Dubrovnik Winter Festival will open this Saturday

Dubrovnik Winter Festival

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The 9th edition of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival will begin with the lighting of the first Advent candle and the switching on of the Christmas lights along with a concert by the Dalmatino group on Saturday, November 26.

The Dubrovnik Winter Festival will shine in all its splendor with a rich program that brings up to 10 concerts to the Stradun.

After opening the festival together with the Dalmatino group, Urban & 4 will perform on December 3, and Doris Dragović will perform on the occasion of Dubrovnik Veterans Day on December 6. On December 10, Neno Belan and Fiumensi will organize a Rock Gala, on December 17, Opća opasnost will take the stage, and Željko Bebek will give a concert for the public in Dubrovnik on Boxing Day, while Massimo will perform in Stradun on before the New Year.

The highlight of the festival will be the spectacular New Year’s Eve party with Ante Gelo and his band, and one of the biggest musical stars of the Croatian music scene, Petar Grašo, who will welcome the New Year together with a magnificent fireworks display.

The concert offer will be enriched by Advent on Vojnović, organized by the Dubrovnik Student Center, and for all those who want good music and atmosphere outside the walls, they are preparing performances by Pravila igre, Bosutski Bećar, Matija Cvek, Đanij Stipaničev , Giuliano , Jole and many others.

The Dubrovnik Tourist Office, in cooperation with Dubrovnik restaurants, will organize the traditional Cod Days from December 21 to 24, when in numerous restaurants visitors will be able to taste this traditional holiday gastronomic delight cod, prepared in different ways.

Gruž also adds to the rich festive offer with the Advent TUP program – pre-Christmas magic in the factory, which will offer various contents such as Christmas fairs of good music and fashion, a gastronomic market, concerts, pub quizzes and numerous workshops for children and adults, organized by the TUP – urban district.

This year, Saturday mornings will also traditionally be marked by performances by the Linđo Folklore Ensemble with a free city sightseeing tour organized by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, while Saturday afternoons will also be reserved for a guided tour. free theme called Golden Age. from Dubrovnik organized by Home of Marin Držić. On the occasion of the inclusion of Christmas carols in the Register of Cultural Property of the Republic of Croatia, a scientific and professional meeting Eight Centuries of Dubrovnik Christmas Carol Singing will be held in Lazareti on December 7 in cooperation with Dubrovnik Museums, Jelena Obradović Mojaš and cultural institutions.

Numerous children’s programs will delight the youngest residents of Dubrovnik. Since the beginning of the festival, the program is aimed at them, so Santa Claus from Lapland will spend next weekend in Dubrovnik, which will be his first stop on this year’s trip around the world, so he invites everyone the children of Dubrovnik, as well as the small visitors of the city, to bring their letters to the atrium of the Rector’s Palace and share their wishes for this year in a magical gathering on the occasion of the opening of the IX Dubrovnik Winter Festival.

The North Pole Station in Lazareti, a colorful winter in Lapad Bay with a train that runs every day from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from November 27, and an ice rink that will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. :00 to 18:00 hours. 10:00 p.m. on the tennis courts in Lapad Bay during the same period, as well as Christmas in Kaboga this winter are also an indispensable part of the offer for children, for which various programs of cultural institutions are dedicated. from Dubrovnik. .

And the content in the largest settlement in the city, Mokošica, will be enriched by the program called Christmas at the Holy Family. There will also be a visit from the Moto Santas, who traditionally arrive in Stradun on December 26, and the Pop-up Christmas Carol (Kolenda) bus, which is always a hit with the kids as the ever-popular Christmas is on board. Bear (Medo), Santa Claus and his elves, and they delight everyone who visits them.

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, the children’s New Year’s Eve will take place in Stradun, where Ante Gelo will perform with his band, as well as Bruno Oberan, Alen Đuras and Iva Ajduković.

The program will also include special exhibitions, theater performances for all generations, a cake party with a performance by Domenica and Christmas concerts, as well as the Dubrovnik Christmas concert on December 23, where soloists Lana Kos will perform alongside the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Ivan Hut, Domagoj Dorotić, Marko Tolja and Maja Grgić and the Teatar ensemble.

The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will hold its traditional New Year’s concert in Stradun on January 1 at noon, where mezzo-soprano Marta Hut and tenor Roko Radovan will perform under the baton of maestro Ivan Hut.

As part of the Marin Držić Home project, Dubrovnik kindergartens and primary schools will once again decorate the windows of our city with an Advent calendar in Stradun this year.

Beautiful backdrops for photography can be found at various places in the city: the view of Stradun dressed in holiday clothes in Luža is the perfect place for a Christmas memory with the most beautiful view.

Magical photos can also be captured at the Rector’s Palace, and this year there is also a new photo point at Pile Park – the rich lighting and blanket of snow on weekends will provide the perfect backdrop for a photo! perfect vacation!

Since this year’s FIFA World Cup, which is being held in Qatar, will be played in winter, as part of the festival, a joint viewing of the performance of the Croatian national team will be organized in front of the Church of St. Blaise. Undoubtedly, the novelty of this year’s edition of the festival are the reusable plastic cups that can be used to visit the festive stands, as part of the Plastic smart cities strategy.

More information on all events is available on the website and social networks of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival, as well as in the Calendar of Events of the City of Dubrovnik.

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