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How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Galle

Dec 30, 2021
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December is that time of year where you can feel a sense of excitement and happiness in the air, and on the days leading up to New Year’s Eve, the excitement is palpable. If you’re looking for a way to ring in the new year on a luxurious note, look no further than celebrating New Year’s Eve in Galle.

This bustling city is located on the south coast of Sri Lanka and has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to have an enriching cultural experience, a relaxed day on the beach, or even a wine-paired authentic Italian meal, you should definitely welcome the New Year in Galle.

Here is how you can bid farewell to 2021 and celebrate New Year’s Eve in Galle, Sri Lanka.

Morning: Wander Through Galle Fort


Before the ensuing evening festivities, enjoy a relaxed start to your evening with a stroll through the Galle Fort. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is peppered with several historical sites, such as the Galle Lighthouse and the Groote Kerk, also known as the Dutch Reformed Church. Being one of the oldest living forts in the world, the Galle Fort is a treasure trove for small boutiques and quaint cafes which you easily stop by as you wander through the cobblestone streets. The Fort itself is rich in history, which will become apparent as you make your way through its ancient alleyways. If this is your first time in Sri Lanka, follow our guide to exploring the Galle Fort by foot.

Afternoon: Explore Neighbouring Towns


Once you’ve strolled through the Galle Fort and perhaps enjoyed a scrumptious lunch at AQUA Pizza, our sister restaurant, discover some of Galle’s neighbouring towns. If you’re an avid surfer, spending New Years in Sri Lanka’s southern coast is perfect for you as the region has some wonderful surf sites. Take a day trip to Weligama or Hiriketiya to enjoy an afternoon of sun, sea and surf. Alternatively, you could visit the nearby town of Unawatuna and relax on its palm-fringed beach or visit some of its attractions like the Peace Pagoda. For those looking for a more exhilarating experience, you could partake in a variety of heart-racing watersports along the Bentota River. From water skiing to banana boating, have an adrenaline-filled afternoon on your last of 20201.

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    Night: Enjoy a Special New Year’s Eve Meal


    Now the real celebrations begin! Head back to the Fort to cap off the year with a lavish dinner at AQUA Forte when you celebrate New Year’s Eve in Galle Fort. Every year, our Head Chef Roberto curates a special Holiday Menu which features a variety of authentic Italian delicacies.

    Our team has carefully prepared a six-course menu with exclusive dishes that will only be available between the 23rd of December and the 2nd of January 2022. Each of the dishes is paired with an exquisite wine sourced from renowned wineries across Italy, and the wines perfectly complement the flavours of each dish to create a truly memorable dining experience.

    Once you’ve wined and dined, keep your spirits high by enjoying our range of Italian spirits until the New Year dawns. From refreshing Limoncello to some of our homemade digestifs, browse through our collection spirits and end the year on a high note.

    The holiday season is a time filled with good tidings and general merriment, and there is no better place to celebrate than at AQUA Forte.

    If you would like to reserve a table for your New Year’s Eve, call us on +94 76 119 0532 to make your reservation today.

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