The New Year’s Eve Ball at the Hofburg Vienna on 31 December 2017 creates a spectacular start to the ball season and this year’s theme is “The Perfect Moment in Time.” Besides a rousing opening to the ball, visitors can look forward to a magnificent setting at midnight with the ringing of the Pummerin bell in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the traditional Blue Danube Waltz, a breathtaking view of the fireworks over Vienna and the popular dancing of the quadrille in the imperial state rooms of the world-famous Vienna Hofburg. Top-ranking Austrian and international artists, numerous renowned orchestras and bands as well as captivating dance music from waltz to jazz underscore the high-quality New Year’s Eve program in the former imperial winter residence.
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 in 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 2017 Silvesterball.