Maribor Festive December
Photo credit:, Dejan Bulut

Winter and holiday celebrations in Maribor, the Styrian capital of Slovenia, have started already on the 22nd of November and will last until the month of January. Some of the events are even extended to February and March. Today, however, is that day that when residents of both, the city and its surrounding Styrian region, are flocking towards the city centre to witness the most ‘enlightened’ day of the year. At 17.00h the decorative lights of the city, that mark and celebrate the festive month of December, will get switched on at different squares and streets.


  • 17.00h: Trg Generala Maistra Square

Lighting of festive lights with the Mayor of the Municipality of Maribor, Aleksander Saša Arsenovič, and the children of Prežihov Voranc Primary School, Maribor.

Lighting the lights on the Christmas tree and the performance by Koledniki (Koledari) by Academic Folklore Student Group.

Before then, already at 15.00h and until the 18.00h, interested visitors are at the Trg Svobode Square encouraged to make lanterns with which the gathered crowd will then walk through the city.

  • 16.45h: Grajski Trg Square

A fiery dance by the Queen of Light and her companions.

Maribor Festive December lights Pyramid hill
Photo credit:, Sandi Kelc
  • 18.00h: Vetrinjski dvor Palace

Opening of the Fairy City

  • 18.15h: Street 10. Oktobra

Lumina, artistic light installations

  • 18.15h: Rotovški Trg Square

Lumina – fiery dance lighting installations with fiery dancing.

Photo credit:, Dejan Bulut

Lighting of the Christmas tree, performance by Koledniki (Koledari) by Academic Folklore Student Group, and a smaller party.

Jurček Snow Train will pick up the crowd that will take a free ride to Tourist Information Centre Maribor

  • 20.00h: Trg Leona Štuklja Square

The festive atmosphere will continue with DJ STOJKO who will make a POP NIGHT proper for dancing and good mood for the entrance into the month of December, the most festive month of the year.

Maribor Festive December
Photo credit:, Dejan Bulut