Looking for new tourism and travel trends? Festively decorated Ljubljana (Slovenia) looks like a fairy tale city at Christmas time. In terms of tourism and travel it is a new hot spot to be discovered. Its small, old city centre under a castle upon the hill is enlivened by a Festive fair and lots of free outdoor events culminating in New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city’s central squares.
One of best times to visit Ljubljana is December. Although it’s not a large city, Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, hailed by some as a smaller version of Prague but recognized as a city with its own unique character by many others, is a hidden gem that can offer you a surprisingly pleasant travel experience.
The December 2010 in Ljubljana series of festive entertainment events will begin on 3 December with an event entitled People, Let’s Turn on the Light!, which traditionally ends with the official switching on of the city’s Christmas lights. During the month-long series of events culminating in outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations and ending on 2 January, the festively decorated old city centre will host countless events intended for people of all ages and tastes. The events traditionally held as part of the programme of festivities will include the St. Nicholas Fair, the Festive Fair, the St. Nicholas Procession, five Grandpa Frost Processions, street theatre performances, the Christmas Concert, a rich programme of children’s events, open-air music concerts, and outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations including a fireworks display. A new addition to the December events is a festive book fair in the Mestni trg square. Held in the year of Ljubljana’s tenure as World Book Capital, it is expected to attract many Christmas shoppers. A good fairy will be fulfilling the wishes of passers-by in front of the Town Hall. But this is just a small part of all the good things that Ljubljana can offer. No matter if your travelling with your family, by yourself or with business partners, Ljubljana will touch you with its beauty, its shopping options and open minded people.
»Ljubljana! It’s hard to spell, but it’s fast becoming my favorite place in Europe« said traveler RockJohnny on his Twitter page. So welcome to Ljubljana and discover this fairy tale city for yourself.
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