Christmas & New Year in Athens

10 Top Events in Athens from December 20th to January 2nd

Being in Athens during Christmas holidays is a great chance to enjoy alongside the Greek Christmas spirit through interesting cultural events which will brighten your stay and will enrich your travelling experience. The participation in the below mentioned events is free of charge. Enjoy!

Sunday 20 December
Syntagma Square
11.00-22.00 Music Radio 89.2 station broadcasts live from Syntagma Square and fills the city center with rhythm

13.00 Revival of Christmas customs of the Sarakatsanoi by the Association of the Epirus Sarakatsanoi in Athens, as well as a guided tour of the exhibition “Christmas at the house of Aggeliki Chatzimichali”
Garden of the Megaron-Athens Concert Hall, Vasilissis Sofias Ave & Kokkali str., tel.: 210 7282000

Monday 21 December
12.00“Music paths in the neighborhoods of Athens”. A musical walk by the Municipality of Athens Philharmonic Orchestra Picture Gallery of the Municipality of Athens, Metaxourgeio Building, corner of Myllerou and Leonidou streets on Avdi Square in Metaxourgeio

Tuesday 22 December
19.00“Christmas Stars”. A concert with Despoina Tsolaki Musical Scene at Syntagma Square

Thursday 24 December
12.00 Concert of the Municipality of Athens Βig Band. Musical direction by Manos Theodosakis Voukourestiou pedestrian street

Sunday 27 December
11.30 Christmas concert of the Municipality of Athens Choir, performing works by B.Britte and C. Saint-Saëns. Soloist:Myrsini Margariti (soprano), ChristosDelizonas(tenor), Charis Andrianos (baritone). With the participation of the Children-Youth Orchestra of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens(teacher: Nina Patrikidou), Pallas Theater City Link, Amerikis 2 str, Stoa Spyromiliou
Musical direction by Stavros Beris
The concert is organized under the auspices of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens. *Free entrance with entrance tickets. Reservations at 211 1000365 & at “Melina”Cultural Center of the Municipality of Athens

Monday 28 December
13.00 “Tanguerissimo Project”. A renowned mixed tango group by masters of argentine dance, musicians and dancers presents the most important tangos of all time. Music by C. Gardel, A. Troilo, F. Canaro, A. Piazolla, J. D’Arienzo, R. Firpo, G. Barbieri
Psyrri Square

Thursday 31 December
Thisseio-Irakleidon & Apostolou Pavlou pedestrian streets
Celebration of New Year’s Eve Music Scene
22.30-23.15 Sugahspank!, Swing Shoes, Athens Swing Cats and the Athens Leading Hope draw their audience in their swing rhythm
23.15-23.45 Concert with Panos Mouzourakis
Big Scene
23.45-00.45 The Municipality of Athens Symphonic Orchestra, under the direction of Andreas Tselikas collaborates with Philippos Pliatsikas
23.55-00.05 Welcoming the New Year

Saturday 2 January
Syntagma Square
12.00 Popular events of the Dodecameron Groups in traditional costume (from Pontos, Kozani, Mytilene and the Greek community of Romania), departing from Syntagma Square, will descend the pedestrian street of Ermou and recreate local customs, bringing vibes of joy into town, with song, dance and pleasantries.


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