Do not miss the most beautiful advent in Istria!
This year, enjoy a richer program, free ice skating, numerous free concerts, entertainment and cultural programs, live scrambled eggs, Santa Claus's home and a rich Advent gastronomic offer.
Advent in Poreč
In Istria, the Christmas holidays are getting more beautiful and lavish each year, mostly thanks to the already famous Advent in Poreč. The holiday program has been taking place for several years in a row, and includes events and activities for both children and adults to enjoy. Here's what kind of Christmas and New Year's treats visitors of Poreč should expect.
Free Ice Skating Rink
Ice skating is one of the best activities to enjoy during the winter, especially when Christmas time starts approaching. Poreč offers free equipment hire and ice skating with merry Christmas music. Children are welcome to join the fun, but that also applies to anyone wishing to see ice skating animations.
Live Nativity Scene
The biggest live Nativity scene in Croatia can now also be seen during Advent in Poreč. The actors are from Saint Lovreč and they bring a real Christmas atmosphere with them. It's the perfect activity for a family trip to the city, especially when you consider that the rest of the program takes place nearby.
It's not just ice skating animations and live Nativity scene you'll be able to see in Poreč during the holiday season. Our favorite Christmas character – Santa Clause – comes to pay a visit with all his little elves. All the children, as well as grownups, are welcome to come to his home, and his magical house is sure to thrill them.
Plays and Concerts
Matija Gubec's Park in Poreč is at the very center of Christmas fun. Countless plays are being held to entertain children and adults alike. Concerts take place from late in the afternoon to midnight, so even those who like going out won't miss anything. Apart from this, you can pass the time by going to one of the numerous exhibitions in the City Library.
New Year's Eve
Although it officially ends with Christmas, New Year's Eve is an important part of any Advent. The same goes for Poreč. One of the most popular New Year's Eve celebrations takes place in this city. There's enough events to suit all tastes, especially considering New Year's itself can be celebrated in more than one location.