When the clock strikes 12 at Fisherman's Beach, Albufeira, 100,000 people will stare up at one of Europe's most impressive fireworks displays, over the stage of the Atlantic Ocean. The party is one of Portugal's biggest annual events when the town's streets and beach come alive for the evening. Previous years have seen Bob Sinclar, Nelly Furtado and UB40 perform, so expect a special night.
If that sounds too energetic, you could always settle in at one of the many quiet restaurants for some local cuisine or join a night of food, drinks and dancing at a hotel.
Whatever you choose, Albufeira is the place to be for New Year's Eve. Everyone is invited for an exciting short break holiday.
2018/19 New Year’s Eve Event
The five day New Year’s Eve program features the HMB and Fernando Daniel concerts, ending with fireworks from three points in the city. But the program also includes our usual Star Parade, Paderne Medieval and the Solrir Humor Festival, which extends to the early days of the year. The event, with enormous repercussion in economic and media in the city and also in the region is already considered a reference in the main tourist routes of New Year.