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Let the year 2020 come to an unforgettable end at the Hofburg Vienna where you’ll be captivated by classical musical entertainment and the unique ambience of this exclusive location. Enjoy an exclusive 4-course gala dinner with the finest culinary delights and listen to excellent classical music in the time-honored stunning rooms.

Get a feel of what life is like at the HOFBURG Silvesterball and immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of the beautifully decorated ball rooms. Happy New Year 2021!


The HOFBURG Silvesterball is
the New Year’s Eve highlight in the heart of Vienna and includes:

06.30 pm
Admission of guests for gala dinner
Heldenplatz entrance

Cocktail reception

07.00 pm
Opening of the Grand Staircase
Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet Association
‘Fanfare and Time Variations’, Pavel Singer

08.00 pm
Gala dinner

Enjoy the four-course New Year's Eve gala dinner including white and red wine as well as a glass of champagne at midnight with your Grand Ticket. A sumptuous New Year’s buffet laden with hot and cold snacks also awaits all guests at the Viennese Heuriger wine tavern. There are also refreshing cocktails to enjoy at the champagne bar. Grab a traditional Viennese Melange or a slice of cake from the coffeehouse to boost flagging energy levels. Alternatively, you can indulge yourself with a treat from the ice cream cart.

Example MENU


Marinated Tiger Prawn | cabbage turnip carpaccio | walnut cream

vegetarian & vegan
Truffled Beetroot Tartare | Chioggia turnip | sourdough


Ducks Consommé | porcini ravioli |black salsify

vegetarian & vegan
Wild Mushroom Soup - roasted chanterelles | deep fried parsley

Main Dish

Fillet of beef in Swiss chard mantle | vitelotte potato purée | pickled nuts | Swiss chard confit | carrots

vegetarian & vegan
Colourful baby carrots | Champagne risotto | citrus leek | celery jus


Chestnut bombe glacée | cranberries | homemade coffee ice cream

Chocolate-Cinnamon Mille Feuille | pear sorbet



Grüner Veltliner Terrassen 2018, Weingut Jurtschitsch, Langenlois

Cuvée Carnuntum Klassik 2017, Weingut Artner, Höflein

A glass of champagne at midnight

Bars and Snacks

A sumptuous New Year’s buffet in the style of a real Viennese Heuriger awaits with hot and cold snacks in the Hofburg Galerie. Treat
yourself to refreshments from the champagne bar in the Vorsaal or sample the delicious cocktails at the Wintergarten and longdrinks in the Chill Out Lounge in the Trabantenstube. Grab a traditional Viennese Melange from the coffeehouse in the Hofburg Lounge or a slice of cake to boost flagging energy levels.

09.15 pm
Admission of guests for grand ball opening
Heldenplatz entrance

Cocktail reception

10.00 pm
Opening of the Grand Staircase
Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet Association 
‘Fanfare and Time Variations’, Pavel Singer

10.00 pm
Grand opening in the Zeremoniensaal

10.30 pm
Ball opening ceremony in the Festsaal

11.58 pm
Countdown to midnight 

Happy New Year!
Ringing of the Pummerin (at St. Stephen’s Cathedral), the largest bell in Austria
‘Blue Danube Waltz’ / Johann Strauss

Midnight performances will be announced soon!

12.05 am

12.20 am

Musical firework
with the soloists of HOFBURG Silvesterball

12.30 am and 02.30 am
Public quadrille in the Festsaal
with the Elmayer dance school

04.00 am

Dress Code: Black tie, White tie.
Floor length ball gown, tails, tuxedo or gala uniform 

Gloves are NOT mandatory. The ball committee reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone not wearing appropriate ball attire.

Not permitted: short dresses (calf length or shorter), neck ties, trainers/sneakers

Experience 13 bands, orchestras and DJs in the magnificent state rooms of the Hofburg and dance to waltz, rumba, boogie-woogie and modern classics. During the opening ceremony, guests will be carried away on a musical tide by international and Austrian artists, while the midnight show never fails to deliver a uniquely entertaining experience.


Formerly the imperial residence for centuries, today it is the premiere venue for congresses and conventions, fairs and exhibitions – as well as banquets, balls and concerts.
The Hofburg Vienna conference and event centre is located within the Hofburg complex, specifically in the Schweizer Trakt (Swiss Wing), the Leopoldinischer Trakt (Leopold Wing) and the Neue Burg. Its origins date back to the 13th century.

Wiener Kongresszentrum Hofburg
Heldenplatz Hofburg

1010 Vienna


You can book your tickets for the New Year’s Eve Gala at the Vienna City Hall on 31st December 2020:

Grand Ticket in Festsaal 780,00€

The ticket price includes the entrance and a seat reservation at a table near to the stage in the Festsaal as well as a glass of sparkling wine for the welcome (at the Hofburg Foyer until 7.00 pm), a four-course dinner with white / red wine, mineral water and a glass of champagne at midnight at your table. Musical entertainment by live-orchestras and dance floor.

All prices are total prices, including all taxes and statutory fees. We do not bill any sort of additional charges.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an e-mail containing your booking voucher. Vienna Ticketing will contact you to arrange the delivery of your personal tickets to access the Gala Dinner.

How to go there?

The Hofburg Vienna
is located in the heart of Vienna and can be reached by public transport Metro Station: Herrengasse or by walking. Please contact us if you want to arrange a private transfer service.

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