New Year's Eve Party at Brandenburg Gate

New Year's Eve Party at Brandenburg Gate

31 December 2019

One of Europe's biggest street parties on New Year's Eve is celebrated between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column in Berlin.

New Year's Eve Party at Brandenburg Gate

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On New Year's Eve, the city of Berlin invites guests and Berliners alike to celebrate the beginning of a new year with a huge open air party. The celebrations with live bands, DJs and a spectacular fireworks display at midnight are free of charge and attract hundreds of thousands of people every year. The ensuing party continues until the early morning hours of New Year's Day.

New Year's Eve between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column

The New Year's Eve celebrations take place on a two-kilometre long stretch of "Straße des 17. Juni" between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column. The festival programme includes a number of live music performances, light and laser shows, and DJ sets. Along the festival area, food stands offer snacks from all over the world.

Opening Hours 2019/2020

On New Year's Eve (Tuesday), gates open at 2 p.m. Between 2 p.m. and 6:30 pm that day, visitors can witness a number of live rehearsals for the evening. The official entertainment programme starts at 7 p.m. The fireworks are ignited at midnight, the party kicks off at 0:30 a.m. and continues until 3 a.m. in the morning of the New Year.

Admission & Security Policy at the New Year's Eve Party

Admission to the festival area is free. To prevent overcrowding, the area is closed-off at a certain point. Security checks are carried out at all entrances. It is prohibited to bring any kind of fireworks, pointed or sharp items, or any other items which could be used as weapons. This also applies to glass bottles, backpacks and other large bags.


Straße des 17. Juni
10557 Berlin
Opening Hours
Tuesday, 31 December 2019. Gates open at 2 p.m.
Useful hints
The street party takes place on Straße des 17. Juni between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column.
Admission Fee
Free admission

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| Last edited: 14. December 2019