An inevitable Advent location



Author: Matina Tenžera

We predict that this is the place where the most visitors will gather

The center of Zagreb is getting a completely different location this year as part of the Advent holidays – a new pedestrian zone in Masarykova and Preradovićeva streets . The famous Caffe de Matoš is moving there, from Strossmayer's Promenade of the Upper Town, where from November 29 until January 7, they will provide a unique and fun holiday story called Matoš & Cats. Traditional seasonal snacks, hot drinks, top entertainment with DJ performances and concerts, rich children's program and many more surprises.

Matoš & cats guarantee great fun and another brilliantly decorated city urban Christmas fairy tale. The recognizable "touch" and atmosphere of old Zagreb, which has been nurtured by the Caffe de Matoš event for years, will be transferred to the very center of Zagreb. Some new, but also well-known photo points will shine in their original, cheerful attire and entice passers-by to refresh themselves with a glass of something warm and create unforgettable memories from the new location. Lamps, pine trees, small props in retro style and recognizable "Matoševska" scenography, as well as a number of new details that remain a surprise, will give the new location a different atmosphere.

Musical and children's part of the program

The symbiosis of Matoš and cats naturally rests on the tradition of a rich catering offer, so everyone who goes to this location will have as many as 10 advent houses available with appropriate street food offers and traditional domestic winter dishes in both salty and sweet varieties. And there will be no shortage of hot and aromatic drinks.

Besides having a warm drink in hand, Advent is even more magical with great music from the speakers. As every year, this year's repertoire includes an exciting music program for the most diverse tastes – from jazz and funk to rock and pop and some DJ surprises. From December 5, every Tuesday and Thursday, there are live performances by local, urban bands, including Gelato sisters, Elvis Sršen & Funkblasters, Toni.Drama, Tom & The Twisters, Anya Alu, La papa, Louise band, Imagruva and others. . The rest of the week is reserved for hanging out with iconic local DJs Zoza, Bonžo, Grade and Primec.

But Matoš & cats are not only for adults. Advent rush hour on weekends in the morning belongs to the little ones, because children's shows, workshops, facepainting, disco and various surprises await them on the stage, and the craziest New Year's party will be organized for them at noon on December 31. New Year's Eve 2024 for adults, with DJ Primec, is not to be missed!