Winter 2020: fairs and celebrations

Magical New Year Days in Mtatsminda Park

December 25 – January 14

Looking for the most magical place that makes your little ones’ dreams come true? Then Mtatsminda Park is your place where unforgettable New Year’s events will be held from December 25 through January 14. Santa and Frosty the Snowman will team up to visit the richly decorated center of the park and kids area. This festive setting will showcase performances, plays, animators, mimes, stilt-walking actors, drummers, and most importantly fresh air – this list should be enough to inspire you to spend your magical New Year’s days in Mtatsminda Park.

New Year’s Eve Party at Funicular Restaurant

December 31 (11 PM)

Funicular Restaurant invites you to enjoy an electrifying party on New Year’s Eve!

Funicular’s very own Chef Giorgi Sarajishvili will offer you variations on traditional Georgian New Year’s Eve dishes. The panoramic view of festively adorned Tbilisi will be complemented with a diverse music program. Guests will be greeted at the door with a glass of sparkling wine, and from there Givi Wonder (piano), the Rustavi Quartet, and Gela Gnolidze’s Band will take over to make sure you party hard all night.

New Year Celebration STEPHANE –

New Year’s Eve

December 31 – January 2

New Year Celebration at Exceptional Meet the 2020 at Radisson Collection Hotel, Tsinandali Estate. Our 2 night stay package for 2 at our beautiful hotel includes:

of December 31

A festive Welcome Reception Traditional Gala Dinner at our stunning Theatre ballroom with unforgettable entertainment provided by STEPHANE.

January 1

An Exceptional Buffet Breakfast and Fortune Night Dinner at one of our beautiful restaurants accompanied by the Georgian band Chillout and a cozy area with a fireplace at Library Bar at your disposal.

January 2

Exceptional Buffet Breakfast.

Location: Radisson Collection Hotel, Tsinandali Estate Big Stage

New Year at

Ambassadori Kachreti Golf Resort

December 31 – January 2

Spend an unforgettable New Year’s at Ambassadori Kachreti Golf Resort. The 2-day New Year’s Package includes:

December 31

Accommodation in a standard room and a gala dinner

A New Year program featuring: Evening presenters: Ilo Beroshvili & Nika Grigolia, with  Sopho Nizharadze and Zviad Bolkvadze & Band Newton Exclusive Show. Lottery and different prizes; Santa Claus, animators and artists will take care of the children; DJ till morning.

January 1

A festive buffet for a late breakfast; a lottery and different prizes; Elene Kalandadze & Band; DJ till morning.


New Year at Ambassadori Tbilisi

December 31

New Year’s Eve is an evening of loved ones, new beginnings, and hopes.

Start 2020 with positive emotions! In the unforgettable surroundings of Ambassadori

Tbilisi (17 Shavteli Street, Tbilisi) you will enjoy pleasant music, lots of entertaining contests, prizes, and surprises!

You will enjoy the music of the popular Georgian musicians: Sopo Bedia, Teatraluris Kvarteti, George Kobaidze, and Temur Kvitelashvili. Santa Claus will visit the children at the restaurant and hand out presents.

Location: 17 I. Shavteli Str., Tbilisi

New Year at Qalaqi

December 31

Restaurant Qalaqi invites you to a unique performance on New Year’s Eve. Georgian dances, folk, old city music, and the interior of 19th century Tbilisi is exactly what New Year’s magic night need. The host of the evening is famous Georgian actor and singer Archil Tsankashvili. The music program will continue after a Georgian performance, where famous worldwide hits will be performed by Qalaqi musicians. The participants of the New Year’s music program are famous Georgian singers: Mirza Modebadze, Tika Makhaldiani, and Mariko Ebralidze. The tables will be covered withGeorgian traditional and fusion dishes, Georgian wine, and other alcoholic drinks, and will be decorated with a beautiful New Year design. The New Year music program starts at 23:00. Join us and become a participant of this incredibly beautiful and unique event.

Location: 45b Merab Kostava

New Year In The Homeland of Wine Lopota Lake Resort & Spa

December 31 – January 2

December 31

A traditional Georgian gala dinner; authentic Georgian folk songs and dances performed by the State Academic Ensemble; grand fireworks; funky music by a Georgian alternative music band; DJ all night; all-day amusing activities for kids throughout our territory.

January 1

Jazz concert at Chateau Buera; DJ at Chateau Buera; all-day traditional Georgian concert in Kakhetian Corner, all-day amusing activities for kids.

Lopota Lake Resort

New Year’s Eve in Old Town restaurant

December 31, Start at 11 PM

If you believe that one must start a New Year with new wishes, new events, new impressions, and expectations, new acquaintances or dreams, then you should plan your New Year’s Eve at the Old Town Restaurant, especially if you are into traditional Georgian dances and Georgian folklore. The event’s organizers promise an unforgettable night, with pop singers taking the stage along with national folklore performers. The New Year’s Eve celebration will also feature a lottery, a sea of

presents, and a DJ.

Location: 9 V. Gorgasali st, Tbilisi

Magic Party

December 31

If you are looking for a miracle, then Lake Kvareli in the heart of Kakheti, the surrounding forest, a lavish meal, and live music will turn your New Year’s Eve into magic. On December 31, as part of its Magic Party, the Lake Kvareli Hotel offers you a festive dinner and live music from New One Band. On January 1, a New Year brunch will be held along with a view of the Alazani Valley, a DJ set, a special program for children, culinary masterclasses, wine-tasting sessions, a cocktail party, and a diner. On January 2, to cap it all off, you will be able to enjoy a nice festive meal in the Alazani Valley.

Location: Lake Kvareli

New Year’s Event in Restaurant Sormoni

December 31, 23:00

Location: Alexandre Kazbegi Avenue 57, Tbilisi

A magic New Year’s Eve, the best music program, soundtracks from Georgian and foreign films, modern hits; Georgian national dances, competitions, and quizzes with fantastic prizes; dress code and masquerade accessories.

Location: Alexandre Kazbegi Avenue 57, Tbilisi

Metallic Party at OTIUM

December 31

Get ready for the year’s most important event at Otium! Restaurant Otium & Bloom Events invite you to celebrate a magic New Year’s Eve at our Metallic Party! New Year’s Lottery & Surprise Gifts. And what’s most important – The Super Prize: 2 airway tickets to Barcelona! Band – Goofy Land; Event hostess – Eto Purtskhvanidze; Dj Bacho.

Location: Turtle Lake Alley way, Tbilisi

New Year Party at Brim Tbilisi

December 31

(22:00 – 05:00)

Brim Restaurant is getting ready to throw a magical party to treat guests to auteur dishes from the restaurant’s chef and offer them a special music program through the night.

Location: 12-14 Malkhaz Abdushelishvili Str., Tbilisi

Snow Festival in Shovi

January 11-12

It is the third time that Racha’s most beautiful resort of Shovi is hosting the Snow Festival, with myriad exciting, fun activities to be held with blindingly white winter snow and Shovi’s exceptionally gorgeous spruce-fir forests in the backdrop. On your way to Shovi, you can enjoy the views of the snow-covered Shaori Reservoir and the Nikortsminda Cathedral. Games, contests for both kids and adults, music by an enormous bonfire, and fireworks to the sounds of universal joy…

That’s how your tour guide, Host in Georgia, offers to kick off your New Year 2020.

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New Year in Svaneti

New Year in Svaneti

December 31 – January 2

Do you want to know how New Year’s Eve is celebrated in Svaneti? Well, join the 3-day New Year tour planned by the travel agency Sakartvelos Bilikebze and celebrate New Year’s Eve with a magical time in snow-capped Svaneti. You can visit the Enguri Gorge and Reservoir, the 16th-century Latali Church of the Prophet Jonah, Svanetian towers, museums, and many other destinations in magical Svaneti. You will be hosted in a family-run inn and spend your New Year’s Eve enjoying a concert in the center of Mestia. The following 2 days you will spend visiting Tetnuldi and Hatsvali resorts, with spellbinding views and ski routes.

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Text by Natia Akhalashvili

Spending New Year’s Eve in AltiHut is something you must experience at least once in your life.

The Caucasus Mountains, clear alpine air, snow-capped virgin landscapes, millions of stars and galaxies to contemplate at night, a  wooden hut, a warm chimney, yummy food and beverages – though in moderation – what better combination can one imagine?

Ascending this place is a different kettle of fish. To get to AltiHut, you must cover 7.5 kilometers and then 1200 vertical meters on foot up an alpine trail of an above average level of difficulty. Also, keep in mind that the trail is covered in snow in winter, so tackling this challenge requires special snow footwear and experience ski-touring. You should also be aware of avalanche safety tips.

In a nutshell, if you are daring enough and love adventure, you absolutely must try the eye-catching colorful sight of snow and breathtaking views here, and similar adrenaline-pumped experiences.

Gear that you will need:

Ski-touring equipment and an avalanche safety set or special snowshoes / Warm clothing (jacket, sweater, pants, hat, and gloves) / Extra clothing / Personal hygiene items / Sunscreen / Water, hot beverages and snacks for the trip up and down / Sleeping bag

The trail ascending to AltiHut starts in Gergeti, where you can get to by transport such as marshrutka or taxi.

Package price: 350 GEL

The price includes: Overnight accommodation in AltiHut / Supper and alcoholic beverages (in moderation).

The price does not include: Transportation / Tour guide services

Equipment / Additional food or beverages not covered by the package



Tbilisi City Hall


among others. From December 26 through January 13, by 8 PM every day, your hosts will include various music groups, Georgian pop performers, and DJs.

December 25-January 13

After the capital’s main Christmas tree on Republic Square lights up at 10:30 PM, December 25, you will be invited to do some time-traveling aboard a magical train. During the journey, everyone’s favorite characters from children’s movies or fairytales will be brought to life by famous actors.

Diverse entertaining and informative activities will be held in the course of 20 days. Guests will be hosted by fairytale characters led by Santa Claus.

On January 5 and 10, The Little Prince will fly over Tbilisi. Air shows will start at 8 PM.

Besides shows with fairytale characters, activities for kids, and handicraft workshops for Christmas tree decorators, to celebrate the coming of the New Year, the Christmas Fair will bring together two projects: Taste in Tbilisi’s Streets and Tbilisi Marketplace, to hold gastronomic activities,


December 25-January 13

Tbilisi’s renovated Orbeliani Square is also getting ready to host guests for New Year’s celebrations. The brightly lit square and Atoneli Street will create a fairytale-like atmosphere with a whole forest of chichilaki traditional Georgian Christmas trees and a lit planet in the air. You will also find the home of Santa Claus, an ice rink, New Year’s karaoke, and other festive attractions. Special food booths will be installed, and a New Year’s fair will be held to include agricultural, wine, and handicraft markets.

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