New Year in Zagreb
It will be unforgettable if you spend your New Year in Zagreb. Here, the main festivities take place in the heart of the capital city, Ban Jelacic Square, which hosts the traditional Christmas fair throughout December.
This old square, adorned with colored lights and Christmas decorations, in New Year's Eve transforms into a big stage for performances of singers and musical groups from across the country. By midnight, locals and tourists come to the Ban Jelacic Square to celebrate the arrival of New Year and enjoy the spectacular fireworks.
For tourists who want to spend New Year's Eve in Zagreb, we can recommend hotels: Regent Esplanade, Palace Hotel, Sheraton Zagreb Hotel. These are the best hotels of the city, located in the historic center, with their own history and traditions. Their classical ambience, rich interiors and culinary delights will add a special charm to your Christmas holidays. The hotels provide an entertainment program and a special New Year menu, and this all just a few steps from the center of celebrations in the main square of Zagreb.
Lovers of night life can celebrate New Year in one of the most popular nightclubs of Croatian capital. In the heart of Zagreb, we can advise clubs: Gjuro 2, Saloon, Global, Sokol. Nightclubs Piranha and Aquarius are located a little farther from the city center, near the picturesque Jarun Lake, but they are very popular among locals and tourists.
New Year in Zagreb can be combined with a visit to the nearby ski resorts. One of them is Sljeme Mountain ski resort just 10 kilometers from the city, its well-equipped routes are popular among residents of Zagreb, who like to spend the weekend here. A little further along the road to the town of Rijeka are located two other ski resorts – Bjelolasica and Platak.
During the New Year many travel agencies offer excursions to the Plitvice Lakes, which in winter is a truly unique spectacle, frozen waterfalls and lakes, as if from a fairy tale, make a lasting impression on both adults and children.