The time of lights, fairs, feasts and celebrations is approaching with Christmas and New Year’s celebrations across Slovenia. This is an overview of the programme that will take place in Maribor, the city with perhaps the most spectacular arrival of Grandpa Frost in the country.
Turning on the Christmas lights: November 29, 2019;
Just like many other cities, Maribor will also turn its Christmas lights on this Friday, November 29. At 17:00 the Mayor Aleksander Saša Arsenovič and pupils of Prežihov Voranc elementary school will turn on the lights at Trg generala Maistra and then move to Trg Svobode and at 17:20 turn the lights on there as well.
Festive Fair: November 29 – December 30, 2019
Craftsmen, potters, beekeepers, herbalists, farmers' wives associations and caterers will put their products on their stalls at Grajski Trg and Trg Svobode starting this Friday as well.
City of Fairies Festival: November 29 – December 28
Also this Friday begins a programme with puppet shows, workshops, street performers, and concerts known as the Fairies Festival. For details please visit Narodni dom Maribor’s website for details.
Concerts and DJ sets at Leon Štukelj Square: November 29 – December 31, 2019
For details on daily programme and lineups, klick here.
Winter Fairy tale at Grajski trg: November 29 – December 31, 2019
Aromatic offerings of mulled wine, sweets and other foods will be available in the company of live music at Grajski trg every day starting this Friday.
City Ice Rink: November 29, 2019 – February 29, 2020
An ice rink will be opened at Trg Svobode this Friday as well, one that will eventually offer the possibility to spend New Year ’s Eve on skates till two in the morning. Click here for more.
Arrival of Grandpa Frost: December 7 at 17:00
Do not miss Grandpa Frost’s spectacular arrival from Maribor’s Pohorje on December 7th.
Grandpa Frost’s Farewell: December 28, 2019
At 17:00 Grandpa Frost will greet children for the last time in 2019 at Vetrinjski dvor, where a magic show will also take place, then he will walk to the stage at Leon Štrukelj Square, where he will address the children one more time at 17:45, before returning to his home in Pohorje.
Winter Air 360 Luft Bar: November 22., 2019 – March 21, 2020
At the eleventh floor of the Slavia business centre (Ulica Vita Kraigherja 3), an open terrace promises to offer a magical experience out in the open almost throughout the entire winter: with lights, a fireplace, snowy trees, Christmas tree, and wooden signposts, all while being served hot chocolate or mulled wine.
New Year’s Celebration: December 31 Leon Štukelj Square
Maribor is a city with the longest tradition of celebrating the New Year’s Eve out in the open. This year visitors will do their countdown at Leon Štukelj Square in a company of two bands, Groovocado and Big Foot mama.