Where: Various locations
When: Throughout December 2023
Why Go: Feel the Athenian Christmas spirit

Rejoice in the free Christmas concerts found at popular squares around Athens this festive season. Concerts include, international Christmas carols, jazz and swing sessions, along with traditional Greek music.

Christmas concerts Athens

Photograph: courtesy of City of Athens

Christmas concerts program

20-24/12 at 12 pm & 6pm: Double concert slots at Syntagma Square, the heart of Athens, by popular Greek singers and their bands.

21/12 at 12 pm: Swinging Xmas with the Athens Big Band featuring Alex Affolter at Dionysiou Areopagitou Street. 

24/12 at 12 pm: Christmas Visions at the Maria Callas Museum featuring Christmas suites from the Renaissance until today.

26/12 at 6 pm: Syntagma Square concert with Jerome Kaluta performing Motown songs.

27-28/12 at 12 pm & 6 pm: Festive concerts at Syntagma Square.

29/12 at 8.30 pm: The Greek Music Workshop performs at the Olympia Municipal Music Theatre Maria Callas (ticketed event).

30/12 at 4 pm: Christmas Visions at the Maria Callas Museum.


Open air parties embrace Athens street party culture, especially in winter!

Street Parties program

21/12 at 7 pm-11 pm: Kosmos Radio takeover at Kypseli Municipal Market.

25/12 at 5.30 pm-11.30 pm: An Xmas Extravaganza with &Beyond at the Kypseli Municipal Market.

31/12 at 11 pm-5 am: And of course, the biggest open-air party of the year, the one to watch and plan for, as Street Outdoors takes over the Varvakios Food Market along with a very special guest.