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Experience unique Lights in Zadar - Photo by @likezadar

New Year in Zadar

Dec 22, 2023

The most important night of the year is just around the corner, and Zadar Archipelago speedboat tours have got the perfect plan for you to usher in the New Year with glamour and excitement!

Join in at many local clubs, bars and restaurants with exclusive celebration packages, or enjoy the magical ambience of open-air concerts happening in Zadar during the eve of the New Year.

Bid farewell to 2023 in the enchanting city of Zadar

Winter Wonderland

Zadar undergoes a magical transformation during the six-week period leading up to New Year’s Eve. The city turns into a winter fairytale with Christmas concerts, workshops, theatre plays, and an abundance of tasty foods. The atmosphere is simply enchanting, making it the perfect backdrop for your New Year’s festivities.

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For a touch of winter magic, don’t miss the Winter Park at the Višnjik Sports Center, with a diverse program for children and youth – Photo credit to: @zadar_region

The Zadar Christmas Market is the heart of the city’s festive season. The day usually kicks off with performances from alternative bands on Petar Zoranić Square. Food and drinks are aplenty in the Advent houses, setting the stage for a day filled with joy and celebration.

The enlarged tent, ice rink, sledding area, and amusement park ensure endless fun for all. The covered ice rink, delicious food and drinks, pony rides, and concerts with an orchestra add to the festive atmosphere.

Welcoming 2024 in Zadar

Zadar’s vibrant nightlife takes centre stage on New Year’s Eve, entertaining in clubs throughout the Peninsula and city surroundings. If you are a fan of live music, DJ beats, open-air concerts, clubbing or intimate gatherings, there’s something for everyone as the city comes alive with the spirit of celebration.

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The New Year energy in Zadar is contagious, and there’s no shortage of options for revellers looking to extend the celebration. – Photo credit to: @nas.zadar

The highlight of the New Year’s Eve celebration in Zadar is the traditional extravaganza organized at multiple locations. with many different music bands leading the city and its guests into the New Year with joy and enthusiasm. The program promises a mix of local and international hits, ensuring a lively and unforgettable night.

As the clock strikes midnight and the cheers of “Happy New Year!” fill the air, the festivities continue into the early morning hours.

Post-New Year Bliss

As the echoes of New Year’s celebrations linger in the air and the city recovers from the exhilarating festivities, Zadar invites you to indulge in the post-New Year bliss that extends well into the beginning of 2024. Beyond the countdown and the confetti, there’s a serene side to this city waiting to be explored.

The first days of the New Year provide an opportunity for reflection and relaxation. Take a leisurely stroll along Zadar’s picturesque waterfront, where the sound of the Sea Organ and the mesmerizing light display of the Greeting to the Sun create a tranquil atmosphere. It’s a moment to unwind, appreciate the beauty of the Adriatic Sea, and set positive intentions for the year ahead.

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Explore historical landmarks like the Roman Forum, St. Donatus’ Church, and the Cathedral of St. Anastasia while enjoying the wintery New Year atmosphere – Photo credit to: @likezadar

Zadar’s rich cultural heritage continues to captivate visitors even after the New Year’s Eve extravaganza. The city’s ancient charm blends seamlessly with the festive decorations, creating a unique ambience that invites both celebration and contemplation.

Plan Your Magical Escape

With the festive season approaching, now is the time to plan your magical escape to Zadar. When you arrive in this enchanting city, keep in mind that Zadar Archipelago speedboat tours can help you create lasting memories as you step into 2024 in one of Croatia’s most enchanting cities.

As you prepare to bid adieu to 2023 and welcome the New Year, Zadar beckons with its rich cultural offerings, lively festivities, and warm hospitality. Embrace the magic, savor the moments, gather your loved ones, and get ready for a New Year’s celebration like no other in the heart of Zadar!

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