Christmas – New Year Happenings 2017

Christmas and New Years Events and Happenings

in the Colonial Zone – Santo Domingo area during the holiday season 2017

There are so many things going on during the holiday season it is difficult to keep track of it all. I will try and add events and stuff happening in the Colonial Zone – Santo Domingo area as I find them.

Holiday Hours

– The hours for all Bars, Discotheques, Restaurants, Colmados and other businesses selling alcoholic beverages are non existent. These establishments can be open for as long as they wish with no closing time restrictions. The Ministry of Interior and Police announced that it is lifting alcohol sales restrictions from Monday December 11, 2015 until Sunday January 7, 2018. Have a good time and be careful out there.

Colonial Gate presents during the holiday season “Sleigh Ride, A Festive Holiday Adventure.” Accompany Santa and his elves and a very special reindeer distribute gifts to children all over the world. There are also other special 4-D adventures. Contact Colonial Gate at (809) 682-4829 for hours and shows.

Parque del Este will be lit up for Christmas with a spectacle of lights and colors called “Vive la Navidad.” The park is open for visitors from 6 PM to midnight during the holidays.

December 14

Traditional National Concert – Coro Nacional – 2017

Tradicional Concierto Navidad 2017 del Coro Nacional Dominicano
at 8:30PM. Traditional Christmas songs that will be performed include: Silent Night (Franz Gruber), White Christmas (Irving Berling), Feliz Navidad (Jose Feliciano), Campanitas de cristal (Rafael Hernandez), El burrito sabanero (Hugo Blanco), Mi Navidad (Apolinar Bueno), Jingle Bells (James Pierpoint), and many more.

Nutcracker Suite at the National Theater – Thursday December 14 to Sunday December 17 – The Christmas classic, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite will be presented. The ballet will be performed at 8:30PM Thursday to Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. Tickets cost RD$500, RD$800, RD$1,000, RD$1,500 and can be purchased at the National Theater box office.

December 16

Mercado Navideño Aleman / German Christmas Market at the Centro Dominico-Aleman on Calle Isabel La Católica #212 almost across form BancoReservas and Plasa España, Zona Colonial. Lots of German food, crafts and other items for sale. Saturday from 11 AM – 6 PM.

December 17

Christmas Arts & Crafts Market on Calle el Conde at Isabel la Católica. Sunday from 2 PM – 9 PM

December 23

El Hombrecito, spoken word musicians and poets, will be playing at Colmado Familiar located on the corners of Calle Padre Billini and Sánchez. Starting at 8PM until..?

December 24

Noche Buena – Many businesses are closed for this special family – night.Some open later in the evening after the evening meal. Have a blessed Christmas Eve.

Midnight Mass/ La Misa del Gallo – is celebrated at 10PM in the Cathedral de Santa Maria in front of Parque Colon on Christmas Eve/ Noche Buena

Buffet Navideno at Harry’s Restauarnt and Bar 2017

Buffet Navideno – Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. The Christmas Buffet starts at 7PM until closing.

December 25

Christmas Day. Some businesses may open late or not at all to rest after a busy Christmas Eve.

Christmas Day Choral Concert in the Cathedral de Santa Maria starting at 8PM. Get there hours early if you want a seat inside. The choir will be singing traditional religious Christmas songs.

December 31

Buffet Navideno at Harry’s Restauarnt and Bar 2017

Buffet Navideno – Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. The Christmas Buffet starts at 7PM until closing.

New Year’s Mass/ la Misa de Año Nuevo at 11PM in the Cathedral de Santa Maria

New Years Eve / Año Nuevo “Rally del Borracho” The 45th Anniversary of this giant street party starts at 10AM Thursday December 31, 2015 until the rising of the sun on January 1, 2016 or until the last man (or woman) is left standing. A map and more information about the Rally del Borracho from an old post.

Events and Happenings in the Zone – December 2014

¿Qué está pasando en la Zona en Diciembre? / What is happening in the Zone in December?

All the good stuff. Happy Hours, Concerts, Specials, Shows and whatever else is going in the Colonial Zone and surrounding area this Christmas 2014. Some of these events may be changed because of the holidays. I will try to keep up on all the things happening this holiday season.

Navidad in Casa Reales
Navidad in Casa Reales

Navidad / Christmas is a very special time. Lights, food, family. The Dominican peoples holiday celebrations start around October and end the second week in January. To learn how the Christmas holidays are celebrated Dominican style check out Christmas in Dominican Republic / Navidad en República Dominicana and see many pictures of Christmas in Dominican Republic.

Monday 1
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents Jazz shows at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover.

*Karaoke at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 8PM.

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

Tuesday 2
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Karaoke and 2×1 at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 8PM.

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

Wednesday 3
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Trasnoche – “Nuevos talentos del canto” / New Singing Talents at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño. Starts 8PM. Cover RD$300 p/p. Anuar Martínez – Cinthya Montero – Eddy Lassis – José Delgado – Kary & Ester Isa – Lindsay Morales – Luis Pelletier – María C. Terrero – Maya – Metrópolis – Nathalie Taveras – Paola Valenzuela – Rosanna Mejía – Sunset

Thursday 4
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Said Carbonell at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 9 PM. RD$400 p/p

*Jueves Bohemios with “music for the soul” at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 9PM.

*Nights of Jazz in the Zone! presents Josean Jacobo & Tumbao. Read more about Las Noches de Jazz en La Zona…

las-sabiondas*”Sabor A Son” at Lucia 203, Calle Hostos, at 10PM. Cover RD$500

*IMPROVISUSA ACADEMY presents The Sabiondas at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8:30 PM. RD$300 p/p

Friday 5
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Noche Latina at the Marina de San Souci with the Big Band group Matices from El Salvador at 9PM. Ticket prices start at RD$1,300

*Rafael Reyes at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 7PM. No cover.

*Noche De Karaoke on the Terrace at Hotel Europa, Arz. Meriño starting at 7PM.

Bobby Delgado at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9:30PM. Tickets in advance RD$400 and at the door RD$600

*IMPROVISUSA ACADEMY presents The Sabiondas at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8:30 PM. RD$300 p/p

sale casa alfarera
sale casa alfarera

*3 day sale at Casa Alfarera! All in store items will have a 15 to 30% discount and special orders this weekend will have a 15% discount. Visit Casa Alfarera, Calle Padre Billini

Saturday 6
Full Moon / Luna Llena (The Cold Moon)
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Ladies Night at Elis Beer Market, Calle Isabel la Catolica, from 8-10PM ladies get Sangria and The 1(ONE) Beer free.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*Mercado Aleman y Multicultural – German Market at The Dominican-German Center, at Calle Isabel la Católica #212 from 11AM to 6PM. German sausages, breads, sweets crafts, pet items, a BBQ and cold German and domestic beers.

*Victor Victor y Su Vellonera at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM. Tickets RD$1000 p/p

Capital and SlimFat “Beat X-Mas” live at Cinema Café. Plaza de la Cultura at 9PM. Cover advance RD$200 and at the door RD$300.

La Kereya (Rock Fusión), celebrating the release of their first CD, and Rowe Cortorreal live at La Espiral, Calle Jose Reyes, at 10PM. Cover RD$150 p/p

*IMPROVISUSA ACADEMY presents The Sabiondas at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8:30 PM. RD$300 p/p

*3 day sale at Casa Alfarera! All in store items will have a 15 to 30% discount and special orders this weekend will have a 15% discount. Visit Casa Alfarera, Calle Padre Billini

Sunday 7
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

*Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8:30PM. No cover

*BrodeReyel – meet and greet single release party Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura starting at 8PM. Cover RD$200.

*Diomary la Mala at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 10PM. RD$300 p/p

*3 day sale at Casa Alfarera! All in store items will have a 15 to 30% discount and special orders this weekend will have a 15% discount. Visit Casa Alfarera, Calle Padre Billini

*La Biblioteca Libre – (translated to English)”The Free Library is a platform for free exchange of books and ideas. We seek to create an active forum for discussion and entertainment believing in freedom of expression.” An all day event in Plaza España

Monday 8
*Palo pal Terror! From 5PM to ??? moved to the front of the home where Luis lived at Beller 7 at Calles Piña and Estrelleta, Ciudd Nueva. Commerating the life of Luis “El Terror” Dias. Night of Palos with Jose Duluc playing the songs of Luis Dias and all can join in the celebration of his art.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents Benny & The Cupids at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover

*Karaoke at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 8PM.

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*La Guagua de la Comedia with Ariel Santana at (adults only) Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 8:30PM. RD$200 p/p

*Miguel Angel Soul atCasa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, at 9PM.

Tuesday 9
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Karaoke and 2×1 at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 8PM.

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

Wednesday 10
heritage-day-12-10-2014*Heritage Day. Raising flags to commemorate the anniversary of the declaration of our Colonial City of Santo Domingo as a World Cultural Heritage according to the statement of Unesco. Celebrating 500 years of Santo Domingo history together, the heritage of all! / Día del Patrimonio. invita al Izamiento de banderas en conmemoración al XXIV aniversario de la declaración de nuestra Ciudad Colonial de Santo Domingo como Patrimonio Cultural Mundial de acuerdo a la declaración de la Unesco. Celebremos juntos 500 años de historia ¡Santo Domingo, patrimonio de todos!. 7:45PM at Plaza España.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Trasnoche – “Nuevos talentos del canto” / New Singing Talents at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño. Starts 8PM. Cover RD$300 p/p. Bárbara del Mar – Enmanuel Pujals – Erick Sánchez – Exzel Arturo – Génesis Tapia – Jeanne Marie Perdomo – Julio Cruz – Juliarys – Priscilla de la Cruz – Raymond Moreta -Siana – Tiare marte -Yudie Marie – Merlis Camilo – Janko Santos

*Chuchi Mulens at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño at 9PM. No cover.

Thursday 11
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*13th National Dominican Handicraft Fair. For complete information about the Handicraft Fair….

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Jueves Bohemios with “music for the soul” at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 9PM.

*Nights of Jazz in the Zone! Oscar Micheli Trío +1. Read more about Las Noches de Jazz en La Zona…

*Said Carbonell at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño at 9PM. Cover RD$400 p/p.

*”Sabor A Son” at Lucia 203, Calle Hostos, at 10PM. Cover RD$500

Friday 12
*13th National Dominican Handicraft Fair. For complete information about the Handicraft Fair….

*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

Bobby Delgado at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9:30PM. Cover RD$600

*Tribute to Maroon 5 Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura starting at 9PM. Tickets in advance RD$200 and at the door RD$300.

*Rafael Reyes at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 7PM. No cover.

Saturday 13
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Ladies Night at Elis Beer Market, Calle Isabel la Catolica, from 8-10PM ladies get Sangria and The 1(One) Beer free.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*”Sabor a Son” at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos RD$500 minimum consumption

*La Noche Larga de los Museos Versión Invierno 2014 / The Long Night of Museums Winter 2014 version. More information..

*13th National Dominican Handicraft Fair. For complete information about the Handicraft Fair….

*30 years of great rock, Empiphis at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura starting at 9PM. Tickets in advance RD$300 and at the door RD$400.

*Pavel Nuñez at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9:30PM. Cover RD$1000

Sunday 14
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

*13th National Dominican Handicraft Fair. For complete information about the Handicraft Fair….

*Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8:30PM. No cover

*Diomary la Mala at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 10PM.

Monday 15
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents Peter Novelli Trio – Just These Blues at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover

*Karaoke at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 8PM.

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Tributo to Sade at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 8PM.

exposicion-silvano-lora-12-15-2014*In the late 1980’s Silvano Lora organized the “Sábados poéticos del Conde Peatonal” where poets would gather every Saturday to share. As a result Silvano Lora has a collection of murals or major Dominican artists. The collection will include Cándido Bido, Fernando Ureña Rib, Soucy de Pellerano, Dionicio Pichardo, Timoteo de los Santos (Vinagre) and Silvano Lora. The inauguration will be held at 7PM at Arz. Meriño #104.

Tuesday 16
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Karaoke and 2×1 at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 8PM.

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Omar Perez at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM. Cover RD$250 p/p

Wednesday 17
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Trasnoche – “Nuevos talentos del canto” / New Singing Talents at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño. Starts 8PM. Cover RD$300 p/p. Arturina Brito – Attabeira – Darlin Silverio – Diana Ramos – Jatnna Fernández – Laura Guz – Leticia Pelliccione – Miguel del Villar – NKBS – Nukai – Ramón Ruíz – Thaina – Trasnochados – Urban Melody

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Covi Quintana at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 10PM. Cover RD$300 p/p

Thursday 18
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Concierto Gala de Navidad 2014 by the National Choir of the Dominican Republic / Coro Nacional de la República Dominicana Christmas concert with the Orquesta Fliarmónica del Coro Nacional at the Convento de los Dominicos, Calle Padre Billini at 7PM.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Nights of Jazz in the Zone! presents Sly & The Latin Bars. Read more about Las Noches de Jazz en La Zona…

*”Sabor A Son” at Lucia 203, Calle Hostos, at 10PM. Cover RD$500

*Pamel Mancebo at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM. Cover RD$300 p/p

Friday 19
*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Live music at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 8PM. No cover.

Homenaje to Maestro Robi Draco Roas at Bar Hostal Nomadas
Homenaje to Maestro Robi Draco Roas at Bar Hostal Nomadas

*Tribute to the songs and poems of Draco Rosa at Hostal Nomadas terrace, Bar Nómadas, Calle Hostos starting at 9PM. Call 809-689-0057 for tickets.

*Rafael Reyes at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 7PM. No cover.

*Doxis Music Festival with Jowell y Randy, Don Miguelo, Vakero, RKM, Fito Blanko, Mark B with DJ Scuff and Charlie Velens at the Marina San Souci. Tickets from Uepa Tickets, Movie Max y Hard Rock Cafe.

Saturday 20
*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Ladies Night at Elis Beer Market, Calle Isabel la Catolica, from 8-10PM ladies get Sangria and The 1(One) Beer free.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*”Sabor a Son” at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos RD$500 minimum consumption.

*The annual neighborhood Christmas Party at the Plaza Regina Angelorum (#67 on the Colonial Zone map). Live band, dancing, meeting and greeting all the old and new neighbors.

*”Bailesito” con Pavel & Vitico at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM. Cover RD$1000 p/p

Sunday 21
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

*Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*15-year celebration since El Falafel opened their doors. There will be stories, stand up comedy, a drum circle, crafts and henna for sale and much more planned for this very cool day! Stop by after 5PM and celebrate with them at their restaurant El Falafel, Calle Sanchez.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8:30PM. No cover

Monday 22
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents Eric Litman Quartet at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover

*Karaoke at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 8PM.

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*”Trovas por un sueño” de Hector Marchena at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM.

Tuesday 23
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Karaoke and 2×1 at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 8PM.

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

*Copas Rotas Unplugged at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM. Cover RD$200 p/p

Wednesday 24
Noche Buena. Many businesses are closed for this special family night. Some open later in the evening after the evening meal. Have a blessed Christmas Eve.

*Midnight Mass/ La Misa del Gallo is celebrated at 10PM in the Cathedral de Santa Maria in front of Parque Colon on Christmas Eve/ Noche Buena

*Harrys Noche Buena Buffet. Typical Navidad buffet for DR$ 900,– including taxes and a glass of Sangria. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

Thursday 25
Christmas Day. Some businesses may open late or not at all to rest after a busy Christmas Eve.

*Christmas Day Choral Concert in the Cathedral de Santa Maria starting at 8PM. Get there hours early if you want a seat inside. The choir will be singing traditional religious Christmas songs.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Jueves Bohemios with “music for the soul” at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 9PM.

Friday 26
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Toque Profundo at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 10PM.

Saturday 27
*Santo Domingo de Fiesta in Colonial Zone. More information

*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Ladies Night at Elis Beer Market, Calle Isabel la Catolica, from 8-10PM ladies get Sangria and The 1(One) Beer free.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Jazzy @ The Pool Bar, Hostal Nicolás de Ovando, Zona Colonial – 6PM. No Cover.

*”Sabor a Son” at Lucía 203, Calle Hostos RD$500 minimum consumption

*Live music at the Terraza of Hotel Napolitano, Ave George Washington at 8PM. No cover.

Sunday 28
*Grupo Bonyé Live More information

*Colonial City Handicraft and Antiques Flea Market Every Sunday at Plaza Maria de Toledo.

*Arts and Crafts Fair at Plazoleta Fray Bartolome de las Casas on Calle Padre Billini on the corner Arzobispo Meriño starting at 9AM.

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Flamenco Show at Pura Tasca, Calle Emiliano Tejera. Starting – 8:30PM. No cover

Monday 29
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Lulú Live Sessiones – Jazz en Dominicana presents Jordi Masalles & Tiempo Libre at Lulú Tasting Bar, Arzobispo Meriño – 10PM. No Cover

*Karaoke at Cinema Café, Plaza de la Cultura. Starting at 8PM.

*Live Pianist at La Bricola, Arz. Meriño starting at 8PM.

*Sandy Gabriel at Casa de Teatro, Arz. Meriño, starts at 9PM.

Tuesday 30
*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 and RD$100 tapas at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

*Karaoke and 2×1 at Mamajuana Café, Plaza España, at 8PM.

*Wine Night at Segafredo, Colonial Zone – 9PM

*Free Salsa dance classes and 2×1 drinks from 7 to 10 at Patio Canario Lounge, Atrazana #1.

Wednesday 31
*Grupo Bonye will be doing a New Years Eve show at the Ruinas San Francisco to bring in the New Year with the neighbors dancing into the New Year.

*New Year’s Mass/ la Misa de Año Nuevo at 11PM in the Cathedral de Santa Maria

*Happy Hour at Harry’s every day 2×1 on select drinks from 2 to 9PM. Harry’s Bar and Restaurant, Plaza España. Ask your server.

*Sangria 2×1 at Pura Tasca, Plaza España – 5PM to 9PM

New Years Eve in Santo Domingo 2013-2014

Luces y sonido de Navidad Santo Domingo / Lights and Sounds of Christmas Santo Domingo. The big Año Nuevo / New Years Eve Concert, Party and Celebration!

Starting at 9PM on Avenida Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó (Avenada del Puerto – Paseo Padre Billini) at the Puerta la Atarazana. The Gate of Las Atarazana is so beautiful at night in the Colonial Zone and it will be the perfect place to bring in the new year brought to us by Valenzuela Productions and it is FREE!

Luces y Sonido de Navidad Santo Domingo / Lights and Sound Santo Domingo New Years Eve 2014
Luces y Sonido de Navidad Santo Domingo / Lights and Sound Santo Domingo New Years Eve 2014

This big concert will bring Los Hermanos Rosario, Sergio Vargas, Juliana, La Chiquito Team Band, Joe Veras, Vakeró, Mozart La Para, Melymel, Sensato and other surprises to end 2013 and bring in 2014. There will be a great stage production, awesome lighting and effects, great sound, fireworks and more, more and more.

If you do not feel like going out you can also watch the concert from home broadcast live on television channels Telesistema11 and Telentillas and for you people in USA that want to watch it will be on Televisión Dominicana, from 10PM December 31 to 6AM 2014. (Click the links to watch on line).

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Malecon End of the Year Traditional Party 2012

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

The traditional New Years Eve celebration/ La fiesta de fin de año is on for Santo Domingo! The big end of the year concert will be on Avenida George Washington (The Malecon) on the corner of Maximo Gomez in Santo Domingo on Monday 31, 2012 and end on January 1, 2013. The fun starts at 9PM and ends….??

Performers for the big blow out event this year include Toño Rosario, Pochy Familia y La Coco Band, Kinito Méndez, Krisppy y Kiko El Presidente, Frank Reyes, Luis Vargas, Sexappeal, Yiyo Sarante, Los Pepe, Vakeró, Black Point, La Materialista, Milka, La Nueva Escuela, El Batallón and Willou de New.

It will be broadcast live on Channel 5 Telemicro, International Digital Telemicro 15 for those of you who do not want to enjoy the New Year celebration in the comfort of your home. You can see both of these Telemicro channels live on line.