neno Belan & Fiumens and Mauro Staraj & La Banda.
Book your accommodation in one of Opatija's famous hotels, take advantage of the Advent and New Year's special offers, and enjoy the sound of Christmas music.