Best New Year’s parties in the UK

It’s just over a month until arguably the biggest night of the year. New Year’s Eve brings with it thousands of options to welcome in 2016. We found the Best New Year’s parties in the UK – from diamonds and black-tie to tiki fancy-dress, ‘60s dress up and more – consider your New Year’s plans sorted.



The Circus at Saw Swee Hock Centre

The circus is coming to town! One of London’s newest nightspots, Saw Swee Hock Centre, is hosting an experience like no other. Complete with circus entertainers, live animals, face painters and more, this will be a party to remember.

Pukka Up NYE Boat Party

Welcome in 2016 with opulence and flair. Get a front row seat to the UK’s largest firework display, set against the London skyline. Then spend the night dancing to the biggest house tracks of 2015, thanks to Pukka Up’s Ibiza resident DJs and special guests.

After the fireworks, head to the We Are NYE after-party at Great Suffolk Street Warehouse.

The Piano Works New Year’s Eve Party 2015 – A Black Tie Affair

Taking place in a Victorian listed warehouse in the heart of Farringdon, you’ll be welcomed with a glass of Prosecco, then enjoy a three course dinner. Request your favourite songs from a live piano band until 02:00. DJs will continue playing song requests until 06:00.



Atlantis – the Sunken City Celebration

The legendary lost kingdom of Atlantis will be recreated in Edinburgh’s iconic Dome this New Year’s eve. Transformed into an underwater paradise, expect to see mermaid table hostesses, live music and the only outdoor DJs in the city.

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

It’s difficult to think of New Year’s in Edinburgh without thinking of Hogmanay – Scotland’s world-famous New Year festival. Taking place over three days, the city is engulfed by spectacular events, incredible bands and amazing audiences from all around the world. View what’s on and buy tickets here.

Hogmanay Hoolie at Ghillie Dhu

If you’re looking for an evening of refined celebrations, then Hogmanay Hoolie is sure to deliver. Start the evening with a glass of champagne before enjoying a seven-course banquet in the grand auditorium. After seeing in the bells, another champagne reception awaits, with a perfect view of the Castle fireworks. Traditional mini steak pies will be on offer until 05:00, ensuring you’re properly fuelled to dance the night away.

‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s night

Dig out those flower power dresses, find your drain pipe flares and boogie on down to Edinburgh’s Thistle Hotel for a trip down memory lane. Enjoy champagne on arrival before indulging in a three-course dinner while vocalist Mike McKenzie brings you music from the past 50 years.



The Heart of Dance – Bowlers NYE

Promising “a NYE never to be forgotten”, this evening features acts including Lost & Found, Love Decade and Maximes & Monroes. With four arenas, this festival includes a full fairground and attractions – and is set to be the biggest party in Manchester.

New Year’s Eve Countdown at The Milton Club

The Milton Club will be pulling out all the stops to welcome in 2016. Step onto the red carpet, be snapped by photographers and enjoy a glass of fizz on arrival. The evening will play host to live performances by the resident saxophonist, fire-breathers and showgirls.

Private-hire booths are available for those who want extra comfort, with waitress service available all night.

Tiki Makahiki New Year’s Eve Party

DJ Potty Mouth will play an eclectic mix of funk, soul, hip hop and R & B, together with your favourite party classics. Come in your best tiki fancy dress and you could be in line for fantastic prizes and giveaways throughout the night.

The Alpine Ball at Tatton Park

If you’re looking for an excuse to bring out the diamonds and faux fur, then make sure Tatton Park is on your agenda for New Year’s Eve. From a champagne reception to live entertainment, take your seat under the starlit ceiling of 10,000 lights before feasting on a sumptuous five-course gala dinner. Other activities include a “balloon-modelling” competition, a dance-off and an Alpine-themed live show.

Celebrations end at midnight, with a Highland Piper and bacon butties.

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