Athens Xmas 2022: Concerts, Parties and Church Sessions in City Center
The Municipality of Athens has organized a variety of music events aiming to entertain the Greek capital’s residents and visitors and enrich this year’s Christmas atmosphere.
Organized by the municipality’s Technopolis and This is Athens official city guide, the events will transform Athens into a lively music scene with Syntagma Square at its core.
The historic Athenian square will host 21 concerts duringDecember 20–28 in three different time slots.
Starting at 11am, small- or large-scale orchestras will create a Greek or international soundtrack for their attending audience or passersby’s.
At 2pm, new bands and artists will present their fresh take on what music once was and can be, while at 6pm some of the most popular Greek singers will visit Syntagma’s scene and sing under the 21-meter-high Christmas tree.
On December 21, St. Paul’s Anglican Church will host Church Sessions in collaboration with Pepper 96.6 radio station.
The event will be a marathon of live performances with artists that will succeed each other between 6pm and 6am.
Greek and foreign musicians will share the longest night of the year in the solemn atmosphere of the church, allowing the audience to have an unforgettable musical experience.
The municipality’s Christmas 2022 music program will culminate on New Year’s Eve where Syntagma Square will bid farewell to 2022 and welcome the New Year with an audiovisual extravaganza that will include lots of music, fun, dancing, fireworks, wishes and positive energy.
An hour into 2023, the Varvakeios Municipal Market will welcome the new year with a party featuring some of Athens’ most famous DJs.
Music highlights organized in Athens during the festive season include:
Tuesday, December 20
14.00 | Lou is – Concert
Lou is and her band will present a concert with their favorite pop songs from the 80s till today.
Wednesday, December 21
14.00 | The Peppers Beatles Tribute Band – Concert
The Peppers Beatles Tribute Band will take us back to the 60s and the emblematic Beatles songs presented with a modern rock flair.
Friday, December 23
14.00 | Gumbo YaYa ft. Sugahspank! – A Christmas Fiesta Southern Style Concert
Authentic jazz & blues will link Athens to New Orleans in an uplifting and explosive concert by Gumbo YaYa and Sugahspank!.
Saturday, December 24
18.30 | Elvis’ Christmas – Concert with Doros Demosthenous
Elvis’ Christmas and gospel tunes will be presented by the talented Doros Demosthenous and unique soloists.
Tuesday, December 27
11.00 | Jazz Octet of Military Music – Concert
Contemporary and traditional Christmas melodies will be presented under a jazz umbrella.
14.00 | Alexandros Affolter Quintet – Concert
Jazz tunes by emblematic artists like Cole Porter and songs made popular by singers like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong.
18.00 | Nikos Portokaloglou – Concert
Popular Greek singer and composer Nikos Portokaloglou alongside Vicky Karatzoglou, Byron Tsouropis & the Noble Tramps will present a concert to remember!
Thursday, December 29
17.00 | Xmas Party
In one of the most beautiful Galleries of central Athens at the Moxy Hotel, a big Christmas party will invite all to dance and have fun, with songs chosen by the radio producers of Best 92.6 radio station.
You can find the full program of Athens’ Christmas 2022 events by visiting www.cultureisathens.gr.