Carnival 2023

Feb 17th - Feb 25th

The Magic Ball at the Copacabana Palace

Magic Ball

The Magic Ball at the Copacabana Palace

The Magic Ball is one of the most high profile events of Rio de Janeiro Carnival.

One of the highlights of the Rio Carnival is the Magic Ball at the Copacabana Palace. This eagerly anticipated event is the grandest and most luxurious occasion in the Carnival. The glamour quotient of the evening is at an all-time high with a host of local and international celebrities in attendance.

The entire Copacabana Palace Hotel is transformed into a magical wonderland, with mystical themes adding to the atmosphere.  Previous themes for the Magic Ball included butterflies and crystals. Even the hotel’s 245 rooms are bedecked in the Ball theme making guests feel like the excitement is in their very own room. It is an occasion filled with opulence, prestige, and the ever-present intoxicating Carnival spirit.

Sensational Costumes for an Enchanting Evening


GIF Baile Mágico en el Copacabana PalaceThe Magic Ball is one of the most high-profile events of the Carnival and guests are dressed in their Carnival best. Men are expected to be attired formally with a suit and black tie and women can wear a gala dress. However, to truly experience the flavor of the evening, a luxury costume is a way to go. These fanciful whimsical outfits add to the glittering Carnival atmosphere. Plus there is nothing like a dazzling costume to get your feet tapping. The dance floors at the Copacabana Palace are always packed with spectacular costumes competing for space, both horizontally and vertically.

Red Carpet Glamour

The Magic Ball at the Copacabana Palace is without doubt the most elite event of the Rio Carnival. Photographers from the press and other media are kept busy with each celebrity trying to outdo the other while posing in their gorgeous gowns and costumes. Previous Magic Balls have attracted such names as Paris Hilton and Gerald Butler along with a host of South American film stars and socialites. It is the place to see and be seen and few would miss the opportunity to hobnob with big international names in such a high-status setting.

Nonstop Entertainment

The Magic Ball is an occasion to dance the night away to the hip-twitching Samba music of South America. Entertainers are hired to entice guests and partygoers to the dance floors. Live bands in every ballroom make sure that wherever you are, the music will be in your blood. The Ball is also an opportunity to mingle and mix with an eclectic and diverse group of people who frequent the Copacabana Palace. You could be talking to a Brazilian politician one moment and a German tourist the next. Of course, the glitterati is entertainment enough, if star gazing is your preferred choice.

About the 2023 Magic Ball

To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of this iconic hotel, the Copacabana Palace, the 2023 Magic Ball will return to the carioca carnival, reliving the years of 1923 and taking the reveler's imagination to 2123, as if they were in a time tunnel. Cordão do Bola Preta, Serjão Loroza, band, and DJs will liven up the event and make your night more memorable.

The Copa Magic ball, which features a premium full open bar: Whiskey, Sparkling Wine, Gin, Vodka, drinks bar, and a full menu signed by chef Nello Cassese, takes place on Carnival Saturday, February 18, 2023, from 10 pm and is for adults 18+ only.

By participating in this event, you must unconditionally agree to the following terms:

The organizing company or third parties appointed by it will photograph, film, and record the event too, at its own discretion, publish, transmit, retransmit, reproduce or disseminate on the internet and social media, for general publicity purposes, in Brazil and abroad.
Your attendance at the event represents your complete agreement and authorization for the free use of your image, name, and voice, continuously or not, without time or times limits, combined or not with the logos of the organizers, sponsors, or supporters, without characterizing the excessive use of an image or any personality rights and without any encumbrance or compensation for such use.

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