Festive December in Savinjska 2023

DECEMBER 2023 – a varied fair, cultural and fun atmosphere with performances by musical groups throughout Savinjska.

Christmas fairy tale of Slovenia in Mozirski gaj

2. 12. 2023 – 7. 1. 2023 (every day between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.)

In December, Mozirski gaj is illuminated by a million multicolored lights, creating an unforgettable experience. The most beautiful flower beds and ethnological objects are shaped into attractive figures while the fairy-tale events are enriched by Santa Claus visits and other fairy creatures. 

ORGANIZER: MOZIRSKI GAJ, +386 41 691 939

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Living Nativity Scene at Rečica ob Savinji

26.12.2023, REČICA OB SAVINJI, at the Atelšek guest house

Visit the living nativity scene. In the light of stars the most frequently performed story of the holy Christmas comes to life. The “actors” are accompanied by a choir, and quite a number of locals participate in setting up the live nativity scene.

  • 17:00 first performance, 18:30 second performance

ORGANIZER: TD REČICA OB SAVINJI, +386 41 783 494

Holiday Fairs

  • 2. 12. 2023 (10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.), Gornji Grad (Attemsov trg), ADVENT FAIR
  • 15.12. 2023, (17:00-19:00),  Rečica ob Savinja, under the linden tree, LOCAL CHRISTMAS FAIR,
  • 16.12.2023, in the afternoon, Mozirje (square in front of the pharmacy), CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 
  • 17. 12. 2023, in front of TIC Mozirje, CHRISTMAS MARKET

Christmas gathering with Winemakers in Šmartno ob Paki 

Join the festive atmosphere in Martin’s Village, Šmartno ob Paki, where local winemakers are organizing a special Christmas gathering. They promise you Christmas trees, lights, magical scents of warm beverages and other drinks, as well as holiday treats. There will be a Christmas market featuring local vendors, a diverse musical program, a visit from Santa Claus and an overall wonderful festive ambiance.

  • December 21 and December 22, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

ORGANIZER: Šmartno ob Paki winegrowers’ association, Mojca Praprotnik, +386 (0)41 233 269 

Gutenbuchel Festive Mansion

Šoštanj, 17. 11. – 3. 12. 2023

Magical December in Velenje

During Magical December, more than 150 events are organized at various locations in Velenje, organized by various cultural public institutions, associations and caterers.

  • 17.11.2023, Coal Mining Museum, Velenje Underground, top cuisine 160 m underground
  • 1.12.2023, Velenje, Lighting of the lights on the New Year’s tree with a concert (Pop Delux)
  • 2.12.2023, Velenje, Velenje Trail
  • 12.12.2023, Velenje (Titov trg), Arrival of Santa Claus
  • 9.12.2023, Velenje, Festive fair of small gifts and goodies 
  • 18.12 – 29.12.2023 (3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., except 24. 12.), Velenje, Magic Promenade 
  • 22.12.2023, Red Hall, Concert Šank Rock with guests 
  • 31.12 2023, Titov trg, Children’s New Year’s Eve (11:00 a.m.) and New Year’s Eve party with Tanja Žagar (10 p.m.)

ORGANIZER: VARIOUS SOCIETIES AND VELENJE FESTIVAL, + 386 3 898 25 70

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Other festive and December events

  • CHRISTMAS DECORATION WORKSHOP; Hunter’s Lodge Solčava; November 23, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • AFTERNOON TEA AND VIEWING OF A FESTIVE MOVIES; premises of the Hospice Association, Center Rinka; November 29, 2023, 5:00 PM
  • ADVENT WREATH MAKING; Attemsov trg 2, Gornji Grad; December 1, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • CEREMONIAL LIGHTING OF LIGHTS;  Attemsov trg, Gornji Grad; December 1, 2023, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • SLOVENIAN CHRISTMAS FAIRYTALE; Mozirski gaj, Mozirje; December 2, 2023 – February 7, 2024
  • WALK WITH TORCHES TO SEMPRIMOŽ AND HOLY MASS; Gornji Grad Bus Station; December 8, 2023, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • HIKE TO THE CHRISTMAS CAVE; Gornji Grad Bus Station; December 16, 2023, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • ST. NICHOLAS CELEBRATION WITH SOLČAVA” TAJFNLI”; event venue in Solčava; December 16, 2023, 4:00 PM
  • CHRISTMAS GATHERING WITH WINEMAKERS; Martinova vas, Šmartno ob Paki; December 21 and 22, 2023, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • THE BLESSING OF HORSES ON ST. STEPHEN’S DAY; Martinova vas, Šmartno ob Paki; December 26, 2023, 11:00 AM
  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT BY CULTURAL ASSOCIATION BOČNA; Cathedral of St. Mohor and Fortunat, Gornji Grad; December 26, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT ORGANIZED BY KUD TONE MLAČNIK LUČE; Parish Church of St. Lovrenc; December 26, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Zither players’ quartet; Church of St. Martin; December 27, 2023, 6:00 PM
  • TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT (MIXED CHOIR ŠMARTNO OB PAKI) ; Kulturni dom, Šmartno ob Paki; December 26, 2023, 7:00 PM
  • NEW YEAR’S CONCERT (Smooth band and Oto Pestner); event venue in Solčava; December 30, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Information may be subject to change. Before visiting be sure to check the current information regarding the events. The development agency SAŠA lists the information about the events that are provided by event organizers. The SAŠA Development Agency is not responsible for any changes in the programs.

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