Timetable

Welcome to the HOFBURG Silvesterball, the New Year’s Eve highlight in the heart of Vienna. We have another impressive ball programme in store for you on 31 December 2019, brimming with countless highlights at the Hofburg.

 

6.30pm
Admission of guests for gala dinner
Heldenplatz entrance

Cocktail reception

7pm
Opening of the Grand Staircase
Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet
‘Fanfare and Time Variations’, Pavel Singer

8pm
Gala dinner

9.15pm
Admission of guests for grand ball opening
Heldenplatz entrance

Cocktail reception

10pm
Opening of the Grand Staircase
Dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet
‘Fanfare and Time Variations’, Pavel Singer

10pm
Grand opening in the Zeremoniensaal
Elmayer dance school debutantes
‘Fan Polonaise’, Carl Michael Ziehrer

Austrian national anthem

GRAND OPENING

Elmayer dance school debutantes

Let’s waltz!


10.30pm
Ball opening ceremony in the Festsaal
Elmayer dance school debutantes
‘Fan Polonaise’, Carl Michael Ziehrer

Austrian national anthem
Anthem of Europe

GRAND OPENING

Elmayer dance school debutantes

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’, Johann Strauss

12.05am
Midnight performance in the Festsaal


11.58pm
ZEREMONIENSAAL Midnight countdown

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

12.09am
Midnight performance in the Zeremoniensaal

12.30am and 2.30am
Public quadrille in the Festsaal
with the Elmayer dance school

4am
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