Where Can You Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Lisbon?

Written By Mihaela Gutu

You’re spending your winter holidays in this extraordinary country, which offers delicious food and tasty drinks enjoyed alongside the friendliest people you’ve ever met. So how can you at least not consider attending a party or a Fado event for New Year’s Eve in the warm Portuguese capital?!

Luckily, we’ve done the research for you and found some amazing events you may want to attend. So keep reading to discover where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in Lisbon!

Concerts and Parties – New Year’s Eve in Lisbon

Obviously, our first recommendation would be to attend the official party on Praça do Comércio, where everyone gathers for the fireworks and the joy. Alternatively, you can go to some festas in other locations around Lisbon, where you’ll have just as much fun! Opt for Almada or Setubal, for instance.

Furthermore, we definitely encourage you to check out our New Year’s Eve dinner recommendations – you never know, maybe you’re about to discover your new favorite restaurant in Lisbon!

But if you want to have an even more special evening… We’re here for you with the answers! We’ve found some Fado concerts, parties, and even an event with dance and game programs where kids will have the best time of their lives! Keep reading to discover more about each.

Attend a Fado Event

If you’re planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Lisbon by dining out, why not combine the dinner with a Fado event? This way, you won’t only enjoy a traditional meal but also immerse yourself in an atmosphere of saudade, of bittersweet longing, conveyed by the music.

Luckily, Lisbon doesn’t lack New Year’s Eve Fado events, so there’s plenty for you to choose from.

Photo by Chris (Unsplash)

Adega Machado

Location: R. do Norte 91, 1200-284 Lisboa, Portugal

Adega Machado is an iconic Fado House in Lisbon that served as a performing place for many famous Fado artists. Other notable personalities, like Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, Prince Andrew of the United Kingdom, or Don Juan de Bourbon, also stepped foot into this restaurant and probably liked it so much that they quickly returned!

Well, if Adega Machado has been inspiring the saudade feeling for almost a century, why stop on New Year’s Eve?! That’s why you can now book your seat for the 31st of December.

Their New Year’s Eve program starts at 8 p.m. and costs 150 EUR per guest, which, obviously, includes a Fado concert. Naturally, the menu is quite exquisite, providing a combination of various traditional dishes. It also includes drinks, desserts, and coffee or tea.

O Faia

Location: R. da Barroca 54 56, 1200-050 Lisboa, Portugal

O Faia, a restaurant founded in 1947, offers locals and tourists daily Fado nights held by famous Fado artists, including Lucília do Carmo, Alfredo Marceneiro, Fernando Maurício, and others.

At the moment, the Fado atmosphere is created by Lenita Gentil, Sara Correia, António Rocha, Maura Airez, and Beatriz Felício. They are accompanied by Fernando Silva and Paulo Ramos.

On New Year’s Eve, you can, of course, have the best night of the year at o Faia, savoring their delicious dishes and allowing the Fado music to get to your heart!

The menu costs 220 EUR per person and includes drinks, starters, main course, and desserts. At midnight, you’ll welcome 2024 with a glass of Champagne Moet & Chandon!

Cafe Luso

Location: Tv. da Queimada 10, 1200-365 Lisboa, Portugal

One of the most historically and culturally enriching locations in Bairro Alto – Café Luso, located in the old wineries of Palácio Brito Freire. The restaurant’s interior design and decor are undoubtedly worthy of a New Year’s Eve dinner served on a background of Fado music.

The Fado concerts usually begin at 8 p.m. and last until 2 a.m., although we recommend checking with the restaurant beforehand to ensure you’ve got the correct details.

The New Year’s Eve menu at Café Luso costs 150 EUR. It includes a wide variety of dishes, starting with mini tartelle with foie gras and fig in syrup and a salmon or shrimp dish for the main course and ending with coconut and mango panna cotta, accompanied by a delightful coffee or tea. These are only some options you’ll find in the extensive menu.

Maria da Mouraria

Location: Largo da Severa 1 e 2, Largo Severa 2, 1100-588 Lisboa, Portugal

Maria da Mouraria, a fado house and restaurant managed by the Fado Museum, offers locals and tourists Fado nights held by Hélder Moutinho, as well as Bela and Carlos Silva.

The restaurant prepared a selection of dishes for those who want to step into the new year outside their houses or hotels. They offer a welcome drink, starters, first and second courses, as well as dessert and drinks.

Additionally, Maria da Mouraria has vegan options, including spinach pastries with seaweed risotto and lagareiro-style tofu.

The dinner will be accompanied by Fado music, as well as fireworks at midnight. The menu costs 175 EUR per person.

If you want to make a reservation, you’ll have to pay a 50% deposit. Don’t hesitate to contact the restaurant for more reservation details and/or information regarding their cancellation policy, in case you’re not sure of your plans.

Have the Ultimate New Year’s Eve party on a Cruise

Location: Depends on each cruise

If you want to do something more special than a dinner at a restaurant, why not go for a New Year’s Eve Cruise?! That’s undoubtedly much fun and can make for a memorable experience in a coastal country!

You can look for a cruise that suits your preferences, as there are plenty. For example, you can choose one that is shorter (2 hours) and includes drinks only and a possibility to watch the fireworks right from the Tagus River.

On the other hand, some cruises also include cheese and charcuterie board, as well as dessert options. The prices usually vary between 100 and 150 EUR.

If you want to attend a dinner cruise, though, you should probably book one right now (if you do manage to find one that still has available seats) because most of them are already sold out! It is quite an extraordinary experience – no wonder people do not even hesitate to buy their tickets!

Welcome New Year – Estufa Fria

Location: Parque Eduardo VII, 1070-051 Lisboa, Portugal 

The party at Estufa Fria is probably the most popular New Year’s Eve party in Lisbon. It’s been inviting people to have fun since 2013!

Estufa Fria, as you probably already know, is a fantastic greenhouse located in Parque Eduardo VII. Imagine dancing your way into 2024 in such an awe-striking location, as if in a jungle!

The Welcome New Year event in Estufa Fria starts at 11 p.m. and lasts until 6 a.m. You’ll have to hurry up with the tickets because they’re selling out quickly – check them out here. Only a few at the price of 45 EUR are left – the price includes the entrance fee and three drinks.

However, we must mention that you won’t be able to book your ticket directly on the website. You’ll have to contact the organizers first and ask them for an access code that will allow you to complete the reservation.

The party is private, with a limited capacity, so you don’t have to worry about it getting out of hand.

Estufa Fria, Lisbon. Photo by Shadowgate (Flickr)

Fábrica Braço de Prata New Year’s Eve Party

Location: R. Fábrica de Material de Guerra 1, 1950-128 Lisboa, Portugal

Fábrica Braço de Prata is a Lisbon cultural center founded in 2007 that hosts an incredible New Year’s Eve party! If you’re visiting the capital with your children, don’t even hesitate to book a ticket for it, as kids are welcome!

While other parties do not allow children (for obvious reasons), this one is excellent for them, as the program includes various concerts, dancing events, game spaces, and even mattresses where they can take a nap!

Additionally, kids under 8 years old can enter for free. Please don’t forget that the organizers advise families to contact them beforehand to inform them how many children will attend. This way, they can keep track of the available spots.

The event begins at 9 p.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. The ticket prices vary between 20 and 45 EUR, depending on whether you want them to include food and drinks.

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