Celebrate the New Year in the style of the 19th century! Budapest shows its class on the 31st December with this unique program combination.The event is compiled of a delicious 5 course gala dinner with a carefully selected menu for the occasion. A New Year's Eve Gala Concert performed by one of the most famous Hungarian symphonic orchestras, professional ballet dancers, operetta singers and folk musicians. The night is complete with a splendid standing reception in ballroom atmosphere for a multi-cultural audience. The reception includes open bar with unlimited drink consumption and traditional Hungarian New Year's dinner.
This performance takes place in one of Budapest Downtown's most distinguished theatre buildings, the Danube Palace. The former casino of Lipótváros was built between 1883 and 1885, in beautiful Neo-Baroque. At that time it was known as the aristocratic club for entertainment not a casino in terms of gambling. Until the beginning of World War II the Palace served as the cultural hub of Budapest. Arrive dressed for a suit-and-tie event, ready to have a New Year's Eve to remember. As a program starter, enjoy dinner at the gala which starts at 6:30pm. Do not worry about table reservations for New Year's Eve. Enjoy a full-service dinner in the beautiful ballroom of the Danube Palace. The gala dinner features a 5-course meal, selected and prepared exclusively for this event. There are cold and warm appetizers, soup, a main course, and dessert, and on top of that, a different glass of premium wine is served for each course from a carefully selected assortment.The gala concert starts at 10pm in the theatre hall, preparing for the New Year's celebration. There is no better way to greet the coming year than listening to some great classical music from composers known worldwide in a prestigious environment. In preparation for the New Year's celebration, the Budapest Gala Orchestra leads the grandiose concerto, in cooperation with professional ballet dancers serving as confirmation to the fact that music and dance is inseparable. The program includes operetta songs performed by soloists of the world-famous Budapest Operetta Theatre. In addition to all, we took the opportunity to include some unique elements into the program; well-known evergreens on a traditional Hungarian folk instrument, the cimbalom, and Hungarian folk song adaptation performed by talented gypsy band.Enjoy a New Year's greeting at midnight followed by a standing reception and party at 12:30am. Clink glasses and celebrate after midnight during the standing reception. Celebrate the New Year in the ballroom atmosphere with friends, family, loved ones, or join the great multicultural crowd. Having a great time together, exchanging stories and experiences with fellow travelers is a great way to set a delightful mood and start a coming year. Let loose and dance the night away to tunes from the 90’s on a themed party after the midnight toast. The amazing atmosphere is guaranteed by a talented local DJ. There will be no empty plate or glass on our all-inclusive standing reception. The open bar features Champagne, multiple wine options, and soft drinks.