4th Dubrovnik Winter Festival
The 4th edition of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival will bring lots of holiday cheer to locals and guests alike from December 2nd 2017 to January 6th 2018 with numerous entertainment and cultural events held at several locations in the Old Town.
The city will once again wear its special holiday attire under a thousand twinkling lights while the aroma of festive specialities will fill the air from the many food booths. The first Advent candle will mark the opening of the Festival on December 2 along with a concert by the famous Croatian pop singer Gibonni in front of the St. Blaise Church.
Throughout the festive period, a rich entertainment program will feature other prominent performers from Croatia and neighbouring countries, such as Jacques Houdek, Massimo, Pavel, Marko Tolja and Frajle. The highlight of the Festival is certainly the New Year's celebration on Stradun with the regional star Dino Merlin, along with the popular bands Songkillers and Pravila Igre. On the first day of the New Year, guests and locals alike can enjoy the traditional classical New Year concert performed by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra.
As the festive season is even more magical for little ones, the festival includes great events for children all over the town including the holiday-themed Teddy Bear's Park in Pile, the holiday train and ice-skating rink in Lapad and a new programme named Ice and Chocolate.
In addition to the exciting entertainment programme, the festival will also feature a variety of cultural events – from guided city tours and performances by the Linđo Folklore Ensemble to art exhibitions and kolenda – the traditional singing of Christmas carols. For those who want to learn how to make their own Christmas tree ornament, or put on their own nativity scene, the Festival will offer several creative thematic workshops during Advent time.
Among the many novelties is a Christmas Reception hosted by the Museum of Modern Art, decorated by Croatian artist Marijana Vukić, and the project 'Christmas Tree Mapping', a special project for various artists inviting guests to see decorated Christmas trees in different locations.
If you only considered Dubrovnik a summer destination … think again. Catch a merry concert, taste traditional mulled wine, browse the holiday market, listen to carols under the Christmas tree … Dubrovnik at Christmas will certainly give you an amazing holiday spirit.