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New Year's Eve at Lake Garda

Like every year after the Christmas holidays, the question arises about an exciting New Year's Eve programme. Those who decide to celebrate the New Year at Lake Garda can look forward to many fun opportunities!

Whether you are a quiet bon vivant or a crazy party tiger, whether you would like to celebrate with family or friends, whatever the budget, we are sure to have the right tips and ideas for you! In Italy, New Year's Eve or "Capodanno" is always celebrated extensively and with plenty of good food!

Regardless of which suggestion you choose, you don’t want to miss the spectacular fireworks show! They are a highlight on the shores of Lake Garda.

The ultimate New Year’s Eve at Lake Garda ...

... when you celebrate with family
If you celebrate New Year's Eve at Lake Garda with the whole family, you might be looking for practical ideas that are also suitable for children at a reasonable price. A good suggestion would be to look for accommodation that offers a package price for the overnight stay and the festive New Year's Eve menu. In many hotels, there is an entertainment programme with music and fun party games. In Italy, it is common that even the youngest party guests don’t go to bed before midnight. Therefore, the hotels usually offer a child-friendly programme. If your little ones don’t last so long, you can also use a babysitting service in many hotels. You can quietly celebrate and dance a little longer while you know your children are close and in good hands.

... when you celebrate as a couple
The romantic atmosphere of Lake Garda in winter and especially around Christmas is ideal for sharing with a loved one. The festive lighting is reflected on the lake and invites you for a romantic evening walk. The Christmas market in Arco smells of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts and mulled wine. If you fancy a memorable candlelight dinner, we recommend a New Year's Eve dinner at one of the local gourmet restaurants. You can dance in the new year together in the numerous discos and clubs.

... when you celebrate with friends
If you want to celebrate New Year's Eve together with friends, you should visit one of the many parties and festivals in the public squares, on the beach, in the clubs or discotheques at Lake Garda specially organised for the best night of the year. In addition to the typical club music of international DJs, depending on the location, there’s also music for classical or Latin dances and live bands for every taste! The villages with the highest density of famous places are Bardolino, Desenzano and Riva del Garda!

... if you want to experience an alternative evening
If you like to do without the loud music, crowded pubs and crowds on the dance floor this New Year's Eve, then that's fine too. You can celebrate New Year in a completely different way. For example, spend New Year's Eve in the thermal baths of Sirmione, or set sail from Desenzano and watch the fireworks during a night cruise on Lake Garda.

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