NYE Swing Jazz Party 2018
NYE Swing Jazz Party 2018

Swing, Jazz, Funk NYE Party & Concert in Budapest Whale 2019

Party into the New Year in Swing/ Jazz/ Funk style at the iconic riverside Budapest Balna, a fascinating contemporary venue near the city center by the river Danube. The Whale back shaped Balna offers Hungary’s biggest and boldest celebration of swing, jazz and funk on New Year’s Eve: come and enjoy the delicious meals, or dance the night away. This NYE party is a can’t miss event in Budapest.

Budapest Balna Panorama Hall
Budapest Balna Panorama Hall

Tickets are priced with an early bird deal at €125, including an all inclusive Buffet Dinner with a Welcome Drink and Midnight Bubbles along with the Party!

Date & Hours: 9pm on Dec 31, 2018 – 5 am on Jan 1, 2019
: Panorama Hall of Budapest Whale by the river Danube
Price:  approx. €125 / HUF 39,990

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Inclusions of Swing NYE Budapest

  • NYE Party from 9pm to 5 am
  • Live Music: Balint Gajer, the Catsby Band and Eliza Bliss
  • Live DJ
  • Buffet Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Drink (Hungarian Palinka 4cl or Soft Drink)
  • 1 Glass of Sparkling Wine at Midnight
  • Shared Gala Tables for 10-12 persons
Budapest Balna Panorama Hall
Budapest Balna Panorama Hall

Be on your feet jiving on Dec 31 on the Swing, Jazz, Funk NYE 2019 Party in Budapest by the river Danube.

New Year’s Eve Swing, Jazz Budapest Line Up

Balint Gajer Concert on NYE Swing Party Budapest
Balint Gajer

At the NYE Party some of the most decisive and versatile personalities of the Hungarian swing and bar music scene will perform, including the Hungarian ‘Duke of Swing‘ aka Balint Gajer, a popular talent featured in the Voice Hungary show, the Catsby Band (swing & electroswing
combining the retro sounds of the 1920s-40s with modern beats), and, last but not least, Eliza Bliss, an amazing electric violinist of classical crossover songs.

Catsby Band
Catsby Band

Balint Gajer will perform songs by Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and Louis Prima, and covering some well known old-time favourites. The
Catsby Band will provide a real swing / electro-swing experience on stage inspired by Caro Emerald, Parov Stelar, and the Electric Swing

Eliza Bliss
Eliza Bliss

Eliza Bliss is famous for her Far Eastern inspired classic jazz music played on electric viola (from Blackpool to Budapest).

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Schedule of NYE Swing & Jazz Party

9 – 10 pm: Live DJ
10 – 10.45 pm: Eliza Bliss Concert
11 pm – 1.15 am: Catsby Band Concert
1.15 – 2 am: Balint Gajer Concert
2 – 5 am: Live DJ

Menu of Budapest NYE Swing Party

Cold Dishes and Salad Offers

Appetiser on NYE Swing Party
Appetiser on NYE Swing Party

New Year’s Eve Pork Ribs with Clove & Sour Cherry Ragout (LF, GF)
African Catfish with Lettuce, Lemon and Dill (LF, GF)
Grilled Goat Cheese with Honeyed Beetroot Salad (LF, GF, V)
Mixed Green Salads with Mini Mozzarella and Grape Tomato (GF)
Lentil Salad with Blue Cheese and Fried Tomato (GF)


Creamy Tarragon Pork Soup with Fresh Lemon

Hot Dishes with Matching Side Dishes served on Platters

New Year’s Roast Pig with Red Cabbage, Apple and Onion Mashed Potato (LF, GF)
Red Wined Beef Stew with Cottage Cheese Noodles (LF, GF – except the side)
White Cod Fillet with Lemon- Butter Sauce
Pork Medallions with Mushroom Sauce and “Röszti” (Mashed, Fried Potato) (LF, GF – except the side)
Mushrooms filled with Spinach and Cheese, Rice with Vegetable (GF, V)


Dill-Yoghurt Dressing
Thousand Islands Dressing
Fresh Herbs and Lemon
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Red and White Vinegars

Mixed Bakery Goods


Budapest NYE Swing Party Dessert
Budapest NYE Swing Party Dessert

Floating Island (GF)
Gerbeaud Slices (Layered Cake with Sweet Dough & Apricot Jam with Ground Walnuts)
Chocolate Mousse with Orange
Apple Strudel with Sweet & Sour Topping (sour cream with sugary cinnamon)
Cherry Strudel with Sweet & Sour Topping (sour cream with sugary cinnamon)

Midnight Drinks & Foods

1 Glass of Sparkling Wine
Frankfurters with sweet Mustard (GF) and Bread
Lentil thick soup with smoked Gammon Joint pieces – traditional Hungarian dish (lentils bring good luck as they symbolise coins / wealth)

LF – Lactose Free
GF – Gluten Free
V – Vegetarian

Booking Tickets
Swing & Jazz NYE Party
Swing & Jazz NYE Party

Have a brilliant and dynamic night, and enjoy the classic hits in a modern yet classy place. The Panorama Hall is situated on the 2nd floor of  the modern whale shaped Budapest Balna, just near the most fascinating river sights in Budapest.

This fantastic New Year’s Eve Party is equally appealing to younger and more mature visitors, and is especially attractive to families and groups where mixed generations wish to celebrate the last day of the year together in a fun party.

This NYE Party in Budapest isn’t one for those who want to go to bed early, you can keep partying right up until 5am. Sign us up!

Tickets are selling very fast, so book as early as you can to make sure you won’t miss this party on Dec 31.

Directions to Budapest Whale

The Budapest Whale is located on the Pest side of the Danube, between Petofi bridge and Liberty bridge, approx. 5 minutes walk from the Great Market Hall.

There are several bars and restaurants in the Whale complex. The venue of the NYE Swing Party is on the 2nd floor in the Panorama Hall.

Smoking opportunity: at the terrace of Whale Bistro (ground floor).

Accessibility: the Panorama Hall can also be approached by elevator. The toilets are also accessible for wheelchair user guests.

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  1. Dear Sirs
    We are very interested in attending the new year Swing & boogie party at whale bistrot.
    We would like to ask you:
    – will we have a reserved table? We are two people
    – will the dinner be a buffet or served at table?
    – will the payment be required at the moment of online reservation or on site?
    Looking forward to your reply
    Best regards

  2. Hello,
    We’d like to book for 2 persons for the party at whale bistrot the 31th december.
    – Could you tell us if we have a reserved table ?
    – could we see the firework from the terrace or outside in front of your buliding ?
    Thanks for your response

    • Dear Florence,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      Yes, after making your booking, you will have a reserved place on the NYE Swing & Boogie program. Please note that seating is arranged at shared tables of 4 persons.

      Please note that there will be no official fireworks show in Budapest on New Year’s Eve (the city municipality does not organize them), but traditionally there are some individual initiatives throughout the city. That said, most privately organized fireworks displays are close to the river Danube, so they might be seen from the Whale Bistro as well.

  3. Hello Team,

    I have reserved the table for 2 people for NYE. I have some follow up questions.

    -could you please confirm whether payment has been revived and reservation is completed?

    -could you please advise the addresses of the restaurant?

    Many thanks,

    • Hello Maria,
      thank you, we have received your booking. I have just re-sent you the confirmation email from our backup email address.
      The venue of the party is: Whale (Balna) Bistro Budapest
      Address of Balna Bistro:
      11-12 Fovam Square, Budapest, District IX.
      Map: https://goo.gl/maps/vVs2jeeadV82

  4. Hello. We will be coming with our 2 teenage children 14 and 16 years old. Would this be a good event for them? Will there be dancing?

    • Dear Peter,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      Yes, there will be opportunity for dancing. It is a family friendly program, children above 14 years are also welcome to the NYE party.

  5. Hello is booking for 4 people for New Years still possible?

  6. Hi there,

    we are a party of 4 people and thus would like to book it all under one reservation. However, in the booking form it says we can book max 2 tickets per reservation. Could you please tell me if I can buy 4 tickets in one go as well?


  7. Hello. I would like to attend to the NYE event. Please, let me know the following:
    1. Does the price of 77 euros includes wine, Beer etv with dinner? and if it does not, whats an average price for 1 bottle of wine?
    2. Are there any drinks served after midnight and in what price?
    3. Is it possible to get a table for 2, ?

    Thank you in advance

    • Dear Minas,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      The price includes the Buffet Dinner, 1 Welcome Drink (Hungarian Palinka 4cl or Soft Drink) and 1 Glass of Sparkling Wine at Midnight. Further drinks can be purchased on the spot.
      We will soon send you the Drink List via email. Thank you for your patience.
      Yes, it is possible to get a table for 2, please let us know about your request after booking.

  8. Hi we‘re a group of 5 and are interested in the nye swing jazz event.
    Two questions:
    1. Is it possible to seat 5 persons at one table?

    2. how can we make sure, that we get our combined reservation for our table, if we book separately (3 from the united States and 2 from Germany)?

    Thank you

    • Hello Nora,
      thank you for your kind inquiry.
      Yes, it is possible to be seated together to a bigger table.
      If you make your bookings separately, please add your seating request in the Comment field of the booking form.

  9. Hi, i would like to know is that all ticket sod out already ? Thank you.

  10. I have a 9 year old child. Will she be able to attend?

    • Dear Toni,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      There is no age restriction on this program, so children can also attend under adult supervision and with parental guidance. That said, this New Year event mainly attracts adult audience. Have a great time for your December holiday in Budapest.

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