New Year's events 2019
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Leipzig New Year's Eve

Leipzig is one of the biggest cities in Saxony. Families with children as well as nightlife lovers visit this place. Leipzig is rich in manifold restaurants, pubs and clubs. On New Year's Eve the city receives a huge number of tourists - here everyone will find attractions at his or her liking.

City celebrations

The celebration of New Year's Eve in Leipzig is a fantastic event that is usually held on the central market square. The citizens and the guests of the city prefer to celebrate in groups of friends outside their houses. People get together in front of the city Town Hall to greet each other with the coming new year and do a sensational farewell to the passing one.

One more center of celebration is the Augustusplatz, where people can listen to the Gewandhaus orchestra, one of the greatest musical ensembles in the world, and also observe the incredible fireworks in honor of Silvester.

If you are celebrating New Year's Eve 2019 in Leipzig, be sure to visit Panorama Tower.

From the City-Hochhaus roof-top viewing platform you can look at Leipzig from above, enjoy a dizzying view of the city landscape and New Year's Eve fireworks very close. The entry to the roof terrace is open from 11.30 pm and costs €50 per person including a bottle of Piccolo sparkling wine. However, it is also possible to spend not only the midnight, but also the whole New Year's Eve in a festive atmosphere. The Panorama restaurant offers its guests an extensive program starting from 7 pm, which includes numerous shows and an excellent five-course meal. Let the champagne corks pop and pamper yourself with culinary diversity, by booking this arrangement in advance for €185.

Leipzig fireworks on Silvester are among the best in Europe.
New Year's Eve fireworks in leipzig

For music lovers

Leipzig is the capital of music in Germany that is why during the New Year holidays music is heard from everywhere in the city. On New Year's Eve, you can go to St. Thomas Church to listen to the boys’ choir. The choir was established in the 13th century and it’s considered as one of the oldest in the world.

Attend St. Thomas Church on Silvester to listen to the famous boys’ choir.

The Leipzig Opera always prepares some special gala performances for the visitors on New Year's Eve, and an 2018/2019 event will not be an exception: on the last days of December, the Musical Comedy Theater will present “My Friend Bunbury at Oper Leipzig” musical in seven scenes, and on the 31st of December, the Silvester Gala 2019 and the Party will be organized in the main Opera House.

Leipzig Opera arranges a fantastic night for New Year's Eve.

The New Year's Eve at the best restaurants and clubs in Leipzig

The nightlife in Leipzig during the New Year’s Eve is full of fun and entertainment. Lots of city clubs and restaurants invite the guests for Silvester celebration and prepare special programs for incredible pastime. A nice party is organized at the Barfusz restaurant, which is located right in the heart of Leipzig. In its basement you can find a cozy club, where on December, 31st visitors will be offered a varied 3-course menu, a wide selection of soft drinks and a lot of dancing to live music. If you imagine your perfect New Year celebration exactly in such atmosphere, purchase the ticket for this event in advance. Pay only €21,90 or €69 (incl. 3 dishes) and get a chance to spend an unforgettable night in Barfusz, beginning from 7 pm. A live DJ party starts at 10 p.m.

In the Barfusz restaurant you can celebrate the turn of the year 2018/2019 in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

An excellent party in the '80s - '90s style is going to be organized in the club Täubchenthal. There will be techno, pop hits, hip-hop and also favourite songs from the '80s - '90s. The DJs Toney The Lonely & Karl Blau will play for guests in the ballroom, the DJ Falko-Rock - in the club room. Beginning: 10:00 p.m., tickets before midnight - €8, after midnight - €12.

Fine dining lovers can visit a New Year celebratory dinner in Auerbachs Keller. There are 4 rooms each of which holds from 20 to 40 people. It is better to reserve places here in advance, especially if you want to come on the 31st December. For the celebratory dinner a magnificent menu was made: braised venison, caviar, celery soup with pears and truffles, multifarious appetizers, desserts and, of course, plenty of wine. You can visit the celebratory dinner in Auerbachs Keller on the 31st December in 2018 from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. After this event an evening city walk or dancing in a night club would be a perfect decision.

New Year dainties in Auerbachs Keller - the oldest restaurant of Leipzig.

The Leipzig Event Palace is one more wonderful place for the celebration. The palace is located close to the Monument to the Battle of the Nations. The atmosphere in the event palace is stunning with its domed hall and super lounge club.

Events on New Year's Eve 2019 in Leipzig

Planning to spend the New Year's Eve, everyone can find something special in Leipzig according to their taste and see the old year off in the best possible way. The following table gives an overview of the city's most popular events, so you can choose something special.







31.12.2018 1:30 p.m. St. Thomas Church New Year's motet €2 Johann Sebastian Bach: „Herrscher des Himmels" (cantata 3 from the Christmas Oratorio BWV 248) and „Dona nobis pacem" from the Mass in B minor BWV 232
31.12.2018 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Oper Leipzig “My Friend Bunbury at Oper Leipzig” €44 Musical in 7 scenes
31.12.2018 5:00 p.m. ballSAAL Leipzig Silvester All Inclusive, in particular the ambience of the turn of the century €229 Many appetizers, delicious dishes, Italian wine and lounge music
31.12.2018 6:30 p.m. Schauspiel Leipzig The Taming of the Shrew €119-139 Based on the play of William Shakespeare
Director: Moritz Sostmann
As a part of the big New Year's celebration in Schauspielhaus.
31.12.2018 8:00 p.m. Villa Rosental Silvester ... Lets dance in 2019 €35-39 A New Year party at the Villa Rosental with festive dishes, a show program, a DJ and fireworks.
31.12.2018 8:00 p.m. Lindenfels Westflügel Der Untergang der MS Westflügel / The Downfall of the MS Westflügel €50-70 (incl. vegetarian food) An exciting adventure story accompanying with live music and based on the novel of Herman Melville. For adults and children over 10 years of age.
31.12.2018 8:00 p.m. Moritzbastei Silvester like it´s 1999 €19,80 A '90s disco party with the best hits. DJ PuPPe and VJ Twenty performing.
31.12.2018 9:00 p.m. Felsenkeller Party like 1920 - the great new year´s eve €24,95 A New Year's Eve celebration in the 1920's style. Get ready with your costume - it will be fun.
31.12.2018 10:00 p.m. Oper Leipzig SILVESTER-PARTY €45 A party where the band ­Jamtonic, Ines Agnes and Dj-Duo are going to perform.
31.12.2018 11:59 p.m. Werk 2 The New Year Starts Here - Silvestersause im WERK 2 from €8,20 The best hits of the '80s, '90s and '00s.

Stay in Leipzig on New Year's Eve

Leipzig turns into a dreamy city on the Christmas and New Year’s holidays where a lot of tourists come for a celebration of the new year coming. The hotels also prepare special arrangements for their guests during the feast days to make your vacation really magic. HotelFriend is your helpmate in the accommodation planning in Leipzig on the New Year’s Eve 2019.

On our website you can find a lot of package offers which will help you to spend amazing New Year holidays. Booking hotel accommodation you also get additional services - they can include breakfasts, a celebratory dinner, event tickets, visiting of the spa area etc. Book a room in the preferred hotel together with the desired services or special deal with discount. With HotelFriend you can plan your stay at the hotel as you can reserve the services in advance!

If you plan to spend New Year’s Eve in Leipzig, we recommend you to make the hotel reservation as soon as possible, as the city is one of the favorite places among the tourists for Christmas holidays’ celebration.

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