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We Welcome the New Year together with the SNFCC Christmas World!

Jan 01, 2021
The joy and magic of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) Christmas World, brought to life through a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) was here once again throughout December.

The festivities kicked off with a celebration on December 1, brightening the night with thousands of festive lights, and continued all month long.

On New Year’s Eve, the SNFCC stayed true to its annual tradition of ringing in the year to come with a rich and varied celebration—this year through an online livestream. The evening kicked off at 22:30 (EET) with a collaboration with the Greek National Opera (GNO), whose Orchestra, Choir, Ballet, distinguished soloists appeared from every corner of the GNO, joined by the MEIZON Ensemble and chóres. After a spectacular midnight show featuring fireworks and the Dancing Fountains in the SNFCC Canal, the ERT Contemporary Music Orchestra reprised famous Broadway musicals; Gumbo YaYa and Sugahspank! carried us away with the sounds of New Orleans jazz and blues; and Palov raised the roof with a DJ set dedicated to Caribbean music. The event was hosted by actress Nandia Kontogeorgi.

The program was livestreamed at and and broadcasted live by ERT2.

Wishes by Andreas Dracopoulos, SNF Co-President

Highlights from the New Year's Eve