31st of December is probably the only date which incites most of the people in the world to party. If you are lucky enough to stay at Budapest by this time, believe us you are at the best place possible. Our city is well known for its magnificent parties and it is not any different during New Year’s Eve. In this post we have collected some of the countless programmes you can choose from on the last day of 2018.
Probably there is not a single traveller in this city who haven’t heard about Instant/Fogas yet and of course the worthly famous venue is preparing for NYE with a huge party. 10 bars and 7 party areas with different music. What else could you ask for? Ohh and there will be an after party from 06.00 am for the hardcore party goers.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/279672982741458/
NECC Party – for retro lovers
Akvárium Klub – one of the most central clubs in Budapest – decided to welcome the new year with the best music from the 90s and 00s. Both Akvárium Klub and NECC Party is extremely popular among locals and that’s because they always make the crowd move like nobody else. If you want to spend the last moments of 2018 in the company of Britney or the Backstreet Boys this is your party!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2135839520004157/
HELLO 2019 – Ötkert
Ötkert is a stable base of Budapest’s nightlife for many-many years. If you place your vote next to this place you should expect countless shot-rounds and dance until the morning on one of the two different dance floors.
Alterego NYE Madness
Alterego Club is one of the most well known and most popular LMBTQ party destinations of Budapest. In Alterego you always find yourself in the middle of the hottest pop parties in the company of the the hottest people in the city. For the last party of the year the venue promises you 2 dance floors, champagne, the best songs of 2018, glittering decoration and countless moments you won’t forget in the new year.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2237435219869606/
Queer Pop Paradise – TOLDI
This year the club named TOLDI is hosting one of the most glamorous parties in in the city. The Queer Pop party offers you the most rebellious night of the year alongside with limitless glitter, sparkles, neon and fun according to their event description.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2288725968029747/
Join in one of the street celebrations
If you decide to spend your New Year’s Eve on the bustling streets of Budapest, you don’t really need to look for a specific place to go. On the last day of the year celebrations can – and do – spontaneously break out all around you in the city centre. Families with kids, young adults and elderly people will be all out on the streets to welcome 2019. Locals often dress up or wear funny party hats or masks to make the celebration more fun. According to our experiences the most popular areas should be the Oktogon, the Nyugati tér, the Danube Promenade and the Vörösmarty tér.
And of course don’t forget about the fireworks at midnight!! The firework displays are mostly close to the Danube so the best place to watch them from is the river bank. The Gellért Hill, the Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion are also popular firework watching places as they provide you with a perfect panorama of Budapest.
Wherever you decide to say goodbye to 2018, we wish you a wonderful celebration and an amazing, happy New Year!