Winter in Opatija

Winter in Opatija


Ice skating by the sea, the scent of chocolate in the air, a variety of concerts and a packed calendar of events – this is Advent in Opatija.


Winter in Opatija is the ideal time to experience the romantic atmosphere of this fantastic Adriatic town


Opatija's Open Air Theatre will be transformed into a winter garden with a big skating rink, Mount Učka will become Santa's residence, and Slatina promenade will feature a Christmas fair with attractive wooden kiosks offering souvenirs and various delicacies. Special Christmas programmes will take place in the morning in front of the market hall and during the day at different locations in the town.


Winter is the ideal time to experience the romantic atmosphere in Opatija, especially during the festive season among the art nouveau villas, in the streets and on the squares lit by Christmas lights with the enticing scents of hot tea, fresh coffee and aromatic chocolate spreading from the Viennese-style coffee houses.


Winter in Opatija is more than just a time of the year: it is also the name of a series of events that combine some of the most beautiful aspects of winter into a unique experience with a festive atmosphere that includes meetings with Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus, ice skating and pleasant walks by the sea, the finest chocolate specialities and mulled wine spiced with cloves, and much more.

On Saturdays and Sundays from 29/11/2015 to 31/01/2016 there will be free parking for all visitors in public areas in Opatija.