ZAGREB, Dec 14 (Hina) – The American television channel CNN has included Zagreb among the world’s best Christmas markets.
CNN named Zagreb on its list of the 17 best Christmas markets around the world along with Vienna, Strasbourg, Toronto, Prague, Florence, Krakow, Birmingham, Copenhagen, Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, Budapest, Stockholm, New York, Tallinn and Basel.
Advent in Zagreb has been voted the “best Christmas market destination” by users of travel portal European Best Destinations for two years running. Based on the streets surrounding Jelacic Square, the numerous attractions on offer include an ice rink, live ice sculpture carvings, pop-up bars, street food stands and outdoor music stages. There’s even an area dedicated to “fooling around”( or “fuliranje” where revelers can dance in the street and eat and drink to their heart’s content. This year’s event runs from November 30 to January 7. What makes it special – The Jolly Christmas Tram is tough to beat. Here kids (and big kids) can cruise through the city center accompanied by Santa and his elves – CNN wrote.
“This is the result of the charm of our city and its people, its openness, multiethnicity, multiculturalism and multiconfessionalism, its security and hospitality,” Mayor Milan Bandic said in a message on Friday evening, thanking “all fellow citizens, organisers, the City of Zagreb Tourism Board and everyone involved” for their contribution.