Christmas Celebrations in Thessaloniki

The lighting of Thessaloniki’s enormous Christmas tree in the heart of Aristotelous square on November 29th marked the beginning of the city’s holiday festivities that will last until the 6th of January of 2019.

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This year’s holiday decorations in Thessaloniki will be enriched by new luminous garlands and twinkling lights, as well as an illuminated sky formation on the square of Agia Sophia.

On December 10thboth citizens and visitors may attend the Christmas Voroina and savor some of the finest wine labels of Northern Greece.

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On Christmas Eve, visitors will have the opportunity to attend the famous Thessaloniki food festival and taste some of the finest local products, Christmas recipes and seasonal delights and dance the night away with joyful tunes from INJOY, THE GANG and MY EXCUSE bands performing live on stage.


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Throughout the holiday season an amazing array of cultural events, kids’ workshops, holiday activities and performances will take place all over Thessaloniki inviting both children and adults to join the holiday spirit.  The coming of the New Year will be also celebrated with famous Greek singers and fireworks that will add an extra touch of glamour to the atmosphere.


If you are eager to be part of the festivities make sure to take advantage of the greatest hotels holiday specials. Arrange your stay at The Excelsior or City Hotel in the heart of the town, take advantage of the most exclusive seasonal offers and get ready to experience the most wonderful Christmas in Thessaloniki.



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