Whether it is welcoming 2022 with a glass of bubbly in a wooden cabin, an epic countdown bash in a slick bar or a lavish dinner at a fancy restaurant, everyone plans something special to ring the arrival of the New Year. Do you want to make up for lost time – and lost New Year’s Eve celebrations – by planning something truly unique and unforgettable this year? Check out our guide to find out which are the the best spots to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Hungary.
Ring in the New Year in style on the board of a panoramic Danube cruise. You can spend true quality time with friends or family toasting and dining in a chic environment. Budapest is often called the ‘pearl of the Danube’ for its picturesque UNESCO World Heritage sites that you can admire from the boat. You can savour a candlelit dinner after boarding which will warm you up for the party night. Enjoy the most unforgettable New Year’s Eve party with live entertainment and lots of bubbly while cruising down the iconic Danube river. You will also get a perfect view of the city fireworks display without the crowd and the freezing temperature outside. It is the last night of the year, after all, so one may as well push the boat out. You can browse various cruise offers here.
Party people head to Budapest for a reason when they want to have an unforgettable night. The capital city is brimming with quirky ruin pubs, upscale bars and exclusive clubs that play the hottest tracks until the wee hours. This past two years have been a wide ride, but there are plenty of good things on the horizon that are worth celebrating. When it comes to New Year’s Eve, there’s no better way to kick off another trip around the sun than by attending an awesome party in the city. You can choose from hundreds of different party themes, music styles, and venues in Budapest. Everyone will find something for their taste in Budapest. Here, you can check out some of the coolest party spots in town.
Glam up and celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of the capital’s fabulous gastronomic venues. Several high-end restaurants await visitors with special New Year’s Eve menus. You will have the chance to try such delicacies as the creamy fish soup with scallops and caviar in New York Café, or the crayfish ravioli with lobster and parmesan sauce at 21 restaurant in the panoramic Buda Castle District. Indulge yourself in the most exquisite flavours and culinary masterpieces, and leave your New Year’s resolution for the next day. After all, we all know that holiday calories do not count. Grab yourself a spot at a lovely table where you get the best view and settle in for a night to remember.
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What could be more romantic than celebrating New Year’s Eve with your significant other in a wooden cabin in the middle of the wintry forest? Share that midnight kiss under the mistletoe or rather some snowy pine trees in the picturesque Mátra or Bükk Mountains in Hungary. Spending a couple of days away from the city can be the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year you have had and plan for the next one ahead. Besides, you and your loved one can also take long winter walks through the stunning landscape in the Bükk highland or visit the famous national park. If you are lucky enough, you can even spot a deer family in the woods.
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If you are looking for a classy celebration at the end of the year, look no further! Budapest is often described as the “Paris of the East” as it offers so many exquisite cultural experiences. Music lovers can celebrate New Year’s Eve by enjoying opera, classical music, ballet or folk music performances at the gorgeous Danube Palace. Their New Year’s Eve program also includes a stunning gala dinner and a midnight party during which traditional Hungarian New Year’s Eve meals will be served such as stuffed cabbage and lentil dishes. You are guaranteed to have a spectacular time at the most magnificent concert hall in town. Pick your most elegant evening gown or black tie and feel like a VIP for the night!