Before the Christmas festive mood fades out, the countdown for the New Year begins. Fortunately, this New Year eve is on Sunday and it is followed by a bank holiday on Monday so you won’t have to drag yourself out of the bed to work the next day. It’s the perfect excuse for keeping the festivities going well past midnight! We’ve created the ultimate guide to the best New Year’s Eve parties, events and fireworks displays across the nation.
London is one of the most populous cities in the world, Especially for New Years Eve celebrations. As Big Ben strikes 12 midnight, watch fireworks from the famous London Eye, take a cruise down the Thames, or celebrate while dancing the night away. Check out some of the attractions the city has to offer below!
• The New Years Eve House Party 2017 | Till 4.00 am | Holborn, Central London
• Mabel’s Covent Garden | Till 2:00 am | Covent Garden, London Head to Winter Wonderland for free and get the chance to explore the Christmas markets, fairground rides and a kid-friendly Santa Land.
Head to Primrose Hill and wrap up warm to see unrivalled views over London without paying a penny.
Alternatively, Tower Bridge, Lambeth Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge are good places to stand if you get there very early.
Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital is one of the best places in the world to celebrate the New Year. Thousands of people take to the city’s streets, parks and pubs to celebrate Hogmanay every December 31st – and if you’re thinking of joining them, you’ll receive a warm welcome. It is a lively place to be to bring in the New Year, boasting a number of big events including…
• Hogmanay in Edinburgh, which is known as one of the biggest parties in the UK.
• Torchlight parade starts at £3 or £13 for a ticket and torch.
• The street party that includes live music, DJs and street entertainment, from £26.
It’s time to start thinking about how you’ll be celebrating the dawn of the New Year. There’s a host of paid for options, including gala balls and parties, available across the West Midlands to help celebrate the start of 2017, but few are as yet advertising that they will include fireworks. But there are a couple of FREE options in Birmingham city centre on New Year’s Eve.
• On New Year’s Eve, the ice rink and big wheel in Centenary Square having a special late opening until 1am.
Liverpool is one of the most famous clubbing cities in the world and well renowned for its New Year’s Eve festivities. Enjoy the fun with a wide variety of bars and phenomenal restaurants around Mathew Street and Albert Dock. Some popular Liverpool events are business and professional, health and wellness and charity and causes.
• The Club House Liverpool One | Till 2:00 am | Liverpool, United Kingdom
• Bridgeman Place Commerce House | From 31 Dec 20:00| Bolton, United Kingdom
See 2018 in with a bang at the spectacular fireworks display at Nottingham Castle – and it’s free! The party atmosphere will start from 8pm, with a program of live music and entertainment from the bandstand, including performances by Nottingham’s Disco Prophets, a seven-piece band guaranteed to have the crowd dancing all night long.
• Spanky Van Dyke’s | Goldsmith Street, Nottingham
• The Wollaton Pub and Kitchen | Lambourne Drive, Wollaton
• MOJO |Thurland Street, Nottingham
While many people in Bristol will be kicking off 2018 with a party or a raucous night out, for many the allure of a celebration packed with fireworks is just irresistible. Although Bristol doesn’t quite have a display to rival the magnificent scenes enjoyed by Londoners every year, there are still some impressive shows taking place around the city which will ensure your New Year starts with a bang.
• The Oxford | Totterdown
• The Crown Inn | Keynsham
• The Farm St Werberghs | Hopetoun Road
• The Avon Gorge Hotel | Sion Hill
Manchester’s Christmas season will come to a spectacular end with an incredible fireworks display in Albert Square. The annual event has previously been held in Piccadilly Gardens but recently moved to Albert Square. It will take place again in the city’s large public square while redevelopment work is completed in the gardens.
New Year’s Eve celebrations will start at 11pm with the fireworks released from the roof of the town hall on the stroke of midnight. Road closures will be in place from 9pm around Albert Square (Princess Road, John Dalton Street and Cross Street closed from 10pm), and all roads will reopen at 1am.
Never settle after watching the New Year fireworks, spend a leisurely New Year’s Day at one of London’s lovely attractions, take a refreshing walk around the city or recuperate over a long brunch or roast lunch, whilst the masses are at home nursing a hangover.