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Advent in Poreč has never been better – don’t miss it!

06.12.2018 - 06.01.2019, Matija Gubec Square, Poreč

Advent in Poreč has never been better – don’t miss it!

06.12.2018 - 06.01.2019, Matija Gubec Square, Poreč

Enjoy free ice skating, entertainment and cultural programmes, numerous concerts and a rich selection of food prepared just for Advent.

The ‘Advent Poreč – Avvento Parenzo’ series of events starts with the arrival of St. Nicholas on 6 December 2018 on Trg Matije Gupca Square in Poreč and the turning on of the Christmas lights. Until 6 January 2019, both small and adult guests can enjoy a warm festive atmosphere on Trg Matije Gupca Square and in the nearby park, in the charming Villa Polesini, on the premises of the Pučko Otvoreno Učilište educational centre in Poreč, and in the Town Library on Trg Marafor Square.

Families will love the free ice skating, including equipment rental and skating school. And your little ones won’t be able to resist the multitude of fun, free kids’ programmes and holiday surprises.

Every weekend during the events, Trg Matije Gupca Square will host concerts by renowned Croatian bands such as Elemental XX, Gelato Sisters, Alen Vitasović and Šajeta, Psihomodo Pop, Pavel, Nightexpress Band, and many others.

During the Christmas fair in the nearby park, the scents and flavours of Advent will waft out of little houses decorated with holiday cheer. Gourmets will especially enjoy the promotional Advent and New Years`s Eve menu at nearby fine dining restaurant Spinnaker.

In addition to an ice skating rink, free concerts and weekend events with free tastings of sweets and wine, there will be the Sveti Lovreč Live Nativity Scene and a great New Year’s Eve party with a concert of the legendary singer Zdravko Čolić on Trg Slobode Square. The Christmas Fair will be decorated with artificial snow, and those who like to take great photos will find a specially decorated Photopoint in Santa Claus’s cabin.

While our adult guests enjoy the concerts, families and their children of all ages can look forward to some special treats such as a get-together with Santa and Mrs Claus at Santa Claus’s cabin, theatrical plays for children, and a children’s New Year’s Eve party on 31 December at noon.

For the full family Advent experience in the old town centre pedestrian zone, there is only one rule – leave your car at the large town parking lot and hop onto our Christmas train, which will take you straight to the Poreč Advent celebration.

Find more details on the Advent Poreč programme on the official event website at


  • 6 December 2018
    official opening of Advent – St. Nicholas arrives at Matija Gubec Square and Santa Claus' office is opened at the City Library, lighting of Christmas lights

  • 06 December 2018 - 13 January 2019
    daily free ice skating

  • 06 December 2018 - 06 January 2019
    Christmas fair and a rich entertainment, cultural, musical and gourmet programme for the whole family with numerous surprises

  • 16 December 2018
    Sveti Lovreč live Nativity Scene on Trg Matije Gupca Square and Trg Marafor Square

  • 31 December 2018
    New Year’s Eve party on Trg Slobode Square with a concert of the singer Zdravko Čolić


  • 07.12.2018. - Elemental XX

  • 08.12.2018. - Gelato Sisters

  • 14.12.2018. - Alen Vitasović and Šajeta

  • 15.12.2018. - Funbox

  • 21.12.2018. - Psihomodo Pop

  • 22.12.2018. - Big Wave

  • 25.12.2018. - Gustafi

  • 28.12.2018. - Tribute band Bijelo Dugme

  • 29.12.2018. - Pavel

  • 31.12.2018. - DJ Dejvid - Funky New Year’s Eve party

  • 01.01.2019. - Night Express

  • 04.01.2019. - The Roomors

  • 05.01.2019. - Febra