In Croatian language, word ‘djir’ can be described as ‘a fine stroll through the neighborhood’. And during Christmas season in Zadar, having such stroll will certainly bring you into a merry mood. Especially while annual event ‘Djir po gradu’ (“Djir around the City”) is taking place, as it transforms this top summer destination of Croatia into a pleasurable winter locality, perfect for celebrating this time of the year.
Organized for the fifth time, ‘Djir po gradu’ offers some rather interesting deals for both locals and foreigners alike. Centered in historical core of Zadar, it features great opportunities for leisure and numerous chances to try traditional Dalmatian delicacies as many town restaurants offer three-course menus at budget friendly prices while local café bars organize happy hours with promotional drink prices.
For those more interested in culture of Zadar, town museums which participate in the event, offer tickets and souvenirs on sale. You can also buy some souvenirs on Christmas Fair, situated on Petar Zoranic Square. This will be the first time for Zadar to have such fair, and it will be active up to January 6th of the upcoming year. In addition to mulled wine, champagne blends and refreshing beverages, visitors can taste home-made products such as traditional Dalmatian cookies and cakes.
Additional calories can be burned fast thanks to a large ice-skating rink, opened daily up to 11:00 PM. If you never experienced this kind of winter entertainment, a well-prepared instructor will give you a quick lesson in the rink itself.
This is just a small portion of surprises that wait for you in Zadar this winter. From unique exhibitions to inspiring musical concerts, this Croatian town won’t hold back when it comes to bringing Christmas atmosphere. ‘Djir po gradu’ event will end in mid-January 2016, meaning you have more than enough time to book your stay in Dalmatia, and take part in local season celebrations.