Malta is the perfect place to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 – here’s why!
1. Valletta NYE
Malta’s most well-established New Year’s Eve celebration is held in the capital city of Valletta. The now-legendary annual concert and fireworks display take on a special significance this year, as they will welcome in Valletta’s long-awaited role as European Capital of Culture.
Organised by the Valletta 2018 Foundation in collaboration with G7 events, the main stage in St George’s Square will include performances by the best of Malta’s top artists and bands, as well as a host of international talent including classical crossover string trio Ember Trio.
2. Floriana Street Party
The ongoing success of Valletta’s NYE celebrations has, since 2010, introduced a new annual event in the neighbouring fortified town of Floriana.
Floriana will be effectively brought to a standstill as one of its busiest streets, St Anne’s, is closed for an epic street party that will run throughout the night. Revellers usually wander up the road to Valletta later in the evening to enjoy the concert there.
3. Red Electrick Live in Concert NYE18
Speaking of concerts, one of Malta’s hottest bands, Red Electrick, is headlining a unique NYE party at Hugo’s Terrace.
Sponsored by Bollinger and Chivas, this mega-glam event will also feature the DJs Jesmar, Drooow and Leo Max.
4. Ivan Grech at Xara Lodge
Fans of Maltese band Winter Moods will enjoy seeing in the New Year with a performance by the band’s lead vocalist, Ivan Grech at Xara Lodge.
An intimate gala reception for just 500 people is accompanied by a full live performance by Ivan, followed by a new year countdown at midnight, and a set by DJ Ian Lang to keep the party going until 3am.
5. Dinner and Cocktail Party at Radisson Blu
If an elegant dinner and cocktail party is more your scene, then welcome 2018 in style at the Radisson Blu St Julian’s.
Both the Kon Tiki and Le Bistro restaurants have exclusive NYE menus to choose from. Then, after dinner, why not make your way to the Bridge Bar to sample one of the many scrumptious cocktails on offer, before heading to the grand ballroom for a night of sparkling entertainment from the hotel’s resident DJ and percussionist.