Plan a truly unforgettable New Year’s Eve for now!
Welcome to the Silvesterball /former Kaiserball-Imperial Ball) at the Vienna Hofburg.
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Vienna´s New Year´s Eve highlight and the starter of the upcoming ball season.
Welcome to the imperial Hofburg Vienna: the Austrian capital’s premier New Year’s Eve event and the prelude to the ball season.
At 7.30pm stunning lighting and a red carpet reception will mark the official start of the event for diners and VIPs. Cocktails will be served in the Hofburg Foyer and walking acts will get everyone in the mood for a New Year’s party to remember. Extras in fancy dress will open the grand staircase and accompany the visitors into the staterooms beyond. At 10pm the event will open to all the other guests who will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling white wine and entertainment from the walking acts.
The ball opens at 10.30 pm. The debutants’ committee, followed by members of the executive committee and the honorary committee enter the Festsaal in a formal procession. Choreographed by the Elmayer dance school, the debutants will dance the traditional polonaise. The Vienna State Ballet, accompanied by the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra, will give a stunning New Year’s performance. Afterwards, the floor opens to all comers once the words “Alles Walzer” ring out.