New Year’s Eve in Bled

Are you thinking of spending your New Year's eve at Lake Bled? These are the activities that will make your last day in the old year extra special.
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Blog Published : November 2, 2017
Edited : October 26, 2022

Bled is one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia. The fairy tale image of the island in the middle of the lake fascinates every visitor. It is especially magical on New Year’s Eve when you can do a bunch of interesting and pleasant things before entering into the New Year after midnight.

#1 A walk around the lake

A trail around the lake is six kilometers long and suitable for everyone. By walking in the fresh alpine air you will charge your batteries and get ready for the longest night. Your walk will be embellished by a pleasant view of the island in the middle of the lake and the Karavanke Mountains in the distance. You can take the path and direct yourself to Castle Hill or nearby hills with a beautiful view of the lake and its surroundings.

#2 Ice skating rink with a view after lunch

„Bled ice skating rink with a view“ on the Hotel Park Coffee Shop terrace is a fairytale experience for families and lovers of all ages. It’s open from the 23rd of November 2018 until January 16th of 2019, between 9.00 AM and 9.00 PM. Every Wednesday you can try Curling, and every Friday you can do Salsa! And on the weekends you can ice skate to the rhythm of DJ Music!

#3 Taste Bled cream cake

Eating something sweet after ice skating is always a joy. Kremšnita is a symbol of Bled cuisine. You can get this dessert everywhere in Slovenia, but only one is the real Bled one. It consists of golden-baked leafy lard, delicious vanilla cream, sweet cream, and a crunchy leafy dough shaken with powdered sugar. It is served almost in every café and restaurant in the city.

#4 Festive Promenade and a visit to Christmas crib in the afternoon

This year a Festive Promenade a.k.a. Winter Fairytale will be set up in Bled from the 30th of November 2018 to the 6th of January 2019! It will be open from Monday to Friday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.  The stands will offer festive gifts, typical food, and drinks from the Gorenjska region. We also invite you to visit the largest Nativity Scene in Slovenia.

#5 New Year’s Wine Tasting

At 8:00 PM we suggest you experience the roughly 3-hour long interactive wine tasting of seven great quality Slovenian wines from different wine regions. In the 100-year-old wine cellar at the Restaurant Murka, the sommelier will explain to you all the essential wine facts. Wine lovers will find out some fun stories, curiosities, and facts about Slovenian wines over the delicious appetizers. And after this evening you will be more than ready to enter the New Year. Sign up here.

#6 Midnight fireworks

After a gala dinner and during New Year’s kisses, take a glimpse into the sky, which will be illuminated by thousands of falling magical stars in the colors of the whole rainbow.

Make sure you don’t miss out on this magical experience and sign up now!


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