Top events in Sarajevo: December 26-January 1

Days before the New Year, Sarajevo is already getting warmed up for some great holiday events, and here we recommend the most interesting ones to attend for the period December 26 to January 1.

2019/12/25

The ninth edition of the Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market (which started on December 4, 2019 and will run until January 13, 2020) not only offers domestic products and souvenirs, but also culinary specialties, fun for the entire family and terrific gigs by many bands, including: Pochko & New Primitives Songs, the Mujo Šantić Orchestra, the Selam Tufekčić Band....

The Sarajevo punk-rock group Protest will be playing at SARTR on December 27, and the musical duo Barimatango will be bringing the loveliest Sephardic songs to the National Museum on December 28.

The Sarajevo Philharmonic will give its annual New Year’s Eve concert on December 31 at the National Theater, and Dom Mladih is preparing a New Year’s celebration with its Brown Sugar RnB Special party.

The popular Serbian cantator Željko Joksimović will give a performance at Trg BiH for the spectacular New Year’s Eve concert, and the Sarajevo band Zabranjeno Pušenje will play the next day (Jan. 1) in front of Vječna Vatra.

Take a look below at the most interesting events taking place over the next seven days:

 

Festivals:

  1. Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market

    Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market

    Festival

    Maršala Tita bb, Sarajevo | Map

    DECEMBER 2. 2020 - JANUARY 13. 2021: Festival Once again, the holiday season in Sarajevo will be made all the richer with the 10th edition of the Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market – a cheery family event that will run from December 2, 2020 to January 13, 2021 at Hastaha... More

Events:

  1. 26 Dec
    Pochko & New Primitives Songs

    Pochko & New Primitives Songs

    Dec 26 / 21:00 / Carlsberg Holiday Pub, Sarajevo / Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market / Live Music

    The group, Pochko & New Primitives Songs, was founded by Nedžad Podžië-Poćko, a former member of the bands, Zabranjeno Pušenje and Skroz, as well as supporting bands for Dino Merlin and Mladen Vojičić Tifa. More

  2. 26 Dec
    15 Jan
    Hey, How Does it Sound to You?, Exhibit by Jasenka Kratović

    Hey, How Does it Sound to You?, Exhibit by Jasenka Kratović

    Dec 26 - Jan 15 / 10:00 / Zvono Cafe Gallery, Sarajevo / Exhibition

    The setting "Hey, How Does it Sound to You?" by Sarajevo journalist, writer and translator Jasenka Kratović implies a visual presentation of a professional translation experience, be it literary translation or professional texts. More

  3. 27 Dec
    Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine Tribute

    Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine Tribute

    Dec 27 / 22:30 / Underground Club, Sarajevo / Live Music

    It was not until the summer of 2010. that Branislav, Orhan, Mario and Samir decided to grant this anger a body. They are tribute to Rage Against the Machine, and they come from Novi Travnik. More

  4. 27 Dec
    10 Jan
    Stećak Dingbats, by Aleksandra Nina Knežević

    Stećak Dingbats, by Aleksandra Nina Knežević

    Dec 27 - Jan 10 / 12:00 / GSU Brodac, Sarajevo / Exhibition

    Sarajevan artist Aleksandra Nina Knežević graduated on the Academy of Arts (Cetinje, Montenegro), at the graphic design department. Exhibit opening is scheduled for December 27th at 20:00h. More

  5. 28 Dec
    Barimatango - Atilla & Jelena - Sephardic Music Night

    Barimatango - Atilla & Jelena - Sephardic Music Night

    Dec 28 / 20:00 / National Museum of BiH, Sarajevo / Concert

    Bosnian guitarist and producer Atilla Aksoj and a singer Jelena Milušić uniquely interprets Sephardic and Romani music under the name Barimatango to keep old melodies alive. More

  6. 28 Dec
    Mujo Šantić Orchestra

    Mujo Šantić Orchestra

    Dec 28 / 21:00 / Carlsberg Holiday Pub, Sarajevo / Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market / Live Music

    Mustafa Šantić is a true "sevdah" musician, accordion and clarinet player, music professor and a truly talented singer. For a long period, he was a member of Mostar Sevdah Reunion band, and now he's playing with an orchestra. More

  7. 28 Dec
    Winter Fresh Wave 2019

    Winter Fresh Wave 2019

    Dec 28 / 22:00 / Dom Mladih Amphitheater, Sarajevo / Party

    This year, Winter Fresh Wave Festival will gather DJ's: Henry Saiz, Guy J, Nebs Jack and Forniva. More

  8. 30 Dec
    Gonzo

    Gonzo

    Dec 30 / 21:00 / Carlsberg Holiday Pub, Sarajevo / Coca-Cola Sarajevo Holiday Market / Live Music

    Gonzo plays foreign hits from different genres, and members are: Ajla Crnogorac, Tarik Imamović, Darko Knežević, Dragan Rokvić, Bojan Crnogorac. More

  9. 31 Dec
    Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra - New Year Concert

    Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra - New Year Concert

    Dec 31 / 19:30 / National Theater, Sarajevo / Concert

    Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra is the first professionally organized symphonic orchestra in Bosnia and Herzegovina and its foundation was already rooted in ensembles established during the Austro-Hungarian rule of our country. More

  10. 31 Dec
    Željko Joksimović

    Željko Joksimović

    Dec 31 / 21:00 / Trg BiH (BiH Square), Sarajevo / Concert

    Željko Joksimović is a Serbian singer, composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He plays 14 different musical instruments. More

  11. 31 Dec
    Brown Sugar RnB Special

    Brown Sugar RnB Special

    Dec 31 / 21:00 / Dom mladih Skenderija, Sarajevo / Party

    In a specially designed space, with a new set design, lighting and sound, the audience will have the opportunity to attend the audiovisual set hosted by Merakoon and DJ Soul hosts. More

  12. 01 Jan
    Zabranjeno Pušenje

    Zabranjeno Pušenje

    Jan 01 / 21:00 / Vječna Vatra (Eternal Flame), Sarajevo / Concert

    Zabranjeno Pušenje is a Bosnian-Herzegovinian rock band founded in Sarajevo in 1980. The musical style of the group is mostly composed of a distinctive garage rock sound often with innovative production and complex narrative. More