Advent announced in Zagreb. Investment of HRK 5,5 million, tourist spending over HRK 500 million

first_imgThe “warm-up” starts on Thursday, November 28, the period that will be used for the last make-up and harmonization of all details and shortcomings, which are an integral part of every major event, and the grand opening will be traditionally held on Saturday, November 30. in the afternoon. Special emphasis was placed on this year as well cultural events which will put us in the most beautiful way possible in the festive mood and anticipation of Christmas. Namely, during Advent in Zagreb it will even be held eleven different occasional music festivals, these are: Advent postcards, Advent under the Lantern, Evenings with Brahms, Adventfest in the Cathedral, Advent Classic Fest, Festival of Advent and Christmas songs in Zagreb, Concerts in the church of St. Katarina, Concert program of the Zagreb Soloists for Advent in Zagreb, Advent in the parish of St. Blaž, From Christmas Balconies in Zagreb and Christmas with Kids. There are, of course, the Croatian National Theater in Zagreb, the Croatian Music Institute and the Vatroslav Lisinski Cultural Center, which offer a rich repertoire in December, and the Museum of Arts and Crafts, the Croatian History Museum and the Zagreb City Museum will organize occasional exhibitions and programs. Special cooperation was achieved with Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden which, on December 10, will bring the Swedish professional choir to Advent in Zrinjevac and Advent in Maksimir to mark the feast of St. Lucy. Last year, there was an increase of 10% in arrivals and 15% in overnight stays. Namely, according to the data of the Tourist Board, in December 2018, 122.780 arrivals and 231.875 overnight stays were recorded, while in December 2017, 111.429 arrivals and 201.734 overnight stays were recorded. Advent in Zagreb 2018 TZGZ Zagreba / Author: Julien Duval The main motives of this year’s Advent in Zagreb will be: Nutcracker and Croatian heritage, ecology and sustainability, and accessibility for people with disabilities, announced the director of the Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld. Investment of HRK 5,5 million, tourist spending over HRK 500 million In addition to the traditional locations that will shine again this year, the Zagreb Tourist Board and its partners have prepared new programs for many visitors and citizens. Thus, it will be presented as a new location Film Advent on Tuškanac as part of which Christmas movies for all ages will be shown in the Tuškanac cinema, and there is also Advent at the Croatian National Theater which will have a completely new scenography and concept. The novelty is the appropriate arrangement passages of the Octagon, and other locations will be decorated with Croatian traditional decorations and Nutcrackers, in accordance with this year’s Advent theme.center_img Thus, as part of the event, all exhibitors will replace plastic with paper, and laptops will be set up for people with special needs to facilitate the passage of various electric cables, which are an integral part of all events. This year, around 5,5 million kuna will be invested in Advent in Zagreb, both through the organization of the event itself, and through online and offline promotion, said Bienenfeld. Estimates show that the last Advent in Zagreb generated over HRK 500 million in consumption, and this year the trend of growth in tourist consumption within Advent in Zagreb is expected to continue, in line with the growth of visitors. And that is the best proof of the thesis that the organization of events is not a cost but an investment. The best Advent in Europe starts on Saturday, November 30 and will last, along with New Year’s events, until January 7, 2020, it was announced today at a press conference. All news, service information about the parking lot and special ZET lines, as well as details of individual programs are available on the website Advent in Zagreb. Cover photo: Advent in Zagreb 2017 TZGZ Zagreba / Author: Julien Duvallast_img