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Food, music, hiking and cheer: 5 ways to celebrate NYE on- and offline

This New Year’s is certainly going to be different from all the others, but even in the midst of the coronavirus we still find ways to have fun. If you’re still scratching your head about how to celebrate this year, check out this short list for some great suggestions!


Jägermeister Szilveszter

Jägermeister is ringing in the new year with an online music party, and the German liquor giant is inviting you to attend! Crank up your laptop speakers and imbibe in a few pre-made Jäger bombs while you join the tunes of Anna & the Barbies, Drop The Cheese and the Jägermeister Brass Band. Prizes will be given out throughout the night – keep an eye on the Facebook event for more details!

When: Thursday, 31 December at 9pm
How: Online with Facebook Live
Facebook: more information


Hoff House NYE snack buckets

This year, Budapest's Hoff House would like to bring the buzz of New Year’s Eve to your door, with their brand new Snack Buckets. What party is complete without snacks, after all, even if it’s just you eating them? Each bucket has a different combination of their staple menu items: hot wings, Camembert bites, jello shotschicken strips with Ranch dip and more. Best of all? It comes with a bottle of sparkling wine! Delivery will be available until midnight of the 31st!

When: through midnight of the 31st
How: home delivery
Order: online or call


Champagne and caviar at Czakó Market

The Czakó Market in Buda is offering caviar tasting, champagne and scrumptious shrimp at their Saturday open-air market!  Start the new year with local produce as you sip your champagne, and look for homemade chocolates, syrups, jams, muesli and cheeses, as well as festive masks, canvas bags and other handmade goodies. Fresh eggs or chickens can be requested in advance, just make sure to indicate that you’ll be attending!

When: Saturday, 2 January 8am-2pm
Where: Czakó kert, Czakó utca 15
Facebook: more information


Dog Hiking

Love your dog, and want to meet some other dog-owners in town? Dog Hájking is the group for you, then! This group of adventurous pup-owners invite you and your furry companion to attend their third “Dog Networking Trip” on Friday, 1 January to start the new year with some fresh air and lots of wagging tails. The group will meet at 7.45am at Mesevölgy Óvoda in Pilisborosjenő. From there, it’s a 10km hike to a replica of Eger Castle and surrounding areas, before the trail loops back to the starting point.

When: Friday, 1 January 7.45am-noon
Where: Pilisborosjenő
Facebook: more information


Travel virtually to the Alpe d’Huez Tomorrowland concert

The luxury of travel seems like a very distant memory these days. Every year, the ski resort of Alpe d’Huez in France gears up for its Tomorrowland concert, with music, lights and lots of partying turning the slopes into an electric extravaganza. This year, Tomorrowland is coming to you – tickets are only €20, so music lovers in your household can each pitch in, making it super affordable. This year the line-up features 25 top artists from around the world, including Armin Van Buuren, Martin Garrix, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, among others! Head to the website to book your tickets now, and check out some of the other goodies on sale like posters, flags and branded speakers.

When: Thursday, 31 December
How: Online, tickets necessary
Tickets and more information: online


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