Oporto will celebrate the New Year 2019 with 3 days of cultural events leading to the famous 16 minutes of fireworks that blow over Avenida dos Aliados every year. This year, the Oporto City Council is expecting a record number of people welcoming the New Year in the street. Latest forecasts are pointing at 200 000 people.
If you are going to be around, the line up for New Year’s celebrations is the following:
29th December 2018:
17:00 to 21:00 – Flashback – DJ Tiago Sousa (Coreto do Jardim da Cordoaria)
21:00 to 01:00 – Réveillon na Praça by Mateus -DJ Mero, DJ Vítor Oliveira e DJ Pedrinho K (Praça de Gomes Teixeira (Leões))
22:30 – Diogo Piçarra concert (Avenida dos Aliados)
30th December 2018
21:00 to 01:00 – Réveillon na Praça by Mateus – DJ Vítor Oliveira, ...
More than 2 million LED lights will be installed in 59 streets, avenues, gardens and buildings in Oporto to celebrate Xmas and New Year’s eve 2018. This is one of the biggest investments in Xmas lights from the Oporto City Council and the lights should be available from the 1st December 2018 until the 6th January 2019. To celebrate this investment, there will be a special event on the 1st December at 18h00 with all Xmas lights being switched on in Avenida dos Aliados (the place where one of the biggest Xmas trees of Portugal can be found – 40 metres height and 29 000 lights).
Besides lights, there will also be other elements of Xmas decoration being used throughout Oporto.
If you are going to be around for the holidays, then you must check the Xmas lights and visit the Xmas tree in Avenida...
In the last weekend of the 2017, there will be lots of events to keep Oporto tourists and locals busy. One of those events will be the 24th edition of the “São Silvestre” race, or marathon, that will take place in Oporto on the 30th December 2017. The race starts at 18h00 in Aliados avenue and should involve the participation of more than 15000 people. At least athletes from 34 different countries are expected to participate in this event.
After the race, there will be a concert of the soul and funk band HMB starting at 22h30.
If you are already in Oporto waiting for the New Year’s eve, then these are two very good options to get you in the mood for the major party that will take place on the night of the 31st!!