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New Year’s Spirit and Some Weekend Events in Istanbul

Istanbul keeps the beauty special to her nature each season. She has a lively and an energetic character carrying away those who are able to keep up her rhythm. When December comes into the scene, it is almost impossible not to be possessed by the Christmas glow in the town. Bars, shops and restaurants racing to organize an event, bright streets, colorful and embellished shop windows, concerts, parties, competitions, and discounts... A big, whole month in the spirit of a carnival! A few days to the end of the year, those who like to spend the weekend in Istanbul should enjoy the vivacious hustle.

What to do, and where to go in the town?

If you want to have the entertainment and the shopping together, you can catch the events special to the New Year’s Eve at Zorlu Center and Kanyon. Zorlu’s New Year’s Village introduces the visitors with various brands’ design objects, elegant gifts, snow men from all around the world, and different events. Likewise, Kanyon’s New Year’s Gift Market offers different present alternatives from accessories to decoration, toys to design objects for New Year’s. The shopping mall also keeps the energy high with a series of events such as Northern Lights show, acoustic music days, various workshops for kids and adults, book events, and office yoga. If you like to involve in arts and culture in the city, do not miss Leonardo Da Vinci Expo exhibition which is dedicated to the famous artist of Renaissance period and that is displayed at Uniq Museum. Rotate the route from Maslak to Akaretler, and visit the extensive exhibition by Füreya Koral, one of the most important figures in contemporary ceramics art in Turkey. Sakıp Sabancı Museum in Emirgan hosts the first exhibition by world-famous Ai Wei Wei in our country. It goes well before or after a wonderful stroll by the Bosphorus, indeed! And there is also Taksim, the heart of the city. If you go by the neighborhood, we suggest you visit Behind Mount Qaf exhibition by CANAN in Arter. How about attending the Fantastic Films Festival at Beyoğlu Movie Theater after the exhibition? You have many alternatives for going out at night, as well: Babylon Bomonti in Şişli, Zorlu PSM in Zincirlikuyu, Salon IKSV in Şişhane, Mini Müzikhall, and Klein in Taksim, If Performance Hall in Beşiktaş, and Volkswagen Arena in Maslak... all of them offer either live music or DJ performance, up to your choice!

Stay close to the heart of the city, and the spirit of New Year’s

Nobody wants to waste time on a vacation if they have just a few days left. Avantgarde Collection’s Levent, Taksim, and Taksim Square hotels have ideal locations in order for you to carry out your plans for the weekend wisely! Avantgarde Levent is close to the popular neighborhoods such as Bosphorus line, Nişantaşı, Levent, Maslak, and Beşiktaş whereas Avantgarde Taksim and Avantgarde Taksim Square make it easier to spend time in Beyoğlu, Galata, and Karaköy thanks to their perfect positions. Besides luxury accommodation and comfort, all these hotels provide advantageous access to the favorite districts in the city. Moreover, you can indulge yourself in delicious lunch and dinner menus by the master chefs of Ace Restaurant & Lounge, a brand by Avantgarde Collection, and also have the privilege of experiencing massage and body care at the world-class spa center inside the hotel.

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