Visiting Valparaiso for New Years Eve, well that’s great news for
you and the million other people who flock to this Chilean city.
This place is just bursting with life when it comes to bringing in
the new year.
Valparaiso is a fantastic place to get out an explore, a must, is to take a ride on one of the many Ascensor (Funicular) including Reina Victoria, Artilleria and Concepcion. Stop by one of the many glorious museums like Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso or the Fine Art Museum at Palacio Baburizza.
If like me you like a bit of street art, then you’re I for a treat, as the city is covered in it, try out Templeman Street on Cerro Alegre.
One thing to keep an eye on, is pickpockets, it’s an unfortunate side effect of the world we live in, but be vigilant when you are out and keep your wits about you.
New Year in Valparaiso starts early on in the week all
culminating in a huge fireworks display on New Years Eve that
attracts over a million people to the city. They don’t mess about
either, they arrive pretty early to secure a decent viewing spot for
the fireworks that light up the sky between Valparaiso and Vina del
It’s a huge party atmosphere in the city that goes well into the early hours of New Years Day, the streets will be lined with locals and tourists all looking to celebrate the new year. Bars hotels and restaurants will all have some kind of New Year event on, but it really is vital you book your table or ticket well in advance if you plan on being indoors.
Good places to be come midnight include Plaza Sotomayor, Paseo Muelle Barón or just follow the crowds as there will be parties and people gathering all over the city. The fireworks are set off from 16 different locations so you’ll be able to see them from most areas of the city.
Looking for some dining inspiration, then check out these restaurants to get your taste buds tingling:
Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille
Kelsey's Steak House
I can’t seem to find a live webcam for Valparaiso as yet, but I’ll keep checking.
New Years Eve is one of the busiest times of year in the city, so
you would be best to book your accommodation well in advance:
Casa Galos Hotel & Lofts
Hotel Da Vinci Valparaiso
Hotel Boutique Sutherland House
You can search for deals at all of these venues, plus other local hotels here.