The build-up to Christmas is a jolly time in Catholic areas, often marked by gift-giving, family get-togethers and midnight mass on 24 December. In the mountains, the ski season kicks off mid-month.

Christmas Concerts, Slovenia

Held in early to mid-December throughout Slovenia, but the most famous are in Postojna Cave, where you can also attend the Live Christmas Crib, a re-enactment of the Nativity.