We are living the last days of December and the biggest party in Rio is almost arriving. New Year’s Eve in Rio is one of the most famous parties in the world, so we put together a list for you of the six best events for New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro 2020. If you don’t know what to do yet at New Year’s Eve and you want to attend a party that will go on until sunrise, you’ll find them here. Have fun!
The Rock Bar – Botafogo
The first of the two traditional rock clubs in Rio de Janeiro is promising a nice party again. The party starts early, around 20hr, and the early visitors will walk in a group to the beach of Copacabana to enter the new year with the spectacular fireworks. After the fireworks everyone goes back to the party, that is located at a 15 minutes walk from the beach, to party until the early morning. The price is around 600 reais right now, but all food and drinks are included. Check out the event here, there you will find a link to the site where you can buy the tickets.
White Rooftop: Secret Beach – São Conrado
This party, that was organized for the first time in 2014, is one of the most looked for parties in the city. It is already sold out, but they opened up a small extra batch of tickets for the people that decide last minute. The party will be held in hotel Nacional at the beach of São Conrado, where the crowd will receive a private firework show to enter the new year. Don’t think to long about going or not, because there won’t be a lot of time left for you to decide. To get a bit more excited about this party, have a look at the promo video of last year. Check out the event page here, where you will find the link to the site where you can buy the tickets.
Reveillon Bar Bukowski – Botafogo
Bukowski Bar is a hipster hang out in Botafogo that always brings rock and roll to New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro. The party will be held at military club next to Praia Vermelha, the Red Beach. At the party, organizers are promising 2 dance floors, 5 lounge areas, 3 DJs and live music with Paralamas do Sucesso band. The buffet will have an open bar and open food with snacks, complete dinner and breakfast. The party and buffet goes on from 8pm until 8am. For more information on foods and drinks, check this website to read all about the party at Bukowski. They are sold out, but there is a lively second hand market. If you would like to visit this party, let us know.
Aurora Xian – Centro
Xian is one of the new hotspots in town. Next to the local airport, located on the rooftop with an awesome view of Rio de Janeiro. And they did a great job of putting together an impressive program. For around 1000 reais you will get three parties, Saturday and Sunday as a preparation for the last one, obviously New Year’s Eve. If you prefer to just go for the last party, it will save you some hundred reais. This place and party has the potential of becoming one of the best parties in town. The party at New Year’s has an all inclusive menu for food and drinks and goes on until 6 am, with a beautiful sunrise on the menu. Check the event here, where you can find a link to buy the tickets as well.
Reveillon do Morro – Morro da Urca / Sugarloaf Mountain
One of the most famous events for New Year’s Eve in Rio is at the Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Morro da Urca map. Starting at 9 pm you can go up with the cable car to have an all-inclusive bar and buffet. It is not cheap, well north of the 1500 reias, but money well spend and a once in a lifetime experience. This party promises 2 stages, 5 DJs, and a live attraction to be confirmed. You can check everything that is included in the all-inclusive menu here.
Private Boat Party – Copacabana
Last but not least, if you don’t like the big parties, why not organize your own private party while celebrating New Year’s Eve in Rio? And what better location can you think of then being on a boat with your friends watching the famous fireworks in front of the beach of Copacabana first row. You can board at the harbor of Marina da Gloria at 22h (or a bit earlier if you prefer) and set sail for Copacabana beach while enjoying Rio’s marvelous skyline at night. At midnight you experience the fireworks in the privacy of your own family and friends with the ocean breeze going trough your hair.
Duration: 22h until 1.30h. The cost: 5.000 reais for the boat, with a maximum of nine people. You can bring your own drinks and snacks or let someone arrange it for you for an additional 100 reais per person. Send us a message on WhatsApp: +5521999854749.
If you don’t feel like buying expensive tickets to these parties your best option is visiting the beach of Copacabana. It will be crowded, but it is for free and one of the most famous New Year’s places in the world. To check out all the details about celebrating New Year’s Eve in Rio at Copacabana Beach, read our Ultimate Guide for New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro.
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