Three for the Weekend: New Year's

Take note – story published 6 years ago

Sunday is New Year's Eve, and there's plenty to do in Latvia this time of the year.

Baby, you are a firework

Traditionally, people flock to the November 11 embankment by the River Daugava to watch the year-end fireworks. 

There'll be massive crowds, and music and drink is expected to flow freely across the nearest venues and spil and resound on the cold cobblestone surfaces of Old Riga.

Some hip people will be at the Piens festival on Lāčplēša 101, while the rap crowd is expected to flock to Andrejsala's Noliktava No.3

The Golden club will become a veritable rave, and many, many other places will work to the wee hours and more to host party-goers. 

Meanwhile if you want to warm up for the New Year with something less feverish, pianist Vestards Šimkus is performing pieces by Chopin on December 29 at 7.30 p.m. inside the Dzintari Concert Hall. The hall will continue its Christmas festival on December 30 as well, so check out the schedule

No matter where you are, the nearest town is bound to have its own fireworks at a central place, and, whether you'll be slightly tipsy from the champagne, shut-in and sobbing into your pillow at home, or enjoying a quiet time with your loved ones--we wish you an incredibly happy New Year!

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