For the New Year's Eve, we suggest :
42nd Kaiserball - Rhythm, Romance and Aspects of Love
On 31 December 2011, 2,500 visitors from all over the world will dance the night away at the Hofburg Vienna at the 42nd Kaiserball - the Austrian capital's most spectacular New Year's Eve ball. "Snappy rhythms from popular musicals and classic Viennese ball melodies - that is precisely the mix of traditional and contemporary music that makes this a New Year's Eve to remember," explains Hofburg Vienna Managing Director Renate Danler.
Themed Aspects of Love, this year's ball will treat revellers to well-loved melodies by some of the best musical composers of all time. The opening ceremony will feature stage star Maya Hakvoort who will give a rendition of "Ich gehör nur mir" from hit German-language musical Elisabeth. Singers and dancers from top Austrian stages will treat ball guests to a spectacular midnight show with classics including "I got Rhythm" and "Big Spender".
Austrian ball tradition also has a major part to play - the Colloredo Grenadiers will welcome guests at the entrance in line with traditional military ceremonial, the debutants committee will open with the traditional Fan Polonaise, and the unmistakable tones of the Blue Danube waltz will ring in the New Year.
The young and the young at heart will have a choice of numerous live bands which move between the larger ball rooms, as well as disco sounds on offer at the Tanzpalast bei Hof. After midnight everyone is invited to join in the popular public quadrille.
Great food is an important part of any New Year's celebration - this year the culinary treats will come courtesy of Catering's Best by InterContinental in the shape of a four-course gala meal or sumptuous buffet. Cocktails are served in specially commissioned Kaiserball champagne flutes which visitors are free to take home as a memento of the evening.
Tickets are still available at www.kaiserball.com. Please do not hesitate to contact our ball organizer Ms. Regina Macho (firstname.lastname@example.org, T +43 1 5873666 23).