New Year’s Eve at Syntagma Square

In anticipation of 2024, the Athens Municipality cordially invites everyone on December 31 to an open-air celebration at Syntagma square to spread cheer and exchange wishes for the New Year. Festivities will commence at 10PM with a captivating concert by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Athens Municipality followed by two performances from the renowned Greek artists Nikos Portokaloglou and Marina Satti, Greece’s esteemed 2024 Eurovision representative. At the stroke of midnight, the newly elected Athens’ mayor, Harris Doukas, will share heartfelt messages with the public, which will be accompanied by a breathtaking fireworks display that will illuminate and adorn the Athens’ sky.

New Year’s Eve Party at “Varvakios Market”

Prepare for the grand finale of the year as we gear up for the most spectacular celebration starting at 11 PM. Hosted once again at the iconic ‘Varvakios Central Municipal Market’ and meticulously organized by Athens Municipality in collaboration with Street Outdoors, this promises to be the ultimate event. Immerse yourself in the heart of Athens with a mesmerizing music set, carefully curated by renowned DJs and producers. The beats will resonate until the early hours of the new year, ensuring an unforgettable night.

New Year’s Eve at Piraeus and Celebrations

On December 30 a sailing ship that has travelled all the way from Peru in a cooperation with the Peruvian Embassy with dock in Piraeus. Step aboard this extraordinary ship, open to visitors, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Peruvian art, cultural events, live music, and the exquisite flavors of Andean coffee and chocolate. The BAP UNION eagerly awaits guests on December 30th (11 AM to 1 PM), December 31st (10 AM to 5 PM), January 1st (10 AM to 5:30 PM), and January 2nd (10 AM to 1 PM).

For those wishing to celebrate New Year’s Eve by the sea, Piraeus Municipality has curated an exclusive lights celebration complimented by a fireworks display. As the clock strikes midnight, Piraeus’ Tower will come alive in a dazzling spectacle, casting wishes for a prosperous and joyous new year.

“Christmas visions” Concert at the Maria Callas Museum

On December 30, immerse yourself in the enchanting sounds of a festive musical concert presented by the Athenian Quintet “Dimitrios Dounis” at the Maria Callas Museum. Experience Christmas suites ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary compositions by Greek and foreign composers, including O’Carolan, Amadei, Milanesi, Kioulafidis, and the rare Concerto VI, All’ unisono in D major by Evaristo F. Dall’Abaco. The magic of Christmas will come alive through the captivating tones of mandolin and guitar. The free concert begins at 4 PM, with priority seating available.

Christmas at the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation

The B&E Goulandris Foundation presents a variety of activities for the youngest visitors and their families this holiday season. Workshops, live book readings, family-guided tours and classic Christmas movies are some of the events happening this weekend at the museum. that are taking place this weekend at the museum. Seize the opportunity to experience the holiday spirit at the Basil & Elise Goulandris Foundation!

“New Year’s Eve in Paris” at Megaron Athens Concert Hall

Although less famous than the Italian opera, the annual New Year’s Eve concert for this year will be French opera. Four distinguished lyrical singers perform in the New Year’s Eve in Paris captivating arias and brilliant orchestral excerpts cherished and loved by the public. The concert is under the guidance of seasoned conductor Myron Michaelides and will take place for two performances on December 29 and 30 at 8:30PM.

Ennio-The Maestro at the Studio New Star Art Cinema

Don’t miss Guiseppe Tornatore’s autobiographical documentary about the legendary composer Ennio Morricone. Despite being a 2021 production, the film is premiering exclusively now at Studio New Art Star Cinema (Stavropoulou 33, Athens). Tornatore skillfully portrays Morricone’s life, artistry, and passion for music through the composer’s own narrations while he was alive. This documentary is a masterpiece, shedding light on the genius behind the most iconic soundtracks in cinema history. Screenings are on Thursdays to Saturdays at 7 PM and Sundays to Wednesdays at 6 PM.