Welcome to the HOFBURG Silvesterball, the New Year’s Eve highlight in the heart of Vienna. 

We have another impressive programme in store for you next year on 31 December 2018, brimming with highlights.

The programme will bring top-class performers from Vienna’s opera houses, unique dancers equipped with exclusive costumes by ART for ART, big-name bands and orchestras, as well as catchy rhythms from waltz to jazz to dj sounds to make your night at the former imperial winter residence truly unforgettable. In addition to a spellbinding opening ceremony, you will be treated to a fantastic midnight show and a firework display above the old town. Enjoy a gala dinner or treat yourself at one of several buffets and bars. Savour Viennese coffeehouse delicacies or decorate your own fondant fancies. Dance until the early hours – rock out to pop and electronic beats in our disco or follow the master of ceremonies at the ever-popular public quadrille. There are plenty of attractions away from the dancefloor too: pick your own lucky four-leaf clover or attach your resolutions for the year ahead on the wish tree.

Experience the magic of New Year’s Eve and celebrate the turn of the year at the 2018 Silvesterball.



Gala Dinner

What would the Viennese ball season be without the culinary highlights

Choose the Grand Ticket which includes a fabulous four-course gala dinner. The New Year’s Eve gala dinner has been carefully crafted with outstanding attention to detail by Gerstner Catering, the imperial caterer. Waiters in tails will serve exquisite dishes on luxury porcelain, accompanied by the finest Austrian wines from the wineries Mayer am Pfarrplatz and Höpler. At midnight you will be served with a glass of champagne to see in the new year. And we can now reveal the New Year’s Eve menu in full.

Like Viennese ballroom culture, the capital’s coffeehouses as well as the Wiener Heurigen are a special features of the nation’s heritage. They offer a unique atmosphere and for a perfect moment in time you can savour a delicious Melange with a slice of apple strudel or Gugelhupf (bundt cake) at the coffeeouse or typical Viennese specialties at the Wiener Heurigen.

If you prefer the vegetarian menu, or have any allergies or food intolerances, please contact us at silvesterball@hofburg.com 
Please note that we can only offer alternative meals if you inform us of any special requirements in advance. 


Impressions of HOFBURG Silvesterball 2017/2018. The magnificent costumes of the artists at the opening ceremony and midnight show come from ART for ART.