The article is currently being updated with the New Year’s Eve events on Lake Garda for 2024.
This 2023 is coming to an end. We are just a few days away from the end of the year, and it’s time to take stock of these 12 months. Through ups and downs, we all pause to reflect on the emotions experienced and indelible memories that have become part of the baggage of our lives. Our thoughts turn to the new year with hope and projects to be realized. If you are here reading this article, chances are you are a traveler or a lover of our great lake.
How many new places have you discovered this year? Which places to visit on Lake Garda would you like to see next year?
With the winter season approaching, the Christmas markets on Lake Garda have opened (discover them all here), and concerts and events are been organized throughout the holiday period. So, if you’ve planned to come to Lake Garda on December 31st, here’s a list of all the scheduled events for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve on Lake Garda!
THE VILLAGES OF THE LOWER LAKE GARDA
There are many ways of celebrating New Year’s Eve. Many couples want to spend it with their sweetheart in a romantic atmosphere. But there are also those who want to be in the company of lifelong friends and look for a quiet and unusual place to welcome the new year. What would you like to do?
Without a doubt, on Lake Garda, there are a lot of dream places to spend a New Year’s Eve that you will always remember. Eat delicious fish food during your dinner at one of the restaurants with a view of the lake. Or maybe, stay in a hotel with a panoramic room and spend a weekend in one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. For New Year’s Eve on Lake Garda, there is something to cater to all preferences!
New Year’s Eve at a Spa
If you are looking to do something different than your usual New Year’s Eve party, why don’t you spend a night at a Spa? For the occasion, Aquardens has created two special packages to spend the most magical night of the year among thermal baths, wellness paths, and water bars. DJ sets and shows are scheduled for the evening between 7.00 PM to 3.00 AM. And don’t forget to toast to the New Year with prosecco and pandoro while looking at amazing fireworks at the stroke of 2024!
At the Thermal Park of Villa dei Cedri on December 31 you can pamper yourself in the warm waters from 8.00 PM to 4.00 AM. Here too you will be able to toast and celebrate the new year at the stroke of midnight.
I would say that if you are looking for a relaxing New Year’s Eve these two alternatives are the ones for you! And if you want to spend the last day of the year listening to music, partying in the city centre, and admiring the fireworks the next lines are for you!
Here you will find all the events of New Year’s Eve 2023 – 2024 in the places to visit on Lake Garda and surroundings! [still updating]
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN GARDA
- Would you like to spend New Year’s Eve dancing? In Piazza del Municipio, from 3:00 PM, you can enjoy the performance of MALUMIDA BAND. Dance at the rhythm of their international repertoire revisited in a funky style. In addition to this, you can also immerse yourself in traditional Christmas melodies.
- Between 10.30 PM and midnight, the square will become a lively country scene thanks to the engaging rhythm of TEX BAN, ending with the breathtaking fireworks show just as the new year makes its entrance!
- In that magical moment of hugs, wishes, and emotions, DJ CORRADO will take the helm and kick off the new year until 2.00 AM with an eclectic musical selection, ranging from Spleen classics to Zanzibar and the latest hits. An unforgettable experience not to be missed!
Put on your best dancing shoes and dance the 2023 away in this amazing place to visit on Lake Garda! And if you want to enjoy a nice dinner, Garda has something for you too.
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER IN GARDA
If you dream of an end of the year by the lake enjoying the classic and never expected New Year’s Eve dinner then you must go to the ‘Padiglione dei Sapori’ in Garda.
After a walk through the Christmas markets at the Padiglione dei Sapori you can enjoy a rich menu with traditional classics from 8.00 PM. Crepes with radicchio and Monte Veronese cheese, rice, and pumpkin tortelli… all inside the marquee set up on the Queen Adelaide lakefront for a New Year’s Eve Dinner 2023!
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN BARDOLINO
In Bardolino, during the month of December, you will find engaging events, ranging from enogastronomic fairs to shows and entertainment events. However, as of now, there are no specific events planned for the evening of December 31st. Nevertheless, Bardolino still provides the charming atmosphere of its Christmas markets and festive lights for those who wish to spend a quiet evening in the heart of the village.
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN PESCHIERA DEL GARDA
It looks like New Year’s Eve in Peschiera del Garda is going to be an experience filled with celebration and fun. The picturesque Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia, embellished by sparkling lights, will be the pulsating heart of the event.
The square will host an ice skating rink, where residents and visitors can glide happily into 2024. Celebrations will extend to the welcoming spaces of the playground on Salita Tognon, ensuring entertainment for all ages. Join this unforgettable celebration and welcome the new year with enthusiasm, surrounded by the magic of Lake Garda.
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN DESENZANO
New Year’s Eve is celebrated to the rhythm of music in Desenzano as well. Tune in to the beats of Radio Studio Più and welcome the New Year with live music by Graziano Fanelli and the DJ Set by Claudio Tozzo. From 9:30 PM, they’ll have you dancing in Piazza Matteotti, reliving the vibes of the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and 2000s.
And don’t miss the Live Show featuring Sandy Chambers and Melody Castellari!
NEW YEAR’S EVE ON THE ICE IN SIRMIONE
In Sirmione on December 31st, the large ice skating rink in Piazza Mercato remains open until late at night, awaiting the arrival of the new year. Starting from 10.00 PM, you can greet the new year with live music from Radio Studio+ and an open bar. The square will be filled with energy and joy, with families, friends, and visitors ready to share the countdown and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter together.
Keep in mind that using the ice rink and renting skates are both free! What can I say, for a New Year’s Eve on Lake Garda that’s out of the ordinary, it’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss!
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN PADENGE SUL GARDA
In Padenghe sul Garda, New Year’s Eve takes on a special charm with the opening of the Christmas market on December 31st. While awaiting the new year, you can immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the village, strolling among the picturesque stalls of the market, where twinkling lights and Christmas delights create an intimate experience to welcome 2024!
NEW YEAR’S EVE CRUISE ON LAKE GARDA
[we are waiting for the 2024 programme] Navigarda for the end of the year offers a cruise on Lake Garda with dinner on board.
A unique experience, an event created exclusively for New Year’s Eve.
It is necessary to book in advance so if you do not want to miss this cruise among the most beautiful places to visit on Lake Garda you need to be affected!
On board the Tonale Motorboat will depart from Desenzano at 21. While sailing in the waters of the lower lake, dinner will be served at the table for everyone.
The menu includes appetizer, a first course, main course and dessert all accompanied by good wine and sparkling wine. At the stroke of midnight you can celebrate the New Year lulled by the waters of the lake and will be served the inevitable cotechino with lentils.
Obviously there will be musical entertainment to brighten the evening. The return is scheduled for 2.00, but the celebrations on board will continue until 3:00.
In addition, all participants will be given a personal voucher valid for a day of free movement on board the Navigarda liners to be used in 2024.
Where can you see the fireworks shows on Lake Garda on New Year’s Eve?
The villages of Salò, Malcesine, and Garda during New Year’s Eve will be illuminated by spectacular fireworks. In Salò, the magic will unfold along the lakeside, creating an enchanting backdrop against the mountains. Meanwhile, in Malcesine, the Castle will frame a fireworks show, offering a spectacular view of Lake Garda. In Garda, the evening will transform into an explosion of lights and colors, providing residents and visitors with an unforgettable celebration to welcome the new year.
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN SALO’
There’s no New Year’s Eve without the opportunity to admire a fireworks display in the area, and this is the motto of the celebrations in Salò. At the stroke of midnight, the gulf of Salò will sparkle with marvelous fireworks, and all that’s left for you to do is carefully choose where to enjoy the view.
THE VILLAGES OF THE UPPER LAKE GARDA
Many people will head to the snowy peaks of Trentino for New Year’s Eve, to ski and celebrate in chalets in the mountains. This article maybe will serve little to them. But for those not too fond of cold and snow, the upper Lake Garda is the right compromise to breathe the mountain atmosphere at milder temperatures!
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN MALCESINE
Malcesine, a charming town on Lake Garda, is getting ready to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2024 with a unique atmosphere. The magic of the night will unfold through the narrow streets of the historic center, where music will accompany the midnight toast until 2 in the morning. The picturesque Piazza Statuto will be the heart of the celebration, illuminated by a fireworks display that will paint the sky with festive colors. An unforgettable experience to welcome the new year in an enchanted setting.
Are you still undecided about where to go on New Year’s Eve on Lake Garda?
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN TORBOLE
We are still waiting for the 2024 programme.
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN RIVA DEL GARDA
In Riva del Garda, music, dance, and fun will fill up the day of New Year’s Eve. In the atmosphere of the Christmas Market ‘Gusto in Gusto,’ from 9:30 PM, you can dance to the rhythm of ‘Frequenze Italiane’ and DJ Stefanuti. Welcome the new year in good company and celebrate until 3.00 AM.
And don’t forget about the magnificent ice skating rink! Glide on the ice until 8:00 PM before tasting some of the culinary excellences of Trentino, all waiting to be savored!
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN ARCO
Please note that Arco will not have a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve but on December 9th. During this evening, the Castle of Arco will transform into a spectacle of lights and colors, thanks to extraordinary fireworks. The fireworks, like shooting stars, will paint the night sky, providing a unique and memorable experience. It will be an evening to be lived with dreamy eyes, immersed in the winter beauty of the landscape of Garda Trentino.
[we are waiting for the 2024 programme] The traditional musical appointment with the New Year’s Concert is back. A convivial moment in which the whole City of Arco wishes Happy New Year to fellow citizens and guests. The concert will be held at the Salone delle Feste of the Arco Casino. A programme of music by Borodin, Mussorgsky, Glazunov, Johann Strauss sr, Johann Strauss jr, and Josef Strauss. This year it will be performed by the Orchestra Sinfonica delle Alpi directed by Mo. Stefano Torboli.
NEW YEAR’S EVE IN LIMONE SUL GARDA
Nothing scheduled for the evening of December 31, 2023.
SAN SILVESTRO’S CONCERT IN VERONA
The Teatro Filarmonico in Verona will become the stage of your unforgettable New Year’s Eve with the extraordinary concert by the Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona Foundation. Under the guidance of Chorus Master Roberto Gabbiani, the ensemble will offer the audience a captivating and engaging musical experience. The atmosphere of the Teatro Filarmonico will be filled with evocative melodies, creating an enchanting soundtrack to welcome the new year with elegance and musical passion.
New Year’s Eve on Lake Garda with children?
[we are waiting for the 2024 programme] In Villafranca the most popular event for all children: Villaland. Who said New Year’s Eve is for grown-ups?
Piazza Castello for an afternoon will turn into the village of every child’s dreams. Among the most beloved Disney characters many workshops to attend, magic shows and baby dance for all. But it does not end here, obviously could not miss make-up and inflatable to go wild to end 2023 in full joy.
For the adults? A selfie point where you can capture the last family photo of the year and a refreshment point with hot mulled wine.
Planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the amusement park most loved by young and old? Gardaland Magic Winter on 31 December is open all day from 10.30 to 18.00. In addition to trying the many adrenaline rides in the park, the ticket also includes access to the Sea Life Aquarium and the Miniland. Immerse yourself in the blue of its panoramic tunnel and then stroll through thousands of LEGO bricks!