Saturday, 28 November 2020

Rijeka Advent: New Measures Affected the Eagerly Awaited Event

November 28, 2020 – Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the new epidemiological measures announced yesterday, this year, Rijeka Advent will not host any traditional events that used to follow December and the holiday season.

Whereas new epidemiological measures, among other things, also require a ban on all fairs in the country, all Advent events across the country have been canceled.

Considering that, it is reported from the City of Rijeka that the traditional New Year's Eve on Korzo will not be held this year. Of holiday joy, only fireworks will still light the sky above Rijeka at midnight on December 31. Citizens are invited to watch it from their homes and do not gather in the city in a larger number.

The same about avoiding gatherings applies to Saturday, November 28, 2020, when in the late afternoon, the first Advent candle will be lit on Kobler Square. There will also be holiday lighting in the city, but without any occasional program as in previous years.

Advent on Gradina will also include only the main attraction - 17 km of holiday lights on, and there will be no other common facilities on Gradina. Vedran Babić, the organizer of Advent on Gradina, previously confirmed for Riportal that kilometers of lights will remain on Gradina in order to evoke the holiday atmosphere in this unfortunate time for going out and tourism, but there will be no catering offers at that location.

For the third year in a row, in cooperation with the Cathedral of St. Vida, a life-size wooden crib will be set up on Grivica Square.

This year, the traditional Gastro Fest, a joint gastro event of citizens, the distribution of fish and cod on Korzo will not be held either. Also, there will be no catering or sales/fair New Year's houses on Korzo and the surrounding squares.

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Sunday, 2 December 2018

Rijeka Advent: Trsat Castle Fairytale Has Begun

December 2, 2018 - Rijeka's most anticipated Advent festivities at the hilltop Trsat Castle officially opened with fireworks!

This evening at 6:00 PM the Trsat Castle complex was once again illuminated with a thousand shimmering holiday lights while dazzling fireworks lit up the sky above the medieval fortress. The ceremonial opening marked the 2nd year of Advent on Gradina whose 2018 program promises to surpass last year's. You can watch the videos below.

As it was expected, the Trsat Castle complex was simply too small for more than 6,000 visitors who came tonight to witness the official opening of the 2018 Advent festivities in Trsat.

The spectacular opening was followed by the concert of Croatia's The Voice winner and Eurosong representative Nina Kraljić who was accompanied by guitarist Miroslav Gugić, and visitors were also delighted to hear the Ri Brass Quintet composed of The Ivan pl. Zajc National Theatre wind soloists Ivica Lukanec, Luka Horvat (trumpets), Vinko Rožić (horn), Marijan Orešković (trombone), and Romano Hantih (tuba) who performed thereafter. In addition, the crowd gathered outside the fortress in front of the newly opened ice skating rink in Nugent Park was entertained by a popular local acoustic trio comprised of Dino Antonić (vocal), Dorian Cuculić (keyboards) and Dino Ivelja (bass guitar).

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While last year's Advent on Gradina welcomed around 60,000 visitors from all across the region, this year expects to see even more merry attendees.

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Trsat Castle in Rijeka Dazzles With New Holiday Gear: See the Stunning Display (Video)

Another enchanting location joins the Advent frenzy - and in style

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Merry and Bright: Trsat Castle to Join Advent Programme in Rijeka

Advent in Rijeka is expanding to a new location this season: the Trsat castle

Friday, 25 November 2016

Advent in Croatia: Top 5 Christmas Advents You Won't Want to Miss

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and TCN is here to bring you some of the best ways to celebrate the holiday season. While it’s never easy choosing, here are some of the best Christmas Advents taking place in Croatia this year.