So you don't know how to celebrate New Year in Brussels?

So you don't know how to celebrate New Year in Brussels?

The big day is approaching fast and the festivities will be in full swing on the evening of the 31st. It’s time to decide where you will be ending 2019 and starting 2020 in the best possible way.

Watching the fireworks in front of the Atomium, enjoying a play at the theatre, savouring a delicious dinner or spending the whole night swaying on the dance floor? Brussels offers a wide range of festive experiences for New Year’s Eve. Here are a few ideas for saying farewell to 2019 as the year draws to a close!

  • Dance floors, more and more dance floors

    Partygoers are scattered throughout the capital, all marking the same occasion. DJs, bars and unique spots await you to celebrate the arrival of 2020. House and hip-hop in clubs, disco or jazz in more retro atmospheres will keep dance floors lively until the early hours. You are sure to find the evening, the atmosphere and the people to suit your mood.

    Can’t make up your mind where you want to celebrate the New Year? Choose not to choose by treating yourself to the Happy Brussels Ticket. This Party Pass is a real open sesame, guaranteeing you preferred access to the trendiest places for the New Year. Make the most of the many advantages of this formula once midnight strikes.

    For those who prefer to stay in the city centre, at Plein Publiek they are preparing their first New Year’s Eve in Brussels. They await you at the foot of the Mont des Arts for an evening in their conservatory in the former Palais de la Dynastie. Sparkling lights and toe-tapping music: all the ingredients for an amazing cocktail.

    You’ll find the FCKNYE FESTIVAL at Palais 12. Join 10,000 revellers and party in Brussels’ biggest concert hall. For their tenth event, they are sparing no expense to offer you a sophisticated and eclectic bill. From techno to rap as well as drum ‘n’ bass, reggae dub, core music and more… a varied programme get you moving to boisterous rhythms.

  • A lavish dinner and a show before moving on to the festivities

    Tired of the traditional New Year’s Eve restaurant and in search of something original? Enjoy a meal at one of the dinner show options in the city centre. Cabaret, café-theatre - you’ll be amazed!

    At Casino Viage, they are going all out. Dancers, roguish entertainment, games - everything you need to welcome the year 2020 in style. Don your best Hollywood glamour dress or your finest suit for an evening brimming with champagne toasts.

    At Basilic, set out on voyage through the intriguing world of glitter and gloss with Daniel, your host for the evening. This time, give tradition the slip. Abandon the mistletoe and kiss beneath a branch of basil to wish one another a Happy New Year.

    Will you be passing through Brussels for the New Year and you’d like to celebrate in a lively, musical atmosphere? At the Hard Rock Café, they’re celebrating the New Year with a genuine American-style dinner. Open bar, burgers, donuts… enjoy a generous menu before heading for the dance floor.

    In search of a luxury setting for New Year’s Eve? One of the capital’s most opulent hotels, the Steigenberger Wiltcher’s Hotel, welcomes you for a Casablanca-themed reception. A magnificent dinner and champagne in abundance – can you imagine a more perfect way to welcome in 2020?

    Standing in the heart of the Châtelain district, La Place 33 invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve in ‘Black with a Red touch’. They await you on the 31st for a meal in an elegant lounge atmosphere. Champagne, appetizers, lobster... what better way to start the year?

    Like the clubs of New York or London, Music Village offers all fans the chance to experience the atmosphere of the great international jazz clubs. With a live performance, festive and dance music, rediscover the magic of your favourite tunes to start the New Year.

  • Artists on stage for New Year’s Eve:

    Are you seeking to avoid the usual animosity and tumult of the 31st? Then why not go to one of Brussels’ theatres that put on New Year’s Eve plays. Come and applaud the artists who are performing for your entertainment on this special evening!

    What about the ‘Sassy Cabaret’ for New Year’s Eve at L’Os à Moelle? Travel back in time in an old-fashioned cabaret with burlesque strippers and gravelly voiced divas. A show full of humour topped off with a touch of sensuality for a delightful end to the year.

    Feel like a change from the traditional New Year’s Eve play? Go to Théâtre les Riches-Claires, where dancer and choreographer Nono Battesti will lead you on a poetic voyage with Trance. An inspiring performance to start the year with dreamy eyes, lost in your thoughts.

    In french: 

    At Théâtre Le Public, the play ‘À la vie, à la mort’ takes us into the future where two long-standing friends are wondering about what they will leave behind. A fun-filled, quirky look forward in time that deals with a hot topic and makes us think about good resolutions to be made.

    Le Réveillon de L'Improviste is a review of the major events of the year. Politics, climate, sports – it’s all there. As the master of ceremonies, you will have the privilege of suggesting the topics to be covered. An improvised performance to bid a fitting good-bye to 2019.