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New Year’s Eve Concerts in Budapest

In 2016 / 2017 the Budapest New Year concert season offers some nice concerts to enjoy in Hungary. We have also included the days before and after New Year to make your concert options more flexible.

Concerts range from classical concerts through church concerts to boogie and swing, Gypsy music and more.

Dec 31, 2016 Concerts in Budapest

Swing & Boogie Party on NYE
Swing & Boogie Party on NYE

Swing & Boogie New Year’s Eve Party

Swing into the New Year in a Boogie & Swing NYE Party in Budapest by the river Danube with one of the best Hungarian jazz and boogie bands, Group’n Swing, who will be playing the very best of Ray Charles, Sinatra and many more.

Details: Swing & Boogie New Year’s Eve Party

Concert / program begins: 8 pm on 31 December

Have fun and dance through the night in a modern yet classy place, the Balna Bistro and Terrace, which is is situated near the most beautiful river sights in Budapest.

New Year’s Eve Gala Concert

Budapest Pesti Vigado Gala Concert Show collage
Budapest Pesti Vigado Gala Concert Event

Probably one of the richest and most versatile NYE concerts on Dec 31 will take place in the beautiful building of Pesti Vigado Concert Hall, the 19th century Neoclassical palace by the river Danube in Budapest. Tickets typically sold out by early December.

Details: Classical music & operetta in Budapest NYE Gala Pesti Vigado

Gala Concert begins: 7 pm on 31 December

Packages: You may book the concert only, or the concert with a standing reception, or optionally you may book the concert with a pre-concert gala dinner, and an after concert New Year’s Eve Palace Party. The packages vary in inclusions and prices.

New Year’s Eve Church Concert

Budapest Inner City St Anne Church
Budapest Inner City St Anne Church

To feel the special atmosphere of church concerts, you can book tickets for the Baroque Concert in St Anna’s Church in Budapest

DetailsBudapest Inner City St Anne’s Church Concert (Belvarosi Szent Anna Templom)

Concert begins: 7 pm on 31 December

The December 31 concert will be 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 and the angelic atmosphere of a century old church.

NYE Opera & Operetta Concert

Budapest Operetta & Opera Concert on Boat
Budapest Operetta & Opera Concert on Boat

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.

Details: Budapest NYE Cruise and Show

Concert / program begins: 8 pm on 31 December

The regular Budapest Cruise and Show will be spruced up into a 5 hour concert and party event on New Year’s Eve, offering views over the river Danube, the UNESCO Heritage attractions by the Danube, and to some of the fireworks during the night.

NYE Gypsy Band Salon Music Concert

NYE Budapest Party Cruise with Gypsy Band and Folk Show
NYE Budapest Party Cruise & Gypsy Music

Live Salon and Hungarian Gypsy Music will be played by some of the award winning musicians of the Rajko Gypsy Band.

DetailsBudapest New Year’s Eve Party Cruise

Concert / program begins: 7 pm on 31 December

In addition to the live concert of Gypsy and salon music, you can watch the live show of Hungarian Folk Dancers aboard the ship event called Budapest NYE Gypsy & Folk Party Cruise.

It is a full length New Year’s Eve event with the concert, show, buffet dinner and unlimited drinks. One of the most favoured programmes in Budapest for tourists.

NYE Bar Piano Battle Concert

New Years Eve Dinner Cruise Fireworks Budapest
New Years Eve Dinner Cruise Fireworks Budapest

Bar Piano Battle Concert will be scheduled on Dec 31 on the Budapest NYE Dinner Cruise with Piano Show.

Details: Budapest NYE Dinner Cruise with Piano Show

Concert / program begins: 8 pm on 31 December

2 pianists are battling in the NYE concert show, also featuring a singer. The dinner is a la carte, which makes this boat program one of most appealing dinner cruises on New Year’s Eve with live music.

Programs may be subject to change.

Cruise and Dinner live Soul Music

The Dinner Cruise with A La Carte Menu in Budapest is a 2.5 hour cruise is from 7 pm to 9:30 pm every single night throughout the year (except Dec 24), and is a great program if you wish to have a delicious dinner on December 31. Mind you, this concert and cruise is not a full length program, so it best suits those who are planning to continue the night elsewhere (or wish to have a quiet / intimate NYE).

Details: Dinner Cruise with A La Carte Menu in Budapest

Live Music Candlelit Dinner Cruise Legenda Ship Budapest
Live Music Candlelit Dinner Cruise Legenda Ship Budapest

Concert / program begins: 7 pm on 31 December

Marvellous dishes, great drink list, wonderful sights, one of our personal favourites in Budapest. Music: salon music with 2-3 musicians on board.

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

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

St. Stephen’s Basilica Budapest photo by Krisztina Vlesko

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

Budapest Night Cruise New Year's Eve
Budapest Night Cruise New Year’s Eve Party Boat

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