Top Things You Can Do in Montenegro for the New Year's Eve

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When you think of Montenegro, first things that come to your mind are glorious beaches, picturesque old towns and amazing sunsets by the Adriatic coast.  But what it’s not widely known is that Montenegro is also a fantastic winter destination as well! Montenegro might be a small country but it can offer you an unbelievable vacation during winter holidays. The vicinity of the mountains and the sea will make your stay even better and you will be impressed by the fact that in just a couple of hours from enjoying your cup of tea at the slopes of the snowy Durmitor Mountain, you can finish your day with a glass of wine by the seaside with the approximate temperature of around 15 degrees. Pretty amazing, right?
In recent years, Montenegro has become one of the popular destinations for celebrating New Year's Eve, with a rich entertainment program all around the country. While we are impatiently counting down the days until the magical night, here are our suggestions what you can do in Montenegro for New Year’s Eve.
Welcome New Year in a magical winter surroundings
Considering that the winter tourist season has already started, we would suggest you to start making New Year’s resolutions while enjoying the winter magic and relaxed atmosphere that Žabljak and Kolašin are offering. The ski-centres in the north are already working with full capacity, and you can look forward to 25 kilometres of sensational slopes! For the special occasion of the New Year’s Eve, you can relax and cosy up with your friends and family at some of the hotels that have excellent arrangements offers for New Year’s celebration. 

Celebrate New Year in the Capital City

You can also plan your trip and stay in the central part of the country, where the real party is waiting for you. Traditionally, open-air celebrations are organised every year, where regional music stars entertain the local audience and tourists during the NY Eve celebrations. This year Podgorica is a special place for celebrating the beginning of the new year because the “Podgorica Holiday Bazaar” has been organised for the first time. You will have the chance to enjoy a diverse program full of Christmas and New Years-themed events that last for 23 days. On the other hand, if you prefer a more intimate atmosphere to celebrate New Year’s Eve, then Hotel Hilton might have the right offer for you. Here you can find the possible packages for your memorable eve at Hotel Hilton Podgorica.

Make a reservation in a hotel or restaurant

Hotel Onogošt Nikšić is ready to welcome the New Year in style. The New Year's atmosphere in Onogošt starts on December 27th with great music, rich gastronomic offer and a setting of the Mammut Beer caravan on the plateau in front of the hotel.  Also, hotel Tre Canne Budva is giving a special offer that you can check here. Besides hotels, on New Year’s Eve most of the restaurants, local clubs and pubs are promising an unforgettable time, with special offers, that you can book in advance.

Go to Budva and enjoy the open-air concerts    

If you decide to go to any coastal town and enjoy the holidays within the sounds of the Adriatic Sea, you won’t make a mistake because this year’s New Year’s Eve offer will fulfil your expectations. Budva has already a reputation of hosting the biggest regional stars, and it continues with its tradition this year as well. Check out the program for New Year’s Eve 2019 that the municipality of Budva together with Travel Board of Budva is organising for the 20th time in a row!
Choose Tivat as your New Year’s Eve destination

Continuing the tradition of the previous years, the biggest Balkan music stars are coming to Tivat! Eight days of open-air concerts will confirm why this city is always one of the top choices of both locals and tourists when it comes to holidays celebrations. Still, if you feel like celebrating in more elegant surroundings, Regent Porto Montenegro and The Chedi Luštica Bay have prepared an unforgettable themed evening - Magical New Year and the Winter Fairytale. Experience the romantic and magical ambiences that will make this New Year’s Eve one to remember. Also, Regent Porto Montenegro is organising a traditional Christmas Market, so this is a reason more for you to choose Tivat as your New Year’s destination.

Visit Kotor and have an unforgettable rock'n roll night
The promising sound of rock and roll will for sure draw your attention from the neighbouring city of Kotor. As a UNESCO-protected city, it has to keep up with the reputation it has, so an unforgettable program is guaranteed on the main square, as a part of the “From Christmas to Christmas” agenda. This program has been organised for 6 years now, spreading New Year’s festivities from the youngest fans to the oldest ones.

The rest of the coast
Petrovac, Herceg Novi and Bar are also on the list of the towns that will celebrate New Year under the open-skies on the main squares, with quality musical programs guaranteed. In Bar, people will gather on the main city square to sing the night out with local and regional music stars. Thanks to the Travel Board of the city of Bar, this is becoming a tradition in this city and we hope you will enjoy it if you choose Bar!

One of the warm recommendations for the New Year's at the coast is the small village of Meljine, at the entrance to the city of Herceg Novi, located in Boka Bay. Here, there is a paradise place recently opened, Lazure Hotel & Marina, that organises a rich music and gastronomy program for the holidays! Treat your loved ones with this uniques experience and book your place, as there are still few left!

Stay at home
While many people decide to go out in order to celebrate New Year’s Eve, there’s nothing wrong with staying home and sticking a family celebration. If you celebrate New Year’s Eve at home, there are plenty of ways to spend an amazing night, without leaving your warm house. You can invite over friends and organise movie night or throw a game night, or go for a traditional family dinner, where you’ll revise the memories of the previous year with some delicious appetizers during the night.
Happy holidays!