Get out your winter warmers and see in the New Year in wonderful
With a great selection of historical and architectural delights, Sofia is a great place to come and explore. Wander around the wonderful Alexander Nevsky Cathedral or opt for something a little older with Sveti Georgi (Church of St George) built in the 4th century or seek out 6th century Saint Sofia Church.
Sofia also has a wide range of museums and galleries to investigate including, the National Archaeological Museum, Sofia Art Gallery, the National Museum of History and National Gallery for Foreign Art.
Take a stroll along Vitosha Boulevard form some shopping and grab a drink or a bite to eat in one of the many bars and cafes and watch the world go by.
If you are in Sofia early in December, then have a nosey around the German themed Christmas Market, Weihnachtsmarkt, grab a cup of Gluhwein and some traditional German snacks and enjoy the festive atmosphere. The market is on until 20th December in the City Garden at Battenberg Square.
If you are near the Justice Palace at 11am or 6pm you can join in the free walking tours which lasts around 2 hours and is a great way to see the city.
For New Years Eve, head to Battenberg Square (Knyaz Alexander
Battenberg Square) with thousands of other party goers for the
annual NYE Concert with great live music, entertainment and of
course a great firework display. Remember to brush up on your dance
moves for the dance “horo” so you can join in the fun!
Many restaurants will be either closed of offering a special New Years Eve menu, so I would check with the venues and book in advance if you plan in dining out. Many bars and clubs will be open through to the early hours of New Years day!
Hotels will be offering grand galas, balls and special New Years eve events too, but again, check with the hotel and book your tickets as soon as you can.
There are so many restaurants in Sofia, you will be spoiled for choice, try out some of these gems:
Made in Home
Moma Bulgarian Food & Wine
Live webcam from Vitosha Boulevard
Hotels in Sofia will book up quickly, so make sure you reserve
your room in advance to avoid any disappointment:
Sense Hotel Sofia
Magic Castle Hotel
Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Sofia
Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.