What to do in June 2023 in Tirana

Summer is here! The main squares and parks of Tirana are full of locals and foreign visitors strolling around and enjoying the lifestyle of the Albanian capital. Events, walking tours, activities…everyday something is happening and for that check always our page and our website at the events section.

This year there were be so many cultural activities named Weekly Cultural where each country will be represented in one week with movies, dancing, music, workshops many different activities to attend and events to join in. The life night also is full. The streets are full of light and bars with music. All you need is to create an agenda to follow these or just go out and allow yourself to flow through the lifestyle in Tirana during the month of June.

What to do in June 2023 in Tirana

The 1st of June is Children's Day in Albania, plenty of activities are planned on this day in different areas of the city, such: Grand Park, Skanderbeg square, Youth Park, Tirana Castle etc. International Children's Day has become not only a festive day, but also a day to say no to violence and abuse against children. It is the day when the children themselves express themselves freely to say their rights. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children%27s_Day

There will be various organizations to celebrate children's day. This time June 1st is on Thursday and people are at work so there won't be many events in the morning. In the afternoon, Mother Teresa Square, Skanderbeg Square, the amphitheater and the alleys of the Bllok will have different organizations, from puppet theatre, music and games.

While on June 4th, is the 1year of the Zoo Park opening, which was under the restauration and now in one year has been opened for everyone. https://aprtirana.al/parqe-rekreative/parku-zoologjik/

From there you are very near to the Tirana Artificial Lake and easily to access the boulevard where you can start you walking city tour. The art university, the Mother Teresa square and continue until you reach the Skanderbeg square and we suggest to continue until the end of the boulevard to see the changes that had happened after the former train station.

June is the celebration of many cultural events called international cultural weeks.

Different countries will bring to Albania activities for everyone, where you will experience in different days and places in Tirana their cuisine, music, traditions, movies, concerts etc. During this month you will be able to see Italy from 1-10th of June, Netherland from 14-18, France from 19-28th of June.

What to do in June 2023 in Tirana

See full program  https://www.jkn.al/


Fashion Panorama Closing Party

At the end of the Fashion Panorama - The Italian New Wave exhibition, inaugurated on May 8 near the COD - Center for Openness and Dialogue, the Italian Institute of Culture in Tirana invites you to the Fashion Panorama Closing Party. The exhibition will be presented in a new way, through the projection of photos and videos on the magnificent colonnade of Sheshi Italia. The accompanying soundtrack of the event will be performed by DJ MaNu, specially invited from Italy. Fashion Panorama – The Italian New Wave is a project of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, curated by Vogue Italia. The exhibition was born with the aim of giving voice and visibility to the new generations of Italian designers and fashion designers, conveying their vision and work around the world. The exhibition recounts contemporary Italian fashion, through the vision and work of 10 designers - ACT N°1, Gisèle, Cormio, lessico familiare, Magliano, Marco Rambaldi, Medea, Panconesi, Niccolò Pasqualetti, SSHEENA - who support the reworking of artisanal traditions in a new form and with innovative language and methods, have been able to maintain a strong and integrated relationship with other industries related to Italian culture or creativity, as well as to treat in an original way, aspirations and topics dear to contemporary society.

The Future is Present

Will the future come in steady or erratic steps? How will future developments play out in our current world? How is nature and our perception of it changing? The exhibition aims to answer these questions by placing animals and plants at the center of the artworks and combining different artistic practices, such as making non-fiction films according to a serial art approach, unconventional use of analog materials and photographs film as well as the use of field recordings related to the objects. While nature is present in works of art, man is characterized by its absence, yet is always present. June 1st until 22nd of June at Tulla Cultural Center.


Exhibition/ Jerusalem is not just a city

The exhibit "Jerusalem is not just a city" compiles 120 photographs that show the broad spectrum of religious and cultural heritages represented in the city of Jerusalem with the work of Dmitry Brickman.


What to do in June 2023 in Tirana


It returns on June 11, in Farka. Triathlon is a sport that combines the three most popular and practiced sports disciplines in a single competition: swimming, cycling and running.


June is the perfect month to get some sunshine in the parks of Tirana, to organize a picnic or to enjoy cinemas in open spaces. Cycling around the lake, or walking are some of the other activities you can enjoy mostly in the afternoons.


During the weekends you can explore the villages of Tirana, or spend a day at the Adventure Park in Dajti, http://www.visit-tirana.com/things-to-do/sports/266/dajti-adventure-park a fantastic place for children and adults. For real adventurers can plan to sleep at Dajti Tower Belvedere and do hiking, horse riding, go with the cable car and see a different view of Tirana, an unforgettable experience.

 Recommended restaurants: Veranda, Amo Sushi, Ballkoni Dajti Restaurant





Why to study at the French International School of Tirana

Founded in 2011, the International French School of Tirana (EFIT) today welcomes 150 students from primary to high school.

Since September 2019, the institution has a new campus located in an ideal location in the dynamic neighbourhood of Tirana East Gate, where other similar international schools are located and offers a suitable framework for everyone's learning and development.

With its pedagogic and engaged team, the school aims to offer every student knowledge and sustainable competences and an education open to Europe and the world. It contributes to the spread of the French and international language and culture in a secular, linguistic and intercultural pedagogical framework.

EFIT is the only French institution in Albania accredited by the French Ministry of National Education up to the 2nd year secondary course (CM2) or fifth grade. Starting from the age of 9 (6th grade), teaching is based on the programs of the National Center for Distance Learning (CNED), delivered on site by teaching assistant professors. For this reason, all students graduated from EFIT can continue their education in an ODYSSEY network institution abroad or in the AEFE global network, without the need for an entrance exam.

 French International School of Tirana (EFIT)


An education according to the French model in a multilingual and intercultural dynamic.

From the Preschool Small Group, in the middle cycle, students at EFIT benefit from a rigorous teaching that follows the school program established by the French Ministry of National Education, leading to the "National Diploma of Liberation" and the preparation of the French "Matura". Today, it has about 150 students between the ages of 2 and 15, representing many nationalities (Albanian, French, Belgian, Swiss, American, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Ukrainian). Students are divided into 9 classes with small numbers, which allows for excellent teaching conditions.     

A look inside the classrooms

The environment of our classes is in very good conditions. Your child has space to learn, play in free time, spend creative time with friends in their creative corner. The classrooms are well organized, safe and warm, with lots of light.

The class is organized with different stations. During free time, when your child is done with classwork, they can spend time doing something they enjoy. Thus, it increases creativity, self-confidence and the way of expressing clearly. Your child grows up learning and forming his own character.

The lesson takes place in French. For those who are beginners we have specialist teachers who help your child improve communication and writing in French. Also, the child will have the opportunity to increase his knowledge in the English language.

 French International School of Tirana (EFIT)

Foreign languages

The importance of learning foreign languages nowadays

Albania has opened up to other countries of the world and the need to learn foreign languages has already arisen. It is good for children to learn several languages from an early age. Besides having more chances to find a good job in the future or to advance in their career, learning a second language can also give them an insight into other cultures. They will be better prepared and more confident to travel the world and explore the different ways of life of other people. Studying foreign languages improves listening skills and memory. Everyone participates more effectively and responsibly in a multicultural world if they know another language.

Come and study at EFI Tirana as a gateway to study in the best Universities of France, Belgium, Switzerland, but also in other English language universities as each student leaves with excellent knowledge in two languages.

French International School of Tirana (EFIT)



What to do in May 2023 in Tirana

The month of May, 2023
Tirana as the capital city offers everyone different spaces to spend your time according to your possibilities and desires.

You will find the tourist spots that are listed on our website with their information and location. Also the streets of the city are very warm and inviting with the conversations of the locals, a bakery with delicious products, colourful fresh fruits and vegetables, cafes buzzing on every corner. Day and night full of activities. Artistic and cultural activities that you can follow in the relevant institutions, but also those in a free state by artists who exhibit on the streets or alternative spaces.

What to do in May 2023 in Tirana

The first day of May is a Public Holiday. It is the Labour Day, but it is a tradition now in Albania that it is considered just a day off for workers, in comparison with other countries where this day is a Day of Protesters. While, on May 5th is the Day of Martyrs, where a ceremony is held on the Martyr's Cemetery in Tirana.


Eurovision Song Contest 2023
Albania will be represented at the European Festival with Albina and the Kelmendi family with the song "Duje". A touching text that reminds you of the beautiful relationships that every family has in its beginnings, full of childhood memories and now the house is empty. Eurovision 2023 is the edition of The upcoming 67th Eurovision Song Contest will take place this year in Liverpool, UK.

Colour Day Festival 2023
The festival of colours, the day where young people play with powder paints and have fun, accompanied by the selected music of the DJ. This festival takes place for the 4th consecutive year in Mother Teresa Square.

What to do in May 2023 in Tirana

CloudFest 7, 2023

4-20 May at Reja, this year again with many activities and a good program.

Events in Tirana
You can find the daily events on our website, updated according to the relevant dates and times.

While the city will be buzzing with activities, we recommend that you go to Tirana's natural attractions on the weekends. A very good idea for an adventure weekend with family or company is a day at the Dajt Adventure Park. A very favorite destination is Lake Bovilla, Eye of Cyclops, Canyons of Erzen. For a picnic, you can go to Lake Farka, Peze, Petrelë, etc.

What to do in May 2023 in Tirana

Some suggestions from Visit Tirana on accommodation and restaurants in Tirana: Hotel recommendations: Unik Hotel
Restaurant recommendations: Restaurant Veranda, Gambero Gourmet, Amo Sushi, Pizzeria Pavarotti

Beautiful and auspicious month in Tirana!


What to do in April 2023 in Tirana

Warm weather, springtime atmosphere, plenty of activities are some of the reasons you should visit Tirana in April. It is the most flourishing month in every sense.

Spring has come with rains during the month of April. Once again, the weather is warm, beautiful and if you have the right outfit, you can enjoy walking in the rain.

A Spring Adventure

Walking in the parks, Tirana Artificial Lake, Youth Park, the New Boulevard or traveling in rural areas is the best thing you can do in April. Visit Bovilla Lake, Farka lake, Peza, Peza Helmes and Lake, Shengjergj and the waterfall, Pellumbas and the cave, Preza, Petrela Castle, Tujan or Mali me Gropa, - all these places offer spectacular nature which is blossoming in April.

 April in Tirana 2022

Outside Tirana 

If you travel outside of Tirana you will be amazed by the variety of landscapes. In contrast with the very modern and vivid city of Tirana, the villages in the surrounds are truly beautiful and charming. There are some agro-tourism farms that will impress you with their delicious organic foods cooked still in the Albanian traditional taste. Take some fresh air in a relaxing atmosphere. We recommend you to see our site (outside Tirana) and choose a place to visit especially during weekends. 


Other events

Tirana is becoming a popular hub for events, attracting foreign artists and interest. It is an energetic city with a very young population. World famous singers such as Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Rita Ora have performed in the squares of Tirana, in a great atmosphere.

For many more events happening in Tirana during April you may click here http://www.visit-tirana.com/things-to-do/events 

Unified Cup
Special Olympics Albania invites you to Play Unified, in the Inclusion Cup in the discipline of Basketball 3x3 celebrating our athletes within the title "Tirana European City of Sports 2023".
The community will meet on April 8, together in the Feti Borova Olympic Park with gymnasiums, organizations of sports clubs that are unified with sports, competitions and festivals of the municipality of Tirana. http://www.visit-tirana.com/things-to-do/events/show-event/2410/unified-cup

Expo Tourism
The annual tourism International Fair, 365 Day of Tourism, presents its 5th Edition. With participation of tourism businesses, tour operators from all over the region. Forums, meetings, promotion will be held during the fair. http://www.visit-tirana.com/things-to-do/events/show-event/2401/expo-tourism

Carmina Burana

"Carmina Burana" returns to the stage of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet as a collaboration between the artistic troupe of TKOB and the Kosovo Philharmonic, with the Symphony Orchestra and Choir of TKOB http://www.visit-tirana.com/things-to-do/events/show-event/2419/carmina-burana


Here in this material you can also read information and events happening around the world to remember earth day and books.

Happy Easters!

April 9 the date marked for Catholic believers who celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Every year, they  attend the Catholic Easter services at St. Paul's Cathedral in Tirana. While Orthdox Easter is celebrated April 16. 

The Pyramid in Tirana

Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EARTHDAY.ORG (formerly Earth Day Network) including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The official theme for 2023 is Invest In Our Planet. In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day

World Book Day
World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day or International Day of the Book, is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. The first World Book Day was celebrated on 23 April in 1995, and continues to be recognized on that day. A related event in the United Kingdom and Ireland is observed in March. On the occasion of World Book and Copyright https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Book_Day 


Enjoy nature! There are many beautiful natural places in Tirana where you can enjoy the springtime. For a unique experience we recommend the cable car ride with the Dajti Express to Dajti Mountain.

Some suggestions from Visit Tirana on where to eat and sleep while in Tirana:

For a pleasant hotel stay here is  Unik Hotel for its amazing location, comfort and modern rooms and excellent service. 

Enjoying and having a Mediterranean food experience at Veranda Restaurant in TEG. 

For sushi lovers, you may try varieties sushi bowls at Amo Sushi Restaurant in TEG.  

Recommended restaurants: Gambero GourmetPizzeria Pavarotti


If you want to explore other places and natural attractions in Tirana, here you will find a list of tours that we organize.

You are welcome to participate in our Instagram photo contest #TiranaSpring2023, post photos of spring in Tirana and hashtag us. Good Luck!

Happy April in Tirana!


What to do in March 2023 in Tirana

Spring has sprung in Tirana! Time to enjoy sunny days and the blossom of this lovely month in the liveliest capital Tirana.

Admire the long walks amid blooming trees in Grand Park of Tirana, Kavaja Street, Xhamlliku and Lana River.

Albanians celebrate 4 special days on March: 7 March -Teacher’s Day, 8 March- Mother’s Day, 14 March “Summer Day” and 22 March “Nowruz Day”.

7-8 March “Teachers and Women's Day”

7-8 March have always been seen as festive days. Since the communist regime, 7-8 March were two days celebrated widely for all Albanians. The first one, is 7 March, the Teacher’s Day, related with opening of first Albanian School in Korca in 1887. On this day pupils and students give flowers to their teachers as to show their gratitude.  

In Albania the 8th March was mostly celebrated as Mother’s Day not Women's Day. It was a day to buy gifts to mothers and grandmothers, and to thank them for raising us. But now has changed. It is celebrated as International Women’s Day. Many women celebrate with their colleagues, others protest for better life and opportunities.

14 March- Summer Day

In 14th March we celebrate the Summer Day. It is a unique festival for Albania. It was a festive tradition which was celebrated only in Elbasan area (see the story here), but the last decade it has been spread all over the country. Now 14th March is a public holiday for all Albanians and is a day when we celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is interesting that we call it ‘Summer Day” and not Spring Day, since the warm days starts very soon in our country, which have 300 sunny days per year.

22 March- Nowruz Day

Nowruz is a Public Holiday in Albania, and is much celebrated, especially by Bektashi believers.  Nowruz (literally "new day") is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year.  In Albania Novruz Day, the most important holiday of Bektashism, was proclaimed as a national holiday in 1996.

Enjoy nature! There are many beautiful natural places in Tirana where you can enjoy the springtime. For a unique experience we recommend the cable car ride with the Dajti Express to Dajti Mountain.

For a pleasant hotel stay in Tirana we recommend Unik Hotel for its amazing location, comfort and modern rooms and excellent service. 

If you like to test Mediterranean food, we reccomend Veranda Restaurant in TEG. 

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For sushi lovers, you may try varieties sushi bowls at Amo Sushi Restaurant in TEG.  

If you want to explore other places and natural attractions in Tirana, here you will find a list of tours that we organize.

The seasonal photo contest #TiranaSpring2023 opens at the beginning of March. You can participate by posting on Instagram photos taken during spring in Tirana.

Be safe and enjoy March in Tirana!


What to do in Tirana in February 2023

February is so welcoming after cold and gloomy January. February is the month of love, since the Valentin Day is in the mid of this shortest month of the year. 

February brings romantic vibes in Tirana with the city decorated for Valentine's Day. This is the time of early spring when love and romance blossom in the air. One of the first signs of the early spring is the fresh exuberance of the mimosa flower, a beautiful and wondrous sight to behold.

This year Tirana is European Sports Capital 2023. After the preparation month in January, first events will start in February, mostly with schools, such as Carate, chess championships.  

On February 11th, Tirana celebrates the 103 th anniversary as the Capital of Albania. Be there to celebrate with locals, the city’s most significant date.

Impress your loved one in Tirana on Valentine's Day: enjoy a memorable night in Unik Hotel, a romantic dinner at Gambero Gourmet. Enjoy a supper lunch or dinner at Amo Sushi and Taverna Restaurant at TEG center. 

Surprise your loved and book the exclusive suit at Habitat Hotel. Express your love by enjoying Champaign in jacuzzi.

Other events

See the full calendar of Theater of Opera and Ballet

National Theater shows


Enjoy this month as much as possible and do not forget that on February 28 the #TiranaWinter2023 contest on Instagram closes, so post as many photos from Tirana with this hashtag.

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Veranda Restaurant in Tirana

As you enter the door, you feel the warmth and hospitality. With a simple architecture and clean lines, warm colours and glass windows from the ceiling to the floor that allow the light to penetrate and reflect on the elegantly arranged tables. With a varied menu inspired by the mother.

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Family tradition interwoven full of taste with the Mediterranean where the aromas invite you to taste. Each dish has its specialty and anyone can order what they prefer, like soup or salad served in a bread bowl.

You are welcome to try this culinary mastery where bread turns into art and a combination of flavours. Don't we say that family is very important? Here you will feel at home. A committed family, but also with staff from abroad who are as dedicated as the Albanian staff, learning more for our culture.

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Veranda Restaurant and Pizzeria is one of the nicest restaurants in Tirana located in the TEG Center. At Veranda everyone finds themselves: a couple in love with their most special intimate corner; family for lunch or dinner, work or social groups who want to drink a cocktail and relax to the sound of music.

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Even children have their own play corner available, their own menu with different drawings and games to keep them engaged and a special menu with a variety of food. Italian-based cuisine and excellent pizzas in a wood-fired oven, soup and salad in a bread bowl, you will find home here. If you come once, you'll want to come always.


What to do in January 2023 in Tirana

The holidays magic still continues in Tirana on the first two weeks of January. The decoration of the city and the Christmas Tree will be until mid-January so everyone can enjoy these cold winter days. January is also one of the best months to visit the city on a budget. There are sales in the shops. Also January is the quietest month to visit Tirana, since you can scroll in the city without much noise avoiding the crowds.


what to do in january

Beat the January blues by visiting the Skanderbeg square, a warm drink at New Bazaar, or a lunch at Castle of Tirana are some of the things we recommend to do.  Add color to the grimy days by visiting art galleries, museums or cinemas.

If you are an adventure spirit, the Shengjergj area offers many challenging experiences, like ice-skating on the frozen lake called “The Rabbit Lake”. For some other worldly views, the Mountain with Holes will take your breath way. 


What to do in January in Tirana

For some other worldly views, the Mountain with Holes will take your breath way.

For families we recommend the Dajti Mountain National Park, which is usually covered in snow.

One of the most unique attractions is Cyclops’ Eye, a natural gem worth visiting each season, but you have to be careful and wear the proper outfits and shoes.

Family weekend gateways can be best enjoyed in guesthouses of Tirana villages. Make sure to book days before arrival.

After eating lots of food with high calories in New Year’s Eve, we recommend you to change your taste a bit and try gourmet dishes at Gambero restaurant, for sushi lovers go to Amo Sushi, while at Habitat restaurant you will try fresh seafood dishes perfectly cooked.


Amo Sushi and the Amo Poke innovation at Teg

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For those who want to experience more from Tirana here are some festive days and events

In 6th of January, the Epiphany day is celebrated by Orthodox and Catholic believers. It is mostly celebrated in south of Albania where a wooden cross is thrown by a priest into the sea, river or lake and young men race to retrieve it. According to the rite, the first man who gets the cross is blessed and will have a vintage year. While many Orthodox Christians annually celebrate Christmas day on January 7 to remember Jesus Christ’s birth, described in the Christian Bible. This date works to the Julian calendar.


Amo Sushi and the Amo Poké innovation at TEG

After the success of the first restaurant in the heart of Tirana, Amo Sushi, the most favourite Asian restaurant in the capital, now opens another unique and innovative restaurant in the TEG Center.

With a completely new philosophy, Amo Sushi comes with Amo Poké, a healthy, fresh, fast and very trendy formula in all developed countries of the world. Today, consuming healthy foods, with ingredients that only strengthen your health, is not a trend, but wisdom to live long and always be energetic.



Amo Sushi and the Amo Poke innovation at Teg

In the Teg Center, Amo Sushi also adapted to the format that requires a Shopping Mall, where customers come for shopping, entertainment, cinema and why not consume healthy and fast food (fast food format). You also order food and can eat it there at the tables of the nicely designed restaurant, or take it with you "take away".

The Formula

The formula here is different from Amo Sushi at the Twin Towers. As soon as you arrive at the counter, you are given a paper, where you tick all your preferences. So, in a way it seems that you will cook your own dish. Choose the bowl size first, then the food base, rice or salad, and the protein solution, 3 or 4 of these, according to the size of your order.

Proteins are raw (such as marinated salmon, raw tuna, tartar) or cooked (such as cooked salmon, chicken, octopus, fried tuna, etc.). Then choose the additional ingredients: avocado, corn, carrots, etc., choose up to two sauces, and finally a topping, susam, almonds, pistachios, etc.

Normally you can add a drink to accompany your food. You just click on your paper all these ingredients and then everything is prepared in a quick time, for a maximum of 10 min.


When you order you are given a nice device that signals when your food is ready. You can move with the device in your hand which has a certain number, and then you can move or sit. When the order is ready, the signal comes to your device. This is convenient to save frequent trips to the reception, but also to eliminate the call from the staff when your food is ready. All these are innovations that increase customer service, make you feel more comfortable and served in a dignified manner.

You will not miss the professionalism of the invisible staff in the kitchen and the front-door reception that receives and delivers your order. All young staff, motivated, treated with dignity by this company. Come and discover the innovations of Amo Sushi Teg. For sure you will always come back.



Albanian "Xhubleta" inscribed in UNESCO

Xhubleta, skills, craftsmanship and forms of usage, inscribed into UNESCO on 30 November 2022 (17.COM) on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding. 

Xhubleta is a handcrafted garment worn by highland women and girls in Northern Albania, characterised by its undulating bell form. Predominantly black with colourful embroidered motifs, the crafting process entails preparing the shajak (woven felt), cutting, sewing and embroidering symbolic figures. Xhubleta was once used in everyday life from the age of puberty, indicating the wearer’s social and economic status. However, its use and production has been decreasing over the past decades due to socio-political and economic reasons. The new policies set by the socialist system in the 1960s altered traditional cultural patterns, bringing changes to the daily lives of the mountain communities and the use and production of Xhubleta. As women had to work in the agricultural socialist cooperatives, Xhubleta was no longer practical for everyday life. Furthermore, state collectivization led to a lack of raw materials for its production. Today, few women possess the knowledge of the entire process, and traditional family-based transmission is rare. Nevertheless, the garment has maintained its social and spiritual significance and is still considered an integral part of highland identity.

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What to do in Tirana in December 2022

Make new memories this December under the Christmas Tree in Skanderbeg square in Tirana. From Christmas markets, shopping and ice rinks, magical lights so much more to enjoy this December in Tirana.

The capital city of Albania is decorated with dazzling lights and ornaments in every corner. We have gathered the best tips for you to get the most of this festive month. The Christmass Lighting Ceremony will be held by 6th of December.

What to do in Tirana in December 2021

Christmas Markets in Tirana:

First market is open by 4th of December at Rogner Hotel Tirana

Enjoy the Holiday Spirit with a choice of over 50 vendors with tables full of beauty. Unique and exciting Holiday gifts for your friends and family. - Floral Holiday Decorations - Homemade baked goods - Gingerbread houses - Unique arts and crafts by local charities and artists - Books, jewelry. mulled wine, - Santa land pictures and more...


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Holiday village in Skanderbeg square

Skanderbeg square is the main square and the hotspot of the celebrations. A mini village with wooden houses is placed in Skanderbeg square. The wooden houses are improvised as: craft shops, bars and restaurants where visitors can buy gifts, enjoy food and drink.

Castle of Tirana

The Castle of Tirana must be on your list if you want to enjoy some warm and pleasant time. Bars and restaurants, souvenir shops are so inviting with their decorations. Find a perfect spot to enjoy a hot drink, or dine with style in one of the restaurants. We recommend paying a visit at the Subashi Souvenir Shop, where you can choose to buy as a gift one of their festive packages.

What to do in Tirana in December 2021


New Bazaar

The New Bazaar is another hotspot you must visit this Decemeber.  Once you enter the gate of

What to do in Tirana in December 2021

Admire Christmas lights

The most beautifully decorated streets that shouldn’t be missed: Boulevard "Martyrs of the Nation", New Bazaar (Pazari i Ri), "Murat Toptani" Pedestrian street, Rr. Myslym Shyri, Rr. Kavaja, the former block area etc.

What to do in Tirana in December 2021

Enjoy the snow

Tirana is lucky to have Dajti Mountain close by, which is covered in snow almost all winter days. The cable car ride is one of the things you should experience especially when snow hits the National Park of Dajti. You will be able to enjoy the breathtaking panorama in a 15 minutes cable car ride.

What to do in Tirana in December 2021

For an ultimate adventure go to Shengjergj village surrounded by pines. Get cozy in one of the guesthouses in Shengergj area.

Holiday shopping

Find extraordinary, unique gifts for everyone on your list in Tirana’s shopping centers: Toptani Center, TEG, QTU, Ring Center, Megatek.

Don't miss the events in Tirana

We have many days off, that means you have plenty of time to spend: watching movies in theaters, attending theatrical shows or concerts. If you don’t want to miss events in Tirana, check the calendar of on our site.

Some of the events announced so far are:

  • 6 December: Lighting the Christmas Tree at Skanderbeg square
  • 25 December: Christmas Carols at Skanderbeg Square
  • 31 December: Fireworks spectacle of the New Year

 Where to eat and sleep in Tirana?

If you are looking for exquisite hotel, we recommend Unik Hotel situated near the Zoo Park, offering amazing views of the lake, great service and luxurious accommodation.

What to do in Tirana in December 2021


If you are fans of Italian food, and pizza we recomend you Veranda Restaurant, close to Teg Center, where you can enjoy the special dishes of Mediterranean and Italian – based cuisine and delicious pizza with wood furnace, relax in these premises,enjoy a cocktail in the bar and we will ensure that you will not be disappointed. Veranda has this quality: if you go once, you will always want to go again.


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Indulge in new flavors, dine at Gambero Gourmet with friends and family this festive period. An elegant and refined restaurant with a high-quality cuisine and service.

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If you fancy Asian cuisine, Amo Sushi is the place to be. With a perfect location in Blvd of Martyrs, this restaurant offers the best sushi in town, and other delicious Asian dishes.


We wish you a pleasant stay in Tirana!


An ALL INCLUSIVE package - Veranda pizzeria bar and restaurant

Since the name is curious to visit, Veranda bar restaurant and pizzeria is located in two different locations at the entry/exit points of Tirana.

Their first location is near the TEG shopping center while their other location is near the QTU shopping center. For some, when they mention the shopping center, they may think of it as an ordinary restaurant, but to understand who Veranda restaurant is, you just have to visit it. 

For some others, when I mention a shopping center and a restaurant nearby, they think they are going to a place similar to heaven because there is better shopping and wonderful food. But visiting Veranden restaurant is a pleasure and an experience in itself. With an environment for families, accompanied by a playground for children, or with a special and special corner for couples and not only, but also an environment suitable for social groups or for work lunches/dinners. I don't know about you, but for me this is called having an all inclusive package in one place. Another special feature of this place is the delicious cocktails that we can enjoy with a wonderful view of the sunset, which you can enjoy on the restaurant's veranda. Oh, I almost forgot... in the Veranda restaurant you can enjoy the wonderful and delicious pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, which will leave the most special impressions you may have ever tried. With these beautiful and delicious experiences, I can tell you the motto that they themselves use... If you come once, you'll want to come always.

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