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New Year’s Eve: Athens to Ring in 2016 with Music and Dance

Municipality of Athens Symphony Orchestra

Municipality of Athens Symphony Orchestra

"Christmas-New Year in Athens 2015-2016" program of eventsThe Municipality of Athens will usher in the New Year with an entertaining concert at Thissio and the Acropolis providing a spectacular backdrop.

A celebration filled with music and dance will mark the start of 2016 at the Agios Pavlos and Herakleidon pedestrian walkways on Thursday, December 31.

Celebrations begin at 10:30 pm with a three-fold program during which the city’s Big Band Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra and Choir will join popular artists to usher in 2016. Presenter of the night will be actor-screenwriter Giorgos Kapoutzidis.

Sugahspank! & The Swing Shoes Athens

Sugahspank! & The Swing Shoes Athens

Sugahspank! featuring The Swing Shoes Athens will hit the stage with the Athens Swing Cats at 10:30 pm with swing rhythms. They will be followed by a rock/swing concert of Greek singer Panos Mouzourakis at 11:05.

Panos Mouzourakis

Panos Mouzourakis

At 11:45, the Municipality of Athens Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Andreas Tselikas, will perform Christmas songs and a few minutes before midnight, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis will welcome the arrival of 2016 with a firework display in the background.

Filippos Pliatsikas

Filippos Pliatsikas

Right after 2016 begins, Filippos Pliatsikas will take the stage and will give a concert with all time favorites together with the Athens Symphony Orchestra.

For the whole program of events of Athens, press here.

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