Dubrovnik is real magnet for tourist during summer season. But, if you want to avoid crowd, heat, high prices and experience more authentic Dubrovnik plan your visit in winter months. There is plenty of reasons why.
First of all, Dubrovnik has a Mediterranean climate with mild winter. In Dubrovnik snowfall is quite rare occurrence and temperatures does not drop to extreme lows.
Another important thing, Dubrovnik has great traffic connection with different international locations and Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, during the winter too.
This magnificent town uncovers its true self during winter months when tourist leave, and locals are just living their everyday lives. All those UNESCO heritage monuments are uncovered, without a lot of tourists around trying to take a picture. During winter, everything is peaceful, prefect to enjoy in this living museum.
Also, there is a lot of winter programs and activities organized for locals and tourist. Every winter Dubrovnik is transformed in magical place illuminated by thousands of lights and decorated in holiday style for fully experience of Christmas holiday spirit.
Dubrovnik Winter Festival
Dubrovnik Winter Festival is rich cultural, entertainment, musical and gastronomic program. This event will take a place from the end of November till the beginning of January. More precisely, festival will start at November 30th 2019 with the lighting the first Advent Candle and will last till 1st of January 2020.
Program will start with opening concert of group The Frajle in front of the Church of the St. Blaise at 30th of November. Christmas market cottages offering various food, beverages and a lot of other traditional products will be spread all over streets and squares in Dubrovnik.
Special treat is 12th annual Cake Party, humanitarian event where all visitors will be able to try different kinds of cakes and all income will be donated for charity. This event will take a place in 14th of December, all cakes will be exhibited for sale next to Roland’s Column on Luža Square. The star of musical part of this event will be Croatian singer Domenica.
Same day evening is reserved for the big concert of the great Croatian singer Gibonni in front of the St. Blaise church.
Christmas Fairy Tale is event for the youngest. At December 21st kids will enjoy the holiday program that will include children’s play and gifts given by Santa Clause.
Christmas and the New Year’s Program
On the Christmas Eve morning, December 24th, in front of the St. Blaise church you can feel the special Christmas spirit of Dubrovnik, with traditional Dubrovnik Christmas carols performed by folklore ensemble and choir.
In the New Year’s Eve morning, December 31st, traditional “Kolenda” will be performed by the “klapa” (vocal group). Children’s New Year’s Eve party is planned for 31st December at noon, with concert of Croatian music star Mia Dimšić.
Spectacular New Year’s Eve program on the beautiful Stradun will be full of good music and famous Croatian musicians. The star of the evening is popular band Parni Valjak.
Start the new year with sparkling wine, oysters and sounds of the famous opera arias and waltzes performed by Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. Be at Stradun 1st of January 2020 at noon.
Winter Saturday Mornings in the City
Dubrovnik Tourist Board is organizing Winter Saturday Mornings in the City for the tourists that are visiting Dubrovnik during winter.
Winter Saturday Mornings in the City are free guided tours with English speaking guide of the Old Town center. Those free tours for individual visitors are beginning on 9th of November 2019 and last till 28th of March 2020.
If you want to take a tour you need to apply a day in advance. Tours are starting every Saturday at 10 am in fort of the Tourist Information Center on Pile.
Chose the best accommodation
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