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Budapest Winter Buda Castle Hill 2019 2020

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and welcome the New Year with a bang in Budapest, Hungary. We have put together some great tips to guide you through the New Year Craze in Budapest, whether it is Dec 31 or Jan 1, or just any day around the end of the year. Feeling young and fun, stylish or classy, evergreen or relaxed?  You will find a wide range of excellent programs to book for (as booking is a must if you want to get in).

Budapest NYE Party on River Danube Boat

Budapest NYE Party on River Danube Boat

New Year in Budapest

Budapest New Year’s Eve is full of parties, special NYE menus in the hundreds of restaurants, street parties, various concerts (from rock to classical), and of course NY cruises on the Danube. Many of the parties sell out by early December, while others only start to open the cashiers in mid Dec. Keep up to date with us to find your best ever NYE in Budapest!

Szechenyi Bath Party Budapest Sparty

Szechenyi Bath Party Budapest Sparty

Is it the best place in Europe to ring in the New Year? Pining for tropical heat? Avoid Budapest in December and come back in July, August. But let’s see the best things about Budapest New Year’s Eve, this love or hate day for many.

In the following list you will find events and ideas for all sorts of interests and age groups.

Budapest New Year’s Eve & Day 2019 – 2020

The end of 2019 is offering some exciting things to do in Budapest. The list is getting longer day by day, so do check back for dozens of more events.

Budapest New Years Eve Danube Cruise

Budapest New Years Eve Danube Cruise – Pic Olympi Photography

  • Party on December 30, 2019: Budapest Bath Party in Szechenyi Baths, the Cinetrip winter edition is the best party you can think of if you are in the 20-40 age gap and love parties. Details: Szechenyi Bath New Year’s Eve Party. The list of Budapest NYE Parties is updated on a daily basis, and there will be more options for those who do not want to splash around in a thermal bath party.
  • Party on Budapest December 31, 2019: if you are attracted by the idea of taking a cruise, and partying on a big ship, with various shows (from Fran Sinatra to Hungarian Folk show), and gobble endless drinks, there are more Budapest New Year Cruise events to pick from, and sail through into 2019 in style. The sights are beautiful (UNESCO World Heritage), and if you love to have your drink, it sounds a good deal. The list of Budapest NYE Parties is updated on a daily basis
  • Dinner on December 31, 2019: enjoy a special dinner with live music on the river Danube, or in one of the best restaurants in Budapest. Booking in advance is everywhere essential, as all places will be full house by Dec 31. It is just that day.
  • Concert on December 31, 2019: say farewell to the Old Year with classical music, salon music, operettas, or opera, or even with a local percussion concert: New Year’s Eve Concerts in Budapest are open for booking from September or October.

Tips for Budapest New Year’s Eve

New Years Dinner with Bar Piano Battle in Budapest Hungary 2018 2019

NYE Dinner Cruise in Budapest

Here are some ideas for spending am amazing New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary.

There is a wide range of NYE options in Budapest to choose the best setting for your ideal New Year’s Eve. Some want to do clubbing, others only want to have a nice dinner, a concert, or a festive river cruise in Budapest. There are dozens of excellent clubs (from techno to metal), literally hundreds of restaurants with dinners (and many with shows and live concerts), several nice concerts, and yes, even New Year Eve cruise in Budapest.

Accommodation at New Year in Budapest

First of all, book your NYE flights and accommodation well in advance to save some money. The nearer the NYE days come, the more expensive the hotel / hostel rooms get: check out a hand selected list of top Budapest hotels and for a cheaper budget solution, the best hostels in Budapest. Do check out the rental apartments options as often they will get you a great deal, especially if your are a group of friends visiting Budapest late December for the New Year’s Eve. Once you have booked the basics, book your party / make your restaurant reservation in advance too (3 weeks before the event takes place, many parties and restaurants have been fully booked).

Weather at New Year in Budapest

Budapest Buda Castle Snow

Budapest Buda Castle Snow – Philippe Clabots Photography

Secondly, Budapest winters are quite cold, so hats, gloves, thick coats, boots will help you to have a lovely NYE in Budapest, or to have a peace of mind that you have the basic necessities. While heating in public buildings, metro cars, etc. is warm or often too warm (around 21-25 degrees Celsius), the weather outside is cold, often getting below freezing, especially at night (Dec, Jan and Feb are the coldest months in Hungary). Most parties on New Year’s Eve (pre and post parties too) will have taxis waiting outside. Oftentimes, however, waiting time for taxis increases to 20-30 min on Dec 31 in the city of Budapest.

After Party & New Year’s Day in Budapest

Thirdly, make some after party plans to start the New Year well, relaxed, happy, as we all should. Despite all appearances, there are many things that are open on January 1 in Budapest, even though this is a public holiday (unlike Dec 31). Mostly importantly, the Budapest baths are open offering naturally warm and refreshing spring waters and very affordable massages. But places are limited, so if you pick the two most popular thermal baths in the city, make sure to book tickets (fast track) and massages online in advance: Gellert Spa and Szechenyi Baths will be open with shortened opening hours.

Slowing Down on New Year

Fourthly, NYE is the night when the phone lines and Budapest taxis are hyper busy. Do not be surprised if you cannot shout Happy New Year via your mobile phone. Everyone is using their cell phones to text, to send crazy photos, to connect, to skype. With 1.7 million residents plus hundreds of thousands of tourists, the lines are just too busy to be able to handle the traffic.

Budapest Winter Parliament New Year Holiday

Budapest Winter Parliament – Federico Bierti Photography

Do expect to have some telecommunication difficulties when it comes to using your phone between 11 pm and 1 am, the peak hours of Budapest NYE. Try to make sure that you can reach your beloved ones before these phone rush hours, or arrange your taxi before, after that. It does not mean that you will not be able to call a taxi company at all, or get connected, but you may have to try it more times or wait 15-25 min to get hold of a phone line, which is not typical in Budapest at other times of the year.

If you are staying in Budapest on New Year’s Eve with friends, relatives, have a set time at a certain meeting point to avoid losing contact with each other. It is reassuring to have a plan. But if you should lose your original company, never mind. Just join some other party people temporarily, and feel the NYE impetus.

Eating Out at New Year in Budapest

Lentil Dish Hungarian New Year Tradition

Lentil Dish Hungarian New Year Tradition

Eat and drink? You will have plenty to eat and plenty of cuisines to choose from. Budapest is a real cosmopolitan city with hundreds of restaurants and at least 50 great restaurants (from Hungarian through Italian to French or Greek), even floating restaurants on the river Danube with Budapest Dinner Cruises.

Many restaurants have special NYE menus featuring both international and traditional Hungarian dishes. Outside restaurants, what is traditional Hungarian New Year’s Eve food? Well, most Hungarians would have some party assortments, including the must have NYE frankfurters with mustard and rolls, as well as Lentil soup or Lentil fozelek for NYE (the many lentils act as imaginary coins, which can make you rich … Ar we rich? No, but lentil is still good, and the superstition, deeply rooted in Hungarian folk, is still thriving).

Another traditional meal offered on New Year’s Eve is Stuffed Cabbage (cooked cabbage leaves stuffed with a mixture of minced meat and rice, cooked all for a few hours). Restaurants and NY cruises will serve this typically as a buffet style Midnight Dinner option.

Restaurants in Budapest on NYE will typically offer some live entertainment, especially in the more touristy areas of the city, like District V, VI, VII on the Pest side and District I on the Buda side (Buda Castle).

New Year’s Eve Parties in Budapest

Budapest New Year’s Eve parties are all over the city of Budapest, in all genres, for all ages and interests. NYE parties are both inside (cafes, bars, clubs, flats) and outside.

The event starts with a series of pre New Year’s Eve parties in the city, on December 30th, working up your party muscles for Dec 31. The most popular pre NY party is the Budapest Bath Party in Szechenyi Baths on Dec 30.

NYE Parties on Budapest Streets

Free Street Party in Budapest New Year

Free Street Party in Budapest New Year

NYE Parties on Budapest Streets focus on 3 major hot spots in the city, downtown Budapest: Vorosmarty Square, Oktogon Sq (by Andrassy Ave) and Eiffel Square at the Nyugati Train Station. It is hard to predict when these places get really busy, but usually around 11 pm. Entry is free to the street parties.

First of all, in the very heart of the city, on Vorosmarty Square (also the location of the famous Budapest Christmas market), there are hundreds, then thousands of people on and around the square to celebrate New Year’s Eve with bottles of champagnes, wearing sparkly party hats or thick winter hats, and making lots of happy or I-want-to-be-tonight noise. There is a smaller scale Fireworks Show on Dec 31, also visible from the river Danube.

Vorosmarty Square being the most central can get pretty crowded, often with many tourists mixing with the locals. As in any crowd, you may need to stay alert enough to take care of your values and belongings, or not to lose your friends. As mentioned above, you may not be able to reach your own merry company, either because of the many people in the streets, or because of the busy phone lines. If you split up, have a meeting point at a given time.

Eiffel Square Nyugati Train Station Budapest New Year Parties

Eiffel Square Budapest – Ana Freitas Photography

Vorosmarty Square can be a good point to start an NYE walk in the city. Head towards Deak Square (also lots of people on both Deak Square), cross the neighbouring Elisabeth Square (check out Aquarium Club), then take a walk on Andrassy Avenue to Oktogon Square (and Octagonal shaped square at the crossing point of Andrassy korut with the big ring road with the trams 4 or 6). On Oktogon, you will see thousands of more people (especially young guys and girls in their 20s/30s), from here, you can turn left, and in 5 min you will get to Eiffel Square where the third big open air party is at Nyugati Railway Station.
On Oktogon Square there are some live concerts with Hungarian bands, lots of cheering, friendly people dancing, clinking, drinking, and dealing with the cold with a big smile. This is also a good place to be at when the clocks strike midnight.

Fireworks Budapest

Fireworks Budapest

Unfortunately, there is no official website or well published info about the upcoming street parties, so we are relying on the customary party info, and the fact that NYE street parties in Budapest have been running on for many years now.

Budapest New Year Fireworks Show:  many assume that Budapest celebrate the New Year with a huge fireworks show like many other cities on December 31. However, Budapest has the huge fireworks in the summer time on August 20, rather than on Dec 31. That said, there are some smaller scale fireworks usually by the river Danube, but they are not as spectacular as the summer fireworks (see the one in the picture from the summer. Now on NYE if you see fireworks it will be smaller).

NYE Parties in Budapest Clubs and Bars

Basically, all clubs and bars throw a New Year’s Eve party on December 31, and many have pre parties as well as after parties too. See our list of Budapest New Year Parties or the top Budapest bars to get an idea where you could head to, where your will need to book a ticket in advance to be party of the best clubbing on NYE in Budapest. Speaking of bars, you can also join a NYE Ruin Pub Crawl in Budapest on Dec 31!

Some of the best Budapest New Year Parties  we have collected here.

Liget Club & Bar 2018 2019

Liget Club & Bar

Our top recommendation: Liget Club NYE Party

New Year’s Eve Parties in Budapest Hotels

Needless to say, many of the best hotels in Budapest are organising a NYE party to say farewell to the old year in style. Luxury Budapest hotels, like Corinthia, Hilton, etc. as well as top tier hotels like Hotel Gellert. Please visit the hotels website to learn more about their New Year’s Eve packages, shows, dinners.

New Year’s Eve Parties on Budapest Ships

Budapest Night Cruise New Year's Eve

Budapest Night Cruise New Year’s Eve

Those who love great panoramic views of Budapest, live entertainments (cruise shows with music or Gypsy music, dancers, etc.), a la carte or buffet dinner and open bars can book their New Year Eve river cruise and party on some of the ships of Budapest. Budapest NYE cruises are quite affordable: check out the vast array of programs for Budapest New Year Cruise on Dec 31.

 New Year’s Eve Parties in Budapest Baths

While the thermal baths of Budapest are open on Dec 31 and Jan 1, and the spa baths are often the venues of amazing, awesome and unique bath parties, on NYE there won’t be spa parties (sparties) in Budapest, sorry. But don’t be disappointed.

  • Dec 30, 2019: a huge and spectacular New Year party at Szechenyi Baths: Cinetrip is over 15 years old, and the party will be unforgettable. Do not miss it. It is a bit of Ibiza in Budapest. One of the best ways to get warmed up for the New Year’s Eve Parties. Mixed ages (20’s-40’s), hiphop, trance music, laser shows and live shows.

Midnight on New Year’s Eve in Budapest

Singing Hungarian National Anthem on New Year's Eve Budapest

Singing Hungarian National Anthem on New Year’s Eve Budapest

At midnight, as if by a magic stroke with a wand, the happy, cheering crowds turn into solemn mood in Budapest for 2 min. Instead of loud cheers, laughs, jumping around, and big hugging, Hungarians, yes, we locals, go singing our national anthem with as much dignity as the consumed NYE alcohol allows. It is an emotional moment for us, Hungarians.

This is a very Hungarian thing to switch from the friendliest party creature into a sort of ‘matter of life and death’ faced, “I painfully love my mother country even if all things seem to be against her” solemn mood. Do not be surprised, once the anthem is over, this shocking insight into the Hungarian national psyche is over, and the party mood is reset, as if nothing has happened.

Budapest NYE Street Party Outdoor

Budapest NYE Street Party Outdoor – Dehir.hu

After the anthem, the smiles, cheers, loud shouting and big hugs come back with full force. Want to hear what we sing at midnight on New Year’s Eve in Budapest? Now, this is the Hungarian anthem, a really solemn hymn (of course, the lyrics is about a plead to God to bless the Hungarians and get help in good or bad, followed by a reflection of hundreds of bad and bloody years. How could we not go solemn singing about such turmoils?).

Budapest Bath Party New Years Eve Szechenyi Baths 2019 2020

Here are some of the Budapest New Year Parties (Szilveszteri Party) on Dec 31 2019 / 2020. The list is continuously expanded, but you can be sure that basically all major pubs, bars in Budapest, clubs, cafes and Budapest restaurants are throwing a party, or are hired for an invitation only party on NYE. There is even a Budapest New Year’s Eve Party Cruise for the less young.

New Year Parties in Budapest

Almost New Year Party in Szechenyi Bath Budapest

Almost New Year Party in Szechenyi Bath Budapest

Luckily, most of the parties are open to all, and you can often buy a ticket in advance (i.e. buy on the spot, or at some major ticket vendor). Besides parties at Szilveszter (New Year’s Eve in Hungarian) you can also find many pre NYE parties (Eloszilveszteri party) held on Dec 30, like the Budapest New Year Bath Party.

Pre NYE Bath Party

Spectacular Pre-NYE Sparty in Szechenyi Baths Budapest on Dec 30, 2019. Starting at 10.30 pm, finishing at 3 am.
Book your tickets as early as you can, as this party will definitely go of full house, and tickets are gone very soon. Thousands are coming every year to Budapest just to be part of this spectacular, special edition Cinetrip Winter Party with laser visual effects and great music (triphop, hiphop, funk music, etc.).

New Year’s Eve Party Cruise on the Danube

Celebrate the New Year 2020 on board of some of the best event boats in Budapest.

Party + Booze + DJ?

Booze Cruise Budapest Dec 31

Booze Cruise Budapest Dec 31

Pick the best clubbing on the double boat of Disco Danube & Budapest Booze Cruise to head dive into the young and unpretentious party scene of Budapest nightlife on the river Danube.

Lots of young folks aged 18-40 are letting the last minutes loose of the year on a special Party Boat.

Party + Show + Dinner?

NYE Danube Cruise in Budapest with Dinner and Live Music

NYE Danube Cruise in Budapest with Dinner and Live Music

Get on a fantastic NYE Party Cruise from 7 pm until 5 am. The price includes a 5-Course Gala Dinner and Open Bar with Unlimited wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks.

The Live Entertainment is provided by a Gypsy Band (playing salon music) and a Live Folk Show. As you can see it’s an all-inclusive deal, and you don’t have to worry about getting home after the party: the hotel drop off is also included in the price.
Book your Budapest NYE Party Cruise tickets now.

New Year’s Eve Retro Cruise

NYE Cruise & Retro Music

NYE Cruise & Retro Music

More into retro music and dancing? The NYE Retro Cruise is for you. The cruise starts at 9 pm, and includes Buffet Dinner, Open Bar and a live Retro DJ (playing the top hits from the 80’s to the late 2000’s).

Budapest Ruin Pub New Year Parties

Just to mention a few of the best bars, or best Ruin Bars in Budapest.

Instant Bar Budapest New Year Party 2019

Party details not updated yet
22:00 Instant Ruin Pub Budapest
2019  / 12 / 31

Mika Tivadar Mulato Bar New Year’s Eve Party

Mika Tivadar Mulato Club Party Budapest

Mika Tivadar Mulato Club Party Budapest

Mika Tivadar Mulato Bar in Budapest: Party Time!

Party details not updated yet

Fogashaz Bar New Year Party

Party details not updated yet

2019 NYE Party

Fogashaz Ruin Pub Budapest

Corvinteto Bar New Year Party

Corvinteto Budapest NYE Club

Corvinteto Budapest NYE Club

Party details not updated yet

2019 NYE Party

Corvinteto Ruin Pub Budapest

Szimplakert / Szimpla Kert / Szimpla Garden

Szimplakert may be closed on Dec 31, 2019.

Budapest Bars 2019 / 2020 New Year Parties

Godor Club New Year’s Eve Party

Party details not updated yet

2019 NYE Party

Godor Club Budapest

Budapest Szechenyi Baths December Parties

Budapest Szechenyi Baths December 30 NYE Party

Budapest New Year Party Cruise

The Budapest New Year Party Cruise on the sightseeing boat is a party event for the less crazy, less young folks. The open bar, folk show and the leisurely cruise is a perfect NYE event for those seeking a time away from the house and techno folks on December 31.

A38 Party Ship in Budapest New Years Party

Party details not updated yet

2019 NYE Party

A38 Music Bar Budapest

A38 New Year Party 2019 will be in their party and concert calendar soon

Akvarium Club on Elisabeth Square, Budapest

Concert on A38 Budapest Music Club Ship

Concert on A38 Budapest Music Club Ship

Akvarium Club is undergoing some months of restorations works. It is highly unlikely that there will be an NYE party in Akvarium Club Budapest

Otkert Bar in Budapest New Year Party

Ötkert in downtown Budapest in Zrinyi Street is a very nice and cool party place. Otkert New Years Party are usually spinned by one of the best Hungarian DJs

Party details not updated yet

2019 NYE Party

Orpheum Luxfunk & Funky Party

Otkert Budapest New Year Party

Otkert Budapest New Year Party

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2019 NYE Party

Cuban SALSA NYE Party in Budapest

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2019 NYE Party

New Year’s Eve in Club Columbus Budapest

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2019 NYE Party

Retro New Year’s Eve in Multi Art Center Bakelite (Budapest)

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2019 NYE Party

Depeche Mode New Year in the Bazaar Club (Budapest)

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2019 NYE Party

Techno / House / Disco Night Clubs in Budapest for New Year Parties

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2019 NYE Party

White Angel New Year 2019 / 2020

White Angel Club Budapest

White Angel Club Budapest

White Angel Club, the club of elegance: although only open biweekly in the winter season, White Angel is a hot night club in Budapest with two end of December parties related to the New Year’s Eve. How to book / buy in advance (worth it as it is the top house club in Budapest): booking online is not available yet, but once you are in Budapest (hopefully before Dec 31), head to one of these places to buy your regular NYE or VIP tickets:

  • Nyugati Nonstop Ticket Office at Nyugati Train Station by Eiffel Square, Budapest. This place is about 10 – 15 min from the city center of Budapest, take M3 blue metro line, and get off at Nyugati Railway Station.
  • Westend Karma Restaurant, i.e. Karma Cafe and Restaurant in WestEnd Shopping Mall – top floor with panorama over the city, during the opening hours of the cafe. (note: there are two Karma Cafes, one on Liszt Ferenc square. But the one you need to buy NYE tickets in advance is in the Westend Mall. This shopping mall is right next to the Nyugati Train Station, about 10 – 15 min from downtown Budapest, take M3 blue metro line, and get off at Nyugati Railway Station.
  • Club Studio, reception all day on Obuda Island

Symbol Budapest New Year 2019 / 2020

Symbol Club Budapest

Symbol Club Budapest

Symbol Club is another house party club for the pretty and chic in Budapest nightlife. NYE party tickets come from cheap walking tickets to expensive Diamond tickets

Party details not updated yet

2019 NYE Party

Dokk Club Budapest New Year Party

Dokk Club events are enlisted on Facebook page.

Check back later for NYE party details.

Studio Club Budapest New Year Party 2019 / 2020

Classic House club party in Studio Club Budapest every year

Studio Club Budapest Party

Studio Club Budapest Party

How to book advance tickets for the Budapest New Year Party at Club Studio?

Similarly to the White Angel Club, booking online is not available yet, but once you are in Budapest (hopefully before Dec 31), head to one of these places to buy your regular NYE or VIP tickets:

  • Nyugati Nonstop Ticket Office at Nyugati Train Station by Eiffel Square, Budapest. This place is about 10 – 15 min from the city center of Budapest, take M3 blue metro line, and get off at Nyugati Railway Station.
  • Westend Karma Restaurant, i.e. Karma Cafe and Restaurant in WestEnd Shopping Mall – top floor with panorama over the city, during the opening hours of the cafe. (note: there are two Karma Cafes, one on Liszt Ferenc square. But the one you need to buy NYE tickets in advance is in the Westend Mall. This shopping mall is right next to the Nyugati Train Station, about 10 – 15 min from downtown Budapest, take M3 blue metro line, and get off at Nyugati Railway Station.
  • Club Studio, reception all day on Obuda Island

Off the Beaten Track Hungarian New Year Parties in Budapest 2019 / 2020

Budapest Fono House New Year Event

Budapest New Year Party Tilos

Budapest New Year Party Tilos

At the Fono House in Buda (Fono Budai Zenehaz) the New Year’s Eve Folk Party usually starts from 8 pm. Budapest Fono House address: 3 Sztregova Street Budapest, District XI.

Party details not updated yet

2019 NYE Party

FMH Budapest Community Center New Year’s Eve Program

FMH Budapest Community Center (aka the Cultural House on Fehervari Way in Budapest, in the less hectic Buda side of the city) is a real cultural hub with lots of family events, quirky clubs, dance houses, social events, etc.

On New Years Eve from 8 pm you can usually experience a bit of folk culture, folk music and dance.

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2019 NYE Party

Budapest Jazz New Year’s Eve Party 2019

Budapest Jazz Club New Year Concerts

Budapest Jazz Club New Year Concerts

Budapest Jazz Club (BJC) throws a really jazzy New Year party every year in  Budapest Jazz Club – XIII. Hollán Ernő utca 7 – voted by jazzfans and critics alike as Hungary’s favourite jazz club in the last few years. BJC usually hosts a special night of jazz on New Year’s Eve with some of the most celebrated Hungarian jazz musicians, singers, jazz icons. Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the hottest jazz in the city of Budapest. Program on NYE

Party details not updated yet

2019 NYE Party

Budapest Rockabilly New Year Party

Amigo Rock’n’Roll & Rockabilly Club (Address: 1 Harsfa Street, Budapest, District VII): lots and lots of rock and roll can be expected in the Rock’n’Roll club of Budapest.

Party details not updated yet

2019 NYE Party

Budapest Blues Pre New Year Party on Dec 30 2019

Regular blues party venues at New Year in Budapest:

Pecsa Cafe in Petofi Concert Hall in the City Park (quite a retro place from the 1980s).

Old Man’s Pub in downtown Budapest (District VII in 13 Akacfa Street).

Party details not updated yet

2019 NYE Party

Budapest Cruise on New Year's Eve 2019 2020

Say Hello to the New Year on the Budapest New Year Cruise. In fact, there will be more of them, parties, shows or simply an elegant dinner on the Danube.

Danube Cruise & Dinner in Budapest on New Year’s Eve, 2019 / 2020

NY Dinner Cruise & Bar Piano Battle

New Years Dinner with Bar Piano Battle in Budapest Hungary

NY Dinner + Bar Piano Battle in Budapest

Chic and entertaining NY Dinner Cruise with Piano Show in Budapest.

The inclusions are generous at the price: 4 course gala dinner, Bar Piano Battle, plus unlimited drinks of wines, beers, juices, fizzy drinks and hot drinks.

Booking in advance needed, no seats will remain for drop ins.

Cruise Party with Gypsy Music, Dinner and Folk Show

Budapest New Year Party 2018 2019

Budapest New Year Party

Dinner Cruise on Budapest New Year Party Cruise with Folk Show: all night boat party event with live salon music of the Hungaria Folk Ensemble & Orchestra (former Rajko Gypsy) band, Hungarian folk dance show, sightseeing cruising on the river Danube, and lots of drinks and foods (Gala Dinner served to each Guest, plus a special Midnight Dinner of Hungarian specialty Stuffed Cabbage served in buffet style).

The price of the NYE cruise includes an Open Bar throughout the whole program (drink as much as you wish)

Hotel drop off after the NYE Cruise Party & Folk Show is included in the price, buses will take guests home after 1 am (the buses run every hour)

Budapest Night Cruise New Year's Eve

Budapest Night Cruise New Year’s Eve Party Boat

 

 

Elegant Cruise and Dinner with Salon Music

Dinner Cruise with A La Carte Menu in Budapest: 2.5 hour cruise from 7 pm to 9:30 pm with dinner you choose from the menu. Music: salon music with 1-3 musicians on board.

This beautiful dinner cruise is priced as on any other night, there is no NYE surcharge. The cruise is guaranteed to run with full house, so booking is essential.

Live Music Candlelit Dinner Cruise Legenda Ship Budapest

Live Music Candlelit Dinner Cruise Legenda Ship Budapest

Live band is playing pleasant, and for some guests, slightly cheesy salon music. It does blend nicely into the backdrop of Budapest illuminated attractions along the river Danube. Party: NO. It is a dinner cruise, and a great way to start the night on December 31, but there is no party on this dinner cruise.

Plan your Budapest New Year’s Day Cruise too to avoid missing out on boat tours and lively dinners in Budapest on January the 1st. Great pre-booking deals starting from 49 Euros.

New Year’s Eve Cruise & Retro Party

NYE Cruise & Retro Music

NYE Cruise & Retro Music

Including a Hungarian Buffet style Dinner and Open Bar, this NYE program is a great choice for those who wish to have a nice evening celebrating the new year, while dancing for real retro hits from the 80’s to the 2000’s. Book while you can, tickets will be sold out soon: NYE Dinner Cruise & Retro Party

New Year’s Eve Boat Party

Booze Cruise Budapest Dec 31

Booze Cruise Budapest Dec 31

Enjoy an unforgettable Party Cruise on Dec 31 from 10.30pm to 3 am with Live DJ, dancing and unlimited drinks to say goodbye to 2019! Book your NYE Boat Party tickets as soon as you can, and don’t miss one of the biggest parties of NYE.

 

Pesti Vigado New Years Eve Gala Concert Budapest 2019 2020

What could be better and more classy than ending the New Year with classical music and dance at the NYE Gala Concert, followed by a nice Gala Dinner and Party to make it a full night event!
You may book the event on the following site:

RESERVATION of NYE Gala Event

PROGRAMME OF THE BUDAPEST NYE GALA CONCERT

Budapest Pesti Vigado New Year Concert Show Party with Dinner

Budapest New Year Concert Show Party

MUSIC & SHOW: Operas, classical music pieces, ballet, and even folk music will be on the Menu of the NYE Gala Concert and Show.
DINNER: The NYE Gala Dinner will be just before the concert: a 5 course extravaganza of delicious courses and carefully selected matching premium wines.
PARTY: the after midnight party will be all inclusive of drinks (wines, beers, soft drinks), and 2 traditional Hungarian NYE meals in a buffet dinner setting (Stuffed Cabbage and Lentil Dish).
PALACE: A fascinating concert hall of Budapest by the river Danube called Danube Palace will be hosting a spectacular evening for Dec 31 with a Gala Concert with Dinner and Party.
PRICES: Price of the Budapest NYE Gala Event is HUF 57,300 (€179).
TICKETS: the event will be soon sold out, so tickets are essential for getting into the New Year’s Eve Concert / Dinner / Party.

Danube Palace Gala Dinner NYE 2018 2019

Danube Palace Gala Dinner NYE

Booking of the NYE event is recommended:

RESERVATION of NYE Gala Event

 

ADDRESS:
The address of Danube Palace is the meeting point of the event.
5 Zrinyi Street, Budapest, District V
Literally just a few minutes walk from the best hotels in Budapest (Four Seasons, Sofitel, Intercontinental, Marriott, Kempinski, Gerloczy, Prestige, Aria etc.), so you will be very conveniently located.

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve in Danube Palace

RESERVATION of NYE Gala Event

6.30pm – 2 am NYE Gala Dinner (5 course), NYE Gala Concert & Party with Open Bar & a 2 course After Midnight Buffet Dinner – PRICE: HUF 57,300 / €179

New Years Eve Dance in Pesti Vigado Gala Budapest

New Years Eve Ballet in Danube Palace

Danube Palace Gala Dinner NYE Budapest 2018 2019

Danube Palace Gala Dinner NYE Budapest

Budapest New Years Eve Gala Concert Cimbalom Hammered Dulcimer Pesti Vigado

Budapest New Years Eve Gala Concert Hammered Dulcimer

Purchase the Budapest NYE Gala Event Entries in advance, tickets are gone before Dec 31:

RESERVATION of NYE Gala Event

 

 

 

Budapest Pesti Vigado Gala Concert Show collage

In 2019 / 2020 the New Year concert season offers some nice concerts to enjoy in Budapest. We have also included the days before and after New Year to make your options more flexible.

Gala Concert Budapest on NYE

Gala Concert Budapest on NYE

Concerts are available at the end of December on Dec 29, Dec 30, Dec 31 and the new year of 2020 starts with New Year’s Day Concerts on January 1.

Dec 31, 2019 Concerts in Budapest

New Year’s Eve Concert in Danube Palace

Probably one of the richest and most versatile concerts on Dec 31 will take place in the beautiful building of Danube Palace Concert Hall, the 19th century palace near the river Danube in Budapest. More details about the event on Classical music and operetta in the Budapest NYE Gala in Danube Palace.

New Year’s Eve Concert in St. Anne’s Church

Budapest Inner City St Anne’s Church Concert (Belvarosi Szent Anna Templom), featuring Mozart, Vivaldi and more. The careful selection of baroque music will be a marvellous way to say farewell to the old year conversing with your innermost love for Baroque music. Date: TBC

Lighter NYE Concerts with Parties

NYE Budapest Party Cruise with Gypsy Band and Folk Show

NYE Budapest Party Cruise & Gypsy Music

Live Salon and Gypsy Music will be played some of the award winning players of the Hungaria Folk Orchestra (earlier known as the Rajko Gypsy Band). In addition to the Gypsy and salon music, you can watch the live Hungarian Folk Dance Show aboard the ship event dubbed the Budapest New Year’s Eve Party Cruise

Bar Piano Battle and Show will be scheduled on the Budapest NYE Dinner Cruise with Piano Show

Programs may be subject to change.

Opera on Dec 31 Budapest 2019

Budapest Opera House on New Years Eve

Budapest Opera House on New Years Eve

The Budapest Opera House presents the following operas on December 31 in 2019:

Not announced yet.

Hurry up as tickets get sold out often by November!

Booking tickets is open from around October on the official website of the Hungarian State Opera House.

Other programs pre – New Year’s Eve in Budapest Opera House:

Not announced yet.

New Year Concert in Matthias Church Budapest

Enjoy the New Year in Hungary with a Baroque classical music concert. The works of Vivaldi, Bach, and Händel will be featured in the beautifully restored Matthias Church in the Buda Castle in Budapest. The date of the New Year Concert in Matthias Church has not been scheduled yet for 2019.

Date: TBC

Venue: Matthias Church, Buda Castle Budapest

Booking tickets in advance for the concert

New Year Concerts in St Stephen’s Basilica Budapest

The beautiful and magnificent church of Budapest, the St Stephen’s Basilica in the city centre is always a favourite of church concert goers in Hungary. Classical music concerts are regular.

The New Year’s Day Concert has not been scheduled yet.

Booking tickets and concert details

Also available dates: TBC

Cruise & Concert in Budapest on Dec 31, 2019

Elegant Cruise and Dinner with Salon Music

Dinner Cruise NYE Budapest A La Carte Menu

Dinner Cruise NYE Budapest A La Carte Menu

Dinner Cruise with A La Carte Menu in Budapest: 2.5 hour cruise from 7 pm to 9:30 pm with dinner you choose from the menu. Music: salon music with 1-3 musicians on board.

This beautiful dinner cruise is priced as on any other night, there is no NYE surcharge. It is guaranteed to cruise full boat, so booking is essential.

Live Music Candlelit Dinner Cruise Legenda Ship Budapest

Live Music Candlelit Dinner Cruise Legenda Ship Budapest

Live band is playing pleasant, and for some guests, slightly cheesy salon music. It does blend nicely into the backdrop of Budapest illuminated attractions along the river Danube. Party: NO. It is a dinner cruise, and a great way to start the night on December 31, but there is no party on this dinner cruise.

Cruise Party with Gypsy Music, Dinner and Folk Show

Rajko Band Budapest New Year Party Boat

Rajko Band Budapest New Year Party Boat

Dinner Cruise on Budapest New Year Party Boat: all night boat party event with live salon music of the Rajko Gypsy band, a bit of Hungarian folk dance show, sightseeing cruising on the river and lots of drinks and foods (buffet style dinner, so expect to go to the table to serve yourself in an eat as much as you can and as long as you can see style)

 

Budapest Night Cruise New Year's Eve

Budapest Night Cruise New Year’s Eve Party Boat