New Year’s Eve in Manchester

New Year’s Eve in Manchester is one of the best experiences you can get in the North of England. From raucous New Year’s Eve parties to side-splitting comedy, you can find a huge variety of ways to celebrate 2020!

A late night rave at Manchester’s Warehouse Project, smooth jazz at Matt & Phreds or a rocking indie night at the Deaf Institute! Manchester’s music venues are sure to provide the right entertainment to bring the New Year in. If comedy is more your thing, Manchester’s comedy clubs will leave you literally laughing into New Year.

Those looking for a more refined time this New Year will feel spoiled by what’s on offer at Manchester’s theatres. Cinemas will have special festive screenings, while kids can get in on the fun at family-friendly activities such as eternally popular firework displays.

New Year’s Eve parties and club nights

Chances are, the majority of celebrations will take place either down the pub or in the club. It’s the perfect opportunity to get dressed to the hilts and celebrate with your friends and family, either surrounded by music or good drinks and festive cheer!

Take a look at some of the hottest club nights happening this NYE in Manchester.

Cheap New Year’s Eve parties

If you’re pinching the pennies or going into 2020 with the resolution to save money, make sure you stop the year right. There’s no reason to overspend this holiday, so take a look at some of the cheap nights that are available in Mancheste!

New Years Eve Fireworks in Manchester

There’s nothing like a good ol’ fireworks display at New Years is there? Staring up at the sky with hundreds of others, a jovial spirit lingering in the air.

For many, Albert’s Square is the sure place to be, but with City Hall under renovation and the Christmas Markets moving, we’re not sure just yet if the fireworks will be on like usual. We’ll keep you updated on the fireworks display right here, so check back later in the year!

Gigs and music on New Year’s Eve

No need to stay inside watching Jools Holland’s Hootenanny when you’ve got all the variety of gigs in Manchester. All of the city’s independent venues will be vying for your attention with guest live acts. Meanwhile, all the nightclubs from Canal Street to Deansgate Locks will be hosting raucous parties.

Check out all the gigs and music this NYE.

Theatre in late December

New Year’s Eve is the prime time to catch some fantastic theatre. The Palace Theatre and the Manchester Opera House will still be presenting their star-studded pantomimes, while smaller theatres like The Royal Exchange often put on special NYE shows.

Find all the theatre in Manchester this New Year’s Eve.

Family events in Manchester This New Year’s Eve

Going out at New Year’s might be the done thing, but it’s certainly not always child friendly! Even when you’ve got children to consider, there’s plenty of fun you can get up to on December 31st.

If your little ones can stay up until midnight, they’ll love looking up at the sparkling fireworks displays. If you’re not sure they can hold out, why not grab yourself some tickets to one of the pantomime’s happening the city? The kids will love the slapstick humour, songs and beautiful set design, whilst the adults can grab a quick drink and enjoy the jokes that go over their heads.

Cinema in Manchester This New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve carries on the tradition of cult festive films and brand new Christmas holiday blockbusters. You can share a new film with fans at Odeon at the Great Northern or the Vue in the Printworks, or catch a more arthouse effort at the likes of HOME.

Already we know that Frozen 2 will be out at the end of November, with Star Wars: Rise of the Skywalker out closer to Christmas. Cats, said to be starring Taylor Swift and Idris Elba, will be out on December 20th, as well as a slew of winter-themed films still to be announced.

Take a look at cinema in Manchester.

Once New Year’s and Christmas is out of the way, it’ll be time to get back to the reality of school, work and life. In order to make the transition a little less painful, why not take a look at some of the fun things you can do in January and February?

Most importantly, enjoy the end of your year!

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