Fireworks in the afternoon

The newspaper Göteborgs-Posten annually lights up the Gothenburg sky with a fireworks show! The fireworks are launched from Norra Älvstranden at 17:00, and you can see it from several places around the city: along the river from the Gothenburg Opera towards Stenpiren, from the hill Ramberget, the docks around the SVT building, the area around Frihamnen, the bridge Hisingsbron, and the church Masthuggskyrkan.

New Year’s Eve race

End 2023 with a festive 10-kilometer run in central Gothenburg. The race Sylvesterloppet takes place from Heden at 12:00 noon on New Year’s Eve. The route is flat and spectator-friendly, and everyone who completes the race receives a medal.

Restaurants to book for New Year’s Eve

Many restaurants offer special New Year’s Eve menus with accompanying drink packages, but be sure to book well in advance to secure your table. Check the respective websites of the following restaurants for menus and reservations.

Fine dining

Local and Swedish cuisine

Italian restaurants

International cuisine

New Year’s dinner with a pub atmosphere

Hotels with New Year’s celebrations

Combine your New Year’s dinner with a night at a hotel in Gothenburg. Liseberg Grand Curiosa has several restaurants in the hotel, where Mei Rose on the top floor offers a New Year’s Eve dinner with a view of Gothenburg’s skyline. Hotel Riverton’s two restaurants also provide you with a view of the city and the fireworks-filled sky.

This guide is continuously updated with what’s happening in Gothenburg on New Year’s Eve 2023.

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