New Years Eve Porto can be celebrated in several locations around the city. On December 31st, there are many street parties and more elaborate programs that serve as options for the thousands of tourists that choose to celebrate the New Year in Porto.

New Years Eve Porto

The largest party takes place on Avenida dos Aliados, in front of the Porto City Hall. This is where the largest number of people gather together and the night always features musical entertainment and fireworks.

If you prefer, you can spend New Years Eve in a different manner: on board one of the various cruise ships that fill the Douro River on this night, for example.

Porto’s nightclubs, on the other hand, prolong the night’s excitement until dawn

While New Year’s Eve is another excuse to throw a party, it isn’t the city’s biggest jamboree. For that, you’ll have to visit in June for the festival of São João. Of course there’s plenty of celebrating going on the 31st of December. The city puts on a big fireworks display, with the pyrotechnics bursting out over the Douro River. And just like São João, people take to the streets with drinks in hand, milling about or running from bar to bar.

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