Christmas and New Year Bazaars & Events in Montenegro

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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 board of Bar, in cooperation with the tourist board of Tuzi and the NGO Klaster Turizma, organises a handicraft fair called Pre-New Year's magic, on November 19th and 20th, in Bar and Tuzi.

The Handicrafts Fair in Bar will be held on Saturday, November 19th, starting at noon on the square of Vladimir and Kosara, while the Handicrafts Fair in Tuzi will be held a day later, on the main town square, starting at 1 pm. At this fair, artisans from Bar and Tuzi will present Advent wreaths, and Christmas & New Year decorations.

Additionally, from December 26th 2022 to January 2nd 2023, the city square of Vladimir and Kosara in Bar will host a New Year's bazaar with booths where local producers will display their honey, wine and handicrafts. The atmosphere will be warmed up by DJ performances and concerts of regional stars.

Children's New Year will delight the youngest citizens and tourists on December 30th, followed by regional and local star concerts in the evening. The last day of the year will be amusing as the program starts at noon.

Starting from December 1st and throughout the month, the travel board of Kotor is preparing a rich Christmas and New Year’s program. The traditional manifestation 'From Christmas to Christmas' begins on December 24th, 2022 and lasts until January 8th, 2023. As part of the program, children's New Year will take place, and on December 31st, visitors and locals can expect a New Year's spectacle - a concert by the most famous regional star, Zdravko Čolić.

The Municipality of Tivat and the Tourism Board of Tivat announced a four-day music program at a well-known location, on the Pine Promenade waterfront. On Friday, December 30th, the youngest guests will enjoy the Children's New Year's program from 11 am to 2 pm. The following day, December 31st, all visitors will have the opportunity to see off the current year with a performance by the regional bands and stars from 9 pm. At midnight, the evening full of good energy will be completed by the traditional New Year's fireworks.

The first days of the New Year in Tivat will continue in a festive mood. Sunday, January 1st, 2023, is reserved for a concert at noon with the sounds of the famous Montenegrin violinist Verica Čuljković - Electric violin, accompanied by DJ Danilo Radusinović. In the evening, the guests will be entertained by more regional bands and stars from 9 pm. The program in Tivat also continues on Monday, January 2nd, 2023, partially organised in cooperation with Porto Montenegro.

Traditionally, Christmas Market by Regent Porto Montenegro will be held on the 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th of December. This Festive Bazaar of authentic Montenegrin products and handmade crafts will be complemented with Christmas music and treats.

Portonovi will become a fairy tale village - a place of special magic, where the winter nights will be illuminated by the lights of festive decorations and a unique play of light and music. Various events for all generations, a holiday bazaar with a wide offer of delicacies and creative workshops for the youngest, combined with a light sea breeze, will create an idyllic atmosphere, perfect for spending time with loved ones and will take place from December 3rd 2022 to January 8th 2023. 

The Old Royal Capital of Cetinje and the Tourism Board of the Old Royal Capital of Cetinje are organising the bazaar program 'New Year's Fairytale in the Old Royal Capital Cetinje', which will last from December 18th, 2022, to January 8th, 2023.

This winter event is being held for the first time in Cetinje, and small wooden houses have been set up on Dvorski Trg, where food, drinks, souvenirs, and New Year's decorations can be found. The grand opening will be held on Sunday, December 18th, at 7 pm, followed by a concert by Indira Levak (regional Balkan star) at 8 pm.

The festive offer will be completed by a program for the children including an educational workshop Lipska Pećina (Dec 21st), children's play 'Little Secrets of the Mraz Family' (Dec 24th), 'New Year's Love Spell' (Dec 25th), Christmas Quiz (Jan 8th). As it was announced, a free skating rink will be set up on Dvorski Trg.

Besides Cetinje, the municipality of Nikšić will be breathing with the holiday spirit. The New Year and Christmas bazaar will be open from December 21st, 2022, until January 20th, 2023. Exhibitors will have a rich offer of handcrafts, decorations, and others, where everyone will find something for themselves or their loved ones.

Every year, the people of Mojkovac try to make their town look magical during the New Year holidays and this year, for the first time, the Municipality of Mojkovac will organise Christmas Bazaar. The Bazaar takes place from December 27th, 2022, to January 10th, 2023. 

Visitors will enjoy mulled wine and hot drinks, and the atmosphere will be further warmed by concerts and DJ parties. Local products and handicrafts will be offered at the stands, so here's an opportunity to make your loved ones happy with a unique gift. Of course, Santa Claus will pay a visit to the youngest ones. 


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