Winter fantasy

When air starts to smell like winter and to irresistibly resemble a fairy tale filled with magical winter spells, when the first snowflakes paint roofs and squares in white, numerous cities of the Old Continent turn into great colourful markets frequented by people from all over the world. At that glorious winter stage also shines a new-old star – Novi Sad! The city that was proclaimed the third best city in 2019 by Lonely Planet is excitedly awaiting for the New Year 2020!


A number of magical winter events, joy, happy moments, exchanging of gifts and love turn the cold December and January into a warm and magical Winter Fantasy – a unique experience you need to live.


Between two Christmases, between the Julian and Gregorian New Year, the squares and streets of Novi Sad become concert stages and halls, places of universal messages, love, happiness, gifts exchanging, place of open hearts.


Music, singing, dancing, joy and relaxed atmosphere are waiting for you at several venues, at celebrations of both the Julian and Gregorian New Years. During this period, Novi Sad will transform entirely into a fairy tale place decorated with smiles and good mood, in a glorious atmosphere created jointly by the performers and their audience. The squares and streets of Novi Sad will turn into the meeting points of old friends scattered around the world and place of new meetings that yield new friendships and future loves. So, hurry up and meet your friends in Novi Sad at places you already know of, or you wish to get to know! Let’s step into a New Year together!


But this is not the end … Winter fantasy in Novi Sad is made up of many more things!


A favourite winter festival that fills up the celebratory atmosphere with its diverse programmes – Novi Sad Winter Fest – turns the Liberty Square into a true winter fairy tale until the end of December offering a fiacre drive, festive music, legendary Vojvodina delicacies and a multitude of interesting products you can give to your dearest ones.


In order to make your Winter Fantasy complete, there is the magical Icy Forest. During December and January, the paths of the Danube Park turn into skating rinks while the trees decorated with lanterns transform the entire park into a true winter fairy tale that evokes joy and smiles. Hot tea, mulled wine and the smells of traditional winter foods will fill up your experience of the Novi Sad’s Winter Fantasy.


We once again invite you to come to Novi Sad – the city that in 2019 has held the title of European Youth Capital and is slowly warming up for 2021 when it will become the European Capital of Culture – to feel the warmth of this magical city, to experience your winter fantasy and make memories you will always fondly remember.

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