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Budapest Pesti Vigado Gala Concert Show collage

In 2018 / 2019 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 2019 starts with New Year’s Day Concerts on January 1.

Dec 31, 2018 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): Monday, December 29, 2018, 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.

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 2018

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 2018:

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

The New Year Concert in Matthias Church is scheduled on Jan 2, 2018. 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.

Date: 7pm January 2, 2018

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.

New Year’s Day Concert on January 1, 2019 is already scheduled.

Booking tickets and concert details

Also available dates: Dec 23 and 30, 2018, Jan 3, 6 in 2019

Cruise & Concert in Budapest on Dec 31, 2018

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



Budapest Concert Halls Palace of Arts Hargittai 2018 2019

New Year classical concerts are abundant in Budapest, but mostly on New Year’s Day. What about New Year’s Eve in Budapest if you love classical music?

Budapest 100 Gypsy Orchestra

The old year is soon going to end, and stepping off the last stones of the old year needs some great elevation to get impetus for the upcoming New Year.

There are two New Year’s Eve concerts that stand out as unique experiences.

2012 NYE Concerts

Dec 30 2012: Music-Wine Gala Concert with the 100 Member Gipsy Orchestra
Dec 31 2012: Classical Music Concert in the St Michael Church, Budapest

100 Member Gipsy Orchestra NYE Concert

The world famous 100 Member Gypsy Orchestra gives its annual New Year’s Eve performance in the Budapest Congress Center with an optional gala dinner. The music performance will include pieces from Khachaturian, Monti, Brahms, etc.
Venue: Budapest Congress Center (aka the Budapest Convention Center)
Date: 30 December 2012 (one day before New Year’s Eve, it is a pre-NYE event in Budapest)

Tickets: the prices of the tickets range from 43.71 Euros to 108.81 Euros. While the cheap tickets include the concert and a drink, the more expensive tickets include either snacks or a New Year’s Eve gala dinner with drinks.

Booking Concert Tickets

St Michael Church NYE Concert

How can one say farewell to the old year better than with a beautiful concert with Vivaldi and Mozart, or Franz Liszt in a fascinating Baroque church in the city center of Budapest?

Budapest St Michael Church

Budapest St Michael Church: St Dominic altar – Jaime Silva Photography

Budapest Innercity St Michael Church Concert (Belvarosi Szent Mihaly Templom): Monday, December 31 2012, 6 pm, Vivaldi The Four Seasons (Summer, Winter, Spring, Autumn), Mozart A little Night Music, Franz Liszt Hungarian rhapsody No. 2. The concert is a perfect program to end the year, and a nice gift to enjoy together.

Tickets: from Euro 29.76

Booking Concert Tickets

Venue: St Michael Church Budapest
Address: 47 Vaci Street, Budapest, District V

How to get to St Michael Church?
As St Michael Church is very close to the city center on Vaci utca shopping street, there are many ways to get to the church easily.
Metro: the closest metro station is on the M3 blue metro line at Ferenciek tere metro station
Bus: there are many buses stopping on Ferenciek tere Square, the bus stop that is very close to St Michael Church, like bus number 7, 173, etc.

See the recording of an earlier concert at the Inner city St Michael’s Church in Budapest, the Duna String Orchestra is playing the Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 by Franz Liszt (recorded on 9 March, 2011 in the St Mihaly Church in Budapest)

Amadinda Concert New Years Eve Budapest

There are many New Year concerts in Budapest that have been a tradition for many many years now. And there are always new surprises making the New Year music palette more colorful and richer to cater for all music tastes in all possible genres, whether it is opera or rock, chamber music or triphop.

Budapest New Year Concerts

To make your New Year break in Budapest more of a celebration, take a look at the concerts, as music will add to starting your New Year so much more. Here are some of the best New Year Concerts in Budapest on January 1, 2013

Budapest New Year’s Day Concerts 2013

If you decide to spend the New Year’s Day in Budapest with a classical concert, take a look at the following options (and do book well in advance once you have picked your best choice as the New Year concerts quickly sell out, this being a busy period in Budapest, Hungary). If you find the Budapest list too short, you can take a quick 3 hour train trip to Vienna for a true Viennese New Year Concert.

Vienna New Year Concert

Vienna New Year Concert

Palace of Arts New Year’s Concert January 1 2013

The prestigious Palace of Arts in Budapest (Muveszetek Palotaja) will present a fantastic New Year’s Day concert: Purcell Choir, Orfeo Orchestra & Helmuth Rilling at the Palace of Arts Budapest, Tuesday, January 01 2013,7 pm, Haydn, Franz Joseph: The Seasons, Hob. XXI:3

Budapest Sports Arena New Year’s Concert January 1 2013

New Year’s Violin Concert with Zoltan Maga, Tuesday, January 01 2013, 7 pm at Papp László Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest. Franz Liszt selected works Zoltan Kodaly selected works Franz Lehar selected works, Ferenc Erkel selected works, Bela Bartok selected works

New Year Concert in St. Michael’s Church January 1 2013

Budapest Innercity St Michael Church Concert: Tuesday, January 1 2013, 7 pm, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Alleluja from Exultant, Jubilate.

New Year Chamber Concert at the Danube Palace January 1 2013

Duna Palace New Year’s Day Concert with Chamber Music: Chamber Concert with the Danube Chamber Orchestra with Dulcimer Show, Tuesday, January 1 2013, 5:30 pm, Mozart, Liszt or Gershwin for chamber orchestra and Hungarian Cimbalom (Hammered dulcimer). Student discounts apply.

New Year Symphony Concert at the Danube Palace January 1 2013

Budapest New Years Day Concerts

Budapest New Years Day Concerts

The New Year’s Symphony Concert also features a unique Cimbalom show: Chamber Concert with the Danube Chamber Orchestra with Dulcimer Show, Tuesday, January 1 2013, 8 pm, Mozart, Liszt or Gershwin for symphony orchestra and a special Hungarian instrument called Cimbalom (Hammered dulcimer). Also in package with a dinner and cruise. Student discounts apply.

New Year Concert at Budapest Congress Center January 1 2013

New Year Concert with the Budapest Klezmer Band at the Budapest Congress Center

Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal New Year Concert January 1 2013

Budapest Violinists with Carlo Ponti conductor, 5pm Jan 1 2013 – an early evening classical music concert in a Budapest luxury hotel.

Budapest January 2 Concert in 2012

New Year Concert at RAM Colosseum January 2 2013

Johan Strauss pieces will welcome the New Year of 2013 in Budapest at the RAM Colosseum in Karpat Street, Budapest District XIII. Date: 7 pm, Jan 2, 2013

Piano Evening at the Palace of Arts Budapest

Piano concert with Gyorgy Adam at the Budapest Palace of Arts

Miscellaneous Concerts on New Year Day Budapest 2013

Salon and Gypsy Music on the Budapest New Year River Cruise

Live Salon and Gypsy Music on a Budapest New Year Day Cruise
Dates: January 1 2013

Quimby Concert at Trafo Concert Hall

Quimby indie rock concert at the Trafo Concert Hall, 8 pm Jan 1 2012

Jazz Concert at Cafe Lado

Orsolya Urban and Sramko Jazz Trio performing a NYD concert at Cafe Lado Budapest

Opera House Budapest in Winter 2018 2019

The Budapest Opera House is open through the New Year holidays, offering high quality opera performances and New Year concerts, as well as tours inside the building of the Hungarian State Opera House.

The New Year performances are, understandably, very popular among locals and is a favorite of tourists too. Consider yourself  lucky if you manage to grab some tickets for the New Year Opera shows in Budapest, Hungary. Tickets can be bought in advance online, try to book your tickets several weeks before the actual date of the opera or NYE concert.

Budapest Opera Christmas - Ben G Hancock Photography

Budapest Opera Christmas – Ben G Hancock Photography

The opening hours of the Budapest Opera during the New Year holidays is as follows.

New Year Opening Hours 2018 – 2019

Dec 31 Opera tours in the afternoon as usual, open for the opera. The evening program has not been announced yet.
Dec 31 in Erkel Theater: The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky from 11am and Die Fledermaus by Strauss from 8.30pm.
Jan 1 Opera tours in the afternoon as usual. The evening program has not been announced yet.
Jan 1 in Erkel Theater: “New Year’s at the Opera” gala concert from 7.30pm.

See the Budapest Opera Tours information in details on Top Budapest travel guide.