Ljubljana Christmas Market (Holiday Fair) | 2023 Dates, Locations & Must-Knows!

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If you’re looking for a gorgeous Christmas market in Europe that’s a bit more off-the-beaten path, the Ljubljana Christmas Market (AKA Ljubljana Holiday Fair) is a delightful gem in Slovenia that’s well worth a visit.

Every year during the Advent season, Ljubljana becomes a magical wonderland of twinkling lights and free programming, with market stalls set in front of the city’s most scenic backdrops.

In the past, free attractions have included a ‘Land of Ice’, filled with amazing ice sculptures, a ‘Magical Forest’ with free workshops, and a variety of free concerts around the city.

So whether you’re currently planning your own trip, or simply curious about what Ljubljana Christmas Market is like, then we’re here to help.

Read on for an overview of Ljubljana Christmas Market, with official dates, hotel recommendations, and locations.

NOTE: This is a Christmas market we haven’t personally visited yet, so all the information below is taken from official sources for your reference! If you have any personal tips from first-hand experience to add, let us know in the comments so we can improve this guide!

Christmas Market Packing Essentials:

👕 Warm Base Layer: A MUST for staying warm

👖 Thermal Leggings: Magical for layering under jeans

🔥 Cozy down layer: Lightweight & keeps you SO warm

🧥 Waterproof Coat w/ Hood: Better than an umbrella!

🥾 Cozy boots: Great for city breaks

🧦 Merino wool socks: Breathable & don't smell, even after days!

🔋 Portable charger: A must because cold drains batteries faster

🧤Phone-compatible gloves: So you can stay warm while navigating

🧳 Packing cubes: For staying organized

🔌 Universal adaptor: A must for electronics

💳 Wise: (Free) travel friendly credit card

🌎 WorldNomads: For travel insurance

Ljubljana Christmas Market Dates

2023 Dates TBA

Ljubljana Christmas Market Locations

You can typically find Christmas market stalls in Ljubljana around the city centre. In years’ past, stalls have been placed at:

  • Bregu
  • Cankarjevem nabrežju
  • Kongresnem trgu (Congress Square)
  • Prešernovem trgu (Prešeren Square)
  • Gallusovem nabrežju

There are also other free festivities around town, including Christmas light and tree displays up at Ljubljana Castle.

Ljubljana Christmas Market 2023 Hotels

Looking for a place to stay nearby while you visit Christmas markets? Here are some recommendations:

Official Ljubljana Christmas Market Website

For the most up-to-date information and announcements, be sure to visit the official Ljubljana tourism page.

Help Us Improve This Ljubljana Christmas Market Guide!

We’re constantly striving to make articles on this site more informative for our readers, so let us know in the comments if you’ve been to Ljubljana Christmas Market and if there are any tips or must-knows you’d like to share.

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