Every year new parties pop up to offer revellers new opportunities to celebrate the New Year. They offer new styles and themes, and ultimately what attracts the public is the music, the abundance of open bars and buffets, and obviously, the number of friends and acquaintances that will be around to see in the first hours of the new year with them.
Here’s our list of of 7 traditional New Year’s parties. They vary in style, but are all great places to hear the chimes of New Year ring! It’s your choice!
1 – Rio Réveillon at the Brazilian Jockey Club
The Jockey Club’s New Year’s Party has become a tradition in the city and one of the biggest in Rio’s Zona Sul. 2018 will mark their 12th Rio Réveillon party.
Attractions: DJ’s, the Mangueira Samba School band, with more additions to the line-up to be announced soon!
Address: Jockey Club Brasileiro – Praça Santos Dumont, 31 – Gávea.
Further information: Facebook Rio Réveillon.
Start time: 9pm
Espaço Gávea: First lot tickets – male or female – R$270.00 (plus 10% tax) – Sold via Ingresso Certo website.
Included: All night free bar with whisky, vodka, sparkling wine (23:30 to 01:00), energy drinks, beer, Santa Dose cachaça. soft drinks, juices, and water.
Buffet for the entirety of the event, consisting of one area for pasta and risotto, one for other savoury food, and one for desserts.
Summary: Eating area, free buffet, free bar for all, staffed fixed bars, access to the main stage, access to dancefloor, valet parking.
Espaço Lagoa: First lot tickets – male or female – R$370.00 (plus 10% tax) – Sold via Ingresso Certo website.
Included: All night free bar with whisky, imported vodka, sparkling wine (23:30 to 01:00), energy drinks, beer, Santa Dose cachaça. soft drinks, juices, and water.
Buffet for the entirety of the event, with cocktails with waiter-service, canapés, VIP supper, pasta and risotto buffet area, dessert buffet, and breakfast buffet.
Summary: Brazilian rodizio table service, exclusive entrance and bathrooms, waiter-service (for drinks), free buffet (maintained at chilled temperature), breakfast, a free bar for all, staffed fixed bars, access to main stage, access to Espaço Gávea, valet parking, and kids’ area with play areas, toys, costumes, games and children’s buffet.
Espaço Exclusive*: First lot – male or female – R$510.00 – Only available via email contact rioreveillon.com.br and WhatsApp +55 21 97614 5494.
*Each ticket for Espaço Exclusive corresponds to a seat at a table of up to 10 people.
Included: All night free bar with imported whisky, imported vodka, sparkling wine (11:30pm to 1am), drinks station and caipivodkas with fruit, energy drinks, beer, Santa Dose cachaça, soft drinks, juices, and water.
Buffet during the entire event, with waiter-served cocktails, canapé table, VIP supper, pasta and risotto buffet, dessert buffet, and breakfast buffet.
Summary: Reserved tables in air-conditioned area, exclusive entrance and bathrooms, waiter-service (drinks and canapés), free buffet (maintained at chilled temperature, free bar for all, exclusive dancefloor, access to Espaço Gávea and Espaço Lagoa, valet parking, access to Espaço Kids in Espaço Lagoa, with play areas, toys, costumes, games, and children’s buffet.
2 – New Year at the Urca Mountain
As well as being located in one of the most incredible locations in the world, last year was this part’s 21st anniversary, with tickets always completely sold out. From the Urca Mountain, as well as amazing views over Rio de Janeiro, you’ll be able to see the fireworks on Botafogo Beach and in Niterói, making for a spectacular sight. From Sugarloaf Mountain, with restricted access, it’s possible to see the fireworks in Copacabana, from 400 metres up. In either case, it’s an incomparable, breathtaking experience.
Admission is not permitted to under-18s (including with parents)
Attractions: Jorge Aragão, Rock’n’House, Roger, Marcelo V’Re, Bruna Lennon, Leo Paes Leme and Ryon Live Sax. 2 Dance Floors to the attractions: Anfiteatro and Espaço Baía da Guanabara, with access for everyone.
Address: Av. Pasteur, 520 – Urca.
Further information: New Ticket Website.
Start time: 9pm
Morro da Urca: First lot tickets – male or female – R$720,00 (+ 10% tax) – Sold via Sem hora website.
Included: All night free bar, buffet, desserts, breakfast, access to the concerts and no table reservations.
Ingresso Mirante Vip: First lot tickets – male or female – R$1.350,00 (+ 10% tax) – Sold via Sem Hora website.
Included: special reserved area at Urca Hill viewpoint, facing the Sugar Loaf with free Buffet and drinks, and access to Sugar Loaf between 22:30 to 01:30 – 396 meters higher from sea level – with a privilege view to the fireworks show in Copacabana Beach and the shows of other beaches (special drinks will be served on Sugar Loaf from 22h30 to 1h30. Only 250 tickets.
Ingresso Gourmet Experience: First lot tickets – male or female – R$1.600,00 (+ 10% tax) – Sold via Sem Hora website.
Included: A specially reserved area, in the tower of Urca Mountain, where the COTA 200 restaurant can be found. A well-renowned chef will be on hand, who will be confirmed before the pre-sale opens. Access to complete buffet with free bar, as well as access to Sugarloaf Mountain from 10:30pm to 01:30am – from a height of 396 metres, privileged views of the fireworks at Copacabana Beach, and other displays across Rio de Janeiro. Additionally, top-quality drinks served on Sugarloaf Mountain from 10:30pm to 01:30am. Only 120 tickets available.
Available for all kinds of tickets:
21:00 to 23:00 – Canapés with waiter-service.
21:00 to 02:00 – Salad Bar.
21:30 to 02:00 – Dinner.
24:30 to 02:00 – Desserts.
03:30 to 04:30 – Breakfast.
All night free bar with sparkling wine, imported whisky, sangria, beer, vodka, cocktails, tequila, special shots, cachaça, energy drinks, soft drinks, juices, and water.
Buffet details to be confirmed shortly. It’s worth noting that this is always exceptional.
Tables vary at the event. They aren’t reserved in advance, and nor is the layout. This party is notable for its young, friendly atmosphere. The aim is to dance, party, and celebrate the arrival of 2018 with incomparable views from one of the world’s picture postcard destinations.
Transport/Transfer We recommend that all arrive at the event via Uber, Cabify or taxi. On the way home, from midnight onwards, 3 buses will take revellers to Botafogo Metro station. This is a place that offers an easy place to get a taxi, as well as the metro itself.
3 – New Year in Gávea at the German Society
After 7 consecutive successful years, Gavea’s Réveillon (New Year Party) continues bringing joy to Rio and offers one of the best all-inclusive parties.
The event takes place in the Clube Sociedade Germânia, in the middle of the Atlantic forest in the Alto Gávea area. A perfect location in the heart of Rio’s Zona Sul.
Attractions: ABSOLUT dance floor: Fica Comigo, Zeh Pretim and Bahruth. The line-up at BEEFEATER Eletronic Stage and JAMESON Black Pub Dance Floor will be soon confirmed.
Address: Sociedade Germânia – R. Antenor Rangel, 210 – Gávea.
Further information: tickets at Ingresso Certo website.
Start time: 10pm
First Lots – female tickets full price R$900,00 (+10% tax).
First Lots – female tickets half price discount R$450,00 (+10% taxa).
First Lots – male tickets full price R$900,00 (+10% taxa).
First Lots – male tickets half price discount (+10% taxa).
Sold via Ingresso Certo Website.
Included: free bar with ABSOLUT Vodka, Red Bull, whisky, Jameson, gind Beefeater, sparkling wine, beer, vodka drinks with juices, soda, juices and water.
Buffet with appetizers, broths, main courses, sides, vegetarian options, pasta, desserts and breakfast.
Summary: All-inclusive with as-much-as-you-can-eat/drink, the latest sound and lighting systems, venue security registered with the federal Police and 16 surveillance cameras, on-site mobile medical support, and an 80-metre bar.
4- White RoofTop at Lagoon
The Lagoon Terrace is to be found in a privileged location; facing the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake with views of Christ the Redeemer,where the events firework display will take place. In addition, it will be possible to see the world’s greatest fireworks show, on Copacabana Beach, in total comfort.
The White Rooftop has been a growing success over the past five years, and 2018 will culminate in its final celebration. For this occasion, the party will extend right to the edges of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, with a breathtaking view of the city.
No admission to under-18s, even if accompanied by a family member.
Attractions: Cix, Yasmin, True Love, Zedoroque, Rapha Lima, MCs Convidados, João Brasil, Tarantino Disco, WineHAUS DJs, Juliano Junot, Leo Paes Leme, Felipe Guga, Mary Lou, Beatles Tribute com Black Monkees and the exclusive concert of DELÃO (vocal at Fica Comigo) and special guests. And THE FIRST SUNRISE SET of John Failly B2B Marie Bouret, around 06am.
Address: Avenida Borges de Medeiros, 1424 – Lagoa.
Futher Information: Event Website.
Start time: 8pm.
Ticket price: Male and Female – R$560,00 (+ 10% tax) – Sold via White RoofTop website.
Included: free drinks bar with sparkling wine, imported whisky, sangria, german beer, imported vodka, cocktails, tequila, special shots, santa dose Cachaça, Red Bull, juices, water and sodas.
International Cuisine with appetizers, japanese food, le buffet and breakfast.
5 – New Year with Celebrare at the Monte Líbano Club
The band Celebrare hold their famous New Year’s party at the Monte Líbano Club in Rio de Janeiro once more. They are famous for being able to get the dancefloor moving with all-time hits for partiers of all ages.
Two things are worth highlighting: firstly the views of Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, and secondly the option of reserving a table in advance, offering a more comfortable way of seeing in the New Year.
Attractions: Celebrare band and others to be confirmed.
Address: Av. Borges de Medeiros, 701 – Leblon.
Futher Information: Event website.
Start time: 9pm
Dance Floor: First lots male and female – R$494,00 – Sold via Alô Ingresso.
Central Table: First lots male and female – R$618,00 – Sold via Alô Ingresso.
Balcony Table: First lots male and female – R$566,00 – Sold via Alô Ingresso.
Boxes: First lots male and female – R$712,00 – Sold via Alô Ingresso.
Included: free drinks bar with sparkling wine, whisky, beer, vodka, cocktails, caipirinha, ice, energy drinks, soda, water and juices.
Salad Bar, pasta, savoury food, dinner, desserts and breakfast.
6 – Palaphita Lagoa New Year’s Party
For the past 7 years this has been a sell-out, and now more than ever before, Palaphita Lagoa will cast its spell on revellers, with its enviable location on the shores of the Rodrigo Freitas Lake. Picture postcard views for all those come along.
No admission to under-18s.
Attractions: Buchecha, DDP Diretoria, Adoro Frozen Crew, DJ Bernardo Malta, DJ Rodrigo Ribeiro, Sigue Bailando DJ Set (Reggaeton) e DJ Jonny Green.
Address: Av. Epitácio Pessoa, S/N – Ipanema.
Futher information: Event Facebook page or telephone 2227-0837.
Start time: 9pm
First lots – male and female – R$410,00 (+10% tax) – Sold via Bilheteria Digital website. Or at the event location: Palaphita Lagoa – Everyday from 6pm to 00h (cash only).
Included: impeccable and complete menu with Amazonian specialties, seafood, meat, vegetarian options, sushi and sashimis, fondues, finger sandwiches, appetizers, cheese, salad bar, terrines and more.
Free bar with a huge range of drinks options. We recommend the exoctic caipirinhas, exclusive from Palaphita Bar, such as, chinoca, capivara, laila e gabi. Besides these we will have vodka, gin, Red Bull, aperol spritz, frozens by Adoro Frozen, sparkling wine, Scottish whisky, sangria, beer, sake, absinthe, cocktails, juices, amazonian juices, water and soda.
7- Bar Bukowski New Year’s Party in Urca
Bar Bukowski is one of the most acclaimed venues to listen to rock in the whole of the city. In fact, we mentioned it in our post about Rock in Rio, and for New Year’s Eve, they hold a rock-themed party in the Urca neighbourhood.
No admission to under-18s.
Attractions: 5 Djs and 3 Bands.
Address: Círculo Militar da Praia Vermelha – Praça Gen. Tibúrcio, s/n – Urca.
Futher Information: Event Facebook page.
Start time: 9pm
First Lots – male and female – R$340,00 (+10% tax) – Sold via Ingresso Certowebsite.
Included: Buffet with appetizers, dinner, desserts, snacks com entradas, jantar, estação de doces, snacks with waiter-service and breakfast.
Free drinks with imported vodka, imported whiskey, sparkling wine, imported gin, tequila 100% agave, beer, energy drinks, soda, juices and water.
Two dance floors, hookah and a variety of attractions such as, beauty saloon space, fortune tellers, exclusive fireworks show and much more.