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.

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Each year the staterooms of the Hofburg Vienna are transformed into the opulent backdrop for a dazzling New Year’s Eve celebration. Browse the ball programmes from previous years or relive past events with our video gallery!

HOFBURG Silvesterball 2016

 Themed the ‘Rhythm of Vienna’, guests were treated to a crossover mix that covered different eras and styles from various points in the city’s history. The colour palette was inspired by peacock feathers, with the Festsaal hall decorated in different shades of blue, petrol and green. 

HOFBURG Silvesterball 2016 Ballprogramm 

HOFBURG Silvesterball 2015

‘Magic Moments’ on New Year’s Eve. A medley of melodies from the 20s and 30s presented by top class orchestras ensured there was never a dull moment on the dance floors! Stars from the worlds of operetta and musical theatre led the opening ceremony and cast a spell on guests during the midnight show.


HOFBURG Silvesterball 2014

A spring-inspired opening ceremony with celebrated artists. This tribute to Vienna and New Year’s Eve created a magical impression with the help of a carefully choreographed concept. Shining bright in the light of countless traditional and modern elements!