Croatia has plenty going on during the winter season. Because the country is rather small, it may be convenient to travel around Croatia and sample different cities' takes on festivals like Carnival. Wine festivals, Christmas celebrations, and animated film festivals also fill Croatia's winter calendar.
St. Martin's Day Festival - NovemberZagreb's St. Martin's Day Festival (also known as Martinje) is an annual wine festival. Signifying the end of the grape growing and harvesting season, St. Martin's Day involves lots of food, drink, and entertainment.
Animafest, a festival of animated films, takes place in Zagreb during the month of November. The festival's website gives information about the event's program and the films featured there.
Christmas - 25 DecemberChristmas is celebrated everywhere in Croatia on December 25. While Christmas Eve is a day of fast, Christmas Day is one of feast. Sweet and savory dishes are prepared for the Christmas holiday, and age-old traditions are observed.
New Year's Eve - 31 DecemberNew Year's Eve is celebrated throughout Croatia. Cities' sizes and resources dictate how extensive fireworks and other public celebrations will be presented. Testaurants, bars, and clubs will also open their doors to celebrants on New Year's Eve.
Carnival Festivals - FebruaryCarnival is celebrated throughout Croatia with parades, costumes, food, drink, and music. Split, Rijeka, and Zagreb are most famous for their Carnival celebrations.
St. Blaise's Day Festival - 3 FebruaryDubrovnik celebrates St. Blaise's Day with a parade and various entertainments. St. Blaise is the patron saint of one of Croatia's most popular cities for visitors, and travelers will find the St. Blaise's Day festival unique to the region.