January 6, 2022 – Split Advent ends after 40 days full of concerts, culture, food and activities for the kids.
More than 50 cultural programs, more than 20 children’s events, daily concerts in four locations – Perivoj, Cornaro, Zvončac and Mertojak, dozens of caterers from Split with attractive gastronomic offers, New Year’s celebrations in four zones and two ice rinks are a basic overview of what this year’s Split Advent has offered to visitors under the slogan “Click Advent”, reports Slobodna Dalmacija.
This year, the Cornaro Walls were first introduced to the Advent map, and due to its size it has become a central gathering place for all visitors. Cornaro’s culinary offering and evening music programs have been joined by Perivoj, Imaginarium Advent Zvončac and Advent Mertojak.
In each area, visitors could enjoy a variety of delicacies prepared by Split caterers while live music filled the evenings. COVID confirmation was required for all four zones starting at 7 p.m., and those who could not visit the zones live could follow the events on the official Split Advent website.
Fifteen restaurants in Split joined the “Split Restaurants Holiday” event, and the promotional prices brought their Advent offer closer to the diners, while every Advent Sunday the traditional Gastroadvent in Split was held in a different location. . Citizens could follow the event via YouTube, which featured the Mediterranean diet with prosciutto and cold cuts.
Children’s shows, a children’s cinema organized by Slobodna Dalmacija and tours of Saint Lucia, Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus delighted the youngest inhabitants of Split on Mertojak. This is where the main children’s program took place, where the youngest could enjoy the mascots of their favorite cartoons and a mini disco on New Year’s Eve.
They also enjoyed the Advent procession and spinning the “wheel of fortune”. Some won candies and lollipops, and some won free tickets to the Dardin ice rink. The ice rinks of Dardin and Mertojak were a major place for the celebration of Advent.
There were over 60 cultural programs as part of Advent this year. In addition to a dozen concerts at St. Francis Church, the Split City Museum hosted shows that citizens could follow through the Split Tourism Board YouTube channel.
The humanitarian concert by opera diva Antonella Malis at the Croatian House raised funds to help the Croatian community of people with laryngectomy. This renovated room has welcomed many talented young artists. In addition, the Art Gallery, Meštrović Gallery and Kula Gallery joined Advent with their programs, and the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments hosted film buffs and organized guided tours of St. Jerome’s Church and the cave of the hermitage of Marjan.
The University of Split campus also joined the Advent program, while the Musical Youth of Split celebrated the 25th edition of the Cro Patria Festival at this event. In addition, every Tuesday, the Chanson Club Friends of Prokultur brought a festive atmosphere to citizens’ homes through songs and stories from all over the world; KUDŽ Filip Dević sang on the ramparts of Cornaro and thus strengthened the holiday spirit. At the same time, KUD Jedinstvo attracted many citizens to the squares of Split.
The “Help Portrait” event took place at Photo Club Split, where Photo Club members offered free photographs, while in cooperation with Slobodna Dalmacija, the “Schography” exhibition by photographer Cropix Božidar Vukičević was presented . In addition, the Christmas concert at the Croatian National Theater in Split was presented jointly by the Split Tourism Board and the Croatian National Theater in Split, featuring contemporary classics and Christmas carols.
“We designed this Split Advent so that everyone can find for themselves what interests them the most and consume it in the way that suits them best. Citizens and all of our visitors could follow the content live or through digital channels, which manifested the slogan of this year’s event, “Click Advent”, ”said Alijana Vukšić, director of the Split Tourist Office.
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