New Year’s Eve in the DR

The tradition in the Dominican Republic is to spend New Year’s Eve at family celebrations and then head out to discos, clubs, restaurants or gatherings on city avenues. Many families and groups of friends also take off for the resorts to celebrate the New Year and organize their own New Year’s Eve parties.

Some events that have been organized for the New Year are:

* Santo Domingo:

In Santo Domingo, expect to find large groups of people on Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Avenida del Puerto avenues, and on the Malecon, especially on Plaza Juan Baron.

The Colonial City’s Plaza de Espana restaurants are offering special menus for the evening.

Nader Teatro Bar is hosting an evening of electronic music with NYE Glitz N’Glam with DJs Miss Gem and Roberto Heyaime. Tickets are RD$2,500 with open bar included.

City hotels hold their own parties: Hotel El Embajador with Mozart La Para, Shelow Shaq and El Alfa with premium bar. Tickets for sale at Uepa Tickets.

At the Hotel Jaragua, Fernando Villalona, Raulin Rodriguez, Los Hermanos Rosario, Rubby Perez, Conjunto Quisqueya, Chiquito Team Band, David Amparo, and Steffany Constanza will be the grand finale dance for the year on Thursday, 31 December from 10pm.

* Punta Cana:

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal (DJ Diesel) will be mixing the music for guests at the Punta Cana Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. There will be a party at the Oro Night Club and another at the Salon Filmore.


At the Salon Apolo VII of the Paradisus Palma Real Cuban singer Carlos Oliva and the Los Sobrinos will be the lead entertainers for the dinner-dance organized for the New Year celebration. Tickets US$250

* Santiago:

Presidente beer is sponsoring the End of Year Concert at the El Monumento in Santiago. From 8pm. Vakero, Omega, El Chaval, DJ Mariposa, Krispy, Shelow Shaq, Revolucion Salsera. No cover.

El Prodigio is at Tribeca Club at Calle Mauricio Alvarez No. 6. Thursday, 31 December 2015 from 10pm.