Tirana is a lively city, just like all the other European capitals. But the city warms up especially during the New Year night, when all the young people go out on the streets to celebrate. There will be also a festive concert for the New Year’s Eve which will begin at 23:00, at Skanderbeg Square. Famous Albanian artists will perform their popular songs. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the concert and count down for the fireworks spectacle and exchange hugs and kisses with their beloved ones.
It is a tradition now that people stay at home for New Year night until 12.00 h, and in the midnight they fill the city centre to see the concert organized every year by the Municipality and to enjoy the spectacle of fireworks. The mayor of Tirana said that the fireworks show in Midnight for New Year 2020 will be the biggest and the most beautiful we have ever seen. 2020 is the year when Tirana becomes 100 years old as Capital of Albania, that is why this year is so special
Anyway, it is cold and no one want to stay for a long time on the streets, so they go to the bars to drink in company with good friends and celebrate until the early morning of 1st January.
All the bars, especially in Block Area, are open after midnight. For some of them you must book your seat days before. It depends on what the bars are offering for the ‘After Midnight Party’. The prices range from 500 All- 5000 All. It may include just the entrance ticket, or in some cases the drinks or light foods are included, it depends from each bar to another. Live music or with DJ, people dance all the night. They also sing together waiting the first day of New Year in festive atmosphere.
But we recommend you to be careful from incidents. Drunken people may cause some noises in the streets. The police officers will be doubled that night to control the drivers and traffic, also to prevent the arising problems.