Advent in Opatija
Advent in Opatija
The ‘Most Beautiful Advent by the Sea’ transforms romantic Opatija into a festive fairy tale
Magnificent parks with Nutcrackers ‘keeping guard’, beautiful Advent decorations, culinary specialties inspired by the holiday abundance and chocolate delicacies as the ‘icing on the cake’ will make Opatija an indispensable destination this winter.
Opatija – The ‘Most Beautiful Advent by the Sea’ will once again, this winter in a special edition adapted to the current situation, bring festive cheer to the town. Winter in this famous European destination with a long tradition has a special charm: the scent of punch and mulled wine, the taste of the finest desserts from the town’s cafés, the sound of Christmas music in the parks and on the streets, invigorating walks along the sea with its healing air, relaxing wellness treatments in hotels and spa centres, and much more.
Just like a beautiful festive picture book, Opatija will connect all these experiences and offer a fantastic festive atmosphere by day and great visual attractions by night. The splendid Christmas decorations that last winter transformed St. James’ Park into a popular backdrop for holiday photographs will this year also be set up in the famous Angiolina Park. Giant figures of the Nutcracker, glittering gifts, illuminated century-old cypresses and many other unique decorations will be perfect companions for a walk through the heart of the town that will remind you of a kingdom from children’s imagination this winter. Especially interesting will be the exhibition of classic dresses made exclusively from the natural materials of Opatija’s parks and the exhibition dedicated to Nutcrackers, unique artistic figures that have become a trademark of Opatija’s Advent.
The romantic atmosphere during the holiday season makes Opatija an ideal destination for couples. The town, whose streets were once the stage for great love stories with famous protagonists such as Empress Sisi or Isadora Duncan, today still has its ‘secret powers’, which is why evening kisses in the Park of Newlyweds are remembered forever. To round off romance in the town, its bars and restaurants will present their carefully prepared specialities.
The ‘Most Beautiful Advent by the Sea’ also offers many experiences for a fulfilled family holiday. Parents and children alike will enjoy exploring the walking, hiking and cycling trails in the hinterland of Opatija, or a gentle stroll through the town lavishly decorated with festive decorations, followed by an excellent praline in Opatija’s small chocolate factory or a piece of delicious cake in the town’s famous cafés. Since December in Opatija is dedicated to chocolate, its cafés, bars and restaurants will offer a wide selection of chocolate delicacies, accompanied by numerous surprises and activities.
Opatija is a town that wins you over with its beauty, architecture, tradition and simply everything it has to offer. It is most captivating in the winter months, when its Advent atmosphere enchants all guests who choose it as their holiday destination. Magnificent parks with Nutcrackers ‘keeping guard’, beautiful Advent decorations, culinary specialties inspired by the holiday abundance and chocolate delicacies as the ‘icing on the cake’ will make the ‘Most Beautiful Advent by the Sea’ an indispensable experience this winter.
All programmes will take place in accordance with epidemiological measures.