By lighting the Advent candle and Christmas lights on the last day of November, we have entered the magical world of this year's Rijeka Advent. Throughout December, visitors will have plenty of ways to spend the merriest month of the year, with a plethora of new features that were missing last year. Ri Gastro Advent in Riječka Rezolucija Square offers an even more extensive theatrical and musical programme as the smell of holiday foods wafts through the air and you can again enjoy a variety of musical performances in Ivan Kobler Square while sipping mulled wine. The Christmas market in the city centre provides the perfect opportunity to do a little Christmas shopping or taste authentic local products. There will be music, dancing and food galore at Advent on Gradina, where the golden dazzle of a 17 km string of Christmas lights will again turn Trsat Castle into a one-of-a-kind fairy-tale venue for kids and grow-ups. The Sea Snowflake ice skating rink and Santa's choo-choo train will delight the youngest visitors as usual. You will need your mittens and scarves while squeezing through the crowds in the tunnel of Santa's little helpers because Advent in the Tunnels is expanding its offer after last year's successful turnout. Full information and a detailed programme are available on the Rijeka Advent website www.RijekaAdvent.com.