New Year's Eve 2022 in the Algarve - what's on in Albufeira, Portimão, Lagos, Tavira

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Free parties, concerts and fireworks all across the Algarve

The Algarve welcomes the new year with parties all across the region. Most towns have a street party or concert followed by fireworks to get 2023 started with a bang. Best of all, most of these New Year's Eve parties are free of charge. Just turn up and have fun!
New Year’s Eve is the party night of the year. Say goodbye to 2022 and welcome 2023 in the company of friends and family, with your dancing shoes on, and mesmerized by fabulous fireworks.  Many restaurants have special New Year’s Eve menus where you can enjoy great food before heading off to see the fireworks, while some keep the party going all night long.
Read our guide to Christmas in the Algarve to find the best markets, fun and things to do 
Below is a round up of New Year’s Eve 2022 concerts and parties in the Algarve.
These New Year’s Eve parties are all free entry. Bring your own champagne to drink at midnight, along with 12 raisins, as Portuguese tradition dictates. They say you should make a wish as you eat each raisin with the 12 chimes of midnight.
New Year’s Eve in Albufeira – Carpe Nox!
This is the big one. Albufeira is known to be a party town during the summer and they put on a pretty good show for New Year’s Eve too. This year, for New Year’s Eve 2022, Albufeira will host a multisensory show that will involve the various natural elements of Praia dos Pescadores - the beach, the ocean and the vast winter sky. The event will feature pyrotechnics, a skydiving light and fire show that promises to be absolutely mesmerizing,  fabulous concerts, and of course, amazing fireworks, shooting into the sky above the ocean.

Portuguese rock legend Rui Veloso will be live on stage performing his timeless hits. He'll be joined by Tatanka, one of Portugal's most charismatic current performers. The two will join forces for some unique duets.
The countdown to midnight will have DJ Gualter Santos in the booth, for an amazing musical show to match the magic of the skydiving light and fire show, and the impressive midnight fireworks, music and lazer show above the ocean.

New Year’s Eve in Portimão
The party programme for 2022 - 2023 include 3 nights of free concerts by the river, with a special concert on New Year's Eve, and fabulous fireworks at midnight, plus a party that goes on into the early hours.
There are fireworks in Portimão, also in Praia da Rocha and at Alvor. Get to a high spot and you can see all 3 three fireworks shows at once! Plus there's a Christmas Village and plenty of entertainment throughout the festive period.
Find out more about Christmas fun in Portimão

New Year’s Eve in Lagos
On the 31st Dec. at 22.30h head to Praça do Infante for a live concert by Portuguese group The Gift, followed by fireworks at midnight. The party continues with sounds by DJ Lighthouse into the early hours of 2023.  
New Year’s Eve in Tavira
Tavira has plenty of concerts and entertainment throughout the festive period and New Year's Eve is no exception. For the big party, Portuguese band HMB will be onstage at Praça da Republica after the midnight fireworks show. The party starts early with live concerts from 22:30h, and continues late, with DJ Angello bringing the sounds from 01:30h of 2023.

New Year’s Eve in Monte Gordo
A very popular NYE destination, Monte Gordo has a great party lined up for the end of the year. Starting on 30th Dec., La Plante Mutante is on stage for a fabulous live performance. On the 31st, there's a massive Revenge of the 90's party, with spectacular fireworks at midnight, all at the Avenida Marginal. There will also be music and fireworks in the centre of Vila Real S. Antonio. And on 1st January, the traditional "Cantar da Janeiras" takes place at Vila Nova da Cacela at 15:00h.

New Year’s Eve in Quarteira
The seafront in Quarteira regularly hosts fabulous concerts and New Year’s Eve is no different. Check back soon for the programme for 2022 - 2023
New Year's Eve in Carvoeiro
Famous for it's mega Black & White Night party that kicks off the summer fun, Carvoeiro is a great spot for New Year's Eve. 
NYE 2022 - 2023 to be announced soon.

New Year's Eve in Alcoutim
Welcome a new year and new decade on the banks of the majestic Guadiana river. A pretty town, Alcoutim is right on the border with Spain (where the new year arrives an hour earlier....). 

From early December through to early January there is plenty of Christmas entertainment with markets, ice rinks, Santa’s grotto and family fun to be enjoyed. Here’s our roundup of whats on this Christmas and New Year in the Algarve.

New Year’s Eve in Portugal is for everyone to enjoy. It is often an evening spent initially with family and then with friends. Generations of families head out together to watch the fireworks. After midnight, when champagne has been drunk and fireworks enjoyed, some people head home while more revellers head to all night parties. The 1st January is a national holiday in Portugal. However many restaurants and bars are open for lazy lunches and restorative pick-me-ups. While there are no guarantees with the weather, it is not unusual to start the new year with warm sunshine.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

Alvor Beach, New Years Day 2018