Montenegrins love to party, and New Year’s Eve is undeniably the biggest celebration in the Montenegrin calendar. Starting December 30, there are free open-air concerts around the country each night for up to four days. The mild climate means the coast is the place to be, with people travelling from far and wide to ring in the New Year in one of the coastal towns. Although it’s often called najluđa noć, the craziest night, revelries rarely get rowdy. Celebrations in Montenegro are all about good music, good cheer and fun for all. Here’s how to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Montenegro.
Party, party, party in Budva
Budva’s old town hosts Montenegro’s biggest party on New Year’s Eve. Thousands of people head into the main square in front of the town for an open air concert by the Balkans’ most popular pop musicians, followed by a fireworks display at midnight. For an unrivalled view of the fireworks, head up to Crkva Santa Maria in the old town.