The third Zadar Advent (Christmas Market) which will last for full five weeks from 24th November 2017 to 1st January 2018, will offer its citizens and guests plenty of good fun, great music and concerts, delicious delicacies and all that has been making festive seasons special for the last two years, when the beautiful Advent story first started.

The main stage with the Christmas Market is located at Petar Zoranić Square, and there are some novelties this year in the city area known as Kampo Kaštelo with a specially decorated park and a programme designed for children and adults, and a special programme in Zadar Varoš.

#AdventZadar

ADVENT PROGRAM IN ZADAR 2017.

From November 24, 2017 to January 1, 2018.

FRIDAY, November 24

  • 6 p.m. Children’s Karaoke
  • 8 p.m. Concert by Ivan Zak
  • 10 p.m. Fireworks
  • 10.10 p.m. Festive music by a DJ
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 8 p.m. Pub Quiz at café bar No.7

SATURDAY, November 25

  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. The morning programme starts with the play by the Zadar Puppet Theatre called "How Long is a Story", continues with animation children’s programme, face painting, creative workshops for making Christmas cards and decorations, taking photos with costumed animators Anna, Elsa and bee Carpy. At the same time a magician is performing magic tricks from Petar Zoranić Square to Kampo Kaštelo, modelling balloons and handing them out to children and walking on stilts. Another street performer has several attractive performances such as a fire show, balancing on a ball, juggling and dancing on silk.
  • 5 p.m. Holiday Season music
  • 6 – 7 p.m. Zumba performance by Zara dance school
  • 8 p.m. Concert by Begini
  • 10 p.m. Festive music by a DJ
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 10 a.m. Kampo Illusion

SUNDAY, November 26

  • 11.15 a.m. Concert by The Art band
  • 5 p.m. Holiday Season music
  • 10 p.m. Festive music by a DJ
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 10 a.m. Three, Four, Draw!
  • DO NOT GET UPSET, LITTLE ONE!
  • 8 p.m. Arsenal – Play “Tito in Heaven”

MONDAY, November 27

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 7 p.m. Concert by Jet Set Band
  • 9 p.m. Holiday Season music

TUESDAY, November 28

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 7 p.m. Concert by Pacific Bullets band
  • 9 p.m. Holiday Season music

WEDNESDAY, November 29

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 6 p.m. Zumba performance by Zara dancing school
  • 7.30 p.m. Klapa evening: klapa Leut
  • 9.30 p.m. Holiday Season music

THURSDAY, November 30

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 8 p.m. Concert by ZdExpress band
  • 10 p.m. Holiday Season music
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 7 p.m. Wine evening at the Almayer Hotel
  • 9.30 p.m. Arsenal – Charity concert organized by the Cancer League

FRIDAY, December 1

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 5 – 8 p.m. Educational workshops for children "Magic Trees and Whispering Wood"
  • Play “Merry Grinchmass“ at Petar Zoranić Square
  • 8 p.m. Concert by Mia Dimšić
  • 10 p.m. Holiday Season music

SATURDAY, December 2

  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Educational workshops for children "Magic Trees and Whispering Wood"
  • Play “Merry Grinchmass” at Petar Zoranić Square
  • 12.45 p.m. Dance show – “The Elves are Coming” and “Snowflakes Keep Falling”
  • 6 p.m. Lighting of the 1st Advent candle with parish and community choirs
  • 9 p.m. Concert by Neno Belan & Fiumens
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 10 a.m. Kampo Illusion
  • Three, Four, Draw!

SUNDAY, December 3

  • 11.15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m. Concert by Zadar Brass Band
  • 5 p.m. Holiday Season music
  • 6 p.m. Zumba performance by Zara dancing school
  • 8 p.m. Festive music by a DJ
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 10 a.m. Kampo Illusion
  • DO NOT GET UPSET, LITTLE ONE!

MONDAY, December 4

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 7 p.m. Concert by Elena Stella & AJ Trio
  • 9 p.m. Holiday Season music

TUESDAY, December 5

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 7 p.m. Concert by Vili Kalmeta & More group
  • 9 p.m. Holiday Season music

WEDNESDAY, December 6 / St Nicholas

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
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  • 5.30 – 8.30 p.m. St Nicholas’ promenade from Kampo Kaštelo to Petar Zoranić Square and handing out candies Educational workshop “Who is St Nicholas?”
  • 6.30 Petar Zoranić Square – Children’s play for “St Nicholas and Krampus”
  • 8 p.m. Festive music by a DJ
  • 8.30 p.m. – Concert by klapa Niko

THURSDAY, December 7

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 6 p.m. Zumba performance by Zara dancing school
  • 8 p.m. Concert by Zoran Jelenković
  • 10 p.m. Holiday Season music
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 7 p.m. Wine evening at the Almayer Hotel

FRIDAY, December 8

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 5 – 8 p.m. Educational workshops for children "Magic Trees and Whispering Wood"
  • Children’s play “Frozen” at Petar Zoranić Square
  • 8 p.m. Concert by Damir Keđo
  • 10 p.m. Holiday Season music
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • Pub quiz at café bar No.7
  • 8 p.m. Bastion Hotel – Passport: Zdjelarević wines / Destination: selected Slavonian dishes

SATURDAY, December 9

  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Educational workshops for children "Magic Trees and Whispering Wood"
  • Children’s play “Frozen” at Petar Zoranić Square
  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Turopolje degustation table at the Forum with a cultural and artistic programme “Turopolje Heart to the Heart of Zadar”
  • 12.30 p.m. Performance by the Peasant Party Buševec at the Petar Zoranić Square
  • 6 p.m. Lighting of the 2nd Advent candle with parish and community choirs
  • 6.30 p.m. Holiday Season music
  • 8 p.m. Concert by the Primary School Buševec Choir at the Church of St Donat
  • 9 p.m. Concert by Rockatansky Band
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 10 a.m. Kampo Illusion
  • DO NOT GET UPSET, LITTLE ONE!

SUNDAY, December 10

  • 11.15 Concert by Gadjo Manouche (Gipsy Jazz band)
  • 5 p.m. Holiday Season music
  • 8 p.m. Festive music by a DJ
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 10 a.m. Kampo Illusion
  • DO NOT GET UPSET, LITTLE ONE!

MONDAY, December 11

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 7 p.m. Concert by Ivan Županović Trio
  • 9 p.m. Holiday Season music

TUESDAY, December 12

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 7 p.m. Concert by Pacific Bullets
  • 9 p.m. Holiday Season music

WEDNESDAY, December 13 / St Lucy

  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. St Lucy’s promenade from Kampo Kaštelo to Petar Zoranić Square and handing out candies, creative workshop “St Lucy and planting of Christmas wheat” Storytelling “The Story of St Lucy” - interactive children’s programme
  • 1 p.m. - Petar Zoranić Square – Children’s play “Nutcracker – a Christmas Fairytale”
  • Cancelled due to rain.
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  • Sv. Luca će danas od 17 do 18 sati darivati djecu slatkišima na Trgu Petra Zoranića.
  • Programme supported by OTP Bank!
  • 7.30 p.m. Concert by the Vladimir Nazor Grammar School girls’ choir and Zadar Puppet Theatre “Tintilinić” children’s choir
  • 6 p.m. Concert by Mia Negovetić
  • 8 p.m. Concert by klapa Munita
  • 10 p.m. Holiday Season music

THURSDAY, December 14

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 6 p.m. Zumba Kids
  • 8 p.m. Concert by Vista band
  • 10 p.m. Holiday Season music
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 7 p.m. Wine evening at the Almayer Hotel
  • DO NOT GET UPSET, LITTLE ONE!

FRIDAY, December 15

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 5 – 8 p.m. Educational workshops for children "Magic Trees and Whispering Wood"
  • Petar Zoranić Square – children’s play “Nutcracker and the Mice King”
  • 8 p.m. Couples’ draw for the charity minifootball tournament Futsal Magic 2017
  • Cancelled due to rain.
  • 9 p.m. Concert by Forum band
  • Concert cancelled due to rain until Christmas Eve on December 24th!
  • 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. Holiday Season music
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • CQL Kotiga Quiz at café bar No.7
  • 8 p.m. Restoran Kaštel - Hotel Bastion

SATURDAY, December 16

  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Educational workshops for children "Magic Trees and Whispering Wood"
  • Petar Zoranić Square - children’s play “Nutcracker and the Mice King”
  • 12.45 p.m. Dance show – “The Elves are Coming” and “Snowflakes Keep Falling”
  • 5 p.m. Holiday Season music
  • 6 p.m. Lighting of the 3rd Advent candle with parish and community choirs
  • 8 p.m. Concert by Giuliano
  • 10 p.m. Holiday Season music
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 10 a.m. Kampo Illusion
  • Three, Four, Draw!
  • 9 p.m. Arsenal – Concert by Đani Maršan

SUNDAY, December 17

  • 11.15 a.m. Concert by Zadar Brass Band
  • 5 p.m. Holiday Season music
  • 8 p.m. Festive music by a DJ
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 10 a.m. Kampo Illusion
  • DO NOT GET UPSET, LITTLE ONE!

MONDAY, December 18

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 6 p.m. Play for children and adults “Midnight Mass is saved”
  • 7 p.m. Concert by La Life is Beautiful
  • 9 p.m. Holiday Season music

TUESDAY, December 19

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 6 p.m. Performance of Studio 1 dance group
  • 7 p.m. Concert by Dilema band
  • 9 p.m. Holiday Season music

WEDNESDAY, December 20

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 6 p.m. Performance of Studio 1 dance group
  • 7 p.m. Concerty by klapa Fumada
  • 9 p.m. Holiday Season music

THURSDAY, December 21

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 6.30 p.m. Zumba Kids
  • 7 p.m. Concert by Zadar ensembles Ars Cantabile & A.K.A. Crescendo
  • 9 p.m. Holiday Season music
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 6 p.m. Arsenal – Performance by Gesta Dance Association
  • 7 p.m. Wine evening at the Almayer Hotel

FRIDAY, December 22

  • 10.00 – Blagdanske pjesme
  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 5 – 8 p.m. Educational workshops for children “Santa Claus is Coming”
  • Children’s play “The Story of the Magic Christmas Tree” at Petar Zoranić Square
  • 8 p.m. Hot staff band
  • 9 p.m. Concert by klapa Rišpet
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • Pub Quiz Special Edition at café bar No.7
  • 8 p.m. Bastion Hotel – Fusion of Croatian and Peruvian cuisine by Mr Bruno Lersundi, the chef of the Bastion Hotel
  • 10.30 p.m. Arsenal - Concert by Darko Rundek as part of his "Apocalypso Now" Tour

SATURDAY, December 23

  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Educational workshops for children “Santa Claus is Coming”
  • Children’s play “The Story of the Magic Christmas Tree” at Petar Zoranić Square
  • 5 p.m. “Christmas Patients” – Play for children and adults
  • 6 p.m. Lighting of the 4th Advent candle with parish and community choirs
  • 9 p.m. Concert by the Soulfingers
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  • 12 a.m. - 11 p.m. - COME TO ISLAND IŽ! IŽ QUEEN / VELI IŽ
    The Local Committee of Veli Iž invites you to a great evening skiing show on Veli Iž on Saturday, 23rd December 2017! A spectacular race on real snow awaits you at the ski resort specially designed for this event with a 50 to 60-metre slope at the hillside of Galija and finish line at Slanac, surrounded by Christmas Market with a rich gastronomic offer and traditional mulled wine. All skiers are welcome! Just come to island Iž with your own ski equipment and the official jury will give you a race number at 3 p.m.
    At end of the night race spectacle at 7 p.m. the winners will be declared. After that, there will be performances by Iž choirs and music played by a DJ until the departure of the catamaran at 11 p.m. and even longer for those who choose to stay the night on the island. A special connection for this day is organized by the catamaran Paula, which departs at 2 p.m. from the Zadar peninsula. Return to Zadar from Veli Iž is at 11 p.m.
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 10 a.m. Kampo Illusion
  • Three, Four, Draw!
  • DO NOT GET UPSET, LITTLE ONE!

SUNDAY, December 24 / Christmas Eve

  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. A Capella concert by different harmony singing groups “Advent Klapa Promenade” – the start of the programme is at Petar Zoranić Square and then a stroll around the city as part of a traditional and unique Zadar custom on Christmas Eve morning.
  • 7.30 p.m. Sanella Bačić
  • 8 p.m. Concert by Forum band
  • Charity event by Maraska

MONDAY, December 25 / Christmas Day

  • 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Christmas music
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 9 p.m. Arsenal – Traditional Christmas concert by Tomislav Bralić & klapa Intrade

TUESDAY, December 26

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 7 p.m. Concert by Galeb band
  • 9 p.m. Holiday Season music

WEDNESDAY, December 27

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 8 p.m. Concert by Damir Keđo
  • 10 p.m. Holiday Season music

THURSDAY, December 28

  • 10 a.m. Holiday Season music
  • 8 p.m. Concert by Central band
  • 1 p.m. Holiday Season music
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 7 p.m. Wine evening at the Almayer Hotel

FRIDAY, December 29

  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Educational workshops for children “Santa Claus is Coming”
  • Children’s play “The Story of the Magic Christmas Tree” at Petar Zoranić Square
  • 5 p.m. Holiday Season music
  • 9 p.m. Concert by TBF
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 8 p.m. Bastion Hotel - Fusion of Spanish and Croatian cuisine by Mr Lersundi, the Bastion Hotel chef

SATURDAY, December 30

  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Educational workshops for children “Santa Claus is Coming”
  • Children’s play “The Story of the Magic Christmas Tree” at Petar Zoranić Square
  • 5 p.m. Holiday Season music
  • 9 p.m. Concert by Jacques Houdek
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  • Kampo KAdvent
  • 10 a.m. Kampo Illusion

SUNDAY, December 31

  • WINTER FAIRYTALE children’s programme
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. New Year’s Morning for children - children welcome the New Year by inviting Santa Claus and the fairy from the “Nutcracker” play, children's raffle with prizes, elf corner, taking photos with Santa Claus, modelling and releasing balloons and making giant bubbles
  • 9 p.m. People’s Square - New Year's Eve with the performance by Tomislav Bralić & klapa Intrade and Marko Škugor
  • Petar Zoranić Square (the Christmas Market stage) - Krešo Perović with Balboa band and Kanela band
  • Kalelarga (Široka Street): Black Coffee (Jazz band)

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