Are you in Venice these days and wondering what to do this New Year's Eve in the city? We have the answer: we are here to offer you many ideas to make you live happily the end of 2019 and give us together a great beginning 2020 in the Serenissima of Italy.

Are you ready?! 

Kisses, champagne toasts and fireworks in St. Mark's Square

If you are in the city on December 31, 2019 we recommend you to live the last hours of the year in one of the most beautiful squares in the world: St. Mark's Square. Do not miss the fantastic fireworks display that will give great emotions to tourists and Venetian citizens, with the magical atmosphere that only the Lagoon can give. At the stroke of midnight, in addition to the glow of the lights reflected in the waters of the Basin, the romance of the city will involve us: as tradition has it, thousands of people kiss under the stars for a magical moment full of love and to welcome the new year. Ready to live this sweet moment with your loved one?!

End of year concert at La Fenice Theatre

For symphonic music lovers, nothing can be more beautiful than spending the last day of the year in the historic Gran Teatro La Fenice where the traditional New Year's Eve Concert takes place. To cheer the audience and greet the New Year, South Korean maestro Myung-Whun Chung, pianist and conductor, who will conduct the orchestra and choir of the theatre. The first part, entirely orchestral, will be contrasted with a second, more operatic part with the participation of tenor Francesco Meli and soprano Nadine Serra. Lovers of classical music cannot really miss a show like this.

The event will be repeated for 4 days:

  • 29.12.2019 at 8:00 pm
  • 30.12.2019 at 5:00 pm
  • 31.12.2019 at 4:00 pm
  • 01.01.2020 at 11:15 am

Try your luck at the historic Casino of Ca' Vendramin Caliergi

What if we played the Casino?

Founded in 1638, it is one of the oldest gambling houses in the world and is located in the historical palace Ca' Vendramin Calergi, inside the Cannaregio district. This historic building harmoniously overlooks the Grand Canal and has been in time the home of dukes, doges or even great artists such as the German musician and composer Richard Wagner.

The idea of spending New Year's Eve celebrating in a palace like this can be absolutely intriguing. For New Year's Eve the Venetian Casino organizes not only the usual gaming activities but also a rich dinner with a toast to greet the beginning of the new year. The events take place both in its historical venue and in its second venue in Ca' Noghera of  Favaro Veneto, near Marco Polo Airport, an American-style casino located on the mainland. And after the festivities without overdoing it, you might as well try your luck, don't you think?

New Year's Eve dive: spend the first of the year with the Venetian

A now famous tradition in the Lagoon is that of bathing at the beginning of the year in the cold waters of Venice Lido. Every year in these parts of the lagoon they challenge the low temperatures to greet the new year with courage and love for their land, this is what the smiling "hibernists" do, the witty and goliardic group that renews this tradition that has been going on for over 40 years. Music and good food will certainly not be lacking, you will see.

Get your swimsuits ready!

Music and prosecco in Piazza Ferretto in Mestre

For those in Venice it can be fun and interesting to move around the mainland. In Mestre, in fact, there will be a big concert at the end of the year where great guests of Italian music will alternate with DJs and producers who will make you wild until late at night. A great protagonist this year will be the prosecco, one of the best selling Italian wines in the world, included in 2019 in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

New Year's Night at Lido di Jesolo

The town of Jesolo in the Venetian province, usually famous for its beaches, organizes a big party in Piazza Mazzini with guests of Italian music and entertainment. For those who want to go wild and dance all night, toast and enjoy the splendid fireworks display can absolutely choose to spend the last day of the year in Jesolo.

A young and fun party, not to be missed!