Advent Makarska is probably not the first association that you have with Makarska and Makarska Riviera. As a rule, for many, these are summer destinations that mean joys like sun, sea, beach and swimming. If you think that Advent Makarska is not the best winter joy and a place for winter fun, you are wrong. Advent Makarska year after year attracts a large number of Christmas spirit lovers to various parties and activities. and good entertainment will not be missing this year either. Advent Makarska will take place at four locations in the city, and it started on November 28 and will last until January 8.
Why come to Makarska Advent? Advent in Makarska is loved by local residents, guests from nearby towns and cities, neighboring counties and states, as well as tourists who happen to be in the city during that period. If you haven’t been so far or would like to invite someone who hasn’t been to feel the holiday spirit in Makarska this year, here are nine essential parts that make this year’s Makarska Advent special.
There are activities for both children and adults, broadcasts of matches, shows, workshops, a wide range of food and drinks and the unmissable ice rink.
Check out what’s waiting for you and see you in Makarska.
CONCERTS: during a total of 44 days, locals and their guests can expect more than 30 concerts by various performers. There is something ready for everyone’s taste, and a good combination of local performers, Dalmatian klapas and singers, and guest bands and singers. The schedule of concerts is published well in advance so that you can get organized in time, and you can follow it on the Advent Makarska Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as information on all other events.
FOOTBALL: it’s a bit unusual for all of us to watch the world championship in winter jackets, but combined with Advent, it also means watching all the matches, both Croatian and other, in the open air together, so football fans don’t have to choose between Christmas joy and watching the game.
FRITULE: the famous Dalmatian traditional dessert is a favorite and unimaginable at all Advents in Croatia, and for many, this time of year is unimaginable without this dessert. Traditionally with sugar or chocolate topping, fritters are a great addition to Advent dinner. For those who have never tasted them, this is really a must try, and for everyone else: bon appetit! You can find more about this dessert, as well as the recipe if you decide to make it at home, here are some trips and tricks.
HOME PRODUCTS AND HANDICRAFTS: many locals are talented artists and produce small works of art with their own hands, and that is why at one of the fairs that will be held, you should be looking for special and unique souvenirs, decorations for your home or just learn more about the city and its people through stories and socializing.
WORKSHOPS: if you are interested in the story of handicrafts and making decorations, then the workshops are the place for you, where you can express your creativity and holiday spirit and create a beautiful memory of Advent Makarska with your own hands.
CHILDREN’S PLAYS AND PROGRAMS: the youngest enjoy the holidays and Christmas time the most. To make their joy even greater Advent Makarska brings numerous activities for them, shows, workshops and the popular Santa Claus playroom. With all that, good fun, games and laughter and the making of wonderful Christmas memories are guaranteed.
OUTDOOR NEW YEAR’S EVE: for many, nothing out of the ordinary, and for many an opportunity to welcome the new year for the first time under a clear sky with loved ones, with drinks and good fun. The popular Croatian pop music singer Jole is in charge of it, and the party on the main town square will certainly be a destination for many locals and their guests. Dress warmly, get ready to dance and happy new year!
ICE SKATING BY THE SEA: skating is such a pleasure, and the ice rink next to the sea with a view of the beautiful waterfront and the city is a unique experience for young and older ones. Even if you are not a skilled skater or would like to try skating for the first time, you have nothing to worry about. All you have to do is rent skates and dare to try. You will surely remember that experience!
PHOTO POINTS: the city is decorated with many interesting lights and at every turn there is a good location for holiday photos. Lights, reindeer, Christmas decorations and much more are waiting for you to make great memories and photos, alone or with friends, to collect likes on social networks or even win the prize of the city of Makarska, which will go to the best photo from Advent in Makarska.
Does this sound like a good invitation to spend at least one Advent evening in Makarska on Advent with the scent of the sea? There is sure to be something in the program that you will love and enjoy!
See you in Makarska!