Christmas market in Ljubljana 2017

Are you planning a trip to Ljubljana before Christmas to experience the cities beautiful Christmas markets? This year the Christmas markets will be open from December 1st, 2017, until January 2nd, 2018.

Ljubljana is still living in the shadows of the Christmas markets in Zagreb, Vienna, and Budapest, but it is getting and better for every year passing by. It is also getting more and more popular to do so called Christmas market trips to new cities before Christmas, meaning that the importance of quality markets is getting bigger and bigger.

Christmas market in Ljubljana 2017

Enjoy the wonderful Christmas atmosphere in Ljubljana – By Matej Kastelic / Shutterstock

The Christmas markets in Ljubljana are mostly organized in the very heart of the town, so if you walk around in the center, you will for sure discover everything within a couple of minutes.

At the Christmas markets, you can buy hot drinks, cold drinks, lots of warm and cold food, and of course buy hand-made souvenirs. Do not forget to check out the Christmas markets by night, as they are beautiful when the lights are turned on in the evening.

Ljubljana Christmas markets 2017

December 1st, 2017 – January 2nd, 2018
Breg and Cankarjevo nabrežje embankments, Prešernov  square

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Come to Ljubljana when you visit Zagreb

Just recently Lonely Planet awarded Zagreb at the top of their list presenting cities to visit in Europe in 2017. We just recommend you to come visit Ljubljana on a day-trip during your stay in Zagreb!

Zagreb and Ljubljana are both European capitals that have lived in the shadow of more famous cities such as Budapest, Vienna and Prague. But, the win is blowing in another direction now, and that can be proved by the latest recommendation made by Lonely Planet as they recommend Zagreb as the number one place to visit in Europe in 2017.

Visit the city of LJubljana

Do you understand why you need to visit Ljubljana now?

We must say that Ljubljana is just as nice as Zagreb (and probably even nicer), but if you decide to follow the recommendation made by Lonely Planet, then we suggest that you at least book a hotel for an extra day so that you will have time to visit Ljubljana as well.

The Slovenian capital is only 1,5 hours from Zagreb, so it is easy to depart from Zagreb in the morning and upon arrival to Ljubljana you enjoy a delicious Slovenian lunch. After that you discover the beauties of the city, visit the castle, eat some ice cream and then have an early supper before departing for Zagreb again. It will be a beautiful day to remember for a long time, and maybe you decide afterwards that you need more time in Ljubljana, and thus your next travel will be to the Slovenian capital, for 2-3-4 days (at least).

If you want to know more about Zagreb, then you can find lots of information about the city in the Zagreb Guide.

Have you got a question about Ljubljana? Look around in our Ljubljana Guide, or use the comment field beneath!

Andre Rieu Ljubljana 2017

On June 14th Andre Rieu will come to Ljubljana to perform in the Stozice Arena. This will start four days with concerts, a story that will end in Vienna on June 17th.

When Andre Rieu comes to Ljublana he will not be very far from home. He is further away from home than most people might think, because even though many people believe Andre Rieu to come from Austria, he was in fact born in Maastricht in the Netherlands. That is also why he will do loads of performances in Maastricht in 2017. But, before he gets that far he will perform in Ljubljana on June 14th, then in Zagreb on June 15th, in Budapest on June 16th and then in Vienna on June 17th. In each city he will fill beautiful venues to the full with lovers of classical music. If you would like to be there in the audience as Andre Rieu comes to Ljubljana on June 14th, then you can buy tickets using the link beneath.

Andre Rieu Ljubljana 2017

Andre Rieu Ljubljana 2017

Andre Rieu concert in Ljubljana 2017

Stozice Arena
June 14th, 20.00

Tickets: Viagogo

If you come to Ljubljana then there are loads of attractions worth checking out while in town. But, if you have some days off, then why not do some day excursions to discover even more beauties in the nation of Slovenia? You can read about lots of activities and attractions here in our Ljubljana Guide!

Christmas and New Years Eve in Ljubljana

Are you coming to Ljubljana for Christmas or for New Years? Wonder what’s going on in Ljubljana in this period? Here are some of the highlights!

As you might know this is a fantastic time to travel and an awesome season to visit Ljubljana. In the weeks before Christmas visitors can enjoy the magnificent Christmas markets in Ljubljana and stand in awe at the beautiful lights the city has to show. But, are there any special programs worth checking out if you come to Ljubljana on December 24th or maybe on December 31st? Or in  between the two dates?

Programs in Ljubljana around Christmas and New Years Eve

Programs on December 24th

On December 24th there is a fantastic open-air concert with great musicians in Ljubljana. Could there be a better way to celebrate Christmas than outdoors with lots of other people? In 2016 this event will be arranged at Mestni trg square and the concert itself will start at 17.00.

Programs between Christmas and New Years in Ljubljana

The coolest event in this period will be arranged between December 26th and December 30th. This is called the Grandpa Frost procession. This guy is quite similar to Santa Claus and he is drawn in his carriage by real Lippizianer horses. He is also surrounded by other fairy tale creatures, making this a real heaven for kids and families. The carriage will visit areas such as Breg, Cobblers’ Bridge, Town Square, Stritarjeva Street, Prešeren Square and the Congress Square. On the days between December 26th and December 30th this procession will start at 17.00.

New Years Eve in Ljubljana

There will be some open-air programs in Ljubljana on New Years Eve as well. The most important square to visit is Kongresni trg square where there will be programs on stage from 16.00 on the last day of the year. From 21.00 there will also be programs at Trg francoske revolucije and at Mestni trg square. As the new year starts there will be fireworks sent up from these squares, so make sure to be outdoors so that you can enjoy the start of 2017 on one of these squares in Ljubljana!

Do you want to know more about what’s going on in Vienna for Christmas? Or maybe in Zagreb? Click the links to find out more about those beautiful cities not far away from Ljubljana!

We wish all our readers and visitors a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

 

Depeche Mode concert in Ljubljana on May 14th 2017

Ljubljana is a fantastic city, but it is not often that the biggest and most popular bands come to the city. That is why the joy is enormous as Depeche Mode will come to Ljubljana on May 14th in 2017 to perform.

As you look at the different cities Depeche Mode will visit during their concert tour one can quickly understand that they will visit quite a lot of cities not so typically visited. A few days after their concert in Ljubljana the band will travel to Malakassa in Greece and after that their road goes to Bratislava in Slovakia. Neither city is known for their extreme musical life, but there is little doubt about the fact that the venues will be packed with people in all these cities as Depeche Mode comes to visit.

On May 14th you can expect nice spring weather in Ljubljana and if you are lucky you can walk around in shorts and a t-shirt outside. But  at 19.00 when the Depeche Mode concert starts in Ljubljana you should probably wear some more clothes. It will for sure not be cold among the love of all the Depeche Mode fans in place, but still you can at least expect colder temperatures as you leave the Stozice Arena once the concert is finished.

As you might already know the Stozice Arena is a fantastic concert venue in Ljubljana. They started its construction in 2009 and since then it has given home to lots of basketball matches, volleyball matches and of course concerts. The max capacity of the venue is a little bit less than 15,000 people, so that is what you can expect if you decide to be there at the Depeche Mode concert in Ljubljana on May 14th in 2017.

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Depeche Mode concert in Ljubljana 2017

Venue: Stozice Arena
Date: May 14th, 19.00

Tickets:  Viagogo

At the ticket site above you can buy tickets not only for the Depeche Mode concert in Ljubljana. You can get tickets for all their other concerts in 2017, so if you are eager to enjoy Depeche Mode live more than once, this is your chance.

Would you like to know more about what’s going on in Ljubljana or maybe you want to know more about the most famous attractions? Look around in our Ljubljana Guide for all the information you need!

Christmas markets in Ljubljana in 2016

Ljubljana is a magnificent city all year around, but especially around Christmas with the beautiful lights and the annual Christmas markets.

There will be Christmas markets in Ljubljana in 2016 as well. There is no need to worry. Ljubljana is an extravagant city all year around, but of course the Christmas markets make the city even more magnificent.

There are several Christmas markets in Ljubljana, and a very important day in the calendar this year is November 25th. This is the opening date for the Christmas markets in Ljubljana, and exactly at 17.15 the Christmas lights will be turned on at the Christmas market and the Christmas streets all around in Ljubljana. This is a fantastic event, so make sure to be outdoors to check it out on November 25th!

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Come to Ljubljana for the Christmas markets in 2016

The open air Christmas markets in Ljubljana will open on November 25th and they will remain open and available until January 1st, 2017. As a result you will be able to enjoy the atmosphere and joy of some Christmas market shopping, even if you arrive to Ljubljana between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

It should be mentioned that there will be a small Christmas fair at the Prešernov trg square between December 3rd and December 6th. If you are in Ljubljana during this period, make sure to check it out!

Christmas markets in Ljubljana in 2016

Dates: November 25th, 2016 – January 1st, 2017

Location: Center of Ljubljana and Prešernov trg square

Are you looking forward to the Christmas markets in Ljubljana? Have you got a question? Or maybe you have been there and want to write a few words about how you liked the markets? Use the comment field beneath!

If you have more time to spare read other articles in our Ljubljana Guide about what’s going on in Ljubljana and other recommended activities. You could also consider traveling to Zagreb to check out the Christmas markets there on a day trip from Ljubljana!

Jean Michel Jarre concert in Ljubljana

Jean Michel Jarre in LjubljanaJust before the Christmas rush sets in you are welcome to relax and enjoy a Jean Michel Jarre concert in Ljubljana. This fantastic musician with his special effects will come to Stocize Arena in Ljubljana to perform on November 15th, and the concert itself will start around 20.00.

Jean Michel Jarre is a very well known musician all around the world. He might have seen brighter days when it comes to popularity, but he still has fans all around the world, making sure that he fills up venues when he travels to perform in all the nations of the world.

We are really happy about the fact that Jean Michel Jarre will come to Ljubljana in 2016 and on November 15th you can as we wrote see and hear him in the Stocize Arena. If you want to be there yourself then you can buy tickets for the event from Viagogo.

There are lots of nice places to visit while in Ljubljana, and you can read more about the most famous attractions, the interesting markets and of course get suggestions for places to eat and where to stay here in our Ljubljana Guide.

If you have any questions or comments related to your Ljubljana stay or the concert, just use the comment field beneath.

Our Ljubljana Guide is now finished

We have been working on it for a while, but now we can say that our Ljubljana Guide is basically finished. It does not mean that we will not update it anymore, but it simply means that the basic information that any city guide should contain can now be found here.

We will in the future of course write lots of articles about upcoming concerts and events in Ljubljana, we will create top lists and recommendations lists and come up with interesting articles, but if you are looking for basic information about the most important attractions in Ljubljana, the coolest activities, about the public transportation, get ideas for restaurants or maybe find advises on where to stay, then all that information can now be found in our Ljubljana Guide.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to our website and we wish you a very pleasant stay in Ljubljana!

Zucchero concert in Ljubljana

ZuccheroThe Italian signer Zucchero will come to Ljubljana in October. To be there at the Zucchero concert in Ljubljana read on and get Zucchero tickets today.

Most of us know him as Zucchero, but his real name is Adelmo Fornaciari. On October 10th he will perform in Arena Stozice in Ljubljana, and if you want to be there and listen to him then you can buy tickets from WorldTicketShop.

This is one out of many concerts with Zucchero in 2016 and he will also perform in London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and lots of other European cities. For more information about concerts in Ljubljana, click the link!

If you want to listen to Zucchero in Brussels instead, why not visit our Brussels Guide for more information about what the Belgian capital has to show you of attractions and activities.