Where to Meet the New Year in Slovenia?
A Brief Announcement of Events on the New Year’s Eve in Ljubljana and Other Cities of Slovenia.
At the end of November, the Slovenes began to light up festive lights in many cities of the country. The New Year is already around the corner. ‘Silvestrovanje’ is coming soon. The Slovenes use this word to call the ritual of celebrating the main night of the year in the open air. Despite the tendency of the Slovenes to celebrate the New Year abroad or to celebrate it in private, the major cities of Slovenia plan a rich cultural and entertainment programme.
‘Silvestrovanje’ in the capital of Slovenia will start at 9:00 p.m. and will take place in several places:
Kongresni trg (Congress Square)
The main events will take place on the Congress Square, where Klara Jazbec, CoverLover, Jana Šušteršič and Lea Sirk will perform. After midnight, visitors of the square will have a chance to listen to Grupa Vigor (Croatia).
Mestni trg (Town Square)
On the Town Square, a traditional pop concert will be held. Such singers as Helena Blagne and Nuša Derenda will entertain spectators.
Pogačarjev trg (Pogacar Square)
Fans of pop and folk music will gather on the Pogacar Square. Kvintet Danila Lukana and FKK Band will hold a concert.
Trg Francoske revolucije (French Revolution Square)
This year, ‘Silvestrovanje’ on the French Revolution Square will involve performances by Nipke, three “kings” of Slovenian rap—Zlatko, Klemen Klemenand RecycleMan, as well as Happy Ol`McWeasel.
The Municipality of Ljubljana spent 220 thousand euros on festive decoration of the City Centre (50 km of festive lights, 800 sources of artificial lighting, and 40 bulbs on trees along the River Ljubljanica).
To co-finance the festive events, the Municipality will additionally allocate 113 thousand euros from the city treasury.
“A part of the funds for the implementation of the December festive programme will be provided by sponsors, another part will come from renting houses at the festive fair,” the Municipality informs.
At midnight, a 5-minute firework will illuminate Ljubljana from the castle hill. The Municipality notes that it will cost 3,650 euros.
‘Silvestrovanje’ in the capital of Styria is traditionally held annually on the largest square of the country—Trg Leona Štuklja (Leon Stukelj Square). The celebration will begin at 9:00 p.m. with the performances of Tanja Žagar & Avantura.
In the first hours of the New Year 2018, The Rocktors band will entertain the audience. The concert starts at 00:30 a.m.
‘Silvestrovanje’ will start at 10:00 p.m. on Krekov trg (Krek Square). On the New Year’s Eve, the Kingston Band will entertain the residents and guests of Celje.
The Koper Taverna will open its doors for those who wish to celebrate the New Year with a view of the sea. ‘Silvestrovanje’ will begin as early as 8:00 p.m. The Žavbi and Gedore bands will held a concert.
On Novi trg (New Square) in Novo Mesto, ‘Silvestrovanje’ will begin at 9:00 p.m. with a concert of famous Slovenian bands MRFY, Tabu and Azalea ensemble.
The residents and guests of the oldest city of Slovenia will be able to spend the longest night of the year in its historic centre. The celebration will begin at 10:00 p.m. on Mestni trg (Town Square) with the performance of Manouche and David Matići Bands.
In Bled, guests of the events will be able to spend the Old Year fest in two places. In the Zdraviliški Park, the Gregorji Band will perform as part of the Praznična promenada action, while visitors of the shopping centre will be entertained by Gina z bandom.
Our team will also inform you on other interesting events!