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NEWS New Year is round the corner: Istanbul's Must-Visit New Year's Markets

25 Dec 2023

New Year is around the corner! Like every year, we are getting ready to embrace the New Year spirit with the New Year markets set up in different parts of the city. Starting from the early days of December, New Year's markets, spread across all corners of the city, attract the attention of both Istanbul residents and visitors.

Each market stands out with its unique atmosphere, entertaining activities, and distinctive gift items. So, which New Year's markets are a must-visit in 2023?

1. Christmas Market Istanbul (December 8-25)

Located at Six Senses Kocataş Mansions in Sarıyer, this special market offers a unique New Year experience. Established for the first time in Turkey in 2019, the market features world flavours and traditional tastes. New Year-themed gift stalls, DIY workshops, a carousel, ice skating, and surprise concerts throughout the day are among the activities at the market.


2. Fişekhane Winter Fair (December 23-30)

The historic Fişekhane in Zeytinburnu turns into a winter fairy tale at the end of December. The Winter Fair is a shopping area where local designers showcase handmade products and New Year's special items. Carnival performance groups, live music performances, workshops, and discussions turn this event into a cultural festival. Additionally, discussions on astrology and personal development provide inspiration for the New Year.

3. Wonder Village Festival (December 1-30)

Held at Küçükçiftlik Park, this festival offers a series of events to make visitors feel the New Year spirit. The festival includes activities such as concerts, creative workshops, ice skating, and bumper cars that people of all ages can enjoy. The festival area is filled with the scents of cinnamon and mulled wine, allowing visitors to experience the energy of the New Year through these fun and interactive activities.

4. Piyalepaşa Çarşı New Year Market (December 22-24)

The historic Piyalepaşa Çarşı in Beyoğlu is preparing to welcome visitors with a special market for the New Year. The market offers gifts such as handmade jewellery, stylish accessories, designer clothing, and New Year decorations. The New Year-themed decoration and enchanting lighting make the market atmosphere magical.


5. Kanyon Shopping Mall New Year Gift Market (December 5-31)

Representing the city's modern face, Kanyon Shopping Mall continues to bring the excitement of the New Year. You can find New Year-themed gift items, designer products, and special flavours in the market. In addition to shopping, the aesthetically decorated mall also hosts concerts, providing visitors with enjoyable moments.

6. Zorlu Center New Year Festival (December 1-31)

Located in Levazım, Beşiktaş, Zorlu Center hosts its guests with yearly New Year festivals. Throughout December, this festival transforms into a small New Year village with a carnival, performance shows, and special gift stalls. The festival also promises cheerful moments to visitors with surprise concerts and various fun activities.

7. Palladium Shopping Mall New Year Festival and Christmas Market (December 16-24)

This modern shopping centre in Ataşehir becomes a festival area during the New Year. The festival includes activities such as a carousel, ice skating rink, and live concerts, enriching the experience for visitors counting down to the New Year. The Christmas Market offers various gift options reflecting the New Year spirit, successfully attracting shopping enthusiasts for another year.


8. IstinyePark New Year Market (December 15-24)

In December, IstinyePark hosts a special New Year market at Pazaryeri Bahçe. This market, filled with traditional street flavours, various gift items, live concerts, and activities, offers visitors the opportunity for pre-New Year shopping and different entertainment experiences.

These New Year markets in Istanbul provide a festive atmosphere and unique experiences, making them perfect destinations to celebrate the holiday season.

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