December 1, 2018 – Advent in Rijeka: the coolest Yule so far has finally started!
While the Trsat Castle isn’t lit up with thousands of sparkling holiday lights just yet, Advent in downtown Rijeka has officially begun and it is Rijeka’s most lavish one so far, Croatian RTL reports. You can watch the video here.
And even though Rijeka Advent is still incomparable in size to the spectacular Advent in Zagreb which has been voted the best Christmas market in Europe three years in a row, it seems that the City of Rijeka together with its Tourist Board is indeed going in the right direction with the 2018 Christmastime festivities.
Rijeka Tourist Board marketing director Dominik Damiš said that even more effort has been made to put Rijeka on the list of best Advents in the region. The 2018 festivities are organized in 10 different locations, 4 of which are new, and the most interesting one by far is the underground tunnel that spans about 350 meters under the city of Rijeka. In collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Rijeka, the TunelRi will host puppet theatre shows and workshops for children and families, but also concerts and DJ parties on weekends.
And of course, what everyone is most excited about is tomorrow’s opening of Advent on Gradina which is scheduled for 5:00 PM, so if you’re nearby, make sure you don’t miss the spectacular illumination of the Trsat Castle and Nugent Park.
You can see the opening night highlights from last year in the video below, and for the 2018 program, check the Advent on Gradina official page.
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