We are now awaiting the fourth annual Advent Fair event, and we can already say that this has become one of the city's best loved events, and is recognisable at the national level. We continue to hold the imperative of ecological awareness, as the only plastic-free Advent Fair in Croatia. This year, the Advent celebration will begin on the Feast day of St. Nicholas (6 December), with the lighting of the lamps in the Robert Visiani Gardens. However, this year, other parts of the city will also be lit up with the Advent lights. The Fortress City will light the Advent candles on the oldest of its forts, while Šibenik will receive what is surely the largest and oldest Advent wreath – the Fortress of St. Michael. The last candle on the final Sunday of Advent will be lit on Christmas Eve, at the very site where the story of Šibenik began in 1066.
The Advent Fair musical programme at the Royal Court part of the gardens will be opened by the band TBF. Other musical guests to entertain us this December include the bands Mayales, Detour, Opća Opasnost, Auguste, Mnogi Drugi… The Croatian bands have been well distributed throughout the fair period, and so on the morning of New Year's Eve, we will enjoy the sounds of the band Bagatin, on the morning of Christmas Eve the band Feniksi, while this year on 22 December the welcome back party for Šibenik students studying in other cities will feature the band Living Room. The 2017 Advent Fair will come to an end on the first day of the New Year with a concert by Neno Belan and the Fiumens. In addition to live music, we can also expect a number of surprises from the DJ duo, Kristić and Živković, otherwise known as the King's Guard, while on 17 December on the Feast Day of Osmina (the Eighth - as the eighth day before Christmas), take part in the Freetulada competition for frying the best fritule (fritters).