It’s Time for Magical Christmas in Opatija!

1 December 2023 - 7 January 2024 


In winter, the streets of Opatija take on the appearance of a Christmas fairy tale. Festive decorations, Christmas lights and enticing aromas create the perfect setting for unforgettable festive moments. Feel the Christmas spirit while walking through the illuminated streets and parks, enjoy mulled wine at Christmas kiosks, and indulge in sweet temptations in the town’s famous cafés.

A winter fairy tale at Liburnia Hotels & Villas

Café Strauss

Discover the special festive atmosphere in the Palace Bellevue Hotel’s Café Strauss! Taste traditional delicacies to the sound of Christmas classics. Two unique photo points will provide perfect backdrops for your photos!


Must Try: Teta Sarma (minced beef, rice, sauerkraut, pastry, sour cream), Chimney cake (Trdelnik) with various fillings and toppings


Special workshops:

  • Making Christmas Tree Decorations
    (24 December, 10:00-12:00)
  • Photo Opportunity with Santa Claus
    (25 December, 10:00-12:00)
  • Christmas Disco & Raffle
    (26 December, 10:00-12:00)
Discover Advent flavours

Café Imperial

Surrender to a special kind of magic on the terrace of the Heritage Hotel Imperial. Enjoy the DJ music while you savour aromatic drinks and delicious burgers in good company. Don’t forget to immortalise these unforgettable moments at the special photo point!


Must Try: Bianco Burger (fried white cod with panko crumbs), Loaded Baked Fries (French fries with cheese and bacon)


Special workshops:

  • Making Christmas Tree Decorations
    (24 December, 14:00-16:00)
  • Photo Opportunity with Santa Claus
    (25 December, 14:00-16:00)
  • Christmas Disco & Raffle
    (26 December, 14:00-16:00)
Discover Advent flavours

SPA relaxation in December

The relaxing ambience of the wellness centres in our Ambasador and Palace Bellevue hotels makes the perfect escape from cold winter days. Regenerate your body and mind with soothing treatments that will prepare you for the glittering December celebrations.




Experience SPA relaxation

Advent in Opatija

Advent at the Juraj Šporer Art Pavilion

The Juraj Šporer Art Pavilion, decorated with light effects and installations, will offer numerous performances by top jazz, rock and pop musicians. Enjoy the festive atmosphere with the scents of mulled wine, hot tea and popular festive dishes in the air!

Ice Magic at the Open Air Theatre

The focal point of Opatija during the Advent period is the ice rink, which offers a varied children’s programme including a skating school. You can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere at the rustic wooden kiosks offering mulled wine and sausages.

New Year’s Eve party in the open air

Welcome in 2024 at an outdoor party! At Opatija’s Open Air Theatre, the New Year’s Eve celebration gets underway already at 11:00 in the morning with an entertainment programme for children, music, dancing, balloons and a New Year’s Eve party at noon. In the evening, the festivities continue with DJ at the Open Air Theatre and Night Express Band, Mauro Staraj & La Banda, and Šajeta in front of the Opatija Market Hall.

Advent accommodation in Liburnia Hotels & Villas

Opatija Heritage Experience

Hotel Palace Bellevue

Travel through time and explore Opatija's glorious historic heritage!


Rooms from 192,00 € / 1.446,62 kn per night

Opatija Delights

Hotel Istra

Discover all the delights that Opatija and its surroundings can offer while tasting the best local delicacies.

Rooms from 104,00 € / 783,58 kn per night

Wellness & Gourmet

Hotel Ambasador

Take a well-deserved time-out at the Hotel Ambasador and revitalize body, mind, and soul in the hotel's own wellness & spa area.

Rooms from 231,00 € / 1.740,46 kn per night