Bucket List Worthy New Year’s Eve Sea-side Destinations

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As the year draws to a close and the festive season beckons, there’s no better way to bid farewell to the old and welcome the new than with a sea-side view New Year’s Eve in Croatia! Picture yourself in a coastal paradise, where pleasant temperatures, gentle breezes and the sound of the waves create the perfect backdrop for a memorable celebration. This winter, Valamar Hotels invites you to indulge in a unique holiday experience along the enchanting Adriatic coast. Explore bucket list worthy New Year’s Eve destinations in Croatia and find out why you should visit them!
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A Warm Welcome to Winter

Poreč in Istria

Poreč in Istria

Croatia, with its picturesque landscapes and inviting climate, provides an idyllic setting for a New Year’s Eve in Croatia in a slightly different fashion. Explore the region of Istria from Poreč or Rabac, Makarska, Dubrovnik or the island of Rab. Escape the chilly temperatures and embrace the pleasant temperatures of the Adriatic coast. Imagine celebrating the arrival of the new year with your loved ones under a starlit sky, surrounded by the soothing sounds of the sea.

Valamar Hotels: Your Gateway to Holiday Magic

Valamar Diamant Hotel Indoor Pool & Spa Zone

Valamar Diamant Hotel Indoor Pool & Spa Zone

Valamar Hotels, renowned for their hospitality and commitment to creating unforgettable experiences, have curated a special entertainment program to ensure that your New Year celebration is nothing short of magical. From festive decorations to the aromas of mulled wine and delectable local specialties, every detail is designed to immerse you in the holiday spirit.

Check out the offers in Valamar Riviera Hotel in Poreč and Valamar Sanfior Hotel in Rabac where the New Year’s Eve dinner is included in the price!

In addition, Poreč is gearing up for a spectacular Advent celebration, promising a magical experience for all.  The arrival of Santa Clause on 11 December, accompanied by stilt walkers and the sparking of Christmas lights, will mark the beginning of the joyful advent set to last until 7 January 2024.

The heart of the festivities lies in Trg Matije Gupca and Trg Slobode squares, hosting a range of events, including the much-anticipated Princess Ball on December 14th and performances by renowned artists, all as part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Valamar Riviera.

You can enjoy traditional winter activities like an ice skating ring or the Advent Race on 23 December, while culinary enthusiasts can savor delights at holiday stands, including a Sweet Morning with free tastings on December 16th. In the evening of 23 December, you can enjoy the famous ballet The Nutcracker. The grand New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31st, featuring a concert by Petar Grašo, promises to usher in 2024 with joy and style. The festivities continue into the New Year, ensuring a vibrant start to 2024 in Poreč.

If interested in Dubrovnik, the city is set to dazzle in its jubilee 10th Winter Festival, promising a sensational New Year’s Eve! A stellar lineup and over 20 concerts across the city will grace various locations, creating a musical extravaganza. Families can delight in favorite children’s programs, such as the North Pole Station in Lazareti or the Colorful Winter in Uvala with a train and ice rink. Dubrovnik’s cultural institutions have curated a range of programs for the youngest, complemented by exhibitions, theater performances and a special Dubrovnik Christmas concert on December 22. As anticipation builds for New Year’s Eve, Gruž is preparing a special surprise program with digital and interactive content for children and young people, accompanied by a delectable gastronomic offer. The city is buzzing with preparations, aiming to draw both locals and visitors to celebrate the festive season throughout December.

Apart from those locations, explore Makarska or the islands of Rab with their own winter offers!

Wellness and Relaxation: A Perfect Start to the New Year

Valamar Parentino Hotel Spa in Poreč

Valamar Parentino Hotel Spa in Poreč

While the winter chill takes hold in other parts of the world, Croatia’s mild climate allows you to enjoy the outdoors comfortably. Take advantage of Valamar’s wellness offers, rejuvenate your body and soul and start the new year feeling refreshed. Whether it’s a spa treatment or a leisurely stroll along the beach, the options for relaxation are as endless as the sea itself.

Accommodation Fit for Royalty

Valamar Sanfior Hotel in Rabac in Istria

Valamar Sanfior Hotel in Rabac in Istria

One of the perks of celebrating New Year’s Eve on the coast is the availability of more favorable accommodations. Valamar Hotels offers a range of options to suit every preference, from cozy rooms with sea views to luxurious suites overlooking the coastline.

For example, check out Valamar Meteor Hotel in Makarska with only 800m distance from Makarska old town. Enjoy the seafront location, along with the Mediterraneo Restaurant and Valamar signature wellness program and indoor pool. 

If interested in island vibes, take into account Valamar Padova Hotel on the island of Rab with a view of Rab’s historic center. You can also enjoy an indoor poll with a new children’s corner, family sauna and Vitality corner.

Enjoy the charm of our carefully selected locations, each promising a unique and enchanting experience.

Booking Your Sea-Side Escape

The Town of Rab

The Town of Rab

This holiday season, make the smart choice and book your New Year’s Eve with Valamar Hotels. Indulge in the beauty of the Adriatic coast, revel in the festive atmosphere, and create lasting memories with your loved ones. From the pleasant temperatures to the world-class hospitality, Croatia’s coastal celebration promises to be an experience like no other.

New Year’s Eve in Croatia

Choose your destination, discover the special offerings, and let Valamar Hotels be your host for a New Year’s Eve in Croatia that will linger in your heart long after the last firework has lit up the night sky. Here’s to a new year filled with joy, peace and the magic of the Adriatic coast!


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