uncover magical winter festivals

30 November 2023
Uncover magical winter festivals

Azerbaijan, located at the intersection of Europe and Asia, has a visa-free travel regime with Turkey, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Qatar and the UAE. Along with international festivals, countless events are on offer that include delicious food gatherings and delightful entertainment for family and friends. Make sure you explore the rich culture of this country before concluding your winter vacation!

Plan your holiday schedule now and enrich your trip by participating in these fun cultural events:

‘Cold Hands, Warm Heart’ Charity Fair: 1 December - 15 January, Baku

Nothing warms the heart in the middle of winter quite like a New Year's fair. During this season, Fountains Square in the centre of Baku transforms into a winter wonderland with stalls selling clothes, books, souvenirs and other goodies. After buying gifts, relax under the festive illuminations of a cosy café with a cup of hot tea and national sweets. Entrance is free.

‘New Year Village’ promises festive revelry: 27 November – 15 January, Baku

Encounter plenty of fun, delicious food, your favourite brands and many more surprises at the authentic festive atmosphere of the ‘New Year Village’. Everyone who wants to be part of this beautiful event should head to Port Baku from 27 November. Entrance is free.

New Year Circus – ‘Gandalf’s Magic Compass’: 14 December - 7 January, Baku

This programme, featuring new artists, an updated story and performances by sea animals, will fill you with positive emotions, entertaining for both children and adults. Be ready for an extraordinary experience at Baku State Circus! Tickets can be obtained from the city's ticket offices or online here.

Carnival Ball with the Hollywood Stars: 23 December, Baku

At Fairmont Baku hotel there will be a scintillating programme full of professional animators of parents' and children's favourite characters, interesting contests, dances, games and surprises. Tickets can be acquired at the city's ticket offices or online here.

Winter Season Opening at Shahdag: 15 December

Adventurers can experience adrenaline-fuelled winter wonders like skiing, mountain trekking, snowboarding, snowshoe hiking and more, all at Shahdag Mountain Resort. Prepare yourself for unforgettable winter moments! Make your reservation here.

Winter Season Opening at Tufandag: From December

Skiing enthusiasts should head to Tufandag Mountain Resort, located 4 km from the centre of Gabala, to try out its challenging ski slopes. Amateur skiers can also enjoy themselves on easier pistes. Moreover, a variety of interesting leisure programmes are also planned away from the slopes. You can make reservations here.

Winter Season Opening at Agbulag: From December

Enjoy your winter holidays at the Agbulag Ski Center, near the city of Shahbuz in the region of Nakhchivan. The area includes a mountain skiing zone, entertainment and children's parks, 219 metres of conveyor lines and a cable car serving over 1,000 visitors per hour. Reservations can be made here.

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