Gdansk has announced that it’ll organise its New Year’s Eve celebration in 2023. Last year it was cancelled due to the financial crisis, but this year the situation appears to be better. Or at least not so bad to prevent organising New Year’s concerts.
New Year’s Eve celebration in Gdansk city centre
Surprisingly, none of the two concerts organised by the city will be located in the city centre. But although there will be no official event, many people will come at midnight to Dluga Street and Dlugi Targ to celebrate. There will surely be some private fireworks, and you may bring a bottle of champagne – although it’s illegal to drink alcohol in public, if you behave, the police are unlikely to give you a fine.
Free New Year in Gdansk events in clubs
Although most restaurants prepare events that require you to buy an invitation in advance, there are some that allow you to enter straight from the street (unless they are full). We will present some of them when they announce their plans.
New Year’s Eve in Gdansk in 2023
The city council decided to organise two concerts, both outside the city centre.
Concert at the Brzezno Pier
The most popular artist performing here will be Gromee. You probably won’t have heard about him, but he is a producer and DJ, concentrating on club music. He represented Poland at the Eurovision festival in 2018. His concert will start at 10 pm.
Be prepared for the cold wind blowing from the sea here and wear warm clothes.
Concert in Wilanowski Jar
Here, the headline seems to be better, as the main star will be Sylwia Grzeszczak. Contrary to Gromee, she is well known in Poland. She is the perfect example of an artist who doesn’t need all the celebrity things to be appreciated. She protects her family and privacy and never appears in gossip magazines.
Her concert will start at 10 p.m, too.
Getting to the official celebration of New Year’s Eve with public transport
You don’t need to worry about how to get to the New Year’s Eve celebration venue, as there will be special buses and trams running through the city. N0 tram from Lostowice Swietokrzyska will leave every 20 minutes between 11 pm and 4 am. Most night buses running close to the venues will run every 30 minutes instead of every hour.
Other events on the New year’s Eve
If you are not into outdoor events on cold, December nights, there are lots of events prepared by hotels, bars and restaurants. Unfortunately, most events are only described in Polish. How to find an event for yourself? Check the event list here or here or try to google for “Sylwester w Gdansku” to find the one that best suits your mood.