Advent in Split is a programme of festive events bringing the spirit of Christmas to the Dalmatian city with stalls, live music and entertainment. The appearance of the Advent Stalls on the seafront promenade and around Split’s main historic squares marks the start of the festive season - wander the streets and savour the delicious aroma of ribs and sauerkraut, hearty goulash and Christmas duck. It’s the perfect place to seek out unique Christmas presents for family and friends - you’ll find everything from jewellery to homeware to handmade seasonal decorations. The Croatian National Theatre puts on a packed programme of Christmas and New Year concerts where you’ll hear traditional music put on by the best local performers. If you’re an ice skating fan, head to the Spaladium Arena where you can show off your skills.
Although there may be some private concerts which charge, the majority of events during Advent are public and are free of charge. The Christmas markets down by the Riva waterfront are a popular meeting place with traditional Croatian food stalls usually being set up on the main Pjaca. If you’re coming to Split for the Christmas season, check out the Split Tourist Board’s website which has all the latest updates on how the city plans to celebrate the 2017 festive season.
December is a great month to visit Split. With average temperatures of around 16 Celsius, you’ll still want to sample the local mulled wine for that inner warmth but it won’t be too cold while you wander around the markets and watch the street bands. If you’ll be in Split for New Year’s Eve, head to the Riva where around 70,000 people usually congregate for the traditional countdown and New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
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While you’re in this historic ancient city for the festive season, make sure you leave plenty of time to visit some of the city’s great sights, including: The Cathedral and Bell Tower, The Ivan Mestrovic Gallery and the amazing Klis Fortress. Head up the hill to the Marjan forest park for some of the city’s best green spaces.
To find out more information about the festivities, please go to Split Tourist Board’s official website where you’ll be able to find out the 2017 schedule of Christmas events, find out the New Year’s Eve details and see photos from last year’s events.
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