Soller rings those bells for New Year
A few little tips for your New Year Celebrations in Soller City Square
Tradition says that you gather in the square with your Cava and 12 grapes. For each chime of midnight you eat a grape – wonderful luck is assured if you manage to eat them all in time with the bells. If you have the inclination to peel the grapes in advance it makes eating all 12 in quick succession much easier…
The Soller Tram is FREE for everyone on New Years Eve and will transport you to and from the Port from 9 pm to 7 am on New Years Day free of charge.
If you have booked at a local restaurant and want to leave them just before midnight to get to the square – let them know. Many restaurants include party bags and entertainment expecting that you will be celebrating the New Year with them. Just let them know if that is not your plan.
The City of Soller provides music and fireworks to see in the New Year. Sometimes this has been live music and others it has been recorded. Go with the flow, enjoy being with your friends and neighbours and having a party. Take your own drinks and glasses (preferably plastic).
Fornalutx, Deia and Valldemossa all have their own New Year Celebrations and gatherings at which the 12 grapes are equally important.
The dress code for the young Sollerics is often evening dresses and tuxedos which they parade around the square before leaving after they have celebrated midnight with their families. They then head into Palma to join the rest of the Islands youth to party all night and more…
Happy New Year – May 2015 be a special year for us all
Best wishes from
The SollerWeb Team xxx