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Pesti Vigado New Years Eve Gala Concert Budapest

What could be better and more classy than ending the New Year with classical music and dance at the NYE Gala Concert, or even a nice Gala Dinner or Party if you wish to make it a full night event! You may opt for the 2 hour concert, or enjoy a full 7 hour of fun and merriment.
You may book the event on the following site:



Budapest Pesti Vigado New Year Concert Show Party with Dinner

Budapest Pesti Vigado 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: The fascinating 19th century palace and concert hall of Budapest by the river Danube called Pesti Vigado will be hosting a spectacular evening for Dec 31 with a Gala Concert and and optional Dinner and Party.
PRICES: Prices for the Budapest NYE Gala Event range from HUF 15,700 to 48,700 (€52.5 – €162.5) depending on which category of tickets and inclusions you buy, from a 2 hour concert, to a 7 hour full night NYE Gala celebration.
TICKETS: the event will be soon sold out, so tickets are essential for getting into the New Year’s Eve Concert / Dinner / Party. There are 5 ticket categories, depending on which part of the evening you choose to participate in: 2 hour concert, or 5 hour dinner and concert, or 7 hour dinner, concert and party, or 4 hour concert and party! Prices range from HUF 15,700 to 48,700 (€52.5 – €162.5)
Booking of the NYE event is recommended:



The address of Pesti Vigado is the meeting point of the event.
2 Vigado Square, 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.

Ticket Options for the New Year’s Eve in Pesti Vigado

New Years Eve Dance in Pesti Vigado Gala Budapest

New Years Eve Ballet in Pesti Vigado

Tickets are available in various options, depending on what you plan for Dec 31 in Budapest:

10 pm – 0.15 am NYE Gala Concert + Midnight Cheers – Category 1 Ticket & 1 Glass of Sparkling Wine. PRICE: HUF 21,700 / €72.5
10 pm – 2 am NYE Gala Concert & After Midnight Party & Open Bar + a 2 course After Midnight Buffet Dinner – Category 1 Tickets only PRICE: HUF 32,700 / €109

7pm – 0.15 am NYE Gala Dinner & NYE Gala Concert – 5 course Gala Dinner in Pesti Vigado Restaurant, Category 1 Ticket & 1 Glass of Sparkling Wine PRICE: HUF 41,700 / €139
7pm – 2 am NYE Gala Dinner (5 course), NYE Gala Concert & Party with Open Bar & a 2 course After Midnight Buffet Dinner – Category 1 Tickets only PRICE: HUF 48,700 / €162.5

Pesti Vigado Budapest Stage and Seating

Pesti Vigado Budapest Stage and Seating

Budapest Pesti Vigado Gala Event

Budapest Pesti Vigado Gala Event


Pesti Vigado Budapest Gala Dinner Restaurant header

Pesti Vigado Budapest Gala Dinner Restaurant

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:





Budapest Pesti Vigado Gala Concert Show collage

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.

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 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

NYE Budapest Party Cruise with Gypsy Band and Folk Show

NYE Budapest Party Cruise & Gypsy Music

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

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 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

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.

Pre New Year’s Eve Concert on Dec 29, 2016 and New Year’s Day Concert on January 1, 2017 are both scheduled.

Booking tickets and concert details

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

Budapest Cruise Show on New Year's Eve

Budapest Cruise Show on New Year’s Eve

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 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

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)

Opera House Budapest in Winter

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 2016 – 2017

Dec 31 Opera tours in the afternoon as usual, open for the opera in the evening from 5pm and from 8:30pm, The Bat / Die Fledermaus by Strauss
Jan 1 Opera tours in the afternoon as usual, open for the New Year’s Concert performance from 8pm.

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