Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague
Prague is one of the best places to be in Central Europe for New Year celebrations. Never one to do things low key, the capital pulls out all the stops with hundreds of New Year's Eve parties and events that ensure an unforgettable night. Spend New Year's Day working off your hangover, or taking a refreshing stroll around Prague's many historical sights before the fun continues at 6 pm with the city's fantastic NYE firework display on January 1st!
Here is our guide to everything you need to know about celebrating New Year's Eve in Prague. You can also speak to one of our travel consultants for help making reservations at any of the mentioned events!
Prague's New Year's Eve Fireworks
New Year's Eve would not be complete with the booming sound of fireworks at midnight and in Prague, fireworks take center stage in the celebrations. Oddly, the official fireworks display is on January 1st at 6 pm (details of where will be released in November), but many areas around the city are filled with amateur displays.
Option 1: Head to the main squares
The most popular spots for watching fireworks on New Year's Eve are around two of Prague's largest squares, Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square. We do not recommend this option for families or those who are afraid of fireworks. Czechs love to set fireworks, and with a beer in one hand and a lighter in the other, you can expect that many fireworks being set off the street, therefore not 100% safe.
Option 2: Find a more distant spot
Head away from the main crowds and find your place on one of the nearby bridges. Charles Bridge is very popular as well as Petrin Hill or the river bank like Kampa Park.
Alternatively, opt for an indoor option, where you will surely be safer and warmer. Reservations are essential and will be pricier than average.
Where to spend New Year's Eve in Prague 2017?
The Estates Theater
Welcome 2018 in lavish style in the company of WA Mozart! Celebrate 2017 New Years Eve at the Estates Theater and be amazed as you watch the scenes from Mozart's Magic Flute Opera. Expect to be pampered with a luxurious banquet, inspired by the feasts in the court of Emperor Joseph II and at midnight, toast the New Year alongside artists, dancers and actors on stage.
Timing / Program:
7:30 am Welcome drink
8:30 - 9:35 pm The Magic Flute, Act One
9:35 - 10:35 pm Intermission, GOLD DINNER & SHOWS
10:35 - 0:00 am The Magic Flute Act Two
0:00 - 10:10 am Midnight toast with artists
00:10 am MIDNIGHT GOLD DINNER & SHOWS
0:40 - 3:00 am Dancing on stage, live music
For more information visit: Estates Theatre
New Year's Eve Boat Cruise Along the Vltava in Prague
Ring in the New Year on board one of the many river boats as you party the night away along the Vltava River. Tuck into a delicious buffet-style dinner, sip on champagne and when the clock strikes midnight, head to the top deck to witness the crazy fireworks over Prague's skyline. You can then continue to dance the night away to a live band, DJ or Jazz band, whose continuous music and the joyous atmosphere ensures this is one of the best parties on New Year's Eve in Prague.
This option is very popular, so booking is required. For more information see here: Prague Boats
Celebrates New Year's Eve at one of Prague's Top Hotels
Numerous hotels hold gala dinners and events throughout Prague, often putting on shows and activities to enjoy as well as delicious dinners and celebrations. Here are some of our favorites:
The Grand Mark
The Grand Mark is one of Prague's top five star hotels located just a short walk from Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. To celebrate NYE 2017, the hotel has a gala dinner including a 7-course dinner with entertainment. Expect live music and a midnight toast with a glass of champagne and fireworks in the hotels private garden.
Price: 260 EUR per person
Contact one of our travel consultants for more details.
Hilton Prague & Hilton Prague Old Town Prague Hotel
Every year the Hilton Hotels in Prague organizes remarkable New Year's Eve parties. While enjoying a grand party at Hilton Prague with many gala dinner options, the Hilton Old Town offers a more intimate six-course gourmet dinner or a shorter 3-course casual dinner at the Zinc Lounge & Bar.
We recommend the Hilton Prague party for those with children (aged 2 to 12 years only), as they offer a great children's playroom complete with games and activities to keep them entertained and a special kid's buffet full of yummy treats.
There is also the Cloud 9 Sky Bar & Lounge on the rooftop, which not only offers great cocktails but also a fantastic view over Prague skyline from its terrace where you can view the fireworks at midnight.
Contact the Hotels Directly for more information: Hilton Prague
The Marriott Hotel in Prague has a reputation for throwing a great New Years Eve party, Often with a fantastic live band and DJ as well as a delicious buffet dinner. Its location just 5 minutes from the Old Town Square makes this a great option for those who want to stay close to their hotels, and perhaps want to venture out to see the fireworks.
The Four Seasons Hotel
For the grandest of New Year's Eve events, the Four Seasons ranks high among them. Kicking off at 19:00 with a champagne reception, their Gala dinner at the CottoCrudo Restaurant promises to be a memorable one, accompanied by the sound of Jazz Music. Located on the Vltava River, this is a good option for those with families as well as those who want to see the fireworks from the river or the Charles Bridge.
Prices start at 8,100 CZK per person.
Details can be found here: Four Seasons Prague
Best clubs and bars in Prague to spend New Year's Eve
Sasazu has a reputation for putting on some very sexy, chic and wild events. Their Halloween party is always sold out, as their annual New Year's Eve party and for obvious reasons. Well suited to younger, open-minded individuals, Sasazu offers magical performances, DJ's, attractive dancers and fantastic entertainment all night long.
Details have yet to be released about their 2017 New Year's Eve event but keep an eye on their website for more details: Sasazu
This year Mecca is set to host a NYE Masquerade themed ball complete with great DJ's and exclusive VIP packages with unlimited drinks included. Mecca is one of Prague's most popular and well-known nightclubs, with many celebrities frequenting the club.
More details on New Year's Eve Packages can be found here: Mecca
Roxy Music Club
Situated next to NOD Bar and Gallery, Roxy Music Club is another great option for NYE, offering great music and 3D video and light show. While no food is included n the cost of a ticket, it is just a short stroll to the Old Town Square where many people gather for midnight fireworks.
More details are due to be released on their website: Roxy
Top Restaurants for New Year's Eve in Prague
While the details are yet to be released for the 2017/2018 New Year's Eve party, the Tower Park restaurant, Oblaca, is located 66 meters above ground in the famous TV Tower of Zizkov. Expect a grand menu, great music and fantastic views over Prague at midnight from its panoramic windows.
Keep an eye on Their website for more details: Tower Park
Kampa Park is Located right next to Charles Bridge on the Mala Strana side of the city and is one of Prague's finest restaurants. Enjoy a romantic meal for two on the Riverside Terrace or for a more lively atmosphere, choose to dine in the main restaurant where DJs will be playing hot tunes all night. Its big selling point for New Year's Eve is its location on the riverbank. No need to stroll the streets and wait in the cold for midnight, just step out onto the terrace after your meal for a front seat view of Prague's firework shows.
More details on Their New Year's Eve menu can be found here: Gourmet Night at Kampa Park
Sister restaurant to Kampa Park, Hergetova Cihelna Another great option is for NYE in Prague. This lively and stylish restaurant is set on the banks of Prague's Vltava river with spectacular views of the Charles Bridge. This year's black and white theme features a buffet gala dinner or a 4-course gourmet option, as well as live music and fireworks at midnight.
Price: 6000 CZK per person for dinner and drinks package.
Details can be found here: Menu
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