Spending New Year’s Eve in Venice: Here’s all you need to know

new year's eve fireworks in venice

On New Year’s Eve, Venice provides an atmosphere ideal for couples looking to spend a romantic evening. As one of Italy’s top tourist destinations, Venice has plenty to offer tourists wanting to welcome the New Year in a joyful and fun way. Whether you are wanting to dine out and enjoy the numerous restaurants and bars Venice has on show, to experience the lights and fireworks among a festive crowd, to get your fix of culture and entertainment, or simply party the night away, Venice is a great place to be.

NEW YEAR’S EVE CONCERTS IN VENICE

CONCERT AT LA FENICE OPERA HOUSE WITH ENJOYLIVE TRAVEL

If you are a music lover, be sure not to miss Venice’s finest traditional New Year’s Eve concert at Teatro La Fenice. With Enjoylive Travel, an Italian tour operator specialized in tailor-made travel since 1997, you can customize your travel package by choosing among 4 different concert dates. Upon request, you can get the New Year’s Eve dinner included in your package.

TRAVEL PACKAGES AVAILABLE:

CONCERT ON DECEMBER 31, 2023

  • Ticket to the concert at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice
  • 3 nights in a double room with bed and breakfast (December 30, 2023, to January 02, 2024, stay dates can be modified upon request)
  • Phone assistance

Book your trip with Enjoylive Travel!

CONCERT ON JANUARY 1, 2024

  • Ticket to the concert at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice
  • 3 nights in a double room with bed and breakfast (December 30, 2023, to January 02, 2024, stay dates can be modified upon request)
  • Phone assistance

Book your trip with Enjoylive Travel!

ABOUT ENJOYLIVE TRAVEL

Enjoylive Travel is a tour operator based in Pesaro, Italy, specialized, since 1997, in the creation of tailor-made travel related to the emotions of the most important live events in Italy and Europe. Their original and curated solutions are made for experts and enthusiasts of opera, music, culture and sport. They offer packages combining the best seating, even for sold-out events, with the best services, thematic tours and exclusive experiences. With professionalism and passion they pursue memorable experiences to make every trip unique through endless offerings and solutions.

Go to Enjoylive Travel official website

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2024 CONCERT AT TEATRO LA FENICE

Fabio Luisi will be the conductor of the concert taking place on December 29-30-31, 2023, and January 1, 2024.

The Fenice New Year’s Concert is a tradition that offers an extraordinary musical experience in two parts: an initial purely orchestral section and a second part dedicated to opera, featuring arias, duets, and choruses performed by internationally renowned soloists and the Chorus of Teatro La Fenice. The concert concludes with the famous compositions by Giuseppe Verdi: the chorus “Va’ pensiero sull’ali dorate” from Nabucco and the joyful toast “Libiam ne’ lieti calici” from La Traviata. A unique experience to start the year with the beauty of classical music.

Teatro La Fenice Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Chorus Master: Alfonso Caiani
Soloists: Eleonora Buratto (soprano) and Fabio Sartori (tenor).

You can discover all the events at Teatro La Fenice by visiting the official page of the theater.

The Teatro La Fenice New Year’s Concert in Venice will be broadcast live on RAI1 on Saturday, January 1, 2024, at 12:20 PM.

BRIEF HISTORY OF ‘LA FENICE’

One of the most important theatres in Italy, the storied and beloved La Fenice has remarkably been rebuilt twice, after being burnt down in 1836 and severely fire damaged in 1996. It has also gone through several restorations, the latest of which was finished in 2004. If you are an admirer of great architecture and high culture, you cannot miss it!

new year's eve concert at "la fenice" theatre in venice

  • CONCERT AT SCUOLA GRANDE DI SAN TEODORO

Another beautiful, ornate building to check out is the Scuola Grande di San Teodoro, which will this year host a concert of an acclaimed ensemble of Venice’s finest musicians on New Year’s Eve and on New Year’s Day. To add to an extra charm to it all, the musicians dress up in 18th-century clothing!

You can see the details of the event & book the tickets here.

THE VENETIAN MUSICIANS: NEW YEAR’S CONCERT

the venetian musicians new year's eve concert

What does the combination of Venice and classical music create? An unforgettable New Year’s Eve! Songs from Verdi, Strauss, Mozart and Pergolesi, performed by great opera singers and Venetian Musicians, will transport you to the past. Their baroque costumes will intensify this sensual experience. You won’t know whether you are celebrating a New Year’s Eve in the 17th century or 2023.

Book your ticket on Classictic!

AN IRRESISTABLE DINNER AND THEATRE SHOW AT ‘TEATRO RISTORANTE AVANSPETTACOLO’

Plan yourself a wonderful New Year’s Eve 2023 – aperitif, dinner and a theatre show at the wondrous atmosphere of the Avanspettacolo Theatre Restaurant in Venice. If you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve surrounded by the magical beauty of Venice, then this is just the party for you.

Proceedings begin at 7.30pm with a welcome cocktail and delicious entrees in the atrium of the theatre, accompanied by a live pianist. At around 8.30pm, the grand, multi-course fish gala dinner commences, during which you will be treated to Grand Show Magic, where professional international artists, singers, dancers, musicians and acrobats will dazzle the audience.

The menu is comprised of appetizer, first course, second course, dessert and fresh fruit, coffee, water, a bottle of wine every two persons and sparkling wine for the midnight toast.

The price of the evening at the Avanspettacolo Theatre Restaurant is € 275 per person and includes:

  • Welcome cocktail with entrees (in buffet form)
  • Gala dinner
  • Grand Show
  • Post-show entertainment
  • Cloakroom service
  • Free parking

This a unique opportunity to take home a beautiful memory of New Year’s Eve as a family (yes, even with the little ones!), as a couple or simply with friends.

Book your evening at the Avanspettacolo now

DINING OUT

Restaurants are generally open until around 2am on New Year’s Eve, bars possibly later, creating a festive and jovial atmosphere in which to wave in the new year. Reserving a table at these places well in advance is advised as they are so highly sought after.

As Venice is located within a system of canals, the various locales receive their goods by hand from boats. This logistical undertaking is one reason why prices are a little higher here.

bars and restaurants by the canal in venice on new year's eve

FIREWORK DISPLAY AT “RIVA DEGLI SCHIAVONI” AND “ARSENALE”

Until a few years ago, various types of entertainment, shows and, of course, fireworks were a feature of New Year’s Eve in Venice. Most of this took place at Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square). For a few years following, the square became the setting for the famous event ‘Love’, in which those present exchange a kiss at the turn of the new year.

Now, however, the firework spectacular has been reinstalled in place of the ‘Love’ event. The best viewing spots for the fireworks are La Riva degli Schiavoni – just ten minutes’ walk east of Piazza San Marco along the canal – and L’Arsenale, just a few minutes’ walk from there. You can’t view the fireworks from Piazza San Marco.

If you would like to view the fireworks from the water instead of in the middle of a crowd, consider a lagoon cruise. This is a wonderful way of making the evening even more memorable, even if it may be that tiny bit chillier! There are numerous mini-cruises available which include a full-course dinner (an aperitif, first and second course, dessert, and beverages) and a midnight toast to cap it all off. See the options here.

PARTIES ON NEW YEAR’S EVE IN VENICE

nye party at nh laguna palace by extranight

The best party in town may just be at Hotel NH Laguna Palace, a 4-star hotel which boasts 376 rooms of modern design and is situated directly on the canal waterfront. The special New Year’s Eve event will take place in this modern yet elegant atmosphere and includes a full-course dinner and a party to follow

The event is organized by ExtraNight, a well-established agency specialized in organizing New Year’s Eve parties in the main Italian cities.

The hotel is located just 5 minutes from Mestre train station and can be reached by car or bus from the town center in approximately 10 minutes. For more details on the event, you can visit the official Facebook page of ExtraNight.

Whatever you choose to do, the options are plenty. We can guarantee you will have a memorable night in one of Italy’s most unique cities!

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4 commenti su “Spending New Year’s Eve in Venice: Here’s all you need to know

  1. Four of us will be in Venice for New Years Eve. Do you recommend a boat tour with Fireworks. Also, what is dress for this type of event?

  2. Hello Briar! You cannot book directly from Eventicapodanno.com but if you tell me which event you’re interested in I can help you out

  3. We will be in Venice especially for New Year next year 2023. Can we book directly through your site please. Cheers Briar Horrock

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