New Year’s Eve in Basel

31 December 2023

From the champagne aperitif to a dinner show and the New Year’s Eve gala: your start into the New Year will be unforgettable if you celebrate New Year’s Eve in Basel.

Thoughtful New Year’s Eve in the Basel Cathedral (Münster)

  • 11.30 pm: tower music, the Basel Stadtposaunenchor, ringing out the old year, singing together
  • 12.15 am: church service  
Feuerwerk über dem Rhein 2012.

Cancelled: New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Rhine

Basel traditionally celebrates the start of the New Year with an impressive fireworks display. The 2022 fireworks on the Rhine will not take place.

New Year’s Eve highlights 2022

The best events

The cultural capital of Switzerland brings the year to a fitting close with ballet, theatre, opera and dinner shows:

Theater Basel

Cirque Noël de Bâle

Palazzo Colombino

The best New Year’s Eve menus

You can have a great time on New Year’s Eve in these Basel restaurants and hotels:

Gourmet restaurants

Restaurants with vegetarian and vegan New Year’s Eve menus

Hotel restaurants