How do you imagine winter in Plitvice Lakes? The white blanket of snow turns your visit into a special experience as you walk by the blue and green lakes. The silence of nature will fill you with the extraordinary energy of the idyllic winter providing you with health and freshness. The idyllic winter at Plitvice Lakes Moving makes us happier, more relaxed and improves our psychophysical state. Spending time in nature makes us calmer, frees our spirit, and reduces stress. Happiness cannot be measured, but scientists agree that we increase it by spending time in nature. You won’t be short of relaxing in nature at Plitvice Lakes, as kilometers of trails provide exactly that. Countless waterfalls and unreal color of lakes seem to be there for you. The sound of waterfalls, bluish-green lakes and frost everywhere – this is winter in Plitvice Lakes. You should try counting our pines, catching a snowflake or enjoying a cup of tea in a warm place just a few steps away from the biggest waterfall in Croatia. This winter landscape hides many secrets, bears are sleeping in their dens and ducks are still playing in the lakes. While the nature of the Upper Lakes rests in winter, take a boat across the largest Plitvice lake, Kozjak, and enjoy a walk under the Great Waterfall itself, the largest waterfall in Croatia. Although in the winter we generally gravitate indoors, in enclosed, heated spaces, we think you’ll enjoy the fresh air of pristine nature more. In winter, we hope most of all for the snow to fall in soft white flakes that cover the ground like a blanket that gives nature a rest. We also hope it snows because of the sledding and sledding that are offered at Mukinje, not far from Entrance 2 to the National Park. Since the 1980s, ski and snowboard equipment can be rented here to fully enjoy the winter. Christmas Spirit For most people, Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year, when we are all happy, merry, and content. A magical time when we believe in miracles and want to be surrounded by people who are dear to us. There is perhaps nothing more magical than Christmas morning with a Christmas tree, gift exchanges, and fragrant hot chocolate. Warm Christmas songs coming from the speakers sing a fairy tale about a white snow cap. Do you dream of waking up in one of the most beautiful national parks in the world and walking along the chestnut paths accompanied by the sound of waterfalls? Christmas is that special time of the year when family and its values are most appreciated and felt. During this time, we all want to be happier, more fulfilled, and more content. We all look forward to that day, so in order to prolong these feelings, we have various advents and events throughout the month of December. Everyone loves the Christmas spirit, joy and richness. The most wonderful time of the year, as described, is most beautiful here in Plitvice Lakes. Christmas celebrations around the corner Advent is always magical wherever you are, and a well-proven holiday recipe consists of decorated cities and towns, the scent of wine, sweet pies, and seasonal concerts and plays. If you plan to stay for several days in the Plitvice Lakes area, you can check out the Advent events in the surrounding towns. The immediate neighboring municipality of Rakovica has also organized many Christmas events. For young and old, everyone will find something for themselves. You can enjoy musical performances and performances by primary school children and kindergarten children’s groups. The entertainment program will make a lot of happiness, and you can record unforgettable moments with Santa Claus in a fun atmosphere. In order to “bring back” a touch of atmosphere with you, local producers who offer local products have taken care of it. You can do Christmas shopping in the stands and delight your loved ones on your return. Important note: If you are reading this article anywhere other than a luxury travel blog, it is likely that this content has been stolen without permission. Please note the web address above and contact A Luxury Travel Blog to report this issue to them. Thank you for your help in combating content theft. In addition to Rakovica, Korenica has also prepared an engaging program that will make your hearts happy. With its many offerings, performances, fragrant wines and snacks, no one will remain indifferent. About thirty kilometers from the park are the towns of Slunj and Rostock, which some affectionately call “Male Plitvice” (“Little Plitvice”). This year, you can experience the Christmas atmosphere on the new bridges decorated with thousands of lights. Hiking near the falls, you will be able to warm yourself with mulled wine and other delicacies. In any case, whichever location you choose, spend this magical time of the year with your loved ones, warm yourself with wine and tea and treat yourself to homemade products. Forget about worries and problems. In this most beautiful time of the year, spread love, joy and peace… New Year’s Eve at Plitvice Lakes National Park Have you ever wondered what it’s like to celebrate New Year’s Eve in one of the most beautiful parks in the world? Do you want to spend New Year’s Eve in a traditional atmosphere with the sounds of folk music or do you like more new bands and happy notes? It has become a tradition in Plitvice Lakes National Park to organize an event to see the old year and bring in the new. Jezero offers a rich gourmet offer that includes special menus specially prepared for the occasion. Surrounded by beautiful nature in the company of your loved ones, toasting champagne in a more beautiful, happier and better New Year. Lovers of traditional atmosphere and music can celebrate this special night at Lička kuća. A fun and warm environment with musicians will surely make for a special experience. Offering a gastronomic offering, based on ingredients of local origin, it authentically recreates the rich traditions of the Lika region. On New Year’s Eve, you also have the opportunity to enjoy a fancy ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Whichever site you choose, fun is guaranteed. Celebrate New Year’s Eve amidst the magical nature with your loved ones and have fun. Visit Advent Sites The Plitvice Lakes at Christmas time are as magical as you can imagine. Is coming to see them at Christmas worth it? Absolutely! This really is the most magical time of the year and the garden especially shines the most! This year, Advent takes place in the conservatory at Hotel Jezero, where thousands of lights cheer in full splendor adults and children alike, where Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus can’t wait to hear your wishes and where the whole conservatory smells of cinnamon, chocolate and cloves. Advent is also held at Bistro Slap at Entrance 1, in the immediate vicinity of the Great Waterfall. Can you imagine the sight of snow falling under your feet as you walk up to the great waterfall? There’s just something special about wrapping in warm clothes and sipping a hot drink, while you listen to Croatia’s tallest waterfall tell the quintessential story of Advent. Tastes and Smells Come Did you know that when we taste new food, our brain releases small doses of dopamine, the happiness hormone? The desire to travel and the need to change and try new things stem precisely because of this. Smells of sweet pies and hot chocolate are a sign that the holidays are coming, and we associate the holiday atmosphere with the scents of fresh desserts that celebrate life and create pure joy. Hot drinks that warm our bodies and souls and lift our spirits are also an essential part of every Advent. After a walk around the lakes and a good Christmas shopping, it’s time to taste traditional hot chocolate or wine with sweet Plitvice pancakes, without which we can’t even imagine Christmas. It’s a sweet that sounds simple but is actually demanding, it requires special preparation and a lot of love and experience. The scent of powdered sugar makes everyone happy, and the scent of cinnamon and cloves in warm wine will spread laughter and a happy atmosphere at a time when we want love and peace most. If you prepare properly for the cold weather, you will have a lot of fun in Plitvice Lakes during the holidays! Experience the Magic of Plitvice Lakes Try delicious dishes and feel the Christmas spirit offered by 16 lakes and countless waterfalls and create enchanting memories in one of the most magical destinations in the world, Plitvice Lakes. Tomislav Kovačević is the general manager at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest and largest national park in Croatia. If you would like to be a guest blogger on our luxury travel blog to raise your profile, please contact us.