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About Design District Advent


Market in Martićeva is the winter edition of the DDZ festival and also an expansion of the popular programme Advent in Zagreb. It has special things to offer and specific contents placed in the “design district” of the town.

The winter event will be held in the heart of the neighbourhood, in Martićeva, on a small stretch from Trg hrvatskih velikana (Croatian Nobles Square) to Smičiklasova Street. This is a blind part of the street which was closed to traffic during the June festival, but has now been temporarily turned into a pedestrian zone and filled with various contents, which produced extremely positive reactions from both the visitors and the residents.

Market in Martićeva goes a step further, turning that zone into a charming “Advent square”, filled with original and high-quality food and beverages on offer. Apart from that, the market is an attractive scenographic installation in a public space, designed in such a way that it seamlessly incorporates various different contents.

The role of the central closed space of Market in Martićeva is taken by Croatian Design Superstore, which will, throughout the month, host workshops for children, social games and smaller concerts, while the “square” will be the host to an evening music and entertainment programme. Children, and all who feel that way, will be able to play, draw, build, tell stories, create snowflakes, play instruments and do many other fun an useful things for a whole month, from Monday to Friday (17:30 – 19 h) and over the weekend (11 – 12:30 h). Every day, our professional workshop leaders (teachers, designers, musicians, artists and other) will create a warm and creative holiday atmosphere with the participants.

During Market in Martićeva, 18 workshops for children and adults, 9 play rooms with toys made by Croatian designers, concerts for children and several artistic performances will be held. Within the programme, we would like to especially recommend a concert for children by the group Meritas and Jelena Radan, Mjesto za mene (A Place for Me), and a luminoacoustic performance Share the Light by Bojan Gagić and Miodrag Gladović (members of Lightune G). For a detailed schedule of events, check out our website.

Food and beverage booths will be open from 12 to 23 from Monday to Friday, and from 10 to 23 on Saturdays and Sundays. Croatian Design Superstore will be open during the Market from 9 to 23 from Monday to Saturday and from 10 to 23 on Sundays. Exceptionally on Christmas Eve 24. 12. 2016 the booths will be open from 10 to 4 on 25. 12. 2016, and on 31.12.2016 from 10 to 6 on 01.01.2016.

Market in Martićeva will last from the 1st of December to December 31st, culminating in a large New Year’s Eve celebration at a location in the neighbourhood which is yet to be revealed!