Advent Zagreb: A Nostalgic Trip Back to Childhood

This year’s Advent Zagreb will be dedicated to toys and remind us all of childhood and the importance of family. It will bring back memories that are particularly dear to us and that we fondly reminisce about particularly during holiday season.

The Advent festivities in Zagreb, which won the title of the Best Christmas Market in Europe three years in a row, will bring holiday magic to the city once again from 27 November to 7 January 2022. The central topic will take us back to the carefree days of our childhood, family and traditional values as if we were in a time machine.

You might not be aware of the fact that 75 years ago Zagreb got a toy factory entitled Biserka, which is closely linked to the earliest memories of the youngest citizens of Zagreb but also many other children. The toys manufactured in the factory, made childhood more beautiful and became companions during growing up for a lot of them. Other toys, produced by Zagreb’s artisans with a lot of skill, imagination and love, also enriched children’s worlds. Traditional wooden toys were produced in the Croatian region Zagorje, and became part of the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. They can be purchased in Zagreb to this day.

By reminding you of these toys, Zagreb’s Advent will turn into a nostalgic trip which is very needed and more important in this time of challenges that surround us.

Visitors of Advent festivities will find excellent gastro offer, a lot of amusing activities for all ages and a recognisable atmosphere which causes visitors to come to the city in the period before and during holiday season over and over again.

Published: 11.11.2021