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The magic of the Rijeka Advent


The opening of the skating season on the unique skating-rink by the sea, but also on the “younger” one within the Christmas Fairytale in the Tower, marked the beginning of another most beautiful time of the year - the one bringing us the Christmas and New Year holidays and with them the Rijeka Advent. Apart from the skating rinks, the youngest will surely find Santa Clause's little train the most interesting. It will spread joy and transport them through the centre of the city, along the rows of Advent booths that offer everything necessary for a true holiday atmosphere. The recently titivated Ivan Kobler Square will become even prettier, because from this year it is getting its own Christmas fair “Advent on Kobler”, dedicated to handicrafts and holiday-related products from Rijeka's creative forces.

Holidays are always more pleasant with some good snacks, and there will be plenty of occasions for that with the Gastro Corner on the Square of the 128. Brigade of the Croatian Army, the big Gastro festivity, the give-away of fried fish on the Korzo and the last Ri gastro event this year, fittingly dedicated to codfish and chocolate.

Every day, the stage on Korzo will host many large and small entertainers, choirs, kindergartens, dance groups... The Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, the City Puppet Theater and Ri Teatar shall come out of their home offices to the Korzo. There will be singing, dancing and various performances, and the popular Zajc preserves one of the most beautiful ballets for the end of the month - „Nutcracker“ by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - and its well-known New Year's concerts.

A great number of Rijeka's inhabitants and guests love celebrating New Year on the Korzo, and strong domestic forces will take us into 2016 - Moskva, Grad, Neno Belan & Fiumensi as well as Hladno pivo. All of the events squeezed into this December and part of the next month are impossible to number briefly; it is best to put on some warm clothes, come down to the Korzo and become part of the magic of the Rijeka Advent.

Rijeka's square puts on its holiday apparel for “Advent on Kobler”
This year, the Rijeka Advent brings an entirely new and quite special program - between 1st of December 2015 and 3rd of January 2016, the Ivan Kobler Square will become a new attractive station for all guests following the holiday programs in our city. The festive Christmas-New Year appearance of this popular square in Rijeka will host many creative individuals offering their handicrafts in the squares, as well as fitting products for all those in search of presents. With a selection of kaleidoscopic titbits, Kobler will also have a catering offer and a rich festive program, while the old fountain will get its festive holiday apparel with its own Advent coronal with its first Advent candle to be lit on Sunday, 29th of November, at 5 o'clock p.m.