Photo credit: Maribor-Pohorje Tourist Board / Miha Vidrih

23 NOVEMBER 2018 – 1 JANUARY 2019

The winter and holiday celebrations in Maribor had already started on the 23rd of November when the festive city’s decorations were all lightened up. However, the December celebrations in Maribor have not stopped there but are rather prolonged through the last week of November all the way to the 1st of January 2019.

The Grajski trg Square is one of the centres of the festive atmosphere.

This Winter Fairy-tale makes a superb Christmas ambient atmosphere with its rich musical programme, Christmas fairs including Christmas sweets’ bakery, the mulled wine served in wooden little houses, sweets and other delightful street food, and several entertaining surprises.


Maribor’s New Year’s Eve in superlatives:

  • Maribor’s New Year’s Eve is celebrated on the biggest city square in Slovenia
  • Maribor’s New Year’s Eve is a public New Year’s Eve with the longest tradition in Slovenia

Business guests to Maribor can join the New Year’s Eve Grand Celebration on the biggest city square in Slovenia – the Leon Štukelj Square. The big New Year’s Eve in Maribor provides for a unique experience in Maribor’s beautiful Old Town. Each year, the best Slovenian singers and bands provide a great entertainment for several thousand visitors that come to this popular New Year’s Eve celebration.


Leon Štukely Square – concerts, Christmas Village, New Year`s Eve Grand Celebration

Grajski Trg Square – festive fairs, concerts, parties

Trg Svobode Square – festive fairs, ice rink

Vetrinjski Dvor Mansion – concerts, performances, children`s events


  • Christmas Lights Switch On
  • The Fairy City: concerts, street theatre, puppet theatre, childrens movies …
  • Christmas Market
  • City Ice Rink
  • Concerts and Parties
  • Maribor’s New Year’s Eve Grand Celebration