Things to Do: Budapest New Year


Budapest is one of the best cities in the world for celebrating New Year’s Eve.

The streets come alive with thousands of people from all over the world seeking fun, with colourful fireworks, street parties before the final countdown to midnight.

No matter what kind of NYE celebration you prefer, you will find the perfect one!

New Year Budapest

If you plan to spend the New Year in Budapest, you will not be bored. Plenty of programs to choose from and spending quality time with Hungarians who are very good at partying.

Budapest Balna Panorama Hall

Budapest Balna Panorama Hall

As both locals and tourists start preparing for New Year’s Eve several weeks before, be aware: in some of the most popular  places you have to book your New Year’s program months before its actual date.

Budapest Christmas Markets

The festive Budapest Christmas markets end on the very first day of the new year. The two famous Christmas Markets are a real treat for people wishing to enjoy Hungarian folk art, buying hand craft products or trying mulled wines.

The oldest, most well-known Budapest Christmas fair is the Christmas Market on Vorosmarty Square in the heart of the capital, while the Christmas market on St Stephen’s Square is in front of the magnificent St Stephen’s Basilica, one of the biggest churches in Hungary.

Budapest New Year’s Concerts

Operas, classical music, ballet, folk music with a lavish gala dinner on the NYE Gala Concert and Show. 5 course served Gala Dinner in the beautiful Danube Palace Budapest, with a gala concert and an after midnight party.

Gala Concert on NYE Budapest

Gala Concert on NYE Budapest

Tickets for a NYE party that brings in 2019 with style, glamour, swing music and delicious buffet dinner on the Swing, Jazz, Funk NYE Party & Concert in Budapest Whale 2019 will sell out very soon, so you had better hurry up buying yours!

Budapest New Year’s River Cruises

Celebrate the end of 2018 on the river Danube soaking the unique atmosphere of Budapest on a Budapest NYE cruise. Welcome the New Year in an evening of great food, and all kinds of live entertainment.

Retro party, a la carte dinners with live folk show or piano music, or a booze party program for the younger generation, the programs will run full house, so to avoid disappointment, ealy booking is highly suggested!

Budapest Baths and New Year

Budapest Baths are one of the main reasons why hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Budapest.

Szechenyi Spa Baths, in a beautiful, richly decorated palace await you in the famous City Park with its 18 pools, steam rooms, saunas and the best massage therapists. Pampering yourself with a massage treatment and experience Europe’s largest thermal spa is almost a must on the last days of the old year. And if you feel fresh enough, take part in the unbelievably unique pre New Year’s Eve pool party on 30 December, 2018.

NYE Bath Party Budapest Szechenyi Spa Baths

NYE Bath Party Budapest Szechenyi Spa Baths

Gellert Spa, the other internationally acclaimed spa, is famous not only for its warm spring water pools, but also its architecture, and neighbouring landscape.