Koper lit up, Čudolandija has opened its doors
Kilometers of flashing light chains, shiny animal elements, fairy-tale figures of various shapes and artistic lighting installations are part of the new urban decoration. Čudolandija is much more than the classic Christmas decorative project of the past years in Koper and other nearby cities. What is more, this year’s decorative lighting will last longer than usual and will not be limited to the holiday period alone.
Čudolandija is a completely new concept of city decoration. It represents an expansion of the decorative lighting that gained great interest last year. This year, combined with a rich accompanying program, it will certainly ensure that the tourist season in Koper lasts throughout autumn and winter. A lot of new lighting elements were added to the lights and luminous figures and they adorn the entire city.
The heart of the city center’s illumination is Anton Ukmar Square with a teddy bear, snowman, sleigh and others figures that give the place a playful and fairy-tale like atmosphere.
A zoo with animal motifs in 3D can be admired in Hlavaty Park next to the market, a large olive tree illuminated by a combination of lights in warm and cold tones enriches Carpaccio Square and a completely new look has been given to the city’s central square, Tito Square, which shines in all its elegance and glamour. The Bastion Fortress near the passenger terminal has been transformed into a giant gift box with a shiny ribbon. A new look has been given also the city roundabouts, where thematic elements were lit, whereas the streets of the old city centre have been transformed into a starry sky.
Čudolandija goes beyond the fascinating world of bright and shiny works of art. It will soon be enriched by thematic fairs, ice rinks, a rich cultural and entertaining program, children’s program, a festive culinary offer and numerous events that will give life to the city. All these activities will give the city a magical atmosphere and will offer citizens and visitors the opportunity to spend more time outdoors while admiring the rich holiday decoration.
With this year’s magnificent artistic decoration, the City Municipality of Koper can be compared to the big European cities that are lively and busy all year round and which, thanks also to decorative lighting, show an increase in tourist visits.
Koper is today a popular tourist destination and Čudolandija will undoubtedly be one more reason why citizens and visitors from all over Slovenia and abroad spend unforgettable moments in the magical city by the sea.