If you have no ticket to the famous Vienna Opera Ball, don't be too upset. After all, there are up to 500 different balls taking place in Vienna during the winter. The season begins with the Red Cross Ball at the City Hall in mid-November and peaks in January and February, attracting lots of visitors to the city.
The tradition of carnival balls have existed in the city since the 18th century. You can visit some of the most famous ones, like the Rudolfina Redoute or opt for smaller events where traditional waltzes are followed by modern pop music.