Ball Season in Vienna Tour Guide:
Balls might be outdated for the rest of the world, but in Vienna, this unforgettable tradition of waltzing around a ballroom to the soulful tunes of ballroom music is very much alive. Don a classic ballroom gown or a black tie coat, complement it with dazzling jewels and the latest hair-do; put on your dancing shoes and set out to enjoy a night of dancing that you will never want to end.
Beginning with a dinner at 07:00 PM or later, a ball evening encompasses an opening ceremony, where usually professional dancers take the lead and perform for the assembled public. Once the dance is over, everyone else joins in for endless fun and dance. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres keep your energy levels up and refreshed. Most balls go on until the wee hours of the morning and as guests exit, the ladies receive a complimentary gift to remember the ball.
The balls in Vienna are unforgettable experiences for most tourists. Nowhere else can you actually attend a ball and dance along the ballroom, where once royals danced. Held in the ballrooms of the Imperial palaces as well as in other locations around town, the balls in Vienna are ticketed events and open to all; only few balls limit themselves to invitees.