We are already counting down the days of December – time to plan the upcoming year and the way of how to welcome it duly. A suitable way of doing so is an exuberant celebration. How about spending an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in the beautiful city of Leipzig? The last year shall be solemnly bid farewell on December 31st. Why not welcome the upcoming year on a New Year's Tour to Leipzig?!
Events for New Year's Eve in Leipzig:
Celebrate the turn of the year in Saxony
To spend an unforgettable New Year's Eve in Leipzig, we have compiled some of the upcoming highlights for you:
New Year's Eve in the Leipzig Opera House.
Among many others, the Leipzig Opera House offers a variedly programme for New Year’s Eve. You can spend an entertaining evening enjoying an eclectic mix of various extracts from operas, operettas, musicals, and ballets – rounded off with a New Year’s party in the foyer together with artists from the opera.
New Year's Eve Open-Air on the Augustusplatz
As in every year, one can enjoy the fireworks together with many more guests and locals on the Augustusplatz. The city’s largest square is located between the opera house and the concert hall named Gewandhaus.
New Year's Eve concert in the concert hall Gewandhaus
Just as so many other locations in Leipzig, the Gewandhaus offers to its guests a wonderful setting to end the year festively. Starting in the afternoon, various concerts will bid farewell to the year in either the Grand Hall or the Mendelsohn Hall. The Gewandhaus can look back at a very successful year of music. Who ever favours listening to music will definitely enjoy this particular event.
Organ Concert for New Year’s Eve in the St. Thomas Church of Leipzig
In case you prefer quite tones to end the old year, the famous St. Thomas Church is definitely worth visiting. It’s choir will sing, accompanied by the Gewandhaus Choir, the New Year’s Eve Motet at 1:30 pm. In the evening at 9:00 pm, you can enjoy the melodious New Year’s Eve Organ Concert in the St.Thomas Church as well.
Organ Concert for New Year’s Eve in the concert hall Gewandhaus
Starting at 10:00 pm, you can enjoy imposing sounds at the contemplative organ concert in the concert hall of Leipzig. Michael Schönheit, the Gewandhaus organ player, will play various works by Felix Medelsohn Bartholdy, Franz Liszt, Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély, Camille Saint-Saëns, Richard Strauss, and Modest Mussorgski.
New Year’s Eve in the Panorama Tower of Leipzig
If you wish to observe the fireworks from high above, visit the restaurant in the Panorama Tower Leipzig. From up there, you have a spectacular view over the city. Spend the evening savouring an exquisite five-course menu and experience various fireworks from the observation platform in 120 metres height. You will definitely keep these wonderful memories in your mind.
Leipzig is certainly a wonderful place to spend New Year’s Eve as it offers various events to its visitors. If we have aroused your interest in any of these unforgettable events and in this wonderful city itself, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be very pleased to assist you with booking your New Year’s Tour to Leipzig.
Leipzig Opera House © Birgit Winter, pixelio.de
Church St. Nicholas Leipzig © Schmidt, LTM