Confetti cannons at the ready... There are lots of glitzy New Year’s Eve parties across Belfast and Northern Ireland to celebrate the start of 2020.
New Year's Eve at Titanic Belfast
From £45 per person
Join Titanic Belfast this New Year’s Eve to celebrate in style! Enjoy a festive cocktail on arrival and a delicious light supper before dancing the night away in front of the stunning Titanic staircase. Make it a New Year’s Eve to remember!
I Heart NYE: Roaring 20s
From £17 per person
The roaring 20s are back! So dress up in full flapper attire and get a suited and booted for the MAC’s fabulous New Year’s Eve party. There will be bubbles on arrival, art deco décor and dancing until late with a swinging house band – a party the 1920s would be proud of!
New Year’s Eve in the Observatory
Grand Central Hotel
From £350 (includes overnight stay)
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with the Grand Central Hotel’s unique 1920s theme party in the Observatory! You’ll enjoy a selection of tapas, live entertainment with a piper at midnight and a luxurious overnight stay with late checkout and a full Irish breakfast in the morning.
The Governor’s Ball
Crumlin Road Gaol
From £39.95 per person
The unique Victorian Era prison provides a quirky backdrop for a New Year’s Eve party, which will kick off with a magical drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal and entertainment from live five piece band, Conspiracy. They cover everything from the swinging sixties right up to current chart hits and are sure to have you up on your feet dancing the night away. A New Year’s Eve party you won’t want to miss!
Epic 80s New Year's Eve Party Night
Park Inn by Radisson Hotel
From £10 per person
In true A-ha style, take on the new year with epic 80s hits all night long at Park Inn! Q Radio DJ Ibe Sasay will provide you with all the ultimate tunes. Leg warmers, neon headbands and Frankie Says Relax shirts will all be welcome at this 80s extravaganza – there’ll even be prizes for the best 80s attire! End 2019 the right way by dancing your way into 2020.
New Year’s Eve Gala
The Old Inn
From £85 per person
Welcome 2020 in style at The Old Inn’s New Year’s Eve Gala; a glamorous black tie event where you’ll indulge in a delicious five course meal and a glass of bubbly on arrival. The Victor Currie four piece jazz band will provide the entertainment for the evening, before live DJ Derek West brings on the countdown to midnight. Or opt for a three course meal and entertainment at The Old Inn’s Black and White Gala from £65 per person.
Pubs & Clubs
Find out what’s happening in the bars around Belfast on New Year’s Eve night. Expect special pub menus, live music and bottles of bubbly on ice as Belfast’s bars prepare to bring in 2020.
Oh Yeah Music Centre, 9pm
£10 per person
Terri Hooley will be presenting his last ever Hooley’s Hootenanny on New Year’s Eve in the Oh Yeah Music Centre in Cathedral Quarter. The show marks the beginning of his Goodbye Vibrations Tour 2020, during which the Belfast legend will be saying goodbye to the Irish music scene with 20 DJ nights across the year in various locations.
Suited & Booted
Belfast Empire, 8.30pm
£15 per person
Get your glad rags on! Suited & Booted is back for its 5th Annual New Year’s Eve party in Belfast’s historic Empire. With a fantastic line-up of live music from Amy Montomgery, the Skallions, Jordan Adentunji and more, it promises one of the best nights of music in town.
Toast to 2020 in the luxurious rooftop bar at the top of Bullitt Hotel. Babel is offering a three-course set menu for £29.50 per person on New Year’s Eve, which features winter warmers like Parsnip and Mushroom Cassoulet and Slow-Cooked Short Rib. Afterwards, enjoy one of the bar’s bespoke cocktails and ring in the New Year while enjoying twinkling city views from the heated outdoor garden.
The Points offers live trad and folk music every night and New Year’s Eve is no different. Enjoy live music from champion piper Conor Mallon before ringing in the New Year with a traditional Irish ale or whiskey.
Join Henrys for a mega New Year’s Eve celebration with a five-course meal and a bottle of bubbly from £35 per person! Refurbished in 2018 Henrys is on the site of what has been a public house for over 100 years, and it offers great food, drinks and live music seven nights a week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about New Year’s bookings.
Whites Tavern & The Oyster Rooms
Celebrate New Year’s at the recently refurbished Whites Tavern & The Oyster Rooms with a five-course meal and bottle of bubbly for £32.50! Expect good food, great music and live music. For more information and bookings email email@example.com.
Daytime and Family Entertainment
No need to make it a late night. Belfast has plenty of daytime events on New Year’s Eve suitable for the whole family.
From £12 per person
Discover the magic of Neverland in this exciting new musical adapted from the play by JM Barrie. Pirates have arrived on the island and the Neverlanders are trying to keep them away. Can Peter Pan save the day? Fly away with Wendy, John, and Michael, second to the right and straight on till morning, to find out.
21 December to 3 January, SSE Arena
Skate at the home of the Stena Line Belfast Giants during the festive season! The SSE Arena is open for ice skating sessions from 21 December to 3 January, which can combine with a family pass for the more activities in the Odyssey Complex for extended family fun.
Beauty and the Beast
Grand Opera House
From £22.25 per person
With a huge cast of 30 and a spectacular set, Beauty and the Beast is the biggest panto show in Northern Ireland. May McFettridge celebrates her 30th season as the Queen of Belfast Pantomime and is joined by Ben Richards and Britain’s Got Talent favourite Mandy Muden. Don’t miss this magical adventure packed full of comedy, colour and amazing song and dance, which tells the story of Belle who is held captive in an enchanted castle by the formidable beast.
The Frozen Princess Pantomime
From £18.50 per person
This New Year’s Eve, experience the Frozen Princess; a story of adventure, friendship and bravery brought to you by the creative team behind other Belfast pantomimes such as Beauty and The Beast and Sleeping Beauty. Expect enchanting characters, original music and breath-taking costumes and set, all in the intimate surroundings of Waterfront Hall.
From £12 per person
Forget what you think about circus and experience world-class acrobats, aerialists and jugglers at the ever-popular Winter Circus! This breath-taking show will be an all human, all skill and all thrill event with a modern soundtrack and comedy characters that can be enjoyed by young and old. Set in Writer’s Square, the circus is an ideal location for a New Year’s Eve family meal in the Cathedral Quarter.
A Christmas Carol
Adults £25, child £12.50
A fun-filled family version of Charles Dicken’s classic fable, the MAC’s Christmas Carol promises toe-tapping tunes, laugh-out loud moments and a memorable festive experience. Travel with Scrooge to visit Christmases past and conjure up Christmas yet to come to see if he’s learned from his mistakes.
Aladdin the Pantomime
Belvoir Studio Theatre
From £12 per person
Belvoir Players’ annual pantomime extravaganza returns with an adventurous tale of Aladdin. The wicked Abanazar is seeking the magic lamp that contains the all-powerful Genie, so that he can rule the world, and is just steps away from succeeding. Packed with songs, slapstick, silliness and audience participation, it’s the perfect show for New Year’s Eve family fun!
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Enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends this New Year's Eve!