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December In Istanbul

December 10, 2016
Written by: Tiffany Mikail
Senior Marketing Manager

10 Karaköy has put together a list of memorable events for the month of December. From a nostalgic new year party to a special menu and accommodation offers, we hope you enjoy the most fantastic time in Istanbul.

A nostalgic new year celebration with Flapper Swing at 10 Karaköy
31 December
10 Karaköy welcomes the new year with the nostalgic journey of Flapper Swing and brand new tastes. The guests who will welcome the new year in 10 Karaköy meet at ON10 Terrace Bar for unforgettable and nostalgic entertainment and a rich feast prepared using the freshest ingredients of the season by the young Chef Ipek Mutlu and her team. Book also the perfect new year accommodation package with us now and bring in 2017 with style. Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Istanbul in Karaköy’s most cultural, artistic and historical centre with all you could need for a wonderful, memorable night.


The magnificent sound of the night is Flapper Swing. The gypsy jazz (manouche) band, consisting of guitar, contrabass, soprano saxophone and vocals who follow the steps of their master Django Reinhardt, will take you on an acoustic journey on the night of December 31, performing the jazz and swing repertoire of the 1920-30s. 10 Karaköy will host its guests who would like to welcome 2017 in a tasty and pleasant way with the Swing music which never becomes old-fashioned at ON10 Terrace Bar. For detailed information and reservation you may call 0 212 703 33 33 or send an email to

Terrace Bar

As winter arrives and snow once again covers Istanbul, we turn to the restaurants and best bars in Karaköy for a warm relief. Whether its snuggling into bars with fireplaces or sipping comforting seasonal quaffs, there’s nothing better than a toasty booze blanket to fend off the frosty air. This year, warm your bones with the best new winter cocktails at 10 Karaköy from a really Turkish touch “Istanbulite”  Rakı-based remix to pear & ginger cordial. The brand new menu can be enjoyed now which will be perfect for New Year’s Eve and winter in Istanbul.

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Hey! Douglas at Babylon
2 December
The known local hip-hop artist who began his career with Ankara rap group Mode XL, brings classic Turkish tracks from the previous generation to life through his funky production under the name Hey! Douglas. He is performing live at Babylon on December 2. Tickets are available from Biletix.

The 3rd International Silent Cinema Days
15-18 December
The 3rd International Silent Cinema Days are taking place on December 15-18 at venues across the city. Inspired by strong passion for silent cinema, Kino Istanbul is an organizer of an important festival whose aim is to pay tribute to the innovative power of silent films. The festival screenings are all accompanied by live music highlighting the magical relationship between rhythm and moving image and creating an unforgettable experience for the viewer. For the third time, films from various archives around the world, including many recently restored classics, find their audience in Istanbul in a program exclusively dedicated to silent cinema. The updated program for 2016 announced on the festival’s website.

Silent Cinema Istanbul

(Photo Credit : Moğol Aslanı / Le Lion des Mogols The 3rd International Silent Cinema Days Istanbul)

Madame Tussauds Istanbul
Millions and millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago and it remains just as popular as it ever was. There are many reasons for this enduring success, but at the heart of it all is good, old-fashioned curiosity. And now Madame Tussauds opened in Istanbul and ready for you to meet its favourite faces from around the world.


(Photo Credit : The Guide Istanbul / Madame Tussauds Istanbul)

Arda Yalkın’s Exhibition “Everything is Awesome” at Gaia Gallery, says farewell to 2016 with Arda Yalkın’s solo exhibition Everything is Awesome, which is also the last event in its current space in Beyoğlu, before moving to its new venue in Dolapdere. The exhibition, which focuses on the pornography of the consumption culture and the middle-class iconography may be seen until November 30.

Arda Yalkin

(Photo Credit : Gaia Gallery Istanbul / Arda Yalkın “St.Celebrity”)