New Year and Christmas holidays are a time of joy, happiness, gift-giving, but also the time for short trips. Novi Sad, now traditionally, gets into the holiday spirit at the beginning of December when the central city streets are transformed into fairy-tale landscapes adorned with decorative lights. Just like a scene from the Christmas movies, “Serbian Athens” becomes an indispensable place to create photographic memories.
The main city square will once again be additionally decorated via the festival of candies, cakes, songs and smiles – “Novi Sad Zimzolend”. This Christmas fair is also a real little oasis of gifts that you can buy for your loved ones and make them happy. The uniqueness of Novi Sad is reflected in the fact that the holiday magic can be felt in several locations, so the winter festival “Christmas Magic” awaits you in front of the Promenada shopping center.
The winter fantasy is additionally completed by the magical “Ice Forest”, which turns the Danube Park into a real fairy-tale ice rink. Children’s smiles and trees decorated with light bulbs create an environment full of joy and happiness. Even the oldest market in the city will become a real little paradise twice during December, where you will find products from small manifacturers at the “Night Bazaar” – it will be a real prelude to the New Year’s party.
This year’s winter fantasy will also be of interest to all lovers of “hiking”, “trail” running and Nordic walking, because you can join the last race of the year held on the Fruška Gora mountain – “Winter Trail Race”.
The Novi Sad winter fantasy cannot be fully experienced if you do not dedicate at least one day to visiting the famous chardas, farms or wineries on the Novi Sad Wine Route. The warm and cozy atmosphere in these magical places in the surroundings of Novi Sad will enrich your stay. Friends, wine, crackling fire from the fireplace and tambourines with excellent gastronomic delights will make your stay unforgettable!
Ideal places for hiking and sledding for the youngest members of your family during the winter months are on the slopes of the Fruška Gora mountain, so take a look at our suggestions for an extended weekend in December and January. If you decide to spend the weekend in Novi Sad, you can find information about accommodation on the website of the Tourism Organization of the City of Novi Sad.
Sail into the magic of Novi Sad and feel the spirit of the winter fantasy to which you will surely return!