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New Year's Eve 2024-2025

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

Dates: December 31

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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 is very easy to find a place to celebrate since the festivities happen in every city, village, and town. Read on to discover the most popular gathering spots.


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. Also, for kids the city has a special festival, held at Kongresni trg square. It begins at 4 pm and features the arrival of Grandpa Frost.


Maribor invites you for the New Year's Eve revelry in the heart of the largest Slovenian square—the Trg Leona Štuklja. It hosts plenty of live music and other cultural events to keep everyone entertained from 8 pm through 2 am. NYE in Maribor typically draws some of the country's most prominent singers and bands. So, no wonder the festival is among the favorites.

Moravske Toplice

Another special locale to spend New Year’s Eve is Moravske Toplice. The municipality hosts a huge outdoor party in the center. Live music and dancing starts at 10 pm and continues into early hours. If you come with the little ones, you might be interested in visiting some of the nearby attractions, such as Santa's Office or Living Nativity Scene.

Other famous towns for NYE

Other charming Slovenian towns like Piran, Lake Bled, Kranj, Celje, and Novo Mesto also hold memorable New Year’s Eve celebrations you’ll very much enjoy.

Slovenian mountains

If you strive for 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.

For an even more festive mood try Slovenia's famous homemade schnapps, but be careful—it’s usually much stronger than it seems to be first! Local spirits can easily knock your socks off.

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Authors: Olha Savych