The unique sites of world cultural heritage such as Peskarija, Pile and Lazareti will come alive with new radiance, decorated in festive holiday lighting. Bring your children to the ice skating rink or to see the Christmas Fairytale play, warm yourself up with mulled wine, enjoy delicious food in the cottages lined along the main street of Stradun, or dance to live music in front of the Church of St. Blaise. Have fun in the theatre, visit galleries and museums, and learn how to make Dubrovnik's traditional sweet delicacies.
ADVENT IN THE CITY
The program of Dubrovnik's winter festival – Advent in the City – begins with the lighting of the first Advent candle.
The uniqueness of Dubrovnik is also visible during the month of giving. This year's Christmas market will be set up on the most beautiful street in Dubrovnik, Stradun, where traditional craftsmen will present their handicrafts, Christmas decorations, and traditional Christmas cakes and sweets will be offered as well.
Try to sing the traditional holiday songs, the Dubrovnik kolenda (carols), which have been sung on Christmas Eve and on New Year's Eve since olden times, offering congratulations and wishing everyone a joyful holiday!
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Dubrovnik's many visitors will bring in New Year's 2018 while entertained by a spectacular music programme which will already begin in the morning hours of December 31st, New Year's Eve. The New Year's program includes a diverse, entertaining three-day program, in which everyone will find something interesting. The New Year will begin with the traditional New Year's Day 10 km race, and a special treat will be a concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, paired with oysters and champagne, beginning on New Year's Day at noon.