Are you spending New Years in Riga to see 2012 come in? Do you have a plan for what to do or how Latvians will be celebrating?

riga new years eveRiga in New Years Eve is always fun with plenty of events put on by the city including a large firework display and plenty of concerts and events to sink your teeth into. We are offering our tour services for people who wish to discover Riga at this magical time and throwing in a glass of wine for all of our guests! Tours will run until the early evening as we need to set up our own party!

Of course many restaurants, cafes and bars will also be celebrating and you will in some cases need to book tickets for such events. If you are looking for fine dining ‘Vincents’ restaurant is offering a New Years Eve special. They will be open for a special set 12 course ‘tasting’. The dinner starts at 19.00 and should be booked in advance. I am sure this is not the most budget of options but it is New Years Eve after all!

Below is a list of some events that will be put on throughout the city and we advise that you contact the tourist office to find out about additional activities and parties. Enjoy and Happy New Year 2012!

31st of December, Saturday
16:00* Riga Dome Cathedral (Doma laukums 1) Concert “With Organ Sounds The Year Bids Farewell” 5.00-10.00 Ls
20:00* Concert hall „Palladium” (Marijas iela 21, entrance from Pērses iela) Austra 15.00 Ls
21:00 Bastion Hill New Years Eve celebration For free
22:00 Burlesque Club (Kaļķu iela 24) Cabaret Burlesque “Secrets of Burlesque” 15.00, 20.00 LS
22:00* Restaurant „Ribs & Rock” (Grēcinieku iela 8.) New Years Eve with band The Black Cats 15.00-25.00 Ls
22:00* Restaurant „Steiku Haoss” (Audēju iela 2) New Years Eve with Marcello Band and Line Dancing 15.00-25.00 Ls
22:00* Restaurant „Steiku Haoss” (Meistaru iela 25) New Years Eve with Valdis Indrišonoks and Line Dancing 20.00 -30.00 Ls
*Tickets can be bought at the main Tourist Information Centre in Blackhead’s House (Rātslaukums 6)