New Year’s Eve in York 2020 – What’s On?

New Year’s Eve York 2020.  Looking for what to do at New Year in York?  It’s a bit of a strange year, so do check with the individual place to make sure things are still going ahead!  Details correct as far as I can see as of the 2nd of December 2020 – it’s slim pickings I am afraid as you can imagine!

We will all be very glad to see the back of 2020!

Please do contact me if you know of an event or fireworks in York New Year’s Eve 2020 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. 

However, this year we are being asked not to gather at the Minster, as you can imagine crowds are the last thing you want to be in this year and no-one wants to start 2021 off with the dreaded virus!  Console yourself with planning an extra special New Year’s Eve next year!

Thor’s Tipi

Thor’s Tipi hosted a New Year’s Eve party last year and are back and open in the gardens of The Principal, York this year, so it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on their Facebook page for any updates.  

Have a look at our review of Thor’s Tipi here.


York on New Year's Eve


The Grand Hotel, York New Year’s Eve 2020 York – Black Tie Gala Dinner

Here at The Grand, celebrating the start of the new year is a fabulous occasion and we’d love for you to ring in 2021 in style.

Our two night package allows you to arrive at leisure on the 30th of December and enjoy a two night stay at York’s best address. Enjoy a Champagne Afternoon Tea on arrival and indulge in a hearty full English breakfast on each morning of your stay.

On New Year’s Eve enjoy the a glass of Champagne on arrival and sound of live music in our restaurant. Raise another glass to 2021 after enjoying your three-course meal.

Relax on January 1st with a leisurely late check-out of 12pm and a Champagne breakfast in The Rise.


The Grand, York


Go to one of the York Pantomimes!

There are sadly no pantomimes this year, but we should be back and slapping our thighs next year!

New Year’s Eve Party and Disco at The York Racecourse – 2020

York Racecourse holds a New Year’s Eve party and disco every year – but I can see no sign of one for this year (understandably!).


The Principal York, New Year’s Eve York

Details from last year – will update as soon as I see anything!

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

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New Year's Eve in York


New Year in York – Nightclub Party at Kuda, York

New Year’s Eve Party at Kuda –  Kuda host a party every new year’s eve but again it’s unlikely to be going ahead this year.


We also have a post of other things happening on New Year’s Eve throughout Yorkshire.

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

4 thoughts on “New Year’s Eve in York 2020 – What’s On?”

  1. 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

  2. “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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