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New Year is approaching quickly in Budapest, which is a perfect place to welcome the New Year since people will say farewell to the old year at countless parties on 31 December, last but not least by the picturesque river Danube.

Szechenyi Baths Party Budapest NYE Sparty

Szechenyi Baths Party Budapest NYE Sparty

Pre New Year’s Eve Party in Budapest

Just one day before the actual NYE, the city will be rocking an absolutely must see / must plunge Szechenyi Baths NY Pool Party in one of the best thermal baths in Budapest: Szechenyi Spa & Baths.

Hurry, tickets are already on sale and will run out quickly!

Parties on the Danube on 31 December

There is no doubt that some of the best programs for New Year’s Eve in Hungary are the New Year’s Eve Budapest River Cruises.

New Year's Eve Party in Budapest

New Year’s Eve Party in Budapest

These cruises offer dinner, drinks, party and show, and UNESCO World Heritage sites all in one! Warm gala dinners served, a wide choice in drinks, live music, great atmosphere! All seats will be booked up in advance, so secure your tickets now.

If you want to be seated separately, at your own table, please make sure to pick a NYE cruise, which guarantees a table for 2 or for a group of guests. One of the biggest party boats will have shared tables where guests can get to know each other and enjoy the party together. Why not make friends on this special night?

New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration in the Pesti Vigado

A whole night’s festive program with a 5-course gala dinner and drinks starting at 7 pm in an elegant historic building, the Pesti Vigado, to celebrate the coming of the New Year.

Booking and details: New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration

With various price categories that suit all kinds of budgets, a 2-hour concert and dance performance

Budapest NYE Gala Dinner Show Party

Budapest NYE Gala Dinner Show Party

follows the dinner in the theatre hall of the Vigado including classical pieces, operetta songs and traditional Hungarian folk songs and music.

After toasting with champagne at midnight a second dinner will be served in a refined salon setting complete with a drink bar.

A great and elegant way to spend the last evening of the year.


New Year’s Eve Church Concert in Budapest

Concert at St Anne's Church in Budapest

Concert at St Anne’s Church in Budapest

New Year’s Church Concert in Budapest in St Anne’s Church in the city centre. Listen to the wonderfully evocative works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi while enjoying the baroque architecture of the recently restored St. Anna’s Church in Budapest’s city centre.

Just a walk away from most major hotels in Budapest from 7 pm on 31 December.


Thermal Baths in Budapest on Dec 31

Szechenyi Baths Budapest Christmas Winter Holiday

Szechenyi Baths Budapest Winter – James Guppy Photography

The main thermal baths of Budapest (Szechenyi Baths, Gellert Spa, Lukacs Baths, Rudas Baths and all their facilities are open from 6 am to 6 pm. Check-in for online reservations: 9 am – 5 pm.

Please note that massage appointments and the Gellert private bath are subject to availability as massage hours are limited.

Book a relaxing massage on the last day of the year, but book it well in advance.

Day Cruises on the River in Budapest

Admire the wonderful panorama of Pest and Buda from the river Danube from a daytime boat tour, check out the Winter Calendar with programs that are available every day all year round.

Enjoy a scenic Danube river cruise in the city of Budapest, taking in the dozens of beautiful sights along the riverfront, while sipping away 2 free drinks, or enjoying our lovely and rich buffet style lunch from 2 pm on the Lunch Cruise.

Winter Daytime Cruise in Budapest

Winter Daytime Cruise in Budapest

Should you wish to skip lunch, but you would enjoy a delicious pizza of your choice with unlimited drinks while you can admire the beautiful sights of Budapest along the river Danube, join the guided sightseeing cruise from 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm or 7 pm.

If you only want a Sightseeing Cruise with Guide on Panorama Boats, choose either the 2 pm or the 6.30 pm cruises.

Buda Castle Tours on Dec 31

The Castle District in Budapest inevitably attracts tourists all year round, whether it is hot or cold out there. Do not be the only one who is not familiar with the incredible history of Buda Castle, get to know it on a 2-hour-long Guided Walking Tour.

Christmas Markets on Dec 31 in Budapest

Budapest Christmas Market Fashion Street TopBudapestOrg

Budapest Christmas Market Fashion Street TopBudapestOrg

Spending a couple of hours in one of Europe’s best Christmas fairs before getting ready to party sounds ideal.

Both Vorosmarty Square in the city centre and St Stephen’s Basilica welcome visitors on the last day of 2016.

1, Vorosmarty Square Christmas Market on Dec 31

Address: Vorosmarty Ter, District V

Opening hours on Dec 31: 10 am – 3 pm (food stalls only as the handicraft shops are closed)

 2, St Stephen’s Basilica Christmas Market on Dec 31

Address: Szent Istvan Ter, in front of the Budapest Basilica building, District V

Budapest Christmas Market Sheep Fur Kalocsa Vest TopBudapestOrg

Budapest Christmas Market Sheep Fur Kalocsa Vest TopBudapestOrg

Opening hours on Dec 31: 10 am – 10 pm (food stalls and handicraft shops) with laser show every half an hour between 4.30 pm and 8 pm on the Basilica’s facade.

Ice Skating –the No. 1 Winter Activity in the City

Should you choose the City Park or the City Centre + City Park Segway Tour, stay there a bit longer and go ice skating!

Opening hours on December 31.: 10.00-14.00

Public Transport in Budapest on 31 December

On 31st December after 23.00 night services carry passengers. Some services run more frequently on New Year’s Eve, like trams No. 4 and 6 along Nagykorut.

Last metro trains depart at 23.10 and first trains leaves terminus at 4.30 on 1st January.

Each year usually three tram lines, one of them is tram 2 along the Danube bank in Pest,

Ice Rink Budapest City Park Christmas

Ice Rink Budapest Park – Gabor Szendrei Photography

are decked out in festive lights welcoming the approach of Christmas and the New Year with almost 40,000 blue and white LED lights. The interior of the trams is also decorated in holidays theme.

The best thing is that you can travel on these special trams with regular public transport tickets or the Budapest Card.

In 2014 there will be several bath parties in Budapest in two of the outstanding thermal baths of the city. The must go NYE party is definitely the NYE Sparty in Szechenyi Baths

Szechenyi Baths Party Budapest NYE Sparty

Szechenyi Baths Party Budapest NYE Sparty

December 30, is the day of the much awaited pre New Year’s Eve party, now you can be part of one of the biggest Cinetrip bath party in Budapest winter season.

Big smile Budapest Sparty Cinetrip Szechenyi Bath

Big Smile at Budapest Sparty Cinetrip Szechenyi Bath

The pre New Year Party in Szechenyi Baths will rock the nightlife of Budapest with people party under the steam clouds and in the hot spring waters. Laser rays will zigzag and paint the walls with astonishing colours. Having doubts about the cold in winter time? The water is warm! :)

Other December bath party venues are not in Szechenyi Baths. Instead the venue is the smaller and more cozy Lukacs Baths.

Booking Tickets for the Winter Bath Party in Budapest: learn about the details, prices, location, FAQ

You could get easily warmed up for Budapest New Year’s Eve with a great party / sparty. Don’t forget your pair of flip flops, a nice and warm beach towel (you can also buy a Sparty towel on the spot though).

Szechenyi Bath Party Budapest

Szechenyi Bath Party Budapest

Booking online in advance is recommended. Every online ticket includes a locker with a lock. Bonus tickets come with a tiny little changing room called cabin, which you can use for your privacy and lock / unlock with your high tech electronic wrist band.

Party Hours: from 10:30 pm to 3:30 am

Cinetrip was 15 years old and its Cinetrip birthday party is at Szechenyi Baths in 2012.

Have fun in Budapest!

On December 30, 2017, you can be part of one of the biggest Cinetrip bath parties in Budapest, the pre New Year’s Eve pool sparty in Szechenyi Baths.

Cinetrip Future Disco Budapest Szechenyi Baths

Cinetrip Future Disco Budapest Szechenyi Baths

You could get easily warmed up for Budapest New Year’s Eve with a great party / sparty. Don’t forget your flip flops, and a thick towel big enough to cover you well (there are a few meters between the pool and the building to run). :)

Buying tickets for the New Year Party
Bonus tickets include Sparty towels, and some drinks too.

NYE Sparty Ticket Prices 2017

Single Ticket: €60
Single Premium: €70 with 2 Drink Coupons
Single Premium Priority: €75 with 2 Drink Coupons and Fast Track Entry
Single Premium Ultimate: €85 with 2 Drink Coupons, Fast Track Entry, 1 Bath Party Towel and 1 Tote Bag

Duo Ticket: €120 for 2 people
Duo Premium: €140 for 2 people with 5 Drink Coupons
Duo Premium Priority: €150 for 2 people with 5 Drink Coupons and Fast Track Entry
Duo Premium Ultimate: €170 for 2 people with 5 Drink Coupons, Fast Track Entry, 2 Bath Party Towels and 2 Tote Bags

Trio Ticket: €180 for 3 people with 1 Cabin
Trio Premium: €210 for 3 people with 1 Cabin and 7 Drink Coupons
Trio Premium Priority: €225 for 3 people with 1 Cabin, 7 Drink Coupons and Fast Track Entry
Trio Premium Ultimate: €255 for 3 people with 1 Cabin, 7 Drink Coupons, Fast Track Entry, 3 Bath Party Towels and 3 Tote Bags

Buying Bath Party Tickets Online

Booking online in advance: party tickets are limited.

DJs at Cinetrip Sparties

Cinetrip sparty DJs feature the best Hungarian DJs, and often foreign DJs show their talents at the parties. The most well known DJs in Hungary are: Palotai, Titusz, Superman, Waxman, Marvin, Crimson, Kevin, Naga, Kaszi

Brief Cinetrip Party History

Cinetrip is over 15 years old and its parties are absolutely stunning. More and more young people take a party weekend break in Budapest just to be part of this special experience.

Cinetrip parties have been in many Budapest baths and in other venues too.

Summer parties are in Szechenyi Baths, autumn, winter and spring parties in Lukacs Baths.

There are two Cinetrip parties in Budapest every year, one in summer (August) and one in winter (December).

The founding father is Laszlo Laki

Winter time? The water is warm! :)

Hours: from 10:30 pm to 3 am

Have fun in Budapest!

There are many New Year concerts in Budapest that have been a tradition for many many years now. And there are always new surprises making the New Year music palette more colorful and richer to cater for all music tastes in all possible genres, whether it is opera or rock, chamber music or triphop.

Budapest New Year Concerts

Budapest New Year Concerts

To make your New Year break more of a celebration, do pick a concert to attend as music will ending and starting your New Year so much more. Here are some of the best New Year Concerts in Budapest on December 31, January 1, January 2 and Jan 3.

Budapest New Year’s Eve Concerts

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 Schubert, Bach, Handel, Gounod, Albinoni, and more.

Classical music and operetta in the Budapest NYE Gala in Pesti Vigado

Operas, operettas, musicals, dances on the Budapest NYE Cruise and Show event.

Live Salon and Gypsy Music, Hungarian Folk Dance Show on a Budapest New Year’s Eve Party Cruise

Bar Piano Battle on Budapest NYE Dinner Cruise

Budapest New Year’s Day Concerts

Palace of Arts Budapest Christmas and New Year Concerts

Palace of Arts Budapest Concerts

If you decide to spend the New Year’s Day in Budapest with a classical concert, take a look at the following options (and do book well in advance once you have picked your best choice as the New Year concerts quickly sell out, this being a busy period in Budapest, Hungary).

Palace of Arts New Year’s Concert January 1

The prestigious Palace of Arts in Budapest (Muveszetek Palotaja) will present a fantastic New Year’s Day concert:  Haydn’s The Creation will be conducted by Adam Fischer. (Follow the link to make and advance reservation in time. The concert will be sold out)

Budapest New Years Day Concerts

Budapest New Years Day Concerts

Date: January 1, 2017

Budapest Sports Arena New Year’s Concert

New Year’s Violin Concert with Zoltan Maga, January 01 in the Papp László Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest. Franz Liszt selected works Zoltan Kodaly selected works Franz Lehar selected works, Ferenc Erkel selected works, Bela Bartok selected works.

New Year’s Day Organ Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica

St Stephen’s Basilica will open the New Year with a beautiful Organ Concert.

New Year Gala Concert in Pesti Vigado Concert Hall

The New Year’s Symphony Concert in Budapest Pesti Vigado features a mixture of pieces of classical music related to Hungary. The concert will include a unique Hungarian instrument, the Cimbalom (Hammered Dulcimer) show: Chamber Concert with Cimbalom in Pesti Vigado with Dulcimer Show, Tuesday, January 1 2017.

You can also book the concert in a package with a Dinner Cruise. Student discounts apply.

Salon and Gypsy Music on the Budapest New Year River Cruise

Live Salon and Gypsy Music on a Budapest New Year Day Cruise
Dates: January 1

 Klezmer Concert on New Year’s Day

Budapest Klezmer Band will perform in the Budapest Congress Center to hail the New Year with lively klezmer music.

Date: January 1

If you find the Budapest list too short, you can take a quick 3 hour train trip to Vienna for a true Viennese New Year Concert.

New Year's Day Concerts in Vienna

New Year’s Day Concerts in Vienna


Pesti Vigado New Years Eve Gala Concert Budapest

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? Let’s see the outstanding classical music concerts  on Dec 31, 2016.

Budapest 100 Gypsy Orchestra

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.

NYE Concerts + pre NYE Music Programs

Budapest NYE Gala Dinner Show Party

Budapest NYE Gala Dinner Show Party

Dec 29, Classical Concert in St Stephen’s Basilica, city center Budapest

Dec 30: Music-Wine Gala Concert with the 100 Member Gipsy Orchestra (traditionally every year on Dec 30, pre-NYE concert)

Dec 30, Symphony Orchestra with Cimbalom Show in the Danube Palace

Dec 31: Budapest New Year’s Eve Gala Concert & Show with lots of music, and optional NYE Dinner and NYE Party in Budapest Pesti Vigado palace and concert hall.

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 (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