The nativity scene strengthens the Christmas spirit
The nativity scene is one of the most popular symbols of Christmas in Slovenia. They are set up under spruce branches in churches and a lot of Slovenian homes. The figurines are mostly made of plastic or wood, and the base is made of moss from the nearby forest. However, for quite some time now, nativity scenes have not only been set up in people's homes. Every year, live nativity scenes are held and you can find them in many towns in Slovenia. Visit some of the most special nativity scenes in Slovenia!
The nativity story at the Postojna Cave
Take a small train to see one of the most magnificent renditions of the biblical Christmas story! As you journey into the interior of Postojna Cave, you will be accompanied by angels and extraordinary natural cave sculptures. Thousands of tiny stars will be shining right above you. As you arrive at the scene, the story begins. Sixteen biblical scenes, 150 performers a day, and the wonderful cave backdrop with magnificent stalactites and stalagmites will fill your hearts with festive warmth and excitement.
A living nativity scene at Recica ob Savinji
On 26 December, the day after Christmas, the Christmas story will come to life in Rečica ob Savinji. In the glow of stars and torches, a live nativity scene will be staged by local actors. The choral singers will add to the festive spirit with popular Christmas carols.
Nativity scene in Tržič
Experience a living nativity scene in a genuine rural setting. Come and see the Christmas show under the linden tree in the Tržič village of Žiganja vas that the locals put on every year. While you're there, you can take a walk around the village fair and see the display of old nativity scenes from shoemakers' homesteads.