Events in December
4.12.2014 | Slovenia Estates
And there it is, the last month of 2014. The festive season is ahead and there are many events going on; Christmas and New Year’s Markets can be found in many cities across the country, including Ljubljana, Maribor, Piran etc. Here are a couple of events we selected and wanted to share with you!
FESTIVE FAIR LJUBLJANA
Where: Ljubljana, city center
When: December 1 2014 – January 1 2015
For many years now Ljubljana’s Festive Fair, with its countless festively decorated green stalls offering mulled wine, tea, liqueurs, sausages, and various grilled dishes, has been considered to be a major venue for what the locals refer to as ‘the merry December in Ljubljana Old Town’, becoming the centre of the city’s social life. You can find these food and drink stalls in various locations around the city center, including: Pogačarjev trg square, Prešernov trg and Kongresni trg squares, Breg and Cankarjevo nabrežje embankments etc.
POTICA CAKE DAYS
Where: Bled island
When: December 6 – December 8
Potica is a traditional holiday pastry in Slovenia, found in many different varieties. Starting December 6 until December 8 from 9:00 until 15:30 visitors can observe the preparation and baking of a potica cake and of course taste it! For more info click here
IBU WORLD CUP BIATHLON
When: December 17 – December 21
This December Pokljuka will host the BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon. Pokljuka is a real paradise for cross-country skiers and biathletes who have been gathering on this plateau for competitions of the highest rank for two decades.
Where: Ljubljana, Dunajska cesta 22
When: November 28 – December 31
The finale to the musical year in Ljubljana will be the Kurzschluss festival of electronic music, which will include a string of top-quality club events featuring more than twenty internationally awarded bands, solo artists, and DJs.
The Kurzschluss festival will bring together cult musicians who have received the most prestigious music awards and are well known for their extensive discographies and extremely faithful following. Some of them will perform in Slovenia for the very first time.
The festival is held at the Kurzschluss pop-up club, situated in the basement of the Slovenijales building next to the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. The basement, formerly used as a warehouse, has an authentic underground atmosphere and a design somewhat reminiscent of the rave venues of the past. It is definitely large enough to host artists whose audiences fill the largest concert halls worldwide. For more info visit their Facebook page.