What are you going to do in this Christmas & New Year season? Have you not made a plan still? It is one of the most popular festivals that bring lots of excitement for everyone. People make plans to celebrate this day. Every corner of the world gets busy in organizing great events for this special day. You should definitely do some exciting things in this upcoming New Year’s holiday. As you know that there are some popular cities that create amazing atmosphere and arrange breathtaking parties for this special day. Therefore you should book your ticket and visit some places.
We suggest you to visit Riga in Latvia – one of the most popular destination in Eastern Europe. Riga is experiencing a new Renaissance as the capital of Latvia, and many large-scale restoration projects on old buildings have made Riga one of the most attractive cities in Europe. The romantic city has lots of attractions and celebrations waiting for you to discover on 2018 New Year’s Eve holiday.
Fireworks, Countdown Parties & Events
The New Year in Riga is beautiful and exhilarating, and New Year’s Eve definitely brings some additional magic. With a great number of traditional, magnificent architecture, churches, splendid New Year decorations, markets, inspiring music and delicious food and drinks, Riga will make your NYE unforgettable, no matter whether it’s a pre- or post-NYE time.
As traditional, residents of Riga will ring in the New Year at the Freedom Monument and Dome Square. Thousands of Latvian residents will gather by the Freedom Monument to watch the New Year’s fireworks show. It will be a joyous atmosphere. Afterwards, special New Year’s parties, concerts, balls and carnivals will be held all throughout the city.
Riga is often snowy during New Year’s Eve, so pack your boots and best coat if you plan to brave the night to watch NYE fireworks display at midnight.
Get to Riga
Riga is the capital and largest city of Latvia. Riga is the largest city of the Baltic states and home to more than one third of Latvia’s population. Most visitors get to Riga by airplane via Riga International Airport (‘Starptautiskā Lidosta Rīga’ in Latvian) (IATA code: RIX and ICAO code: EVRA). Remember to book your flight in advance to avoid any last-moment problems.
Accommodations on NYE
Riga has full ranges of accommodations with great service and facilities. Some popular hotels in Riga are:
- Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija
- Wellton Old Riga Palace Hotel
- Avitar Hotel
- Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel
- Bellevue Park Hotel Riga
- Grand Palace Hotel
- Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel
- Wellton Gertrude Hotel
- SemaraH Hotel Metropole
- Wellton Centrum Hotel & SPA
If you are planning to spend your next coming Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays in Riga, early hotel booking is highly recommended.