Colourful fireworks at Bohus fortress
At 4.30 pm on New year’s eve, Bohus fortress invite everyone to their celebrations on the island Fästningsholmen in Kungälv, right outside Gothenburg. The event is free of charge and the fireworks can be seen from miles away.
Indulge in a fancy restaurant meal
Many restaurants in Gothenburg offer special set menus for New year’s eve, but make sure to book on time to secure a table. Perhaps you’d like a 5-course dinner with a view at Heaven 23, fish and seafood extravagance at Sjömagasinet, gala dinner with a show at River Restaurant, or a vegetarian explosion of flavours at Natur?
Enjoy a play or a musical
At Gothenburg City Theatre, there are two different performances to choose from on New year’s eve – Mellika Melouani Melani’s interpretation of Kristina Lugn’s Idlaflickorna and De ensligas allé, Carina M Johansson’s monologue filled with Bob Dylan songs. At the Göteborg Opera you can check out the “Håkan Hellström musical” Kärlek skonar ingen – Love spares no one at 6pm on New year’s eve.
Start the new year dancing
Gothenburg’s nightlife moves up a few notches when it’s time to sum up the old year – and welcome the new one. Say goodbye to 2021 and start 2022 with lots of dancing at one of the city’s many clubs, like Trädgår’n, Push, Yaki-Da, Lounge(s), 8ight, Clarion Hotel Post or Park Lane.
Check in and relax
Sure, house parties are great, but wouldn’t it be even better to wake up in a hotel bed on New year’s day with an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and room service? In Gothenburg there are many hotels with special New year’s offers, complete with dinner, bubbly and a comfy bed – check out Bellora, Pigalle, Gothia Towers, Sankt Jörgen Park, Hôtel Eggers, Avalon and more.
Last race of the year
Finish 2021 with a festive 10-kilometre race in central Gothenburg. The 40th edition of Sylvesterloppet starts at Heden at 12 noon on New year’s eve. The track is flat and the audience friendly – what more to ask for? A medal of course! Everyone who passes the finish line gets one.