Start 2016 partying in the Algarve!

The Algarve is popular for its fun and colourful festivies to celebrate the New Year, and this year is no exception with a variety of events including concerts and DJ parties, and firework displays planned throughout the region.

Monte Gordo is expected to host one the biggest New Year’s Eve parties in the eastern Algarve, with performances by four bands and artists (Duo Reflexo, 4Dance, Smash e Flip d’Palm) starting at 10.30pm and fireworks display along the Marginal avenue at midnight.

Another promising party will be in Albufeira with a performance by hugely popular Angolan singer Anselmo Ralph, while one of Europe’s most famous ABBA tribute bands, Platinum, will welcome 2016 with a concert in Quarteira.

Centro de Congressos do Arade in Parchal (Lagoa) will be hosting the second Arade Music Fest, where dance music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s will get everyone on the dance floor.

Finally, Lagos will see a performance by Portuguese funk/soul group Expensive Soul.

Other New Year’s Eve parties are planned in VRSA, Tavira, Faro and Portimão, with hundreds of hotels, casinos and restaurants featuring special New Year’s Eve plans.

Most of the parties are free to enter and will be running before midnight and into the early hours.

A list for some of the New Year’s Eve parties in the Algarve as well as additional information can be found at