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New Year's Eve 2024-2025

Enjoy one of the biggest firework shows in the world here in Porto

Dates: December 31

Porto boasts many scenic spots where people gather to celebrate New Year's Eve. On December 31, thousands of tourists gather in the second-largest Portuguese city to enjoy street parties, fireworks shows, and other special celebrations. Every year, Porto offers visitors a variety of fun things to do. For example, you can spend the night on one of the cruise ships on the Douro River or greet the upcoming year in one of Porto's nightclubs.


Head to Galerias de Paris Street, one of the epicenters of Porto’s nightlife, with plenty of hip clubs and joints. The street is usually crowded with revelers as many prefer to hang out outside bars enjoying fresh air. The Porto Customs Building, Palacio da Bolsa, the Transparent Building, Sa da Bandeira Theater, Hard Club, Hard Rock Cafe, and Club 3 C are some of the other places where New Year's Eve parties are held.


At midnight on December 31, a spectacular fireworks show magically lights up the sky in Porto. You'll witness a bunch of colorful light bursts against the dark sky, launched from the Douro River. These colorful displays are well-seen from all over Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Bolhão market, Aliados Avenue, and Ribeira are among the spots to watch the fireworks. Thousands of people gather on the banks of the Douro River to mark the arrival of the new year. So remember to book your housing in advance and have fun!

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Last updated: by Nataliia Chaika