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Istanbul New Year:
Shopping Opportunities and Streets

Istanbul New Year celebrations are amazing. Istanbul is a magnificent city, there are lots of interesting things to do.

Especially at Christmas and New Year's Eve, from all-day shopping, dessert making workshops, organized concerts and fabulous fireworks-parties.

If you are lucky enough to be in Istanbul during the Istanbul New Year celebrations and festive days, you will have a great time!  




As expected, this year Istanbul New Year will not be so bright and busy due to Covid-19 and lockdown from. The Lockdown will start on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 21:00, cover all of Friday, January 1, Saturday, January 2, Sunday, January 3, and will be completed at 05.00 am on Monday, January 4, 2021.

There will not be such great parties as last years. But, there are lots of other great activities and opportunities that you should not miss.



Here are Interesting Things You Can Do on Istanbul New Year




Great Shopping Opportunities


With the beginning of December, everyone has the excitement of the Istanbul New Year. In addition to wishing the best for themselves and their relatives every year with hopeful wishes, the sparkle of the New Year is enough to turn our heads.


 Even the thought of pine trees decorated with colorful ornaments and gifts left under it can cause happiness.

As the New Year approaches, the bright shops gives everyone a great energy. One thing that makes Istanbul New Year special is shopping opportunities.


Special discount campaigns for the New Year, special Christmas discount baskets of the brands and of course the little surprises that keep the excitement high. The gifts that are indispensable for the New Year's Eve are enough to energize the months of November and December every year.


It is an invaluable feeling to buy a small Christmas gift for your loved ones and share that happiness. The gifts you will receive for yourself are also very important, not just those of your relatives.


Enjoy the Istanbul New Year’s Eve fireworks





Istanbul New Year's Eve fireworks will illuminate the beautiful Bosphorus with a dazzling pyrotechnic show. You can watch the celebrations at night and appreciate the fireworks in many places along the Bosphorus.


Appreciate the night in districts such as Galata, Karakoy, Taksim, Besiktas or Ortakoy on the shores of the Bosphorus to see the magnificent view of the Istanbul New Year's fireworks.


Besides that districts if you came on next year there are many viewpoints from historical sites such as towers, mosques and palaces to enjoy the New Year Eve Fireworks with panoramic views of the city, from roof terraces to groves and hills.



Istanbul New Year's preparations in Nisantasi



With the approaching of New Year, preparations for Istanbul New Year in Nisantasi, one of the favorite districts of the city, have starts every year.


In addition to the colorful decorations on streets and stores made days ago and the winds of discounts blew in the stores. Before New Year’s Day you can enjoy walking and shopping in Nisantasi streets.



Istanbul New Year before Pandemic





Istanbul New Year's Eve can be celebrated with parties and programs in restaurants, hotels and clubs, as well as affordable with less budget places and popular streets and squares.

As all over the world, in Istanbul New Year tree is indispensable part of festivals and exchanging gifts among friends and family.


The great part of people prefer to pass the evening at home with their friends and families, have New Year's family dinner, watch TV shows, and go to street parties after that.

As places are often limited, you should make sure to check availability and book ahead to make the most of Istanbul's New Year celebrations and festivities.


Most of the people preferred to take a boat trip on the Bosphorus to celebrate Istanbul New Year. It is one of the best ways to enjoy New Year. You can watch New Year fireworks and welcome to the New Year with dinner and live entertainment and the magnificent view of Istanbul.



However, some people looks for dance and entertainment for all the night in New Year, It can be said that most of the Istanbul clubs organize New Year parties.


As MELARES Turkey Properties we wish you a great and healthy New Year with your family and loved ones. Happy New Year!