‘Tis the season to be jolly: plan your Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations in Bucharest

If you’re staying in Bucharest on Christmas and/or on New Year’s Eve and you’re not planning to throw a party in your own/a friend’s house, there are a couple of options to spend some time out in the town during the winter holidays. We listed some of them for you: Christmas lunches & brunches, New Year’s Eve parties – feel free to write us if you’re hosting a party or know of one which you expect to rock! You could also check out other events taking place in Bucharest in December.

December 5

12,00 – 16,00 Brunch at the Howard Johnson hotel, mainly for kids (spin-art, face painting, balloon art, popcorn machine, live music); RON 95/adult, RON 45/children over 7 years old

12,00 – 16,00 Brunch at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Cucina restaurant; menu + carols, live music; RON 200/person; free for children under 60, half prices for children between 6-12.

12,00 – 16,00 hours Brunch at hotel Novotel, Cafe Theatro; RON 183/person.

12,30 – 16,30 hours Brunch at the Radisson Hotel, Dacia Felix Restaurant; RON 220/person, free for children under 6, half price for children under 12

*Brunch at the Athenee Palace Hilton – Le Diplomate, regina Maria ballrooms; Christmas brunch buffet, kids buffet, face painting, balloon shaping, children choir. RON 210

December 6

*Saint Nicholas Day celebration at J.W Marriott Hotel, Champions restaurant; menu + entertainment for kids; RON 45/child

December 12

12,00 – 16,00 hours  Traditional Romanian Brunch at the Howard Johnson hotel; Romanian buffet with traditional cold cuts & cheeses , ciorba, sarmale. Live music program and activities for kids planned. RON 140/adult, RON 70/child over 7 years old

12,30 – 16,30 hours Brunch at the Radisson Hotel, Dacia Felix Restaurant; RON 220/person, free for children under 6, half price for children under 12

12,00 – 16,00 Brunch at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Cucina restaurant; menu + carols, live music; RON 200/person; free for children under 60, half prices for children between 6-12.

*A Very Merry Gospel Brunch at the Athenee Palace Hilton, Le Diplomate ballroom; Christmas Brunch buffet; Raise Gospel Choir (US) and Alexandra Ungureanu singing; RON 210/person

December 19

12,00 – 16,00 hours  Traditional Romanian Brunch at the Howard Johnson hotel; Romanian buffet with traditional cold cuts & cheeses , ciorba, sarmale. Live music program and activities for kids planned. RON 140/adult, RON 70/child over 7 years old

12,30 – 16,30 hours Brunch at the Radisson Hotel, Dacia Felix Restaurant; RON 220/person, free for children under 6, half price for children under 12

12,00 – 16,00 hours Brunch at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Cucina restaurant; menu + carols, live music; RON 200/person; free for children under 60, half prices for children between 6-12.

December 24

12,00 – 16,00 hours Lunch at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Cucina restaurant; menu + entertainment: live music, carols, kids’ corner; RON 170/person

18,00 – 23,30 hours Dinner at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Cucina restaurant; menu + entertainment: live music, carols, kids’ corner; RON 170/person

*Dinner at the Howard Johnson hotel: Romanian Country Christmas – selection of cold seasonal items; traditional Romanian courses; RON 150/person; Avalon Christmas – RON 200/person; Japanese Story at Benihana – RON 360/2 persons

*Dinner at the Radisson Blu hotel, Prime restaurant; RON 220/person

December 25

12,30 – 16,30 hours Brunch at the Radisson Hotel, Dacia Felix Restaurant; RON 220/person, free for children under 6, half price for children under 12

12,00 – 16,00 hours Brunch at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Constanta Ballroom; menu + entertainment: carols, live music; RON 200/person; free for children under 6, half price between 6 and 12 years old.

*A Very Merry Jazzy Christmas Brunch at the Athenee Palace Hilton, Le Diplomate ballroom; Christmas brunch buffet, mmusic by Jazz Challenge band; activities and Santa Claus for kids; RON 210

12,00 – 16,00 hours Lunch at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Cucina restaurant; menu + carols, live music, kids’ corner; RON 170/person.

19,00 – 23,00 hours Dinner at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Cucina restaurant; menu + carols, live music, kids’ corner; RON 170/person.

*Lunch & Dinner at the Howard Johnson Hotel: Romanian Country Christmas – selection of cold seasonal items; traditional Romanian courses; RON 150/person; Avalon Christmas – RON 200/person; Japanese Story at Benihana – RON 360/2 persons

December 26

12,00 – 16,00 hours Christmas Brunch at the Howard Johnson hotel; Romanian Christmas menu, Japanese teppan, sushi corner. Live music, activities for kids. RON 140/adult, RON 70/child over 7 years old

2,00 – 16,00 hours Brunch at hotel Novotel, Cafe Theatro; RON 183/person.

12,30 – 16,30 hours Brunch at the Radisson Hotel, Dacia Felix Restaurant; RON 220/person, free for children under 6, half price for children under 12

12,00 – 16,00 hours Brunch at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Cucina restaurant; menu + carols, live music; RON 200/person; free for children under 60, half prices for children between 6-12.

*Lunch & Dinner at the Howard Johnson Hotel: Romanian Country Christmas – selection of cold seasonal items; traditional Romanian courses; RON 150/person, Avalon Christmas – RON 200/person, Japanese Story at Benihana – RON 360/2 persons

*Dinner at the Radisson Blu hotel, Prime restaurant; RON 220/person

December 31

20,00 hours New Year’s Eve Party at the Radisson Blu hotel, Atlas Ballroom; entertainment: Perpetuum Band, Luminita Anghel; menu + open bar; RON 980/person

20,00 hours New Year’s Eve Party at the Radisson Blu hotel, Prime restaurant; menu + open bar; RON 780/person.

*Timeless party at the Athenee Palace Hilton, Roberto’s; Italian food buffet, live pasta station, sorbetto station; live music with cover band; RON 750/person

*Boutique Club party at the Athenee Palace Hilton, Cafe Athenee, finger food buffet with cold & hot dishes and desserts, DJ, saxophonist, percutionist; RON 350/person, adults only;

*Disco night at the Athenee Palace Hilton, English Bar; regular menu prices, no entrance fees, 80s DJ music; adults only; table booking available

*Stardust boulevard NY party at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Grand Ballroom; unlimited bar and buffet; entertainment: swing and jazz- Horia Brenciu as Frank Sinatra, Vicky Jackson as Lily Allen, DJ; RON 870/person

*Fame Boulevard NY party at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Constanta Ballroom; unlimited bar and buffet; entertainment: famous pop rock- Vicky Jackson as Pink, Horia Brenciu rocking down the house, Andreea setting the mood; RON 870/person

*Champions VJ party at the J.W Marriott Hotel, Champions bar; unlimited bar and buffet; RON 400/person

*Masked Ball at the Crowne Plaza hotel; menu + live music and DJ; RON 600/adult. Free for up to 2 years old, half price for 2 to 12 tears olds.

*Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel, Modigliani restaurant; five-course fixed menu, wine; entertainment: live piano performance; EUR 80/person;

*La Belle Epoque at Caru Cu Bere restaurant: fixed menu; entertainment: cabaret show, folk dances, magic show, DJ, Mon Amour orchestra from Russia; RON 500/person; RON 450/person for bigger groups.

*NY celebration at Hanu Berarilor: fixed menu, DJ, fireworks; RON 470/person.

*NY celebration at Jaristea restraurant: buffet, folk music, entertainment; RON 750/person.

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If you know of or organize a Christmas or New Year’s Eve event in Bucharest that we haven’t included in this list, send us an e-mail et [email protected] with the event details, location, price, menu.

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