Thessaloniki is now counting down for the arrival of this year’s Christmas, as it arrived today in Aristotelous Square from Paleochori in Halkidiki the towering fir, 17 meters high. From the next few hours, its decoration will begin, with the official lighting scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, December 7.

About 100,000 lanterns will be “embroidered” on the branches of the tree and the whole process takes about five days. At the same time, additional festive decorations will begin to be set up in the central square of Thessaloniki, so that the residents and the thousands of visitors can enjoy beautiful images in the coming days.

The Christmas decoration in the rest of the city has already started and with the installation of the lights the lighting is progressing. It is indicative that the blue sky lit up on the pedestrian street of Agia Sophia, while behind the statue of Venizelos the work continues to set up the Christmas village that will operate from December 7 to January 5, 2024, by the Trade Association.


The change of the year will take place again this year with a fireworks show, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki (ΕΒΘΥ).