What to do in December in Tirana

This is the month of solidarity and giving. A month where everyone can share or donate to people in need. After the pain left behind by the earthquake which hit our country on November 26th, December is the ideal month to celebrate and share love. Throughout this month, Visit Tirana will raise awareness about all the charity events, private or public initiatives that donate, help, and bring joy to those affected by the earthquake. Donate blankets, a warm soup for the homeless, join various organizations where you can volunteer.

December in Tirana

Let's cherish together this December in Tirana

The Albanian capital’s decoration for the holiday season had begun in the last weeks of November. After days of national mourning, in a few days the capital will be back on its feet with more vibrance for the festive days.

The center of the celebrations will be the "Skanderbeg" square with the ‘holiday village’, where the square turns into a small village with wooden houses decorated with Christmas colors and dazzling lights. Wooden houses are improvised as: craft shops, bars and restaurants where visitors can buy gifts, enjoy food and drink.

Some of Visit Tirana's suggestions for a fun December in Tirana are:

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.

December in Tirana

New Bazaar

For lively afternoons and evenings spend time at the New Bazaar (Pazari i Ri), which remains an interesting hotspot worth visiting at any time in Tirana. Once you enter in this area you can feel the vibe of holidays.

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, like souvenir shops inside the walls of the castle, glitter with lights drawing more visitors to spend time near their premises. The perfect place where you can buy souvenirs for friends, eat delicious food or enjoy a glass of warm wine with friends. This is what you need in these cold December days in Tirana.

December in Tirana

Go shopping

Souvenirs, gifts, food, everything you need for your family and friends you can buy them in one single place such as the "Christmas market" as well as in various shopping centers in Tirana.

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.

Don't miss the events in Tirana

People 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 in Tirana, check the calendar of events on our site.

Some of the events announced so far are:

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream at Metropol Theater (until December 6)
  • The OSAAB 20th Annual International Holiday Bazaar (8 December 2019 Rogner Hotel)
  • Rage of the Rampage - concert in Tirana (20 December 2019, Olympic Park)
  • Tirana Patience -exhibition at National Gallery of Arts
  • Exhibition by Jean Molitor-Photographic Journey around the World (December 9, 2019) National Museum

Visit Tirana’s staff wishes you a happy month! Let's hope that 2020 will be a good year for Albanians!

December in Tirana

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