01 JANUARY 2020 / New Year’s Eve at the SNFCC!

On December 31, the Christmas World of the SNFCC reached the peak of its glory with a New Year’s Eve celebration that in recent years has become an annual rite for thousands of visitors of all ages from Athens and beyond.

34.000 visitors welcomed 2020 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, rushing in the new decade together. Fireworks, dancing fountains, music, dance and the first race of the year were just some of the first memories created in the New Year!

Just a few minutes after midnight, visitors welcomed 2020 by taking part in the SNF RUN: 2020 FIRST RUN at the SNFCC Christmas World! This year, runners’ participation and an additional contribution from SNF will go toward supporting nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping vulnerable children. This year’s partner organizations were the Spring Children, Angels of Joy, and the “Good Shepherd” Minors Protection Association of Piraeus.

At the same time, the Dancing Fountains at the Canal welcomed the New Year with two spectacular new shows featuring favorite melodies and original water choreographies. The evening culminated with a majestic DJ set by Eddie Piller, a legendary artist on the British music scene of the last 40 years!

Live commentary on the event and the SNF RUN was provided by iMEdD Managing Director, SNF DIALOGUES Executive Director and Journalist, Anna-Kynthia BousdoukouSNF Board Member George Agouridis and SNFCC Managing Director Nikos Manolopoulos greeted the crowd gathered.

To see the unofficial results of the SNF RUN, click here.

The SNFCC Christmas World comes to life through an exclusive grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).