Slovenia best Christmas markets

Slovenia best Christmas markets

December is the most festival time of the year. Many Slovenian cities and towns are nicely decorated and Christmas markets become the center of socializing.

A fairytale-like setting in Ljubljana

Ljubljana vibrant Christmas markets with numerous food and drinks stalls held place in its historical city center at 6 locations. Walk along Ljubljanica river, observe boats passing by, warm yourself with a cup of mulled wine and find some gifts for your beloved ones. Due to its imaginative and artistically Christmas lights display, Christmas fair and a vast programme of free open-air events for adults and children, Ljubljana in Christmas time is truly magical and romantic. Check December in Ljubljana here.


Maribor, the second biggest town in Slovenia, turns into the winter paradise during festive December. Take a walk through the stalls which offer a wide range of high-quality local products.

Check December in Maribor here.


Experience Kamnik, a little medieval town embraced by the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, and its winter wonderland with ice skating, kid’s performances, concerts and fairy-tale fair.


In December Celje, the city of Counts, transforms into true Christmas fairytale with a Fairy-tale Land which is the highligh for children (and adults as well).

Check December in Celje here.


December in Radovljica is quite intensive because it offers a wide range of events for all the family. Admire festively decorated old town center combined with advent market, excellent concerts and great local food (especially on Saturdays!). A truly culinary fairytale in the old town center of Radovljica.

Check December in Radovljica here.

Slovenj Gradec

Slovenj Gradec in Koroska region hosts small but charming Christmas market worth to visit.

Novo mesto

Novo mesto, the biggest town in Dolenjska region, hosts lively free events for everyone at both central town squares. Christmas market offers a great selection of gifts, local handicraft products and home-made treats.

Check December in Novo mesto here.

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