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.
"Is the party at Varvakios on this year?" That's one of the many questions we've received in our inbox over the past few days about Christmas in Athens. The answer is, most definitely. The last party of the year will be the biggest and will take place at the Athens Central Food Market. The party starts at 11 pm and will last until the early hours of 2024, so you can either ring in the New Year there or watch the countdown and fireworks at Syntagma Square and then show up. Local DJ heroes Street Outdoors will take over the decks with a special guest yet to be announced.
For more Christmas inspiration, check out this season's events here.