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New Year's Eve fireworks over Vienna City Hall
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New Year’s Eve 2019/2020 in Vienna

Detailed program

Superb exhibitions and a dazzling array of events, concerts, operas, operettas and the hit musical "Cats" promise a New Year's Eve program brimming with excitement throughout the day and night.

On December 31, Vienna's old city center transforms into a giant party zone: From 2 p.m. in the afternoon to 2 a.m. the following morning, top entertainment is guaranteed by the New Year's Eve Trail in the city center, at City Hall Square and in the Prater. Along the New Year's Eve Trail, dozens of gastronomes serve you punch and culinary treats. Numerous areas provided entertainment with show programs, waltzes, operetta, rock, pop, DJ lines and hit music. The classical area on Graben is a popular fixture. Vienna's dance schools offer crash waltz dancing courses here during the afternoon and transform Graben into an idyllic open-air ballroom. A large firework display will be held on City Hall Square and in the Prater at midnight.

A unique New Year's atmosphere can also be enjoyed on a boat trip along the Danube, at the New Year’s Eve Ball at the Hofburg Vienna (Imperial Palace) and at New Year galas held in City Hall and the city's leading hotels. The "Majestic Imperator", a a luxurious imperial, invites everyone to go on an exclusive ride into the new year, while "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss is performed in time-honored tradition at the Vienna State Opera and also broadcast live on the outdoor screen.

New Year's Day in Vienna will be greeted in classic fashion with a morning "hangover cure" brunch - featuring a live broadcast of the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concert on a big screen - in front of City Hall (from 11 a.m., repeated at 2 p.m.)

More details on the New Year's Eve Trail

New Years Eve Celebrations at the inner city

New Year's Eve Trail at City Hall Square

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People celebrating New Year's Eve on Graben in Vienna

New Year's Eve Trail in the city center

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Fireworks over Vienna with St. Stephen's Cathedral in sight
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Two champagne glasses with Schönbrunn Palace in the background

New Year’s market in front of Schönbrunn Palace

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