December to Remember

December to Remember

Don't miss the most beautiful Advent story!


Experience the magic of Advent on the Opatija Riviera! Christmastime is the most festive time of the year and nowhere is it more beautiful than in Opatija. The Pearl of Adriatic is even lovelier in wintertime all dressed up in sparkling Christmas lights and filled with the smell of mulled wine.

Take a stroll through the parks lit up with thousands of decorations, visit the charming Christmas markets, and taste the aromatic chocolate delicacies during the traditional Chocolate Festival.

Live the Christmas fairy-tale on the Opatija Riviera!

26 November 2021 – 09 January 2022

Christmas at Hotel Imperial

Opatija, Heritage Hotel Imperial

Indulge in a special kind of magic at Heritage Hotel Imperial! Meet your friends at the hotel’s terrace and enjoy the live DJ beats while you taste a variety of aromatic beverages and savoury burgers. Don’t forget to take a photo at our festive photo point!

Live DJ performance: every Friday to Sunday from 5 PM to 7 PM

26 November 2021 – 09 January 2021

Christmas at Strauss

Opatija, Café Strauss

Discover Christmas wonders at Café Strauss where you can sing along to Christmas classics and indulge in a delicious Choco Corner. Attend a creative workshop where you can design your own Christmas tree decorations and take photos with Santa and the elves!


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1 December 2021 – 9 Januar 2022

The best craft coffee in Café Strauss

Opatija, Café Strauss

From 1 December 2021, the visitors of Café Strauss in hotel Palace Bellevue will be able to taste the best craft coffee in Opatija! For this year’s Advent, a renown Hug & Punch brand has prepared a special Xmas blend which brings the smell and taste of Christmas to your cup of coffee with the aromas of cinnamon, clove, and sweet candied fruit. The ritual of drinking coffee is an unmissable part of day for many and the new craft offer in Café Strauss will make it even more special!


26 November 2021 - 9 January 2022

Advent in Angiolina Park and St. James Park

Opatija, Angiolina Park and St. James Park

Experience a fantastic Advent atmosphere in Angiolina Park and St. James Park every day from 26 November 2021 until 9 January 2022. Visit the Christmas markets with their wide range of sweet delicacies and the exhibition dedicated to Nutcrackers, decorative Christmas figurines.

26 November 2021 – 09 January 2022

Christmas Market at the Šporer Pavilion

Opatija, Juraj Šporer” Arts Pavilion

During this holiday season, the Šporer pavilion will again be decorated with unique lighting effects and installations. It will also hold numerous performances by top jazz, rock and pop musicians, as well as an entertaining animation programme for children. Spend time enjoying excellent music, entertainment and cultural programmes, and indulge in the festive atmosphere with the aroma of mulled wine, warm teas and popular holiday dishes.

11 December 2021 - 9 January 2022

Ice Magic at Open Air Theatre

Opatija, Open Air Theatre

The central meeting point in Opatija during Advent is the ice skating rink which offers a varied programme particularly aimed at children. Visit rustic wooden kiosks offering mulled wine and sausages and spread the Christmas cheer!

* Please note that due to official COVID-19 measures, the event schedule may change at short notice.