The Algarve is one of the best destinations in Portugal to celebrate New Year’s Eve. As the end of December approaches, thousands of people head to the Algarve to say goodbye to the passing year and to welcome the upcoming year. With its breezy but rainless weather and the absence of mass tourism, the Algarve has a discreet charm at the beginning of winter. Whether on the beach, at home with friends or in the city center, the stunning and warm Algarve region is certainly the ideal region to welcome a new stage of your life..



Lagos, one of the most beautiful Algarvian cities, makes a point of organising a night of shows to welcome the New Year. In the Praca do Infante, a stage will be built, where Anselmo Ralph will be performing on the last night of the year.

The Angolan singers latin rhythms will accompany you till midnight, when fireworks will light up the sky over Lagos and welcome 2020.

The party will them be led by DJ Valex throughout the night.

After 10.30pm you can show up with a bottle of bubbly and 12 raisins, traditional to Portugal , to accompany the last 12 seconds of 2019.

Fim De Ano Em Lagos
New Year in Lagos. Photo by AlgarLife.


The New Years party in Portimao lasts four days! Four days of partying, concerts and nightlife starting on the 28th December at 10pm.

On Saturday, the 28th, the stage welcomes the famous Agir and on the following night music is provided by Rock em Stock, bringing you Portuguese rock songs.

On the 30th of December, you will be listening to the voice of Fernando Daniel and on the 31st for the big night,to the sound of Brazilian music by the dance group Danca Balanca which will help every spectator say goodbye to 2019, in the best manner.

As is tradition, there will be fireworks launched from Praia da Rocha and by the waterfronts of Portimao and Alvor.

After all this, the music is in the hands of various DJ’s that will entertain you into the night.

Fireworks Praia Da Rocha
Fireworks at Praia Da Rocha. Photo by Flickr.


This year, Carvoeiro’s downtown will host a great New Year’s party.

The initiative is promoted by the union of Parishes of Lagoa and Carvoeiro, after visitors and residents having created their own spontaneous party last year to celebrate entering the New Year.

Therefore, the party starts at 10pm, with two concerts, interrupted/bridged* by 15 minutes of fireworks. Between 1 and 3 am, there will be a stage with DJ’s to sound music for the hardcoreparty goers.

Reveillon in Carvoeiro
Fireworks Carvoeiro, photo by PacotesFerias


New Year’s in Albufeira is one of the biggest and most famous parties in the Algarve. Over the years, this party has grown and welcomes visitors from all over the country and overseas, that will not miss the opportunity to be present at this event that is so much more that music and fireworks.

Every year the Council produces an innovative show and 2019 is no exception.

What will you find in Albufeira?

A multisensorial show that will involve the natural elements of the Praia dos Pescadores, including the people present at the beach.

On the evening of the 31st you will see a 50m long stage and several laser towers that will colour the scenario and involve the public.

The fireworks will be launched at sea, from boats, timed with a multisensorial sound and laser show and high impact choreographies.

The first band to play will be Amor Electro and the following band will be The Black Mamba.

Are you ready for a brilliant party?

Other than the New Years Eve, at the Praia de Pescadores, the New Year’s Program starts on the 28th with Medieval Paderne animating the historical centre of the vila, until the 1st January.

Fireworks Albufeira
Fireworks Albufeira. Photo by Pinterest.


The city of Quarteira will host celebrations to another New Year as it is one of the favourite places for tourists  to visit for a last getaway in the year.

Loule’s City Council will offer a nightlife program that has both Aurea and a pyro-musical show as the highlights of the celebrations.

At 9.30pm Deejay Rodriguez will start the music off for the first ones arriving at Praca do Mar.

At 10.30pm Aurea will start and perform till midnight. At the 12 strokes of midnight and to announce 2020, a pyromusical show will light the skies of Quarteira and then at quarter past midnight, Dj and producer, RIOT will arrive.

Quarteira New Year's eve
Fireworks in Quarteira, photo by JF Quarteira


As is tradition in the Algarvian capital, residents take to the streets to celebrate the New Year. Downtown, the area around the marina and the stage at Jardim Manuel Bivar are flooded by families and groups of friends with a bottle of bubbly and confetti and make it a party.

At 23h is Melomeno Rítmica, and the Djs are the Bubba Brothers.

At 11.59pm everyone faces the waterside marina, where Faro’s fireworks are launched, in coordination with music that makes everyone jump in excitement.

DJ Christian F starts at half past midnight and stays throughout the night.

The Jardin Manuel Bivar is close to the bar and disco area in Faro, which are open to welcome all participants of these events till later in the night.

New Year Faro
New Year Fireworks in Faro. Photo by Deskgram.


The fishing village of Tavira also has a New Years party.

If you wish to celebrate New Year in a less crowded place but still want to enjoy music and fireworks, bring a warm jacket and a good mood and you will not be disappointed.

At the Praca da Republica, around 10pm the A.S. Band comes to the stage and will cheer up all those participating till the twelve strokes of midnight, when Tavira launches a pretty fireworks show.

10 minutes later, you can dance to the sounds of DJ Serginho and DJ Kay Cell.

Passagem De Ano Tavira
New Year in Tavira.

Monte Gordo

This villa that is used to vacationers fills up again at New Years. The oldest summer destination offers, at the Parque Poente, a musical show and fireworks.

Monte Gordo’s 2019-2020 New Year’s party will have a musical show and of course, the unforgettable fireworks show that will light up Monte Gordo’s beach till midnight.

If you are not sure where the party’s area is, just look out for a white screen by the beach, you can’t miss it!

The event’s poster is usually announced closer to the date, but judging by previous years, it is one of the biggest events in the Algarve and will not disappoint.

Confetis Monte Gordo
Confetis New Year in Monte Gordo. Photo by Pacotesdederias.


HAPPY 2020!!!


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