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How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Istanbul

Each New Year's Eve represents the promise of a new start, and what better place to begin the new year than in the exciting city of Istanbul? Hotel Büyük Keban is always excited to see bookings come in for this exceptional night that is so beautifully celebrated here.

Magic, Mystery, Pleasure, and Fun

Every city around the world has its own flavor when it comes to celebrating an important event. Turkey is known for its hospitality and Istanbul goes out of its way to entertain and welcome its visitors, with New Year's Eve famed for being one that marries magic with mystery, pleasure, and fun.

Street Parties

While many flock to Taksim Square and Istiklal Street in the city center, we realize that it may not be your cup of tea to be embedded in the thick crowds these areas attract. We would rather recommend a great street party at either Nişantaşı or Kadıköy. Book dinner at one of the nearby restaurants, and then be ready to get out there just before midnight. Ask our concierge for information on where to dine and we will be happy to do your booking for you.

Watching the Fireworks

With brilliant fireworks displays launched from various areas around the city, the Fatih district is a great area to watch the wild array of lights.  This is where you will find the Galata Tower and other striking sites, making the perfect setting for bringing in the new year.

Cozy and Romantic

There are also lots of things happening on Istanbul's side streets where you find small bars and pubs that create a more intimate atmosphere for celebrating. If you want to get really cozy and romantic, go to Bebek, which is also a good area to see fireworks.

Celebrating with Elegance

If you are looking for a more elegant way to celebrate, we can help you book a New Year's Eve dinner as you cruise the Bosphorus. With a panoramic view of Istanbul, this is one of the best ways to take in the full effect of light shows from shore to shore.

A Night of Great Entertainment

Another wonderful way to enjoy this special evening is to book seating at any one of our great entertainment venues. We recommend the Kervansaray Restaurant, Orient House, Sultana's, Gar Restaurant, or Istanbulin for an exceptional night of authentic music and dance accompanied by a spectacular dinner spread.

Booking Early

Our concierge team can help you find the perfect place to spend New Year's Eve this year. And while we're at it, we suggest you book early so that you are sure to get a room with us as well as seating at your venue of choice.

So don’t wait! Contact us today and start making your plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve in one of the most unique cities in the world!

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