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7 reasons to spend a memorable New Year's Eve in Ostend

Saying goodbye to the past year and ushering in the festive New Year should be done in style. The City by the Sea is the best location to do so as it is a delightful place to spend your Christmas holidays. We will give you a couple of reasons why you should definitely plan to spend your New Year’s Eve in Ostend!

1. Spectacular Light Show

The Adolf Buylstraat will be transformed into a fairy-like illuminated tunnel, which will amaze you four times a day – at 4.30 pm, 5.30 pm, 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm – with a spectacular light show accompanied by specially selected music. This year, thanks to the thousands of LED lights in all kinds of colours and shapes, the light tunnel will shine more than ever before!

2. Ice skating on the pond

Experience magic moments during a visit to the brand-new Ostend Christmas market. During ‘Winter in het Park’, you will be able to enjoy the cosiest time of the year even more intensely! Every day, this event will surprise you with new acts and a charming atmosphere, making it the ideal place to count down to the New Year with family and friends.

3. A delicious New Year's Dinner

What would the Christmas period be like without lavish festive dinners? On New Year’s Eve, various Ostend restaurants are serving a festive menu to provide the right start for your evening. Are you looking for a delicious and child-friendly menu or do you prefer gourmet cuisine? In Ostend, you will really be spoilt for choice. But, do not forget to book your seat in time!

4. Cosy atmosphere on the Christmas Village

The liveliest square in Ostend bathed in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the Christmas animation, the music, mulled wine and Flemish gin. The Christmas Village is circled by more than 150 Christmas trees.

5. New Year's Eve Parties

Those who want to go out and have a good time after enjoying their festive dinner, should definitely stay in Ostend and attend one of the many New Year’s Eve parties taking place in town. Locations including the Langestraat, the Ostend Casino, the Ostend Kursaal, etc. will be offering a variety of venues where you can dance the night away.

6. New Year's Eve Fireworks

No New Year’s Eve is complete without a fireworks display and Ostend really prides itself on having set the sky alight with the finest fireworks of the entire Belgian coast for many years. We invite you to join the many thousands of other revellers on the Ostend Promenade ushering in the New Year by the sparkling lights of exploding rockets and take the time to open that bottle of champagne and kiss your loved ones. There is nothing more romantic than a light show reflected on the sea… This will really be the icing on your New Year’s Eve cake. Happy New Year!

7. New Years' Dive

After a night of heavy partying, Ostend is the ideal place to recover by taking a refreshing dive into the North Sea. Each year, the city organizes its traditional New Year’s Dive, which will be taking place on 4 January 2020. Push your boundaries by venturing into the freezing North Sea water with thousands of other “polar bears”, followed by a delicious shot of Dutch gin. You will definitely need it!

Book your stay and receive a free gift

Book your overnight stay in Ostend between 29 November and 5 January now and we will surprise you with a special winter gift worth 95 Euros, which you will discover upon arrival in your room:

  • Comfy blanket to keep your feet warm
  • Free tickets and exceptional reductions
  • Delightful goodies and surprises

Book your stay now

E.g., 2019-11-14
E.g., 2019-11-14

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