When December shines in a new light

Even though the last month of the year is the time when the days grow shorter, it is illuminated by thousands of festive lights in many towns and cities around Slovenia. The town streets and squares come alive with Christmas markets where you can find nice gifts for your loved ones. Your nose fills with the lovely smells of the season and the atmosphere is enlivened by a variety of musical and other events and the company of friends and acquaintances. Take a stroll through the festively decorated Slovenian towns and feel the magic of Advent.

Enjoy the joyous atmosphere of Central Slovenian towns

Illuminated with holiday lights, the lively streets of Central Slovenia are a wonderland of their own. Walk through the town and join in the merriment.

Ljubljana

A stroll through festively decorated Ljubljana is a special experience. Browse through the playfully decorated market stalls and enjoy countless open-air events or visit the magical Land of Ice.

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Kamnik

The Fairy-tale Kamnik comes to life every December as holiday lights are lit and numerous outdoor events are held. The ice-skating rink at Keršmančev Park and a magical fairy-tale tent are among the sights worth visiting.

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Škofja Loka

In Škofja Loka, known for its handicraft tradition, visitors can choose from a variety of unique presents at Windows of Imagination, a group sales exhibition where you can also taste typical local delights. 

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Kočevje

The Kočevje region is the most forest-rich area in Slovenia. In December, a special kind of forest comes to life in the centre of Kočevje, where all kinds of interesting things take place in the glow of the holiday lights. At the colourful collection of stalls, you can buy a souvenir from Kočevje to take home.

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Novo mesto

Enjoy the holiday spirit in the decorated streets of Novo Mesto, leading you all the way to the town's main square, Glavni trg. You will be greeted by the Advent Fair and a variety of events suitable for all ages.

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Experience the fairy-tale magic of Alpine centres

Spend the pleasant moments of the merry month of December against the backdrop of the unforgettable Alpine landscape.

Maribor

Visit festive Maribor, where the Magical December features St Nicholas’, Christmas and New Year’s markets, including a winter wonderland with many concerts and events.

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Kranj

Merry December in Kranj features concerts, a holiday market, and children's events organised by the mischievous local elf named Kranček along with the good men of December (St Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Grandfather Frost).

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Radovljica

In December, the romantic old town of Radovljica glows illuminated by a thousand tiny lights, and holiday market stalls and various events for all generations become the town’s hotspot.

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Bled

Enter a winter fairytale at Lake Bled! The festively decorated promenade awaits you with delightful market stalls offering presents, delicious local dishes and a wide range of events. Listen to the legend of the sunken bell and top it all off with the ice-skating in the rink with the most beautiful view.

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Kranjska Gora

A stroll through festively decorated Kranjska Gora is also a beautiful experience. At the central square in Kranjska Gora, pretty market stalls with handmade products by local craftsmen and artists create an idyllic image of an Alpine village.

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A time of merriment in the land of castles, wine and thermal springs

Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of December in the streets of Thermal Pannonian Slovenia. You may even run into a few fairy-tale characters.

Celje

Hop on the fairy-tale train and leave the capital to visit the magical Fairy-tale Land in Celje. Walk among the stalls of the Christmas market and enjoy the diverse accompanying programme.

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Velenje

In Velenje, the Magical Promenade awaits for you with hot drinks and delicacies and various events.

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Ptuj

Visit the oldest Slovenian town of Ptuj and stroll under thousands of stars. Visit the Fairy-tale Fair and enjoy the many events taking place in the town centre.

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A festive mood with a tinge of the sea and the Karst

Spend the festive month of December at the coast, where the scent of alluring holiday foods is combined with the scent of the sea.

Koper

Enjoy Fantazima (‘fantasy winter’) in Čudolandija, where you can attend a wide range of events for all generations. Take a walk amongst little cottages with food, drinks, and other products and let your eyes feast on the magical holiday lights. The Praetorian Palace in Titov Trg Square will come to life illuminated by a video projection.

Koper

Portorož

Experience la dolce vita at the Christmas and New Year’s market in Portorož. Taste premium sparkling wine at a festival at Hotel Kempinski Palace.

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Štanjel

The medieval karst jewel of Štanjel takes on an even more magical look in December. Nativity scenes fill the windowsills of old karst houses. You will have plenty of opportunities to find some small Christmas gifts at the market selling local products and enjoy the rich accompanying programme.

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Make your holidays more festive with a gift from Slovenia

Looking for an original gift for your loved ones? Visit Slovenian old town centres, small shops with unique products or colourful holiday markets.

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