Charms of Dubrovnik in winter
Dubrovnik Winter Festival
New Years Eve 2018 in Dubrovnik - Stradun is the main star of the Spectacle
The city of festivals and festive events - will combine fun, culture, enjoyment, gastronomy and art on the most attractive stages in the City and its surrounding areas.

Dubrovnik is a very popular destination all the year round. If you wish to avoid summer crowds, find accomodation at the more convenient price, take pleasure in wellness facilities, traditional festivals and romantic weekends for two, winter is the right time to visit Dubrovnik!
Dubrovnik is a city for all seasons. Each season has its distinctive charm. From the warm summer days when tourists flock to the city to the mild and calm winter months when a peace falls over Dubrovnik...
On any given day, no matter what the weather is like, there are numerous opportunities to explore and enjoy Dubrovnik through the winter. Be inspired by the breathtaking architecture of the historic city, lose yourself in the quaint side streets, spend some time in one of the many art galleries and museums, relax in a café or indulge yourself in a restaurant. Take life at your own pace with the time and space to really get to know Dubrovnik.
During the autumn and winter periods Dubrovnik has direct air connections with the European cities Rome, Frankfurt, Paris and London.
Take advantage of a winter special weekend program organised to showcase the best the city has to offer. Taste fine local wines in a vineyard, enjoy a concert by the Dubrovnik symphony orchestra, learn the rich history with a guided tour, try your hand at harvesting oysters, let your hair down with the lively nightlife and experience traditional Dubrovnik cuisine. Forget the stresses and strains of your modern day routine and enjoy the simple things in life the sea, sun and fresh air in the unforgettable Dubrovnik.

Dubrovnik: truly a city for all seasons.
Christmas Fair 

At the time of the December holidays the Unesco World Heritage City of Dubrovnik will shine with magical decorations and sparkle with fairy lights, creating the atmosphere of a fairy-tale renaissance city. Taste sour orange marmalade pancakes, kontonjata (quince cheese) and arancini (candied orange peel) along with a glass of brandy that will keep you warm, in the same way the traditional Dubrovnik carols on


Christmas Eve have warmed our hearts for centuries. The Dubrovnik Carol is a special custom. Singing “from door to door” groups of people wish Merry Christmas, see the old year out and welcome the new one. Like major metropolises, Dubrovnik organizes an open-air New Year’s Party with  entertainment and live music on one of the world’s most beautiful stages in the open air located by the City bell-tower. Cascade of firework lights begins to fall down at midnight.

The fourth Dubrovnik Winter Festival, organised by the City of Dubrovnik, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, cultural institutions and public companies, will take place from 2 December 2017 to 6 January 2018 at multiple locations in Dubrovnik’s historic centre as well as in other parts of the city.
The programme of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival will begin with the lighting of the first Advent candle, followed by the lighting of holiday lights and a performance of Croatian pop singer Gibonni in front of the Church of St. Blaise at 9 pm. Holliday cottages featuring various food and beverages will also be placed on Dubrovnik streets and squares.
Croatian pop singer Jacques Houdek will entertain on December 8th in from of the Church of St. Blaise beginning at 9pm, while on December 9th at 10 am the tenth annual ˝Cake Party˝ will be held, and in the evening hours of the same day the Croatian pop singer Massimo will also perform in front of the Church of St. Blaise.
Dubrovnik Tourist Board will stage a ˝Christmas Fairy Tale˝ on December 16th at 11 am, when youngsters will have the opportunity to enjoy a fitting entertainment programme as well as gifts. At 9 pm the Croatian band Pavel will perform.
A Christmas concert will be held in the Hotel Lacroma on December 22nd at 8 pm. The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Stijepo Gleđ Markos, Đani Stipaničev, Marija Kuhar Šoša and the klapa multipart singing groups Ragusa, Kaše and Subrenum will perform.
On December 23rd at 5:30 pm, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dubrovnik will stage a live Nativity scene on Stradun, while at 9 pm Marko Tolja Septet will perform in front of the Church of St. Blaise. On December 24th at noon, the traditional joint performance of the folklore ensemble Linđo, the Libertas choir and Dubrovnik Brass Band will be held.
On Saturday, December 30th at 9 pm the women’s quartet The Frajle will perform. In the morning hours of December 31st, the Children’s New Year’s Eve will be held, while a spectacular New Year’s Eve party on Stradun will be opened at 9 pm by the Croatian band Pravila Igre, followed by the Songkillers, and the regional pop star Dino Merlin.
The traditional concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will be held on January 1st at noon, accompanied by oysters and sparkling wine, followed by the New Year’s ˝10k˝ race that will begin at 2 pm.


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