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New Year's Eve 2020-2021

The festive atmosphere, lots of fireworks, and homemade schnapps will make your New Year's Eve celebration in Slovenia very special


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The Slovenian people love to celebrate New Year’s Eve by gathering at the many city squares. Wherever you are in Slovenia, it would be very easy to find a place to celebrate since the festivities happen in every city, village, and town.

Fireworks from the Ljubljana Castle Hill 2020
Fireworks from the Ljubljana Castle Hill

The largest event for New Year’s Eve is celebrated in Ljubljana. Here huge crowds gather in the Old Town, numerous events take place, and then incredible fireworks are launched from the Ljubljana Castle Hill.

Ljubljana Old Town festive decorations 2020
Ljubljana Old Town festive decorations

Another special spot to spend New Year’s Eve is Lake Bled, which is really picturesque by itself, but even more beautiful when the whole town is adorned with Christmas decorations and the huge fireworks reflect off the lake.

Mulled wine in Maribor 2020
Mulled wine in Maribor

Other charming Slovenian towns like Maribor, Piran, Kranj, Celje, and Novo Mest also hold memorable New Year’s Eve Celebrations you’ll very much enjoy.

Market in Celje  2020
Market in Celje

If you strive to have more unique experiences, visit the Slovenian mountains where you can spend the day skiing and then attend one of the many festive parties held in the cozy houses.

New Year's Eve in Slovenia - Best Season 2020

For an even more festive mood try Slovenia's famous homemade schnapps, but be careful—it’s usually much stronger than it appears!

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