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New Year’s Eve York 2018 – What’s On?

New Year’s Eve York 2018 – What’s On?

New Year’s Eve York 2018.  Looking for what to do at New Year in York?  I’ve found the information surprisingly sparse on the internet so have put a list together of the events I have found in York.  I’ve found black tie dinners, pantomimes and nightclub discos.

While you are here, also have a look at my what to do over Christmas in York as well as my Christmas Events in Yorkshire post – lots of York events listed.

Please do contact me if you know of an event or fireworks in York New Year’s Eve 2018 and I will add it to the list!

Listen to The York Minster bells chiming in the New Year at Midnight

It is a York tradition to gather around The Minster at midnight to listen to the bells chime in the New Year.  It’s lovely to be with so many people all celebrating the same thing in front of our magnificent Minster.  Prepare for it being busy and there being lots of merry people!  If you are lucky there might be a fireworks display.


The Grand Hotel, York New Year’s Eve 2018 York – Black Tie Gala Dinner

Ring the New Year in, in the stunning surroundings of the Grand Boardroom at The Grand’s Black Tie Gala dinner in York. Enjoy exceptional dining before dancing the night away to our live band. Your package includes: Glass of Champagne and canapés on arrival, Four-course dinner, Coffee and petit fours. £150.00 per adult

Go to one of the York Pantomimes!

 We are spoiled for choice for pantomimes in York.  This year we have Cinderella at the Grand Opera House, York, The Grand Old Dame of York at the Theatre Royal York and another panto on at The York Barbican

New Year’s Eve Party and Disco at The York Racecourse – 2018

The York Racecourse has two big parties on, on New Year’s Eve.  You can choose from:

Glittering Gold New Year – £79.50 per person

Red carpet arrival and sparkling reception drink.  Four course meal with carvery main course and grand dessert buffet.  Late night “neeps and tatties”.  Bagpiper at Midnight.  Live Yorkshire party band The Monotones.  Nightshift Disco.  Themed room, traditional crackers and novelties

Sparkling Silver New Year – £52 per person

Arrival bagpiper.  Welcome drink.  Three course meal with a carvery main course.  Nightshift Disco.  Themed room, traditional crackers and novelties.


The Principal York, New Year’s Eve York 2018

New Year’s Eve in York 2018 – at The Principal York, we are joining in the celebrations from our traditional party nights to Christmas Day lunch in the Refectory Kitchen & Terrace to festive afternoon tea served in the Garden Room.   Enjoy traditional Christmas dishes from roast turkey with all the trimmings to Christmas pudding and mince pies, as well as contemporary takes on festive flavours, including mulled wine panna cotta. New Year’s Eve Dinner £135 per person.  We have reviewed Afternoon Tea at The Principal York here.

York Fairfield Manor New Year’s Eve in York 2018

Details from last year (to be updated) Celebrate the New Year in York, style and enjoy a countdown to remember at this black tie dinner dance at York Fairfield Manor.  With a red carpet welcome enjoy a glass of Prosecco Bucks Fizz on arrival and a magnificent five course dinner. Then really let your hair down with the sounds of the resident DJ until 1am with a complimentary Scottish dram to toast in the 2018 New Year at midnight. 

Go to a pub for a party

The Walnut Tree in Heworth are having an 80’s party.  Come along to The Walnut Tree and see out 2018 with a fabulous 80’s party with solo entertainer Natalie Dean providing disco karaoke and live music. No tickets required just bring yourself along for a great and of the year party.

New Year in York – Nightclub Party at Kuda, York

Greatest Showman themed New Year’s Eve Party at Kuda – Our latest New Year’s Eve theme has to be one of the best we’ve ever done! We’re going to put on one amazing show to really celebrate a fantastic 2018 and see in the new year.  Sure to be a sell out so please get your tickets as soon as you can to avoid the December rush.  Tickets: £12.00

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4 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve York 2018 – What’s On?”

  • Hi, your page about new year is very interesting thanks. Can you tell me if the bars / restaurants stay open late (until midnight)? We stayed in Glasgow last new year and everything closed at 9.30ish except for ticketed venues. Thanks, Susan

  • “If you are lucky there might be a fireworks display.” – Is it possible to get a confirmation if the fireworks will be taking place this year?

    • I don’t know I am afraid. I have looked but I can’t find any confirmation. It’s possible as it’s happened in the past, but not definite I am afraid (sorry!). Nikki

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