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Christmas program in Dubrovnik for this festive period

By  Mark Thomas Nov 17, 2017

The festive season is just around the corner and preparations for Christmas and New Year in Dubrovnik are in full swing. And once again, for the fourth year in a row, the city will hold its Dubrovnik Winter Festival. This year’s festival starts on the 2nd of December and will last until the 6th of January. With festive stands dotted around the city serving everything from mulled wine to Christmas meals. And at the opening of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival the Christmas lights will be officially turned on by pop star Gibonni and also the first advent candle will be lit.

xmas in dubrovnik street

On the 8th of December the Christmas program continues with a concert by Croatian pop singer Jacques Houdek in front of the St. Blaise Church at 9.00pm. And then the day after, the 9th of December, the tenth annual “cake party” will be held at 10.00am on the Stradun in the heart of the Old City.

The Dubrovnik Tourist Board will organise a “Christmas Fairy Tale” on the 16th of December at 11.00am where a special event for children, including a visit from Father Christmas, will be held, and a 9.00pm that evening the band Pavel will perform.

The Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will hold a Christmas concert in the Hotel Lacroma on the 22nd of December at 8.00 pm along with various special guests for an evening of Christmas carols and festive fun. And then on the 23rd of December at 5.30 pm the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dubrovnik will stage a live Nativity scene on the Stradun, while at 9.00 pm Marko Tolja Septet will perform in front of the Church of St. Blaise.

Christmas Eve is a busy day of events in the city starting at midday with a performance of folklore by the Dubrovnik folklore ensemble Lindo, along with the Libertas Choir and the Dubrovnik Brass Band.

On the 30th of December at 9.00 pm the quartet The Frajle will hold a concert. And then on New Year’s Eve a massive party on the Stradun featuring numerous pop singers and bands and a spectacular fireworks display as the clock strikes midnight.

With the first day of New Year the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra will hold their traditional concert at midday on the Stardun and then the starting pistol fires at 2.00 pm to begin the New Year 10K run.

angels at christmas in dubrovnik

 THE DUBROVNIK WINTER FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

2nd Dec, Saturday at 9PM, in front of the Church of St Blaise
GIBONNI
+ turning on the holiday lights and lighting the first Advent candle

8th Dec, Friday at 9PM, in front of the Church of St Blaise
JACQUES HOUDEK - Mr. Voice sings for you

9th Dec, Saturday at 9PM, in front of the Church of St Blaise
MASSIMO

16th Dec, Saturday at 9PM, in front of the Church of St Blaise
PAVEL

22nd Dec, Friday at 8PM, Hotel Lacroma
CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Stijepo Gleđ Markos, Tenor
Đani Stipaničev, Tenor
Marija Kuhar Šoša, Mezzo-soprano
Klapa Ragusa
Klapa Subrenum
Klapa Kaše

23rd Dec, Saturday at 9PM, in front of the Church of St Blaise
MARKO TOLJA SEPTET

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

30th Dec, Saturday, at 9PM, in front of the Church of St Blaise
THE FRAJLE

31st Dec, Sunday, at noon, in front of the Church of St Blaise
CHILDREN'S NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

31st Dec, Sunday, at 9PM, in front of the Church of St Blaise - NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION
PRAVILA IGRE
DINO MERLIN
SONGKILLERS

1st Jan, Monday, at noon, in front of the Church of St Blaise

Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Oysters and sparkling wine on Stradun

• ***2nd Dec until 6th Jan, Brsalje, Gundulić Square and Prijeko
Live music at the weekend


THE TOURIST BOARD PROGRAMME

9th Dec, at 11AM, in front of the Church of St Blaise
Cake party

16th Dec, at 11AM, in front of the Church of St Blaise
• Christmas Tale

23rd Dec, at 5.30PM, Stradun
Live nativity scene on Stradun (Organized by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dubrovnik)


31st Dec, Lazareti
New Year in Lazareti (organized by Lacroma LLC)

1st Jan, 2PM, Stradun
New Year's Race (organized by the Extempora Association)

• ***04th Nov – 24th March
11.30AM Saturday Morning in the Old City – Performance by the Folklore Ensemble Linđo, every Saturday in the above mentioned period (performance are cancelled in case of rain)
10AM Pile – free guided tour of the Old City – tours are in English; starting point in front of the Tourist Information Centre

christmas decoartion as illustration

Rain

14°C

Dubrovnik

Rain
Humidity: 89%
Wind: SSE at 57.93 km/h
Saturday
Showers
10°C / 16°C
Sunday
Showers
8°C / 11°C
Monday
Mostly sunny
6°C / 10°C
Tuesday
Partly cloudy
6°C / 10°C

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