Kvarner newsletter / no 1

Get the party started
New Year celebrations in Kvarner’s town squares an hotels

Kvarner has a long tradition of organising open-air New Year parties in all the major towns of the region. Guests will have the opportunity of welcoming in 2008 at open-air parties in Rijeka, Opatija, Mali Lošinj, Krk, Rab…

The town of Rijeka traditionally prepares an “urban” New Year party with renowned Croatian bands playing on the stage of the main town’s promenade, the Korzo. This year’s celebration includes performances by the famous band Jinx, recognisable for their urban pop sound combining other music styles such as ska, cabaret and surf, and two local bands from Rijeka, Laufer (with their charismatic frontman Damir Urban) and Quasarr.

The town of Opatija begins its open-air Advent programme on the 21st of December and lasts until the evening of the 1st of January. On New Year’s Eve, Opatija’s Open Air Theatre will host many renowned artists such as Ricardo Luque, Tedi Spalato, Šajeta and so on.

Christmas and New Year’s events on the island of Lošinj take place from the 19th until the 31st of December. New Year’s parties will be organised in most hotels as well as in the main town square in Mali Lošinj, in both the morning and the evening.

The town of Krk invites all its inhabitants and guests to welcome in 2008 in a traditional way in the Vela placa town square, where the entertainment programme starts already at noon with the obligatory Mayor’s toast.
Inhabitants and guests of the island of Rab are invited to see the local folklore programme in Rab’s main square Municipium Arba, which starts on the last day of the year at 10.30 a.m. The New Year’s party will take place in the same square, beginning at 10.30 p.m.