What to Do in Basel for New Year’s Eve: Celebrating SilvesterBasel CommunityDecember 31, 2014Festivals & Events0 Comments 0 Looking for something to do to celebrate 2015 in Basel? Here are a few of our picks around the city! If you’d like to celebrate with a crowd, downtown has its annual festivities, which start at 23:00 hrs with Glühwein served until 01:00 and fireworks at half past midnight. At the Münsterplatz, enjoy a lively brass band performing from the towers, starting at 23:30. And for the official ringing in, the large bell at the Münster’s Martinsturm (St. Martin’s Tower) rings out the old year from 23:45 to 23:55, until midnight, when all the church bells of the city playfully welcome the new year together. There is also a special worship service at the Münster from 00:15 to 00:30 hrs. Plan public transport in advance by visiting the official BVB website: http://www.bvb.ch/en/timetable-network/online-timetable. Happy New Year from Basel Community!