Ready, steady, glow! Christmas in Athens is on and the City has announced its festive programme, packed with free events taking place all across Athens. From December 1st until January 7th (when the festive season officially ends in our parts), Athens will wear its most Yuletide colours, offering 38 days of non-stop festive fun for all types and ages. With free music concerts in both central locations and off-the-beaten track paths, children's activities and street parties, as well as the decked out schedule of the Kypseli Municipal Market, and a Christmas village in every neighbourhood, you'll always be two steps away from Christmas wherever you go in Athens this December.
Athens doesn’t have to wait for New Year’s Eve to stay up late, but on the last day of every year we make sure to see it off with a blast. Join the locals for the city's biggest NYE celebration at Syntagma Square, in the heart of Athens. The party starts at 10 pm with live music from local stars and goes on until the early hours of 2024. Our advice? Stay for the fireworks and the first selfies of the New Year under the city's biggest Christmas tree, then head to the biggest rave of the year at Varvakios Market. Need any other ideas for your NYE celebrations in Athens? Here are some tips. Whatever you end up doing, we wish you a very, very happy New Year in Athens!
For more Christmas inspiration, check out this season's events here.