Sri Lanka greets the dawn of New Year with a great variety of celebrations from locations across the island. In Colombo, the Galle Face Green and surrounding hotels come alive on New Year’s Eve with lively music, good vibes and fireworks. The reputed hotels organise New Year parties to usher in the New Year including NYE dinner parties that are chic and stylish. Hotels and restaurants offer Sri Lankan and international cuisine, along with live English and Sinhala classics or the vibrant DJ music entertainment, so indulge in a relaxed family dinner or a pumped up happening ambience, where hotels and restaurants throughout the island have you covered!
Join the exorbitant fun as the clock strikes midnight! While Unawatuna, Mirissa, and Negombo livens up with music and parties, complementing with good food, the crowds stay awake to watch or dance till the dawn of the New Year. With a sun-down cocktail, enjoy live bands, DJ music and fireworks amidst cheering.
If a quiet, laid-back start to the new year is what you are seeking, then head over to Arugambay. Relax on balmy, palm-fanned, sunny beaches and watch as the sun rises heralding the dawn of 2018. Arugambay is the ideal location for a peaceful beginning to the year with lasting memories. Religious observances too are held around the country to bestow blessings for the New Year.