New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration in Duna Palota

Welcome the New Year in the style of the 19th century!

A whole-night program with 5-course dinner, wines, champagne, concert and dance show, salon reception, on a festive Gala Celebration in the historic Duna Palota in Pest city centre!

Date & Time: 31. December 2018., 19.00

Prices: 165 EUR/person (see detailed description & dinner menu below). Dress Code: Suit & Tie


Location: Duna Palota, Zrínyi utca 5., Budapest 1051


a festively set dinner table in the Vigado hall

Date: 31. December 2018., 18.00




  • 165 EUR/person


Included are:


  • 5-course dinner with wine selection, (vegetarian menu option),
  • Gala Concert,
  • party with open bar,
  • dinner at midnight


Celebrate the New Year in the style of the 19th century! Budapest shows its class on the 31st December with this unique program combination.


The event is compiled of a delicious 5 course gala dinner with a carefully selected menu for the occasion complete with matching wines and with vegetarian options (scroll down for the detailed menu).


A New Year’s Eve Gala Concert performed by


  • one of the most famous Hungarian symphonic orchestras,
  • professional ballet dancers,
  • operetta singers and
  • folk musicians.


The night is complete with a splendid standing reception in ballroom atmosphere for a multi-cultural audience. The reception includes open bar with unlimited drink consumption and traditional Hungarian New Year’s dinner.


Experience the class and magnitude of royal Hungary and have a New Year’s Eve for the ages!


Dress code:  a suit & tie event!


About the Venue – Duna Palota/Danube Palace


The program takes place in one of Downtown Budapest‘s most distinguished theatre buildings, the Danube Palace.

The former casino of Lipótváros was built between 1883 and 1885, in beautiful Neo-Baroque style by the plans of Vilmos Freund.


At that time it was known as the aristocratic club for entertainment not a casino in terms of gambling.


Until the beginning of World War II the Palace served as the cultural hub of Budapest supported by several young artists such as


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




19:00 – Gala Dinner


filling a glass with a red wine at the dinner tableDo not worry about table reservations for New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a full service Gala Dinner in the beautiful ballroom of the Danube Palace!


The Gala Dinner features a 5 course meal, selected and prepared exclusively for this event.


On top of that, a different glass of premium wine is served for each course from a carefully selected assortment.


22:00 – The Gala Concert In the Theatre Hall


There is no better way to greet the coming year than listening to some great classical music from composers known worldwide in a prestigious environment.


  • The Budapest Gala Orchestra leads the grandiose concerto,
  • in cooperation with professional ballet dancers serving as confirmation to the fact that music and dance is inseparable.


khan khan dancers in red dress

The program includes operetta songs performed by soloists of the world-famous Budapest Operetta Theatre.


In addition, we took the opportunity to include some unique elements into the program:


  • well-known evergreens on a traditional Hungarian folk instrument, the cimbalom, and
  • Hungarian folk song adaptation performed by talented gypsy band.


Detailed Program of the Gala Concert

Detailed Program of the Gala Concert


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)



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 – New Year’s Greeting


00:30 – Standing Reception and Party after Midnight


Clink glasses and celebrate after midnight on our standing reception!

Celebrate the New Year in ballroom atmosphere with friends, family, loved ones, or join the great multicultural crowd.


Let loose and dance the night away for tunes of the 90’s on a themed party after the midnight toast. The amazing atmosphere is guaranteed by a talented local DJ.


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


The open bar features

  • champagne,
  • multiple wine options
  • soft drinks,
  • coffee, tea.


Everything that’s necessary for a great party!


New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Menu:


Scroll down for Vegetarian Menu!


Welcome drink


  • Parmesan cheese butter, with chives and homemade bread


Cold appetizer:


  • Duck rilette, figs sauce and salad with rucola – Wine pairing: Gere Frici Cuvée sparkling wine 2016




  • Coriander lobster cream soup with chili tiger prawns


Warm appetizer:


  • Grilled goose liver in homemade brioche with quince jam and fresh salad – Wine: Légli Rajnai Riesling 2016 (Balatonlelle, Southern Lake Balaton)


Main course


  • Gray beef tenderloin steak with porchini mushroom sauce and french potato – Wine: Gere Attila – Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Villány region)




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




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


Vegetarian Menu


Cold appetizer:


  • Williams pear and blue cheese salad with raspberry vinegar dressing




  • Coriander lobster cream soup with chili tiger prawns


Warm appetizer:


  • Grilled scamorsa cheese in homemade brioche with quince jam and fresh salad


Main course:


  • Green herbs marinated eggplant tower in spicy tomato sauce




  • Mascarpone cream with almond sponge and hot chocolate sauce


Midnight menu:


  • Sour cabbage soup and homemade smoked sausage
  • Traditional lentils pottage with crispy roasted pork.


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