If you’re looking to see in the new year in a special kinda’ way, this list below of Vienna’s exclusive events is definitely for you.
This round-up of the evening’s events that require a bit of planning and for you to book ahead, will ensure you make this NYE a night to remember.
Put on your best dress and have your own butler at this party!
Where: Palais Auersperg
Entry: 65€–650€, buy a ticket
In the historic and fancy palace of Palais Auersperg, there’ll be a big, fancy celebration going down on New Year’s Eve. They’ll be offering up various packages to suit one and all (perhaps excluding punks… a punk probably wouldn’t appreciate the interior decor, here), ranging from simply partying with a few drinks, to a super fancy 5-course gala dinner with your own room, champagne, and many other things that will make you feel like you should have actually worn underpants to this shindig. The whole shebang might be a bit pricey, but it could definitely be worth the money. At midnight, you can enjoy the fireworks from the beautiful garden of the palace, while making out with your butler (we’re not sure if you’ll have to pay extra for this).
Waltz into the New Year at this gala in the Rathaus
Entry: 140€–400€, buy a ticket
Anything labelled a ‘gala’ sounds like it will require you to wear a pocket square and a monocle and randomly yell out, ‘Good show, old boy!’ now and again. Well, we’re not sure if that’s the deal here, but the Rathaus (town hall) will be the site of this fancy party. The gothic halls will be full of live music, a festive 4-course gala menu, performances, and – of course – beautiful fireworks at midnight will await you at this beautiful and historic building (not inside, of course). Oh, and you’ll be able to watch the grand display of the magnificent lights from the large balcony of the City Hall. Boom – that’s right… mind blow!
A fancy party where you can learn how to dance
Concert from 57€–122€
Silvester Evening from 222€
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Why not welcome year 2019 in the historic and regal setting of the Kursalon Vienna? Here you can feast on a fancy gala dinner along with feast your ears on the Strauss & Mozart concerts going on, on stage. Or you can skip the dinner and just enjoy the music – up to you, really. Oh, and the coolest thing – they’ll be offering Waltz workshops as part of the shennanigans! And you can enjoy the midnight fireworks on their beautiful terrace.
Partying in a very fancy (and formal) way in a palace
Entry: various categories from 165€–720€, (70€ students), buy a ticket
This one’s for those of you who want to end the year with a rather fancy BANG. Be at the Hofburg on New Year’s Eve and you’ll be enjoying an exclusive gala dinner and party with all the pretentiousness you can imagine. The Vienna State Opera will open the evening with many local & international dancers & artists, and there’ll be plenty of other classical kinda’ music for your ears to enjoy during the course of the night, as well! And of course, there will be room for waltzing! There’s always room for waltzing. This is a once in a lifetime party…unless you’ve just invented the new Google.
A unique way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, with an oriental flair
Where: Aux Gazelles
Entry: 25€ (just dance), 120€ dinner party, 190€ Hammam & dinner party, make a reservation via firstname.lastname@example.org
You’re tired of doing the same old thing every year? (we know, we sound like the beginning of a TV advert for a sponge) The crowd from the handsome restaurant/ bar, Aux Gazelles, is throwing one special NY’s bash this year. You can combine a dinner (full of tasty Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food) with a visit to their adjoining Hammam – this way you’ll be entering 2019 as relaxed as a… person that’s just lied in a bathtub for several hours (sorry, creative lacking at this time of the year). If that’s not your kinda’ thing, you can simply turn up at their kickass party. A very different New Year’s Eve party to be had.
Watch 2019 roll in from the top of a hill
Where: Café Restaurant Oktogon
Entry: 140€ p.P (incl. food & drinks), reserve your ticket via email@example.com
Out in the 19th district, there’s another great party location to see out the end of the year on top of a hill. The Café Oktogon (which just so happens to be shaped as an Oktogon) with its panoramic view over Vienna seems like the perfect party location for those that want a great view of the fireworks. You can stuff yourself silly with tasty food from the buffet and have as many drinky-poos as you like. And the exact point when 2019 waltzes in, you’ll be waltzing too, in between when you’re gawking at the fireworks. There is no dress code for this party, and we strongly suggest you dress like a Würstel.
Enter the new year with style… on a majestic train ride
Entry: 405€ (incl. train ticket + 5-course dinner), buy a ticket
You wanna’ end the year in style? Book the New Year’s Eve Gala on the Majestic Train. The unique majestic carriages will carry you on a night-time round trip while you enjoy the ride, the 5-course-meal, the waltzing you’ll be doing on the train, the midnight fireworks stop, and the train itself (which looks like it’s straight out of some old film in which some fancy people rode on some fancy train). And don’t even dare to think it’s just a stupid train. It’s a really old one. A majestic one. If you think this is worth 405€ smackaroos, you better book your ticket soon.
A party with a spectacular view
Where: Sky Bar
Entry: 129€ for party + dinner
This one is for those who like to spend a shit load of money to be seen, or the people who are willing to invest half their rent in an experience. Celebrate the turn of the year in the sky at the Sky Bar, or at the Sky restaurant and you’ll probably have one of the best views in the city when it comes time for fireworks. You’ll be able to see all the little people partying down on the streets below, along with Stephansdom, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Belvedere, and many other cool buildings until the smoke from the fireworks distorts your view. But you most probably will have vodka distorting your view by then, anyway.
Italian-inspired New Year’s buffet and a party with a view
When: buffet 6pm–11am
Where: 1500 Foodmakers
Entry: 69€ per person, reserve via mail
In the mood for good music, tasty drinks, and a spectacular view of our lovely city? At the New Year’s Eve night happening at 1500 FOODMAKERS, you’ll be able to have all of this, along with a massive buffet full of Italian food. Make sure to slip into your cocktail dress, tie, suspenders and fedoras (warning: don’t wear this all together as one outfit). After you’ve stuffed your belly, you can join the party upstairs, where they’ll be serving Rock’n’Roll the whole night long.
A night of culinary treats to open the new year
Where: Blue Mustard
Entry: 169€ for a 5-course meal, +79€ for wine & cocktails, reserve via firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to end the year with a full belly, you should take a closer look at this event then. At the bar Blue Mustard, there will be a 5-course-meal being served up and cooked up by a Michelin-star chef. A-Whhhaaaat?! There will also be wine & cocktails a-flowing.