06.12.2019 - 06.01.2020, Matija Gubec Square, Poreč

An abundance of events in a magical town

Enticing aromas wafting through the air, decorative lights at every corner and enchanting kiosks offering great food - Advent is here, a period of joyful anticipation, a cheerful mood and various festive activities.

The ‘Advent Poreč – Avvento Parenzo’ series of events starts with the arrival of St. Nicholas on 6 December 2019 on Trg Matije Gupca Square in Poreč and the turning on of the Christmas lights, bringing a magical atmosphere full of creativity, love and joy. Until 6 January 2020, both small and adult guests can enjoy a warm festive atmosphere on Trg Matije Gupca Square and in the nearby park, on the premises of the Pučko Otvoreno Učilište educational centre in Poreč, and in the Town Library on Trg Marafor Square.

Families will appreciate the opportunity to go ice skating (including equipment rental and ice-skating lessons) free of charge, while kids won’t be able to resist the free children’s programmes and other holiday surprises on offer. To fully experience the magic of Christmas, visit Santa’s Hut and spend some time with Mr and Mrs Claus. Children can look forward to theatrical plays performed by the Birikina and Istra Inspirita Associations, and a variety of workshops, lectures and movie screenings at Santa’s Office in Poreč Town Library.

A variety of must-see concerts by Croatian artists such as Neno Belan & Fiumens, Opća Opasnost, Gustafi, Jovanotti Tribute Band, Night Express Band and many others taking place on Trg Matije Gupca Square almost every day during the period will warm up the atmosphere in the heart of the town.

The Christmas Market in the nearby park will provide the opportunity to enjoy the excellent culinary delights offered at the festively decorated Advent kiosks. You can preserve the memory of this year’s Advent by taking a couple of good photos. A great place to do so is the specially decorated photopoint located in Santa’s Hut.

To make the last night of the year truly special, we’ve prepared as many as four different New Year’s Eve parties. For our youngest guests, there’s a party beginning at 11:00 am on Tuesday 31 December on Trg Matije Gupca Square, which will include various entertainment activities, a play by Naranča Theatre, fireworks, colourful confetti and excellent music. In the evening hours, Trg Slobode Square will host a concert by one of the biggest stars in the region – Severina. A parallel funky party will take place on Trg Matije Gupca Square with DJ Bondjovi for those with different musical preferences, which will continue until the early morning hours. Trg Matije Gupca Square will also host a repeated New Year’s Eve Party on 1 January with The Night Express Band.


  • 6 December 2019
    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 2019 - 6 January 2020
    Daily free ice skating.

  • 06 December 2019 - 06 January 2020
    Christmas fair and a rich entertainment, cultural, musical and gourmet programme for the whole family with numerous surprises.

  • 22 December 2019
    Sveti Lovreč live Nativity Scene on Trg Matije Gupca Square and Trg Marafor Square.

  • 31 December 2019
    New Year’s Eve party on Trg Slobode Square with a concert of the singer Severina. A parallel funky party will take place on Trg Matije Gupca Square with DJ Bondjovi.


  • 06 December 2019 - Baredinesauri / Gordan Gregurović & Band

  • 07 December 2019 - Neno Belan & Fiumens

  • 13 December 2019 - Opća Opasnost

  • 14 December 2019 - Big Wave

  • 20 December 2019 - Gustafi

  • 21 December 2019 - Dogma

  • 25 December 2019 - Soul Fingers – Christmas Special

  • 27 December 2019 - Jovanotti Tribute Band

  • 28 December 2019 - Mia Dimšić

  • 31 December 2019 - DJ Bondjovi - Funky New Year’s Eve party

  • 31 December 2019 - Severina (Trg Slobode Square)

  • 01 January 2020 - The Night Express

  • 03 January 2020 - The A!

  • 04 January 2020 - Febra