What to do in Tirana in December 2021

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.

What to do in Tirana in December 2021

Christmas Markets in Tirana:

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
  • 4-5 December: The last shows of MetroFest 5
  • 17-18-19 December: Coriolanus- Shakespeare play at the National Theater
  • 14, 15,16, 17 December – La Bohem at the National Theater of Opera and Ballet
  • 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

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!

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