The most exciting night of the year is almost here and if you haven’t already, it’s time to plan how you’re going to bring in 2020. To make your planning easier, we’ve curated a list of the top UK and Ireland party destinations. So whether you prefer a street party or a decadent affair, get ready to bring the New Year in with a bang.
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Famous around the world, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Festival is the ultimate destination for NYE street celebrations. Running from December 30th to January 1st, the festival includes traditional Scottish dancing, a street party, a DJ set from Mark Ronson in the Princes Street Gardens and for the first time, the Hogmanay Official After-Party for the hardest of partygoers.
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Although a lively city the rest of the year, Manchester really comes into its own on New Year’s Eve. Attend a riotous Latin American celebration, see the year off in decadent style with a Gatsby-inspired evening or attend one of the biggest club nights of the year at The Ritz or The Warehouse Project.
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Ranked as one of the top 5 friendly cities in the world, you’ll most certainly feel at home spending New Year’s Eve in the Irish capital. This year the annual Countdown Concert is held at the iconic Custom House Quay headlined by Walking On Cars. Head to the river side to watch the Liffey Midnight Moment light up the sky as the clock strikes twelve and then take to the streets, pubs and clubs to continue your celebrations.
St Ives, Cornwall
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If you’re looking for a something a little different this New Year’s Eve, take a look at St Ives. Having built a reputation as a top UK New Year’s Eve destination, this small town truly comes alive on December 31st. It started with one pub throwing a NYE fancy dress party and resulted in the other local pubs joining in and throwing one themselves. Now the cobbled streets of this Cornish town fill with 1000’s of people in fancy dress weaving in and out of the many great bars and enjoying the fireworks, impromptu bands and food stalls along the way.