Christmas and New Year Bazaars & Events in Montenegro

Seasonal Celebrations

Celebrating Christmas and the end of 2023

Christmas and New Year are just around the corner, and the traditional setup and decoration of the cities and organisation of Christmas Bazaars, have started already. Montenegro, just like the rest of Europe, is following this trend. Thanks to the small, local Christmas markets, which gained popularity in recent years, Montenegro has been described as an emerging Christmas market. 


The Tourist Organization of Bar, under the patronage of the Municipality of Bar, is organizing this year's New Year's Happening, which will start on December 27, 2023, and last for 7 days, until January 2, 2024. Throughout the 7-day program, all local bands will perform, along with renowned music stars from Montenegro and the region, while various daytime activities will be held for the youngest attendees.
What we particularly want to highlight is that throughout all 7 days of the program, daytime activities for children will be organized, including children's plays, a children's choir, concerts, creative workshops, mascots, animators, and many others.
There is also an ongoing Public Call for the distribution of 13 booths that TO Bar are providing for use, where food and beverages will be served. More info on that soon. 

The Tourist Organization of Kolašin has prepared a Christmas bazaar for this year too.
The opening of the Christmas bazaar is scheduled for December 15th. At the bazaar, all visitors will be able to enjoy warm drinks, a Christmas atmosphere, a diverse range of souvenirs and homemade products.
As part of the bazaar, there is a planned music and entertainment program, DJ parties, and local bands will perform in a snowy fairytale at the north of Montenegro. 

TO Kotor prepared something special for the end of this year and the begining of the next!
Kotor Winter Fest started at the city promenade on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, with the ceremonial lighting of the New Year decorations and will last until February 3rd, 2024.

The Kotor Winter Fest encompasses all events in Kotor during the Christmas and New Year holidays:
  • Concerts at the main city square for two Christmases;
  • Children's New Year;
  • 3 New Year's Days;
  • Concerts at the promenade where the Bazaar is located;
  • Event "From Christmas to Christmas". 

See you in Kotor - a place where tradition is the foundation of the future!

Traditionally, Budva is renowned for providing top-notch entertainment during the New Year and Christmas holidays! This year is no exception, as we anticipate an electrifying atmosphere with a lineup of concerts featuring the biggest regional stars. 

This year, the New Year's and Christmas event is named "Budi u Budvi" (Be in Budva), and it will feature the "Adriatic Street Food Festival," which, along with music and a festive atmosphere, will bring delicious food options.

The Old Royal Capital of Cetinje and the Tourist Organization of Cetinje are the organizers of the winter bazaar titled "New Year's Tale in the Old Royal Capital." This event aims to become a tradition, as this year marks its second edition after last year's successful event surpassed all expectations. The bazaar will take place from December 9, 2023, to January 8, 2024.

The program includes numerous concerts by regional and Montenegrin stars, activities for children, and the setup of Christmas booths selling food, drinks, and souvenirs.

Adding to the New Year's atmosphere, a special highlight this year will be a free ice-skating rink set up at the Dvorski trg, the central location of the event. Additionally, at the location of Balšića Pazar, a children's corner is planned, offering a rich program for the youngest visitors, along with a carousel that will be free of charge.

The Tourist Organization of Bijelo Polje has traditionally organized the "New Year's Bazaar" since 2014.
This year's event will take place from December 28th to December 31st, 2023, at the main city square.

The program is set to include a diverse range of offerings such as homemade products, handicrafts, souvenirs, local goods, as well as a selection of refreshments and treats from catering establishments (hot beverages, desserts, pastries, etc.).

Additionally, there will be a rich cultural and entertainment program, catering specifically to the younger audience with children's plays, music schools, children's entertainers, as well as the participation of local bands, musicians, and performances by DJs.

The beloved city promenade Pine in Tivat will transform into a winter wonderland starting from December 16th and will shine brightly until mid-January. The city streets will be adorned with New Year decorations, providing numerous photo opportunities and creating lasting memories. The area, embellished with booths offering a rich gastronomic selection and others providing souvenirs, will ensure that your stay in Tivat is unforgettable.

The Tourism Organization of Tivat has gone the extra mile this year by organizing three events aimed at entertaining the youngest and sweetest visitors.
As the pinnacle of all holiday joys, the New Year's Eve celebration is recognized as the epitome of the best entertainment, filled with smiles, fireworks, and an avalanche of happiness. This celebration aims to usher in the new year with improved beginnings, a higher-quality season, and a more successful New Year for all.

The Chedi Hotel has prepared a real Winter Wonderland!
Picture a magical forest of 100 pine trees forming a whimsical pathway, guiding you to exhibitors and refreshing corners that promise to ignite your festive spirit. 

A Wonderland of Attractions:

Exhibitors Galore, Wish Christmas Tree, Love Corner, Delights for the Senses, Food Stations, Beverage Stations.
More on the link. 

Enter the enchanting world of the Portonovi Festive Market, nestled around the majestic New Year Tree in Marina Square, promising an experience that will captivate every visitor.

The market is open from December 23 to January 7 and invites you on a journey of delights.

The Market will be open on weekdays from 4 PM to 11 PM. You can enjoy the market from 11 AM to 11 PM on weekends and holidays. On December 31, Portonovi Festive Market will be open from 11 AM to 6 PM.  Every day, the market features live performances with a melodic mix of DJs, local and regional bands, and symphony orchestras that embellish Marina Square with the gift of music.

This year, the Regent Porto Montenegro Christmas Market will be traditionaly organized from 16th - 17th of December and 23rd - 24th of December
Infuzing the Village with the festive spirit through unique art and craft pieces, the Regent Christmas Market is truly a place like no other. 

The Tourist Organization of Podgorica, in collaboration with the Municipality of Podgorica, traditionally organizes the largest Christmas bazaar in Montenegro. This year, the bazaar began on December 7, 2023. Alongside the great atmosphere, musical programs, and diverse offerings in the booths at Independence Square, an ice-skating rink has been opened near the "Morača" Sports Center, and preparations are underway for two more locations! Stay tuned for more updates.

The municipality of Nikšić will be breathing with the holiday spirit. The New Year and Christmas bazaar will be open from December 20th, 2023, until January 20th, 2024. Exhibitors will have a rich offer of handcrafts, decorations, and others, where everyone will find something for themselves or their loved ones.


Enjoy the cheerful spirit followed by the good energy of the New Year's and Christmas holidays.