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 2017, brimming with highlights.

The programme will bring top-class performers from Vienna’s opera houses, 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 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 2017 Silvesterball.

The theme, programme highlights and excerpts from the menu will be revealed bit by bit as the year goes on. Make sure that you are among the first to find out about all the latest development by subscribing to our newsletter.

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P R O G R A M M E

6.30pm

Admission of guests for gala dinner
Cocktail reception

7pm

Opening of the Grand Staircase
Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet 

8pm

Gala dinner

9.15pm

Admission of guests for grand ball opening
Cocktail reception

10pm

Opening of the Grand Staircase
Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet

10pm

Grand opening in the Zeremoniensaal 

Elmayer dance school debutantes
National and international artists

Let’s waltz!

10.30pm

Ball opening ceremony in the Festsaal  

Elmayer dance school debutantes
National and international artists

Let’s waltz!

11.58pm

Midnight countdown 

Midnight

Happy New Year! 

Ringing of the Pummerin (at St. Stephen’s Cathedral), the largest bell in Austria
 Blue Danube Waltz 

12.05am

Midnight performance in the Festsaal
Performance by national and international artists 

Midnight performance in the Zeremoniensaal
Performance by national and international artists

12.30am and 2.30am

Public quadrille in the Festsaal

 

4am
 Close 

Review

Impressions of HOFBURG Silvesterball 2016/2017.