In December, Slovenian towns transform into idyllic Christmas villages, enriched by festive markets and fairs. This is also a period for gathering with friends and family, when the smell of cinnamon and biscuits brings back pleasant memories. Every day you can choose another festive fairy tale in Slovenia, yet all are connected through lively cultural events, music events, concerts and exquisite traditional food and drink, as well as a varied choice of Christmas gifts.
Advent in Ljubljana
During the festive season, Ljubljana always has a vibrant atmosphere, with a Christmas market and countless free events held in the festively decorated historical city centre. Do not miss one of the most imaginative Christmas lights displays in this part of Europe.
Festive lights and events starting on 25th November. Just go for a stroll to the enchantingly beautiful city centre and feel Christmas spirit.
Live Christmas crib in Postojna cave
The oldest and largest living nativity scene in Slovenia, which features biblical scenes of the birth of Jesus, is staged in the most beautiful part of the subterranean karst world. This year it will take place for the 26th year in a row. Visitors can see the nativity scenes during a leisurely stroll around the subterranean world of Postojna.
The Living Nativity Scene will be held on 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 December 2015, between 13.00 and 15.00; performances are scheduled every half hour.
Icy kingdom in Mojstrana
In Mlačca gorge in Mojstrana native Pavel Skumavc freezes slopes of the gorge every year. He creates a unique ice climbing kindergarden. The climing area is cared by Sports Club of Ice Climbers Mlacca Mojstrana
You can’t count all the sculptures, arches, candles, flowers, lanterns, fontains, lakes, and ornaments made of ice, which will greet you when entering. Each meter of the entrance is sclupted in ice. The special charm is added by torches and lanterns. In the glow of the candles ice comes to life, trembbles and dances, if you just take enough time and notice.
Where you can find Icy Kingdom:
Drive on the highway Gorenjska Jesenice – exit Hrusica. Drive in the direction of the village Kranjska Gora and turn left after 10 km towards a small village Mojstrana. In the middle of the village turn in a crossroad towards the valleys Kot and Krma. After 500 meters of dirt road turn sharply right towards tennis courts you will see on your right. After 50 meters turn left and park your car next to a tennis court. From there, the trail follows the stream approx. 100 meters to the gorge Mlacca.