Crack open the Crémant, folks – 2018 is coming and if City Savvy knows how to do anything- it is how to celebrate! Don’t come down with a dangerous case of festive FOMO (fear of missing out, grandma). Here are all the sparkling details of the best soirées in town- whatever your type.
The Pomp and Ceremony: Chateau Urspelt
Experience the wonders of a castle as you spend two nights in the middle of the glorious Luxembourg country-side. A mere hour from the city centre, upon entering your room at the castle, bubbles will welcome you and help you ease into celebration mode with a welcome toast. The fireworks will be in full affect following a stunning five course New Years Eve gastronomic winter menu. The following morning you will be offered a much needed late continental champagne breakfast so that you and your companions can laugh and recap the previous evening.
Date: Bookable for 30th, 31st December & 1st January 2018.
Venue: Chateau Urspelt,
Cost: Two nights at 359€ per person. For reservations, call 26 90 56 10 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Fresh Princes: The Hotel Parc Belair
Once again, Hotel Parc Belair comes up with the perfect solution! They offer a Menu & Wine package and perhaps even BETTER is the Eat & Sleep Package which includes parking and breakfast. Included in the fee is a Welcome drink, Champagne and salted pastry, Pumpkin “velouté”, crunchy duck breast, foie gras, smoked fish oysters, veal filet mignon, sweet chestnut cream with Port, vegetables and forest mushrooms, cheese and desserts, coffee & mignardises and to top it off: champagne at midnight
The evening will be animated by the Orchestra Sweet Emotions with the singers Grace and M. Good Mood & by the trio Troïka.
Date: Saturday 31 December
Venue: Hotel Parc Belair, 111 Avenue du 10 Septembre, N5, 2551 Luxembourg
Cost: 175€ for the Menu & Wine Package/ 215€ for the Eat & Sleep
The Five Stars: Sofitel
Delight in the only five star hotel resting on Kirchberg’s plateau. A Gourmet dinner, dancing and entertainment await you. Traditional Luxembourg meets fun with the music of Marco Boesen. Once the clock strikes midnight, the party moves into the atrium and the Sixty Four Bar. There is also a Havana lounge where you can let loose with a Cuban cigar and greet the early hours of the year whether you are dancing or enjoying a fancy cocktail…or both! Want to go big? Throw the budget out the window and go big or go home; book a suite! It happens but once a year! Kick it off right.
Date: Sunday, December 31
Venue: Sofitel Luxembourg Europe, 4, Rue du Fort Niedergrunewald, Quartier Européen Nord, 2015 Luxembourg
Cost: 240€ per person for the meal and entertainment, 600€ for two people for dinner, dancing and a double room. Late breakfast on New Years Day is included in the room package.
The Chic Partier: Restaurant Colisée
It’s no secret that this new addition to the Luxembourg dining scene is one of our very favourites! Could there be a better place to ring in the New Year while being dazzled by the heart of the city centre, dining on sea bream ceviche and duck breast in the laid back sophistication of Restaurant Colisée? Book a table here and make it a New Years you won’t forget! Why not invite your friends and book the private room upstairs with a roaring fire that overlooks Place Guillame?
Date: Sunday, December 31
Venue: 26 Place Guillaume II, 1648 Luxembourg
Cost: 79€ for the meal, dj, champagne toast at midnight as well as confetti!
He Who Doesn’t Shy Away from Overindulgence: Réveillion with Come à la Maison
7 course meal with a coupe de Champagne and mixed appetizers. Dance the night away with live music by Planet Chic and a DJ. Reservations by phone (+352 23 64 11 21) or email (email@example.com)
Date: Sunday, December 31
Venue: Come à la Maison, 70, Route d’Esch, Luxembourg
Cost: 125€ for the meal and entertainment
The Retro Lover: Melusina
Melusina has been an institution in Luxembourg for 30 years now, with an enviable position opposite the Mousel brewery in Clausen. Their New Year’s event is titled ‘Retro Madness’, which should give you an idea of what to expect on the night. There are three floors and eight dj’s- a room dedicated to House, another for Drum and Bass, one for Techno and another to Hip Hop. They promise a special light show and some great DJs; and it’s a good measure of the club scene in Luxembourg, so get your dancing shoes on!
Date: Sunday 31 December – doors open at 10pm
Venue: Melusina, 145, rue de la Tour Jacob, L-1831 Lux/City
The Boozy: All-You-Can-Drink at JFK Bar
Visit Kirchberg for play, not work, this New Year’s Eve and enjoy an all-American evening at an all-American address! All You Can Eat and Drink from a menu including Wagy beef burgers, chicken wings and homemade fries along with wines from around the world, draft and bottle beers and soft drinks, if you want to pace yourself.
You also get free priority entry at Limbo RestoClub Luxembourg all night long with your receipt and there’ll be music and fireworks to see 2017 in.
Date: Sunday 31 December from 20:00 to midnight
Venue: JFK Bar & Kitchen, 37a, Avenue J.F. Kennedy, 1855 Luxembourg
All you can eat & drink 69€
All you can eat 39 €
All you can drink 30 € (NB your entire table must take the same option)
The Romantic: Silvesterparty Remich
See in the New Year on the river. Hop on in Remich and enjoy a fabulous feast and dancing as you cruise along the Moselle for 3 hours. Sounds very civilised.
Date: Saturday 31 December – boarding starts 7.30
Venue: Remich Navitours
Cost: Adults: 155 € per person which includes the boat trip, aperitif, meal, drinks (excluding cocktails) and musical entertainment.
The Thespian: Evita at the Grand Théâtre
A festive family outing to the Grand Théâtre is now a much-loved tradition and this year’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, direct from its West End triumph, is bound to thrill all ages.
Telling the story of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine president Juan Perón, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the “spiritual leader of the nation” by the Argentine people. Featuring some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, this smash hit show truly promises to be a festive treat!
Date: Sunday, 31 December 7pm
Venue: Grand Théâtre, 1 Rond-point Schuman, 2525
Cost: Adultes 65 €, 40 €, 25 € / Jeunes 8 € / Kulturpass bienvenu
The Traditional: Luxembourg City
The best for last is also the most simple. Head into the city for some ice skating.There’s usually a lively crowd gathered to help you celebrate. Wrap up and keep warm up with some Glühwein or hot chocolate from the various chalets and stalls set up to mark the occasion.
Date: Sunday, 31 December (music and entertainment at the ice rink until 2am on NYE)
Venue: Place Guillame II