Christmas markets, Slovenia, Koper

Most travelers, visiting Slovenia in December, plan to see the Christmas market in Ljubljana. Well, it is for sure one of our favorite Christmas markets we have visited, but just this year it got a really interesting, and a little bit different, alternative – perfect as a day trip from Ljubljana.

If you enjoy lights and a little bit different Christmas market, you should definitely make a trip to the coastal town of Koper and its Čudolandija.

Kilometers of lights, lighted sculptures and ice-skating with the view over the sea and sail boats, do the trick. Čudolandija is magical – visiting it with our without kids.

You will not find many stands, offering the traditional Christmas goods in Koper, but who needs them if you have so many lights to see, including wandering around lighted narrow streets in the old town. Nevertheless, you will be able to find something sweet, tasty and local for a quick snack. But if you want to eat lunch or dinner, just stop at one of its restaurants, serving good pasta, sea-food or pizza.

Čudolandija in Koper might not be as big as Christmas market in Ljubljana and in other European cities, but that is what it makes it so charming. Not to mention that Koper is always a good destination as a day trip from Ljubljana – who would mind some Christmas vibes under the palm-trees, right?