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The temperature might be dropping fast here in the Slovene capital (and with it comes the foreboding fog), but this doesn’t mean the streets are dead. If anything, as winter sets in and the snow begins to fall, Ljubljana’s streets become more and more packed with locals and visitors alike, braving the cold in order to sip mulled wine and warm schnapps or gaze in awe at the mass of Christmas lights that cause the city centre to glisten over the holidays. It isn’t all flashy lights and seasonal beverages however, as a schedule of events and entertainment to match any other in Europe unfurls throughout December, with Ljubljana’s city centre squares playing host to live music and other outlets of seasonal joy. The streets also become lined with stalls selling all manner of things, from souvenirs to schnapps, with one of the most picturesque Christmas markets in Europe.
The New Year’s Eve fireworks emanating from the castle brings the festive cheer to an end, but cheer of many different kinds will continue to flourish in town. The nights are getting longer, which leads us to the logical conclusion that we’ve much more time to dedicate to nightlife. To ensure you get the best out of this, we’ve included a seven-page guide to Ljubljana’s nightlife within, so head to pages 35 through 43 to find out where to spend your evenings this winter. We take a look at the best of Ljubljana’s pubs, bars, clubs, casinos, adult entertainment and much more, a section that we weren’t too disheartened about researching. As always, we’ve got the finest restaurants, cafes, shops, hotels covered, as well as the many sights that make Ljubljana a glorious place to visit, whatever time of year it may be. Live music really picks up in December as you can see from our monthly listings, and a number of interesting theatre performances should help us start 2015 on the right foot.
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