Bern’s Coolest Events on New Year’s Eve

Whether it is a wild dance party, a formal dinner or meditating on the yoga mat: We reveal the best ways to bring in the New Year in Bern.

Like the Bernese locals

It’s a vibrant tradition in Bern. For the last two decades, Bernese locals have gathered on the Münsterplatz (minster square) at midnight on New Year’s Eve to celebrate. Everyone brings their own drinks to this traditional meeting place.

Dance till dawn

  • Bierhübeli New Year’s Eve party
    The countdown to midnight in the prestigious Bierhübeli concert hall is legendary. This year’s theme is “Flower-Power”. Ease into 2019 with love, peace and happiness – a great way to get ready for the year to come. 

  • BOOOM! New Year’s Eve party at the Schweizerhof
    Party into the early hours and recover with a hangover breakfast: Celebrate 2019 with a choice of two dance floors at the Hotel Schweizerhof – house & dance on the Bel Etage, 70s and 80s classics on the lobby lounge floor. If you get hungry, you can choose from a range of market stalls with different food, the “Powerdance Group” provides entertainment with its dance performances and the “hangover breakfast” in Jack’s Brasserie takes care of your culinary well-being until 3 p.m. on the next day – all we can say is “BOOOM!”.

  • Radio Energy Bern party on the Gurten
    This legendary party takes place high above the city at “Kulturschür Uptown” on the Gurten mountain, DJs from Radio Energy Bern will be mixing on the decks with classic oldie hits and modern tunes. The breath-taking panoramic view over Bern is included in the entry price of 35 francs.

  • Reggalicious at Turnhalle Bern
    Party, party, party! Dance-lovers and fans of Caribbean music can head to the café bar Turnhalle. An ecstatic atmosphere and energetic vibes are on the agenda in this hip location in the former school building.
  • Final stop! The New Year’s Eve party at Gaskessel
    Young, wild, the real Bern: Electro meets Bernese hip-hop at this traditional New Year’s Eve party at Gaskessel, one of the oldest youth cultural centres in Europe. A great way to see in 2019 for music fans and partygoers!

Exquisite dining

  • New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Kornhauskeller
    In the inarguably most impressive cellar in Bern, an exclusive gala dinner will be served: On the menu are lobster, scallops and beef fillet in a truffle and delicious port wine sauce. Guitarist and singer-songwriter Larry Woodley adds to the atmosphere with his musical accompaniment.  
  • Hotel Bellevue Palace: New Year’s Eve dinner and visit to the opera  
    Does it get any more stylish to end the year? After an aperitif in the impressive entrance area of the Hotel Bellevue it’s off to the nearby Kultur Theater Bern. Here, “La Bohème” by Giacomo Puccini is on the menu, before the evening is rounded off with culinary highlights in the VUE restaurant. Those who prefer not to go to the theatre can enjoy a delicious 4- or 5-course menu. The duo “Insolito Sound" will be playing in the hotel lobby to entertain the diners between courses. 

  • Magical New Year’s Eve at toi et moi 
    The warm candlelit room is ready for the guests, the kitchen team is preparing delicious gourmet highlights and exquisite fine beverages from the wine cellar are ready to be poured. In the restaurant toi et moi, diners will make the most of the last few hours of 2018 in a perfect ambiance and raise their glasses to toast the new year. 

Experience something new

  • Yoga on New Year’s Eve
    Namaste! Bring the year to a close in a spirit of mindfulness and devotion, start the new year with clarity and a feeling of invigoration: At DAYAYOGA, yoga, New Year’s brunch and a Kirtan concert are on the program. Ideal if you would rather chill than party, for families and for those who want to feel fit and relaxed on 1st January! 
  • Rock into the new year with DAS ZELT
    A concert and New Year’s Eve party in one night! The impressive show “This is Rock” stages mysteries and stories from rock legends with live music. Hard guitar riffs, husky voices, pulsating drum and bass rhythms and sensuous ballads ramp up the ambiance at DAS ZELT. The perfect occasion to rock into the new year! 
  • Silvester Gambling Night
    "Eat, play, enjoy" – that's this year's motto at Grand Casino Bern. A buffet with delicious food, numerous gambling tables and various jackpots await visitors at this impressive venue.