Christmas Bazaars in Montenegro

Seasonal Celebrations

Celebrating Christmas and the end of 2019

Christmas and New Year are just around the corner and the traditional set-up and decoration of the cities and organisation of Christmas Bazaars, have started already. Montenegro, just like the rest of Europe, is following this trend. Thanks to the small, local Christmas markets, which are gaining in popularity in recent years, Montenegro has been described as an “emerging Christmas market”. There is an intention of expanding this trend and turning it into a traditional event, just like Novi Sad Winter Fest, or Advent in the neighbouring Croatia, which won the title of Best Christmas Bazaar for three years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018).


The Capital of Podgorica

This year’s Podgorica Christmas Market is taking place from December 6th to January 2nd. With the support of the Municipality of Podgorica, Travel Board of Podgorica and Culture Club Tarantino, after last year’s success, the second edition of this event is full of surprises. With a program adapted to all generations, from children’s art section to theatre performances and concerts, this 27-days event will be the main attraction to many visitors and locals.

The setting up of wooden houses on the Independence Square in Podgorica will be the central holiday corner where various Montenegrin products will be presented.

Also, the covered ice skating rink has been set up, which will be opened from 10 am to 11 pm every day during the Christmas Market at the price of 2 to 2.50 EUR

A rich New Year's program has also been scheduled. You can find more details here.

Tivat - Winter Fairytale

A traditional edition of Christmas Market at Regent Porto Montenegro arcades will bring you 4 days of numerous festivities at the beautiful Montenegrin coast throughout December. In the restaurant Gourmet Corner, local art crafts will be presented amongst many categories which include Christmas decorations, natural homemade products, food and beverage etc.

Together with the Municipality of Tivat and other partners, Porto Montenegro is taking part in “Tivat Winter Fairy Tale”, which will bring many fun activities and New Year’s entertaining program. As part of the offer, an ice skating rink has already been opened, and many daily events, themed concepts and other fairs are expected to take place by the end of the year.


Kolasin - The Bazaar in the North

Christmas Market in Kolašin which first took place in 2017, this year will start on December 21st. It’s an opportunity for all citizens and visitors to celebrate the upcoming holidays together in a beautifully decorated setting, with mulled wine and a variety of pastries. Handicraft products, souvenirs and a rich gastronomic offer will be found within the offers of this bazaar. To complete the offer and make the stay of tourists as interesting as possible, an ice skating rink with a synthetic floor in the town square will be set up. All visitors and citizens will be able to enjoy the rink from December 21st to February 3rd from 11 am to 9 pm daily. 

Several events during the winter season are planned to take place, which is set to start on December 14th. An important notice from the Travel Board of Kolašin is that parking will be free of charge for all visitors to the Kolašin 1600 Ski Centre this season.

The Christmas Bazaars are just an introduction for a rich New Year’s offer which most of the towns have already presented or will do so. What is guaranteed is that you will not be disappointed this year either. From open-air concerts to cosy restaurant dinners, here’s a selection of best events for you to welcome New Year 2020


Photo credits:
Travel Board of Podgorica
Podgoricki Pazar
Klizaliste na ledu Podgorica
Tivat Travel
Boka News
Kolasin Christmas Market