New Years Eve (Nochevieja)

From: Granada Festivals and Events 2016-2017

See also: ChristmasThree Kings Day

New Years Eve (Nochevieja)
Granada has several venues and events ready to successfully bring in the new year with style from organised events at hotels to lively restaurants and energetic nightclubs you'll find there something for everyone in this historic city.

One of the most popular places to be at midnight is in front of the Town Hall where when the clock strikes midnight the tradition of the 12 grapes comes into force, whereby with every one of the 12 chimes at midnight a grape must be eaten to bring good luck for each of the forthcoming twelve months ahead. There are plenty of grapes available well beforehand from market stalls and shops so there is every excuse to give this fun tradition a go.

New Years Eve is a great chance for friends and families to go out for a meal to there favourite restaurant and then continue on to a party so you will find many places booked up in advance with many parties getting underway quite late in the night.

After New Years Eve and for many a relaxing New Years Day the final Christmas celebration is Three Kings Day where the Three wise Magi parade through the streets distributing sweets to the children in what is a very colourful parade full of beautifully decorated floats and lively street entertainment. After the parade many children will leave out their shoes and fill them with straw to attract the camels of the three wise men to their doors and in turn leave them presents.

The following day is Epiphany when most presents are exchanged and the sweet bread known as Roscon de los Reyes which is covered in candied fruits is eaten.

Date Of New Years Eve
This joyous celebration takes place annually on the 31st of December.

There are events taking place throughout the city with the main square in front of the Town Hall known as the Plaza del Carmen a popular place to be at midnight.