New Year's Eve 2022: offers, what to do, and events not to be missed

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The approach of New Year always manages to send everyone into crisis! Everyone starts wondering what to do and where to go, but most of the time you look around and find nothing of interest. So if you're planning on going elsewhere this year, here are some suggestions. Offers, activities and events not to be missed and anything else that can be useful to celebrate the New Year!


  1. New Year's Events and Concerts in Italy
  2. New Year in Europe
  3. New Year in the heat
  4. New Year in the mountains
  5. New Year's Eve at the spa
  6. Other ideas and low cost destinations to celebrate the New Year
  7. User questions and comments

Covid-19 emergency: events, concerts and demonstrations could undergo last-minute changes due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We recommend that you inform yourself well about the situation of the destination you intend to visit before departure. If you are planning a trip, follow government guidelines and make sure you are in line with safety measures.

New Year's Events and Concerts in Italy

1 - New Year's Eve in Venice: Concert at La Fenice Theater

Venice is undoubtedly the most romantic and suggestive city in Italy, so what better place to wait for the new year? There is certainly no shortage of celebrations and important events on New Year's Eve.

Our proposal is that of opera concert at the Fenice Theater, which has been held every year since 2004. This year it will be Myung-Whun Chung to direct the orchestra and the choir, giving emotions and leaving you fascinated.
The first part of the concert, as usual, will be exclusively orchestral. The second part, on the other hand, will also see the participation of the soloists and the choir and will end as usual with the "Va 'Pensiero" from Nabucco and the toast "Libiam ne' lieti calici" from Giuseppe Verdi's Traviata.

  • Info: Teatro La Fenice, starts at 16 pm on December 00st and at 31:11 am on January 15st, duration 1 hours, ticket prices starting from € 2 depending on the seat chosen
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 73,00 per room -
  • Gala dinner and New Year's show. Boat excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello

2 - New Year's Eve in Milan: Concert in Piazza Duomo

Milan is the undisputed city of nightlife, so all party and party lovers can choose it without thinking about it. Like every year, for New Year's Eve the appointment is in the beautiful Piazza Duomo for the free concert preceding midnight. The atmosphere will be heated as early as 21:00 pm with the RTL 102.5 djset, and then leave room for the leading artists and this year's special guest until around midnight.

For those who prefer other types of music and concerts, at the Auditorium there will be the classic end-of-year concert with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, while at the Blue Note in Via Borsieri 37 there will be the expected concert of the Gospel Choir of the Angels in Harlem.

If this is not enough for you, continue until morning in the most popular discos of the city such as Alcatraz, Magazzini Generali and Old Fashion.

  • Info: Piazza Duomo, start of the event at 20:00, end at 00:15
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 52,00 per room -
  • Terraces of the Milan Cathedral: entrance ticket Private walking tour of the beauties of the city cultural tour by bike

3 - New Year's Eve in Florence: Concerts in the square and shows in the theater

A city of art of absolute beauty! Even those who choose Florence for New Year's will have fun with the many events offered in the city.
For those who love parties and concerts in the square, here is the Concertone of Piazzale Michelangelo, which every year hosts artists of international standing to animate the last night of the year.

For a different party full of comedy and fun, the La Pegola Theater organizes comedy shows with key performers of Italian comedy.
Likewise also the Verdi Theater, with a show to laugh at to leave the old year behind and welcome the new in the best way.

  • Info: Concert in Piazzale Michelangelo from 21 pm, in the theater approximately from 00 pm / 20 pm (duration about 30 hours and 21 with interval, prices starting from € 00 based on age and seat chosen)
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -
  • Wine Tasting: Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano From Florence: San Gimignano, Siena and Chianti tour Florence Cathedral: no queues guided tour of the Dome

4 - New Year's Eve in Rome: Concerts in the square or Cinecittà World

How about New Year's Eve in the capital instead? Obviously Rome also offers different options, but to vary and try to satisfy everyone's tastes.
For those who love to party and go wild to the rhythm of music, without ever stopping, the New Year in the Square is the best: from the Imperial Forums, the Colosseum to the Circus Maximus and the Capitol, the capital lights up and hosts over 100 artists who alternate for 24 hours between music, maxi concerts, fireworks, shows and performances of all kinds.

An alternative for both children and families is the New Year's Eve at Cinecittà World, the amusement park for all ages with a cinema theme, but with attractions of all kinds! We leave at 18:00 pm for non-stop entertainment until 8:00 am the next morning, with more than 30 attractions but also concerts, indoor and outdoor discos, fireworks, artists and even the possibility of choose between different dinner formulas!

  • Info: Cinecittà World, Via di Castel Romano, 200 (Get directions), starts at 18:00, ticket price from € 50,00 to € 250,00 based on the formula
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 47,00 per room -
  • Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill: TiFlights package: Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana tour from Rome Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel: fast track

5 - New Year's Eve in Bologna: Dancin 'Bo in Piazza Maggiore

Even Bologna in terms of beauty and nightlife is not far behind! A highly anticipated event that occurs every year is precisely the New Year's Eve in Bologna, a big party in Piazza Maggiore which traditionally includes the Rogo del Vecchione at midnight precisely the Vecchione, a statue that symbolizes the year to leave behind.
For this year's event, the theme of the evening will be Dancin'Bo and there will be entertainment, dances and music with many Bolognese DJs that will make you dance all night!

  • Info: Piazza Maggiore, start of the event at 21:00
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 67,00 per room -
  • private tour with local guide traditional gastronomic guided tour

New Year in Europe

1 - Prague

For lovers of partying, Prague is the queen of the New Year. Midnight obviously awaits in Piazza dell'Orologio but the fireworks and celebrations begin much earlier. Already in the late evening, between 20:00 and 21:00, the whole city and in particular the square, comes alive with sounds, noises, colors and sparks accompanied by the inevitable scent of street food and, as soon as the new year arrives, the nightclubs start playing to keep you going all night long!

But behind the chaotic soul of Prague, they actually hide too quiet concerts and suggestive cruises along the Vltava River, an excellent alternative perhaps for the quieter couples.

  • Ideal for: Young people and couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 46,00 per room -
  • starting from € 29,98 -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + 4 nights / 5 days from € 260,00 per person -
  • Prague Castle and Old Town walking tour Treasures of Prague: walking and bus tour New Year's Eve cruise with dinner and fireworks

2 - Vienna

Vienna is the perfect city for lovers of music, art, elegance and tranquility, although there is no shortage of discos and clubs that party all night long. The peculiarity of Vienna, however, lies precisely in the romanticism of a cruise on the Danube, in the scent of mulled wine from the Christmas markets and in the multitude of evenings and concerts whose main theme is the waltz and the music of Mozart.

At midnight, however, everyone flocks to the main Viennese square where the Silvesterpfad begins, the festival that celebrates the new year with dances and fireworks.

  • Ideal for: Families and couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 78,00 per room -
  • starting from € 40,98 -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + 4 nights / 5 days from € 380,00 per person -
  • Strauss New Year's Concert and Mozart's New Year Gala in the Palais Auersperg 2-hour historical tour

3 - Dublin

Dublin is a city rich in legends and traditions and also one of the most welcoming in Europe. Spending New Year's Eve there means being spoiled for choice between concerts and shows of various kinds, some of which take place in the main streets of the city and involve street artists and musicians. But to recreate a perfect magical atmosphere, various music also join in torchlight processions, fireworks and colored lights. In short, New Year's Eve in Dublin can be considered truly suitable for everyone!

Events not to be missed? The traditional New Year's Eve concert in St. Stephen's Green, markets and live music in Temple Bar and the Gospel Concert at Christ Church Cathedral.

  • Ideal for: Couples, young people and families
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 58,00 per room -
  • starting from € 43,98 -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + 4 nights / 5 days from € 305,00 per person -
  • Dublin: New Years Eve Pub Crawl Kilkenny and Wicklow Mountains: Day Tour from Dublin Legends of East Ireland Tour

4 - Budapest

Budapest is considered the pearl of Eastern Europe, the perfect city for anyone looking for a place rich in history and culture, and at the same time in leisure and entertainment, so as to be able to divide the trip into cultural days and party nights. For New Year's Eve you can treat yourself to one cruise on the Danube accompanied by a suggestive dinner and then go to admire the inevitable fireworks displays at Heroes' Square and Vörösmarty Square, and finally throw yourself into one of the many clubs to let loose until dawn!

Do you want to pamper yourself on the last day of the year? Don't miss the party at the Szechenyi Baths, with DJ sets and lights to enjoy in a very hot thermal pool!

  • Ideal for: Young people and couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 66,00 per room -
  • starting from € 29,41 -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + 4 nights / 5 days from € 320,00 per person -
  • New Year's Eve in Budapest: 3-hour boat ride Budapest New Years Pub Crawl 3-hour city tour

5 - Lisbon

Lisbon is the colorful capital of Portugal, beautiful all year round and above all always awake and active. All this is accentuated during the holiday season and especially on New Year's Eve, when the streets are full of colored lights and scents of the Portuguese culinary tradition, the central square comes alive with music and fireworks and the streets of the busiest neighborhoods such as Barrio Alto and Belèm become even more populated to give way to a night of celebrations.

The Tagus River, on the other hand, is the perfect place for a cruise and dinner romantic or with family! But the extraordinary thing about Lisbon are the prices of flights and hotels, which even on New Year's Eve remain super low cost and accessible to all.

For a typically Lisbon New Year, instead, go to the Alfama district, to resound the last tolls of the year with the soundtrack of Fado, the typical music of Lisbon.

  • Ideal for: Families, young people and couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 32,00 per room -
  • starting from € 33,98 -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + 4 nights / 5 days from € 230,00 per person -
  • New Year's Eve cruise on the Tagus River tour through history, tales and everyday life Tour from Lisbon: Sintra, Obidos, Peniche and Mafra

New Year in the heat

1 - Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

Here is the first undisputed destination for those looking for the sea and the heat even during the winter. In fact, in Sharm El-Sheikh not only does it never rain, but in winter the temperatures are still ideal for beach life, various excursions in the surroundings and diving in the beautiful Red Sea. Furthermore, for Cadopanno the resorts certainly do not miss their guests big celebrations with themed evenings and wild nights!

  • Ideal for: Families and couples
  • Average temperature in December: min 19 ° C - max 23 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 40,00 per room -
  • starting from € 241,05 -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + 4 nights / 5 days from € 798,00 per person -
  • Quad bike adventure Sharm el-Sheikh Tiran Island: snorkeling with lunch from Sharm El Sheikh Sharm el-Sheikh: glass bottom boat tour

2 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is without a doubt one of the most beautiful and surprising Middle Eastern cities, thanks above all to the ultra-modern skyscrapers that give it its elegant atmosphere combined with the cultural and traditional one of mosques. There is obviously a beautiful sea, always ideal for a swim, even in winter! As for the New Year, Dubai certainly does not hold back in the celebrations, in fact offers one of the most beautiful fireworks displays in the world that should be seen at least once in a lifetime.

The cult neighborhoods for New Year's Eve in Dubai are the Downtown, the area where the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa are located, Bastakiya which is the historic district, and the Dubai Marina area, for a celebration under the palm trees in the Emirati sun!

  • Ideal for: Young people and couples
  • Average temperature in December: min 17 ° C - max 26 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 44,00 per room -
  • starting from € 302,00 -
  • Flight + hotel package: Return flight + 5 days / 4 nights from € 929,00 per person -
  • From Dubai: Red Dune Safari & BBQ Al khayma Burj Khalifa: 124th & 125th Floor Ticket Dubai Marina: Sunset Cruise with International Buffet

3 - Doha, Qatar

Another destination in the Middle East that is worth visiting, especially in the New Year period. Doha is indeed a truly fascinating city, full of elegant mosques and luxurious palaces, statues and monuments different from the usual, sea ​​perfect for snorkeling and a wide choice of spas, without forgetting the nearby desert where you can spend wonderful experiences. In short, you will be spoiled for choice to decide how to commit the last days of the year.

  • Ideal for: Families and couples
  • Average temperature in December: min 17 ° C - max 25 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 32,00 per room -
  • starting from € 352,34 -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + 4 nights / 5 days from € 830,00 per person -
  • safari, camel ride, sandboarding and inland sea 4 hours Guided City Tour 4-hour Souk Waqif walking tour

4 - Tenerife, Canary Islands

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands as well choosing it for New Year opens up many possibilities. In fact, you can opt for a stay in the city, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, or stay in a resort on one of the many beautiful beaches on the island and let yourself be pampered. Anyhow, at the stroke of midnight, there will be fireworks everywhere, music and parties until dawn.

  • Ideal for: Families, young people, couples
  • Average temperature in December: min 16 ° C - max 22 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 27,00 per room -
  • starting from € 57,98 -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + 4 nights / 5 days from € 486,00 per person -
  • Loro Parque and Siam Park: Kayaking with Dolphins and Snorkeling with Turtles Tour of the Island Combo Ticket

5 - Boa Vista, Cape Verde

Cape Verde is the archipelago off the African coast that has experienced a strong tourist increase in recent years. Although the islands that compose it are all beautiful, for New Year's Eve we want to recommend the white beaches of Boa Vista. In this case, we are mainly aimed at lovers of water activities, such as surfing and diving, who will find their own paradise on this island and can combine it with the long parties organized by the resorts.

  • Ideal for: Young people and couples
  • Average temperature in December: min 23 ° C - max 25 ° C
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 20,00 per room -
  • starting from € 429,98 -
  • Flight + hotel package: Round trip flight + 4 nights / 5 days from € 1.021,00 per person -

New Year in the mountains

1 - Madonna di Campiglio, trentino-alto adige

For those who in winter, despite the temperatures, do not want to give up the festive atmosphere that only the mountains can give, here is the first of the perfect destinations. Madonna di Campiglio, the largest ski resort in Trentino-Alto Adige with 150 km of slopes, also considered one of the most beautiful for landscapes and panoramas. On New Year's Eve by the way, Madonna di Campiglio is even more embellished! Lights, scents, music, fireworks and torchlight processions along the ski slopes that will make your celebrations unforgettable!

  • Ideal for: Families and couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 400,00 per room -

2 - Abetone, Tuscany

From Trentino to Tuscany, with another unmissable destination for those who prefer the mountains. This is Abetone, on the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, a modest ski resort with ski slopes of various levels, always open! For New Year's there is no shortage dinner in all accommodation facilities and long parties in the main refuges of the district that start waiting for midnight and go on all night.

  • Ideal for: Families and young people
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 400,00 per room -

3 - Palumbosila (Sila Park), Calabria

It may seem strange to some, but even Southern Italy has long ski slopes immersed in beautiful snow-covered landscapes. Palumbosila is a Calabrian town located in the Sila mountains, very close to the Ampollino Lake. Its slopes are of various levels, therefore suitable for adults, children, experts and beginners. As for the New Year, a long dinner full of local delicacies awaits you and immediately after great parties in all the hotels and shelters of the place.

  • Ideal for: Families, Young People, Couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 46,00 per room -

4 - Davos, Switzerland

If someone wanted to spend the New Year on foreign mountains, then we want to suggest Davos, a Swiss ski resort of beauty equal to the most famous resorts but with lower costs. This small village, in addition to long slopes and breathtaking views, will surprise you with fireworks and festivals in the square, during which there will be music, dances and scents of mulled wine and hot chocolate.

  • Ideal for: Families
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 267,00 per room -
  • Davos: Tandem paragliding flight with photos

5 - Saalbach, Austria

Saalbach is another foreign ski resort, but this time in Austria. Saalbach is one of the largest and most beautiful in the whole country, just think that it has always been around the Ski World Cup!
Here you will find 200 km of slopes and excellent hotel hospitality that, on New Year's Eve, will know how to pamper you with typical dinners, music and long celebrations.

  • Ideal for: Families and couples
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 710,00 per room -

New Year's Eve at the spa

1 - Terme di Merano, Trentino-Alto Adige

What better way to wait for the new year than in the comfort of a spa? Here are the first that we want to show you: the Terme di Merano. Very famous throughout Italy, even if located in the far north, they offer a wide choice of swimming pools, saunas, treatments and thermal baths as well as an excellent restaurant and hotel offer.
Furthermore, Merano enjoys beautiful landscapes and obviously there is no lack of the festive atmosphere typical of South Tyrol which, if you wish, you can observe from the large windows while sitting quietly in the warm tubs.

  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 94,00 per room -
  • What to see in the surroundings: Merano, Bolzano, Bressanone, Tirolo Castle, Schenna Castle
  • 1-day private tour by car in the heart of the Dolomites Tour between the Christmas markets of Bolzano and Merano Bolzano: guided walking tour in the historic center

2 - Baths of Bormio, Lombardy

Bormio is a small town in the heart of Valtellina famous for its ski slopes but also for its own spas which are divided into three locations: Bormio Terme, Bagni Vecchi and Bagni Nuovi. Within these three establishments you will not have to worry about anything because they are truly complete and you will have access not only to the normal spa services and wellness packages but also to the bar, restaurant, children's area and much more.
In short, an excellent solution for your New Year's Eve, during which all you have to do is enjoy the relaxation!

  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 95,00 per room -
  • What to see in the surroundings: Bormio, Livigno, Stelvio National Park

3 - Terme di Saturnia, Tuscany

With the Terme di Saturnia we move from the mountains to the hills, in the beautiful Tuscany. This thermal establishment includes, in addition to the spas with paths and treatments, also a thermal park, a resort and a golf club, so for your entire stay it will be impossible to get bored. Moreover on New Year's Eve a large bonfire is lit in the main square of Saturnia, followed by fireworks, music and dancing.

  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 180,00 per room -
  • What to see in the surroundings: Saturnia, Montemerano, Castellum Acquarum

4 - Terme di Chianciano, Tuscany

We remain in Tuscany, but we move to the province of Siena, precisely to the Terme di Chianciano, one of the most complete spas in italy as it offers different paths and treatments that combine the curative with the sensory part.
On New Year's Eve you will have the opportunity to dine inside the spa, enjoying a rich dinner based on typical local products and then return to the tubs of hot water.

  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 80,00 per room -
  • What to see in the surroundings: Chianciano, Montepulciano, Sant'Albino
  • Chianciano Terme: Exclusive Vintage Car Tour and Sensory Spa From Florence: Chianciano Evo Oil & Montepulciano Wine Tour

5 - Thermal baths of Ischia, Campania

Although Ischia is a popular summer destination, we want to suggest it also in winter. The reason is obviously the infinite opportunities for wellness and relaxation among the main spas and the various hotels that offer treatments, programs and wellness packages. If you don't know which spa to choose, us we recommend the very hot Terme di Casamicciola, where the water gushes out at 68 ° C.
In addition, Ischia during the Christmas period, and especially on the occasion of the New Year, becomes even more beautiful and to be discovered!

  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 30,00 per room -
  • What to see in the surroundings: Casamicciola, Aragonese Castle, La Mortella Gardens
  • Ischia: Half-Day Panoramic Bus Tour Ischia: Castiglione Thermal Park Experience Ischia: Afternoon Tour to Nitrodi Thermal Spring

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