In 2016 / 2017 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.
Concerts are available at the end of December on Dec 29, Dec 30, Dec 31 and the new year of 2017 starts with New Year’s Day Concerts on January 1.
Dec 31, 2016 Concerts in Budapest
New Year’s Eve Concert in Pesti Vigado
Probably one of the richest and most versatile concerts on Dec 31 will take place in the beautiful building of Pesti Vigado Concert Hall, the 19th century palace by the river Danube in Budapest. More details about the event on Classical music and operetta in the Budapest NYE Gala in Pesti Vigado Optionally you may book the concert with a pre-concert gala dinner, and an after concert NY Party.
New Year’s Eve Concert in St. Anne’s Church
Budapest Inner City St Anne’s Church Concert (Belvarosi Szent Anna Templom): Monday, December 31 2016, featuring Bach, Handel, 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
Operas, operettas, musicals will be performed on the last day of the year, accompanied with a range of dances (folk dance, step dance, and even belly dance) on the Budapest NYE Cruise and Show event. The regular Budapest Cruise and Show will be spruced up into a 5 hour concert and party event on New Year’s Eve.
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 Frank Sinatra Tribute concert will be scheduled on the Budapest NYE Dinner Cruise with Piano Show
Programs may be subject to change.
Opera on Dec 31 Budapest 2016
The Budapest Opera House presents the following operas on December 31 in 2016
Die Fledermaus by Strauss (The Bat)
There will be two opera shows on Dec 31:
16 pm and 20.30 pm.
Hurry up as tickets get sold out often by November!
Booking tickets is open from October on the official website of the Hungarian State Opera House.
Other programs pre – New Year’s Eve in Budapest Opera House:
Dec 30, 2016 features the Bat by Strauss and the Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky (ballet show) from 11 am
New Year Concert in Matthias Church Budapest
The New Year Concert in Matthias Church is scheduled on Jan 2, 2016. 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: 8 pm January 2, 2016
Venue: Matthias Church, Buda Castle Budapest
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.
Pre New Year’s Eve Concert on Dec 29, 2016 and New Year’s Day Concert on January 1, 2017 are both scheduled.
Also available dates: Dec 22, 29 2016, Jan 1, 5, 2017
Cruise & Concert in Budapest on Dec 31, 2016
5 hour Dinner Cruise with 3 Hour Music and Dance Show
Restaurants in Budapest, and Budapest river cruises often organize an evening with live salon music throughout the event. On the Eve of New Year, when it comes to a boat tour, it is a Budapest dinner cruise on the Danube whether with a dinner and cruise, or with a whole night party with Open Bar. Here are some of the options and events on Dec 31 in Budapest, starting with the most musical option with a 3 hour concert and show!
Dinner Cruise with Operetta, Opera, Musical and Dance: 5 hour dinner cruise with lots of music, and buffet style dinner. VIP tickets are available in limited numbers with VIP seats (closer to the performers) and unlimited Drinks (beers, wines, soft drinks).
The concert and show if 3 hours on the Budapest Cruise and Show program. The actual sightseeing cruise is of 4 hours out of the total length of 5 hours. The dinner cruise tickets include 1 Cocktail and 1 glass of Sparkling Wine.
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. It is guaranteed to cruise full boat, so booking is essential.
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
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)