For December, Rio de Janeiro will be hosting a lot of parties for the New Years’ celebration. Gringo-Rio is preparing an article with the best parties for you, just keep an eye on our website to get ready for 2018 the best way you can. Meanwhile, the month of December still has a lot of days to be enjoyed, so here are the hottest events in Rio this month.
Great Brazilian party, Gafieira da MPB ao Funk reunites the best of all genres of Brazilian music at the same place. This party starts at 11pm and lasts until 5am, so there’s plenty of time to have lots of fun, meet new people and show your dance moves on the dance floor. R$10.
- Xeque Mate
An Open Bar party – Three bars, 6 hours of free drinks and 2 dance floors with the best DJs in town. Tequila shots, dark room, a kissing booth and dancing competition. The venue for this party is Espaço Acústica, a nightclub at Praça Tiradentes, which is a great place for the night scene in Rio de Janeiro. R$50 if you buy tickets early on their website.
Fashion and design event in São Cristóvão. This is the best place to shop for Christmas, as there are going to be sales and lots of stores exposing their products.
- Praça in Rio
During December 1st to December 3rd, this event is taking over Praça dos Patins map for a free event with food trucks, beer trucks and live music. It’s going to be great. Friday, Satuday and Sunday, from 6pm to midnight.
If you like fresh and organic products, this is the place for you. Buy fruits, vegetables and other ingredients directly from the producers. This time, the organic fair organized by HortiFruti is taking place in Niterói.
The Lavradio Fair — Feira Rio Antigo — is a popular street market in Rio de Janeiro that happens on the first Saturday of every month in the Lavradio Street, Centro. It’s the perfect place to find good jewelry, cheap and nice clothing, antique shops and more.
Free event for food, art and entertainment. DJs, live music, dance performances and a space for the kids ate the same place. Venue: Marina da Glória map. Days: Saturday and Sunday. Time: From 2pm to 10pm.
- Botafogo vs Cruzeiro – Football Game
Botafogo is a football team from Rio and Cruzeiro comes from Minas Gerais. This is the last game of the season for both teams and the points they could earn are very important. The venue for this game is Engenhão, the Olympic Stadium map. Tickets are not being sold yet, but once they are, you can buy them here.
If you want to impress your friends during the New Years’ parties, you should definitely practice your mixology skills. Learn how to make the best drinks with Fabian Martinez, bartender of Creative Bar in Recreio – the class will be held in Ipanema, though.The workshop will be taught in Portuguese, so make sure you can understand the language. For prices and more information, contact them via email.
A true carioca event, Carioquíssima reunites the best of food, fashion, art and décor in Rio. Its 20th edition will take place in Urca for three days, from December 8th to December 10th, from 12pm to 9pm.
A Caipirinha event hosted by Caminhos Language Centre. This is an informal party on the sidewalks, where they offer really good caipirinha for only R$5 and you can meet other foreigners in Brazil, as well as local friends who stop by. The atmosphere is always great, with free snacks available and Brazilian music playing.
- The Nutcracker – Companhia Brasileira de Ballet
If you like ballet, Companhia Brasileira de Ballet is presenting The Nutcracker in Oi Casa Grande Theater during December 8th, 9th and 10th.
Feijoada and good music with a breathtaking view of Rio de Janeiro. This party in Vidigal is going to mix samba, carioca funk, cold beer, caipirinhas and beautiful people. It’s the perfect event for a chill Sunday evening. Promotional price for the entrance + feijoada + caipirinha is R$70 and you can buy it here. To get there, take the van at Leblon (Restaurante Aconchego Carioca – Rua Rainha Guilhermina, 48 map) or mototaxis in Vidigal map.
If you’re looking for something different to do with your loved one, this is the right choice for you. Sobrado das Artes is hosting a Couple’s Massage Workshop, where you can learn the basic techniques for a relaxing massage with your partner.
Enjoy the sunny days in Rio de Janeiro in a 10-hour-party in São Conrado. Six DJs will be playing the best of electronic music, Hip Hop and black music. Tickets are R$45 and you can buy it here.
This Medieval Fair promises to bring the old days back for geeks and history lovers. Lectures and workshops, medieval music and dance, swordplay, medieval games, craft beer and a lot more. This is a free event.
Enjoy good burgers and beers during Festival de Hamburger e Chopp Artesanal in Tijuca. Food bikes and trucks, live music, dance and kids playground.
Funk party joins Arco do Teles. This is a place where locals go, so if you want to get the carioca vibe, join the party. R$15 at the door.
Vidigal is warming up to the New Years with a good party. Esqueci Como Namora mixes carioca funk, sertanejo, hip hop, rock music and rap on two different dance floors. Buy the tickets beforehand and pay a better price.
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