Celebrating New Year in Buenos Aires and expecting some great fireworks in the city? Sadly, there are no official fireworks shows in Buenos Aires. However, I know some places where you can go on New Year’s Eve and have a fun time! Btw, Happy New Year from me!

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Fireworks in Buenos Aires

Celebrating in Buenos Aires is without an official fireworks show. Because fireworks are not allowed by the city. However, you will see the fireworks around the city.  Try to go to a bar or restaurant with a rooftop and have the best view. Below you see a video of fireworks in Puerto Madero. It’s also one of my favorite places to go on New Years Eve.

The place to on New Year in Buenos Aires

My top choice is Puerto Madero. The restaurants are open, setting up some music stereos outside, and all together shouting 3, 2, 1, Feliz Año Nuevo! For sure, it will be crowded. Take a bottle of 2, 3, 4,… with you and enjoy the improvised festivities. People are dancing and singing on the docks. People from the restaurants are also outside celebrating.

Palermo is also a place to be. The trendy neighborhood of Buenos Aires is the hotspot for many residents. Bars with an open rooftop, or just having a drink on the streets and wander around.

Traditionally Porteños (Buenos Aires residents) are celebrating New Year with friends or family in their houses and meet outside just before midnight.

What restaurant to go to?

First of all, make a reservation in advance. Because many Argentinians will go out and the top restaurants will be full before you know.

You will have a great choice when it comes to finding a restaurant. Most of the restaurants are open and are organizing special dinner parties. You can expect a wide arrangement of dishes, drinks, and sometimes a show inside the restaurant. So, pick your favorite, and make a reservation. Also, tango shows are organizing special activities to celebrate the new year.

Tango show on New Year’s Eve

Another thing to do on New Year’s Eve is going to a tango show in Buenos Aires. Most of the venues are organizing a special evening with the best menu possible. Of course, a spectacular tango show and a counting down moment on 12 o’clock. Here too, you need to make a reservation on time.

My favorite
El Querandi tango show Buenos Aires Secrets

El Querandi Tango Show

Start dinner: 20:00 / Show at 22:15
Availability : Mon-Sun
My favorite tango show if you're looking for a smaller and cozier tango show in Buenos Aires. And the tango performances were absolutely stunning!
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Best choice
El Viejo Almacen tango Buenos Aires

El Viejo Almacen

Start dinner: 20:00 / Show at 22:00
Availability : Mon-Sun
El Viejo Almacen is a tango show at a high level for 50 years. I was overwhelmed by the tango dancers with a live orchestra and a singer. Just a fantastic experience.
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I wish you a happy New Year and many more trips to come!

New Year in Buenos Aires


My roots in Buenos Aires started as a tourist. After some great adventures in Argentina, I moved in 2017 to the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires. I felt a need for correct and honest information for tourists. That's why I love to write to you. Sharing my discoveries in Buenos Aires. I hope you enjoy the city as much as I do! Buenos Aires ❤️


  1. Hi!
    Thank you for creating such a resourceful site! I’m visiting Buenos Aires for NYE and wondering if you had any favorite restaurants that I can reach out to for NYE dinner reservations?

    • Hi Sabrina, at Puerto Madero there are restaurants and some activities around New Years Eve. It’s a bit searching which restaurant will be open that night.

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