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New Year’s Eve Dinner, Concert & Gala Party in Budapest

December 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 3:00 am

festive dinner table with white cloth and plates and wine glasses two ladies sitting in the background

A perfect and stylish event to greet the New Year in Budapest, in a prestigious historic palace, the Duna Palota.

Delicious food of five courses with selected wines, a live gala concert or folklore show, midnight dinner, party with open bar and true ballroom atmosphere make this a memorable program for the last eve of 2019.

Vegetarian menu option is available!

Prices

  • Gala Concert with Dinner & Party with Open Bar: 175 EUR/person
  • Folklore Show with Dinner & Party with Open Bar: 175 EUR/person

Gala Concert With Dinner & Party:

  • welcome drink
  • 5-course dinner with top-quality wine selection, (vegetarian menu option is available)
  • seated at elegantly set tables and with full service
  • ballroom party with open bar (champagne, wines, beers, shot drinks, soft drinks, coffee tea, mineral water),
  • dinner at midnight See detailed program below.

Folklore Show with Dinner & Party

  • 5-course dinner with wine selection, (vegetarian menu option),
  • Folklore show
  • salon reception
  • party with open bar, 

View detailed program below!

Gala Concert

a gypsy string orchestra on stage, 2019 in golden balloons in the backgroundThe  concert, starting at 22.00 and presented by one of the most Hungarian famous symphonic orchestras, offers exquisite cultural entertainment.

The classical pieces of Liszt, Kodály and Strauss are combined with

  • performance by professional ballet dancers,
  • folk musicians.

It is a truly spectacular program in the elegant neo-Baroque theatre hall of the Danube Palace.

After the fine dinner and concert toast with a glass of champagne at midnight then enjoy a standing reception then dance away the first hours of 2020 to live music performed by a talented DJ.

The reception includes open bar with unlimited drink consumption and traditional Hungarian New Year’s dinner.

Dress code: please wear suit & tie!

TIP: The New Year’s Day Gala Concert on 1st January 2020 also takes place in the Danube Palace. Tickets are available in 3 categories + VIP. There is also a Chamber Concert celebrating the New Year, also in the Danube Palace, starting at 17.00.

About the Venue – Duna Palota/Danube Palace

guests seated at elegantly set dinner tables in the Vigado HallThe palace is Downtown Budapest‘s most prominent theatre and concert venue.

The pale-yellow, neo-Baroque building dates back to the second half of the 19. century.

It functioned as the cultural centre of the rich and noble.

Many well-known composers, young artists performed in the palace including

several young artists such as

  • Bartók,
  • Kodály and
  • Dvorák who performed in its first class concert hall.

an operetta perfoamce on stage with purple lightingThe palace has a large theatre hall with comfortable seating area.

Here is where the gala concert takes place. The stage can be perfectly seen from all parts of the auditorium.

Besides the theatre hall several other meeting rooms of various sizes offer a place for meetings, festive dinner and parties.

Program Option 01 (Gala Concert with Dinner & Party)

Check in from 18.00 – in the Hall of the Danube Palace

Welcome drink upon arrival

18:30 – 21.30 Gala Dinnera round dinner table laid elegantly, with plates of food and glasses of wine on it

Five courses with wine pairings served at set tables.

22:00 – 23.40 The Gala Concert In the Theatre Hall

A 90-minute performance of classical music, operetta and ballet pieces and traditional Hungarian folk music.

There is a 10-minute intermission between the the two parts.

Detailed Program of the Gala Concert

Detailed Program of the Gala Concert

PART 1.

Franz Lehár: Eva-Walz (Ballet Ensemble)

Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (The Bat) – Champagne Song (Ballet Ensemble)

Ferenc Erkel: Palotás – from the Opera Hunyadi László (Orchestra)

Emmerich Kálmán: The Czardas Queen – “Das ist die Lieb”

Johann Strauss (Sohn): Polka schnell: “Tritsch-Tratsch” (Orchestra)

Emmerich Kálmán: The Czardas Queen – „Ganz ohne Weiber…” (Ballet Ensemble)

Jules Massenet: Thais – Meditation (Orchestra)

Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow – Grisette Song and Kan-Kan B(allet Ensemble)

Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. (Orchestra)

Intermission

PART 2.

Emmerich Kalman: The Devil-rider – Palotás (Orchestra, Ballet Ensemble)

Zoltán Kodály: Intermezzo – from the Opera Háry János (Orchestra)

Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5. (Orchestra)

Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza – “Braunes Mädel von der Pussta” (Ballet Ensemble)

Vittorio Monti: Czardas (Gypsy Band)

Gustav Peter: Memory of Circus Renz (Gypsy Band)

Grigoraş Ionică Dinicu: The Nightingale (Gypsy Band)

Jenő Huszka: Elisabeth – “Délibábos Hortobágyon” (Ballet Ensemble)

Johann Strauss jr.: Long live the Magyar! Op. 332. (Orchestra)

Emmerich Kálmán: Countess Mariza – “Komm mit nach Varazdin”

Emmerich Kálmán: The Czardas Queen– “Jajj mamam” (Ballet Ensemble)

 00:00 – 00:30 – New Year’s Greeting

Clink glasses with your family and friends to greet the New Year!

00.30 Standing Reception and Party after Midnight

Welcome 2020 on our standing reception in the grand ballroom of the Duna Palota! Midnight buffet dinner with drinks!

Have a terrific time and dance the night away for tunes of the 90’s provided by a talented local DJ.

There will be no empty plate or glass on our all-inclusive standing reception.

Program Option 02 (Folklore + Dinner & Party)

Venue: Széchenyi Hall in the Danube Palace

18:30 – 21.30 Gala Dinner

Five courses with wine pairings served at set tables.

22:00 – Hungarian Folklore Show

A 90-minute dazzling performance featuring authentic Hungarian dances and music.

There is a 10-minute intermission between the the two parts.

Clink glasses with your family and friends to greet the New Year!

00:00 – 00:30 – New Year’s Greeting

Clink glasses with your family and friends to greet the New Year!

00.30 Standing Reception and Ballroom Party

Welcome 2020 on our standing reception in the grand ballroom of the Duna Palota! Midnight buffet dinner with drinks!

Have a terrific time and dance the night away for tunes of the 90’s provided by a talented local DJ.

There will be no empty plate or glass on our all-inclusive standing reception.

The open bar features

Sparkling wines:

  • Törley Gala Sec dry sparkling wine
  • Törley Charmant Doux sweet sparkling wine

Wines

  • Laposa Rizling: Badacsony Hill/Lake Balaton: Rhine riesling on volcanic soil. Fruity and slightly mineral with complex aroma, white fruits, vivid, long finish.
  • Konyári Rose: South Balaton: bursting with fruits: peach, red currant and raspberry aromas. Juicy and full of flavours with the spiciness added by Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
  • Heimann Kékfrankos from Szekszárd region: medium body with notes of cherry, red berries and spices.

Beers (draught and bottled)

  • Borsodi
  • Staropramen
  • Budapest beer
  • Stella Artois (non-alcoholic)

Fruit Juices (by Rauch)

  • orange, apple, peach

Carbonated soft drinks

  • Coca Cola, Coke Zero, Fanta Orange, Ginger, Tonic

Mineral Water

  • Nestlé Aquarel (sparkling, still)

Coffee, Tea

Everything that’s necessary for a great party!

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Menu:

people clinking glasses at a round dinner tableScroll down for Vegetarian Menu!

Welcome drink

  • Gere Frici Rosé 2018 sparkling wine

On the Table

  • Blue cheese butter, with chives and homemade bread

Cold appetizer:

  • Smoked trout with horseradish apple chutney

Soup:

  • Saffron goose soup with sherry and truffle pancakes

Warm appetizer:

  • Honey-chili king prawn with homemade ciabatta and rucola salad – Wine: Sauska Furmint 2017 (Tokaj Wine Region: white fruits and flowers, with pleasant minerality and acidity)

Main course

  • Veal steak with morel mushroom sauce and gratin potato – Wine: St. Andrea Pinot Noir 2016 (Eger Wine Region: a classic Pinot with red fruits and cinnamon spiciness)

Dessert

  • Mascarpone with almond sponge cake and hot chocolate sauce – Wine: Oremus Tokaji Aszú – 3 puttonyos

Drinks

  • wine selection: Laposa Riesling, Konyári Rose, Heimann Kékrankos

Vegetarian Menu

On the Table

  • Blue cheese butter, with chives and homemade bread

Cold appetizer:

  • Williams pear and blue cheese salad with raspberry vinegar dressing

Soup:

  • Coriander corn cream soup with smocked tofu

Warm appetizer:

  • Grilled scamorza cheese in homemade brioche with fig jam and fresh salad – Wine: Sauska Furmint 2017 (Tokaj Wine Region: white fruits and flowers, with pleasant minerality and acidity)

Main course:

  • Vegetable tower marinated in spicy tomato sauce and green herbs – Wine: St. Andrea Pinot Noir 2016 (Eger Wine Region: a classic Pinot with red fruits and cinnamon spiciness)

Dessert:

  • Mascarpone cream with almond sponge and hot chocolate sauce – Wine: Oremus Tokaji Aszú – 3 puttonyos

Champagne Ceremony & Midnight menu:

  • Sour cabbage (sauerkraut) soup and homemade smoked sausage
  • Traditional lentils pottage with crispy roasted pork.
  • BB dry champagne

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Details

Start:
December 31 @ 7:00 pm
End:
January 1, 2020 @ 3:00 am
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