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New Year’s Eve York 2019 – What’s On?

New Year’s Eve York 2019 – What’s On?

New Year’s Eve York 2019.  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 2019 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 2019 York – Black Tie Gala Dinner

Dress to impress at our black-tie Gala Ball. Held in the stunning Grand Boardroom, enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception before sitting down for an exquisite five-course dinner.

Live band and entertainment will follow, allowing you to dance the night away and ring in 2020 in style.



£160.00 PER ADULT

The Grand, York


Go to one of the York Pantomimes!

 We are spoiled for choice for pantomimes in York.  This year we have Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at the Grand Opera House, York, Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal York.
York New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve Party and Disco at The York Racecourse – 2019

The York Racecourse has two big parties on, on New Year’s Eve.  You can choose from:  If you’re looking for the perfect party venue for New Year’s Eve in York then celebrate at York Racecourse for a special party night to remember!  Our hospitality and events team with years of experience will make sure your New Year party is a special one!  On arrival at the racecourse you can enjoy a grand entrance with a bagpiper or reception drink and canapés to get your night started in style.   

Award-winning on-site caterers will delight you with 4 course meal and a carvery main course, to enjoy fresh, local produce and high-quality home cooking, perfectly paired with our range of award winning wines.  Our resident DJ, Nightshift will keep you dancing the night away, or sample our live entertainment for the full band experience in one the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations York has to offer.We have two ways to celebrate the New Year at York Racecourse and whichever package you choose you are sure to have a brilliant night of fine food, drink, live music and entertainment.


SPARKLING SILVER NEW YEAR: 57.50                   

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

GLITTERING GOLD NEW YEAR: 82.50                   

  • Red carpet arrival, with sparkling reception drink and canapés
  • A four course meal with a carvery main course and grand dessert buffet
  • Bagpiper at Midnight
  • Live Yorkshire party band The Monotones
  • Nightshift Disco
  • Themed room, traditional crackers and novelties


The Principal York, New Year’s Eve York 2019

Details from last year – will update as soon as possible!

New Year’s Eve in York  – 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.

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The Garden Room at The Principal York

York Fairfield Manor New Year’s Eve in York 2019

Roaring 20’s Masquerade Ball

Kick start your New Year celebrations!  Enjoy the fire performers as you arrive, along with a glass of Prosecco.  The Masquerade stilt walkers will follow to mix and mingle with the guests; giving you a night to remember. After dinner get your dancing shoes on with fantastic music and DJ until 1am. Not forgetting your complimentary glass of champagne to toast the New Year. The best mask will win a bottle of bubbly!

Start the party early: 6pm-7pm | Dinner served: 8pm prompt
Bar closes: 1am | Disco: until 1am | Over 18s only
Dress code: Black tie & cocktail dresses – dress to impress, don’t forget your mask!

£85.00 per person or £165.00 including overnight accommodation.
£50.00 per person deposit required at time of booking along with pre orders.
Tables of 6 or less may be amalgamated into Captain’s tables if necessary.

New Year's Eve in York

Go to a pub for a party

Details from Last year:

The Walnut Tree in Heworth are having an 80’s party.  Come along to The Walnut Tree and see out the year 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

New Year’s Eve Party at Kuda –  We’re going to put on one amazing show to really celebrate a fantastic 2019 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.  

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4 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve York 2019 – 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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