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TOP 10 things to do in Shkoder in December [Jun 2024]

Experience the winter delights in the beautiful city of Shkoder

December in Shkoder ©Albania360
December in Shkoder ©Albania360

By Deli Muçollari

Shkoder is experiencing its days of glory this December! The city is transformed into a winter wonderland filled with festive cheer.

In this blog, we’ll guide you through the top things to do in Shkoder during this magical season. From exploring the lively Piazza to sipping on warm mulled wine, your December escapade in Shkoder promises to be a memorable one.

1. Explore the Piazza (Pedonalja Kole Idromeno)

Begin your winter adventure by strolling through the heart of Shkoder—the Piazza. Pedonalja Kole Idromeno comes alive with twinkling lights, charming decorations, and a festive atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you explore the shops and cafes lining the picturesque square.

Piazza, Shkoder ©Albania360
Piazza, Shkoder ©Albania360

2. Christmas Market Extravaganza

Extend your evening at the Christmas Market in front of the City Hall, a delightful hub of holiday spirit. Indulge in the festive ambiance, shop for unique gifts, and savor the aroma of seasonal treats. Don’t miss the chance to try the local mulled wine and hot chocolate—perfect companions for the chilly December nights.

Christmas Market, Shkoder ©Albania360
Christmas Market, Shkoder ©Albania360

3. Carousel Ride and Teddy Bear Triumph

Bring out your inner child with a whimsical ride on the carousel. Capture the joy of the season as you spin beneath the glittering lights. And for a festive keepsake, try your luck at winning a teddy bear—it’s easier than you think!

Carousel at Christmas Market, Shkoder ©Albania360
Carousel at Christmas Market, Shkoder ©Albania360

4. Traditional Dinner at Elita Restaurant

Satisfy your taste buds with a traditional Albanian feast at Elita Restaurant. This charming eatery boasts a menu filled with local flavors and warm hospitality, making it the perfect spot for a cozy winter dinner.

Elita Restaurant, Shkoder ©Albania360
Elita Restaurant, Shkoder ©Albania360

5. Shiroke Day Trip

Escape the city for a day and venture to Shiroke, a serene destination surrounded by nature. Embrace the tranquility of the landscape and recharge your spirits before returning to the festive bustle of Shkoder.

Shiroke, Shkoder ©Albania360
Shiroke, Shkoder ©Albania360

6. Lunch at Duomo Luxury Resort

Indulge in a seafood feast at Duomo Luxury Resort, where the menu showcases the region’s finest fish dishes. Enjoy a leisurely lunch in a luxurious setting, savoring the culinary delights of Shkoder.

Duomo Resort Shiroke ©Albania360
Duomo Resort Shiroke ©Albania360

7. Warm Up with Yellow Fit’s Hot Alcoholic Tea

Wrap up your winter adventure with a visit to Yellow Fit for a cup of hot alcoholic tea. Sip on the comforting beverage, reflecting on the magical experiences and festive moments that define your December journey in Shkoder.

Christmas Market, Shkoder ©Albania360
Christmas Market, Shkoder ©Albania360

8. Stay at Chicago Hotel

Immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant atmosphere by staying at the centrally located Chicago Hotel. Revel in comfort and style, and be sure to catch the live music performances that make evenings in Shkoder truly special.

 

Chicago Hotel Shkoder ©Albania360
Chicago Hotel Shkoder ©Albania360

9. Capture the Moment at “Shkrue me Drite”

Don’t forget to snap a Polaroid picture at “Shkrue me Drite,” a captivating spot that captures the essence of Shkoder’s winter charm. Freeze a moment in time against the backdrop of festive lights and decorations.

Christmas Market, Shkoder ©Albania360
Christmas Market, Shkoder ©Albania360

10. Late-Night Revelry at Kultura Pub

As the night unfolds, head to Kultura Pub for a late-night celebration. Join the locals and fellow travelers for a lively party, creating memories that will linger long after your December visit.

Kultura Pub, Shkoder ©Albania360
Kultura Pub, Shkoder ©Albania360

Prepare to be captivated by the charm of Shkoder in December—a destination where winter dreams come true.