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The New Year’s Eve Events To Get Tickets For Right Now

Your friends have probably been saying it for weeks, so allow me to reiterate; you need to make New Year's Eve plans. This month we’re not only celebrating the end of a year but a whole decade, so December 31st deserves something big, spending the final hours at one of the best events in the UK. Everyone and their aunty is hosting a party, every bar, every pub, it’s hard to make the call on where to go. You go to your local every week, so venture further to something a bit more extravagant. Helping you finalise some plans in your group chat, here are the New Year's Eve events we’d be heading to around the UK. 

#1 Edinburgh

If you’ve been saying for years that one day you’ll go to the Hogmanay, this is your time. The 3-day event is always incredible, being one of the biggest NYE celebrations in the world and only getting bigger each year. Starting off with the iconic torchlight procession on the 30th December and continuing through till the 1st with more events than one person could ever event, you’ll find something to suit everyone in your group. We’d be getting tickets for Mark Ronson’s Hogmanay in the Gardens, ringing in the new year with the multi-award winning DJ. We’ve spent the decade dancing to his hits so it only seems appropriate. Joined by Rudimental and Scotland’s Mungo’s Hi-Fi, this huge party will bring the new year in with good vibes. Giving you the best view of the midnight fireworks over the Edinburgh Castle, the £75 ticket includes a complimentary drink and access to the Hogmanay street party. Then stick around to fight off your hangover at the Loony Dook the next day as thousands take a dip in the icy sea.

#2 Newcastle

South of the border, we’re staying on dry land.Escaping the chaos of the Toon, we’d be crossing the river to Gateshead’s iconic Sage, you know, the one that looks like a metal slug. Putting on a night of live music, their New Year's Eve event Lost In The Music is celebrating disco for you to dance your way out of the decade. The live band is going to be playing 70's disco classics through till the clock strikes, and you’re in the perfect location to watch the fireworks along the Quayside. Stick around as the real party starts after midnight with Guilty Pleasures DJ's bringing their eclectic club night to the Sage. 
The New Year's Eve events at the Sage are a great option if you’re looking for an excuse to dress a little fancier. Kick it up a gear by heading out earlier for dinner. You can either pay £40 extra to add a dinner onto your night at the Sage, or go next door to the rooftop restaurant at BALTIC offering panoramic views and a menu focused on seasonality and sustainability. Dinner and a disco? Sounds dreamy to us.

#3 Leeds

After a long year and an even longer decade full of ups and downs, sometimes you just need a good laugh. If that’s the case, The Wardrobe in Leeds is the only place you need to look for New Year's Eve events, hosting a night of good food, good laughs and good music. Featuring four comedians from House of Fun Comedy you can laugh your way into a new decade as you reflect on the comedic highs and lows of the year. 
Situated in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter in the east of the centre, The Wardrobe is just central enough to give you a healthy dose of hustle and bustle without feeling overcrowded when the ball drops. Surrounded by museums, theatres and the city’s music school, this is the place to be for more artsy New Year's Eve events.Dependant on your schedule you can get tickets for dinner and the midnight celebrations as well, making a full night of it. The year will close out with a line-up of live bands and DJ's, sending you into 2020 with a stitch from laughing and a smile from good times.

#4 Bristol

Home of Banksy and Massive Attack, Bristol is a favourite city for the artistic, known as one of the top creative hubs of the UK. So if you’re looking for a place to be inspired as you enter 2020 look no further than Bristol’s New Year's Eve events. 
If you’re after a more low key night, head to Tobacco Factory; a welcoming community hub in the south of the city. Celebrating its 25th year at the heart of the community, the venue hosts a cafe, bar, theatre and weekly markets that sell local and sustainable goods. Their New Year's Eve events are chill but conscious, dedicating the night to launching a new decade of action on climate change. They’ve been hosting their NYE celebrations each year since 2007 so they’re seasoned at throwing a good party. This year, dedicate your celebrations to a good cause as you boogie underneath their giant mural of Greta Thunberg at their free NYE party. Enjoy hot food, local beer and live bands and DJ's at this no-pressure, happy hub.

#5 London

For New Year's Eve events that are big and high-key, head to the capital. In such a huge city you’re spoilt for choice for New Year's Eve events, from the traditional fireworks over on Southbank to bar lock-ins. Whether you’re looking to dress up or dress down, there’s a wealth of events for any taste.
But for something really special, we’d be heading to the Natural History Museum to their spectacular NYE party. This years theme is Creatures of the Night, so you can be nocturnal as you party underneath the giant Blue Whale skeleton in the Hintze Hall. For £99 you get to explore the exhibitions by nightfall including the hypnotic Museum of the Moon, enjoy a complimentary drink, and spend the night dancing to a line up of DJ's and partaking in musical bingo and massaoke, singing along to anthems with a whole crowd. You’re getting a lot for your money, but mostly you’re getting a rare chance to dress up and party in one of the most iconic institutions in the UK. New Year's Eve events like this don’t come round often, so we’ll see you on the dance floor. 


Sarah Atkinson
Sarah Atkinson Writer and expert

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