Awaken the child within you!

Discover some of the reasons why it is worth visiting Slovenia during Advent. Feel the cosy and festive atmosphere found throughout the decorated town centres. Bring a child-like spark to your eyes and join in the festivities.

Visit the Christmas markets

Take a stroll among the festive market stalls of Slovenian cities and towns where you are sure to come across some nice gifts. On top of the various arts and crafts and other products that you will find there, you can have some sweet-smelling mulled wine, tea or cocoa, or grab a bite to eat with your friends and loved ones. You can also enjoy the many music and entertainment events suitable for all generations. The time will go by so fast that you won't even notice it's already the new year!


Watch the Christmas story come to life before your eyes

Many people have a hard time imagining the Christmas holidays without nativity scenes, but living nativity scenes are something else. They come to life every year in some of the most unusual places – in the mysterious world of the karst underground, in the embrace of incredible ice sculptures and with real animals, which are particularly popular with children.


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Meet fairy-tale characters

December is a particularly magical time for children, as they can expect a visit from the three good gift-bearing men – Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus and Father Christmas. They can also meet other fairy-tale creatures, like fairies and elves. Put a smile on your children's faces and feel the child-like enthusiasm yourself by visiting Slovenian fairy-tale lands in December.


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Three, two, one ... Happy New Year!

The holiday spirit reaches its peak on New Year's Eve. You can count down the last moments of the old year and celebrate New Year's Eve in the streets of many Slovenian towns. If you want to start the new year in a more intimate setting, you can spend New Year's Eve at a spa, find a cosy spot in some mountain cabin or ski resort, or treat yourself to something more glamorous.



Romantic December on ice

Outdoor skating rinks in the centres of numerous towns give a special charm to the Advent season. In Slovenia, you can skate under the stars and the magical lights at the sound of music and the smell of baked and cooked treats. And don't worry if you didn't bring your skates, as most rinks rent them out.


Spend Advent in Slovenia

Select your favourite holiday events and say goodbye to the old year in the best way possible.

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