November 10, 2020 – The Zagreb Advent 2020 event was presented in the capital on Tuesday. The festive program will boast three exciting projects and all events held per epidemiological measures.
Without an ice skating rink, but with several concerts and events, Zagreb Advent will still be held this year.
HRTurizam reports that under the slogan “Advent in Zagreb, feel the light” the event will begin on November 28, and the program will include numerous cultural events and ten different festivals.
Three new projects
At the press conference, the Zagreb Tourist Board director, Martina Bienenfeld, presented three new projects.
The first of them is the Light of Zagreb, in which the windows in the Upper Town will be decorated and lit. The Tourist Board invites all citizens of Zagreb to decorate their windows in their own way and symbolically join the project.
The second project is a walk through Zagreb’s churches and their nativity scenes while adhering to epidemiological measures. The third project that is being developed and launched on November 28 is related to augmented reality, which will be found in over 20 Zagreb locations.
Details and specific dates of events, festivals, and projects will be known in a few days, and the program can be followed live and on social networks.
Advent in Zagreb, despite epidemiological restrictions, will be the venue for numerous concerts this year as well.
According to director Bienenfeld, more than 70 concerts will be held outdoors and indoors, where the number of spectators will be limited. The most significant of these concerts will be streamed on social media.
Bienenfeld announced that this year, after consultations with the city and national civil protection headquarters, there will be no recognizable Ice Park on Tomislavac. However, she emphasized that when as many as 50 Advent events in Europe have been canceled, Zagreb will continue to be recognized as an Advent destination, ensuring they adapt to the epidemiological situation and exercise responsible behavior.
Unless there are even stricter measures and restrictions on entry from other countries, she expects this tourist year to end at 30% of last year.
According to the Zagreb Craftspeople Association president, Antun Trojnar, at the traditional location – on Trg pod vurom, there will be about 15 holiday houses where craftspeople – souvenir producers will present their products.
The President of the Independent Association of Caterers, Marin Medak, explained that the City of Zagreb has enabled certain modifications in public areas, i.e., on the terraces of restaurants of sales of mulled wine, coffee, sausages and the like.
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