Kvarner newsletter / no 34

Opatija
Sweet tastes of the festive month

December is regarded by many as the most beautiful month of the year. In Opatija, the festive atmosphere will be enriched with the 5th Chocolate Festival, which will take place at the beginning of December. A perfect occasion to enjoy a variety of chocolate sweets and the sweet festive atmosphere!

At the beginning of December, Opatija will host the 5th Chocolate Festival – an event that has already become traditional and well known among Opatija's visitors and chocolate lovers. The festival will abound in attractions. In addition to a wide range of chocolate sweets and drinks, particularly worth mentioning are various cosmetic and wellness treatments that combine chocolate and other ingredients to achieve best results for the skin.
It is impossible to list all the events within the Chocolate Festival, so let us mention just a few of them. In the Angiolina Park, which is the winner of many awards for the most beautiful park in Croatia, visitors will have the chance to enjoy a huge chocolate fountain and a wide range of sweets and cakes. A 1.5-metre high fountain will be displayed in the Hotel Imperial, which will also present a production line for making chocolate pralines. A workshop aimed at making chocolate cakes, pralines and decorations will take place in the restaurant Le Mandrać in Volosko. In addition to that, there will be several special entertainment programmes for children.
Many hotels, bars and restaurants will offer special cakes and sweets, some of which will already be announcing the forthcoming holidays – from St. Nicholas' Day to Christmas and the New Year. Opatija's hotels have prepared special deals that include accommodation and additional services at promotional prices.