The Last-minute NYE Guide

Don’t panic! There’s still time to plan your best New Year’s Eve ever…

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MANCH­ESTER

Spend­ing New Year’s Eve in the big ap­ple is at the top of many bucket lists, but if you can’t make it across the pond, try manch­ester’s Tat­ton Park in­stead. It’s throw­ing a New York New York party, with en­ter­tain­ment, a three course din­ner and dance-off. From £75, jd­par­ties.co.uk

DUBLIN

The New Year’s Fes­ti­val in Dublin is the way to see in 2017 in the city. Be­gin­ning on 30 De­cem­ber and last­ing for three days, the fes­ti­val fea­tures lo­cal mu­sic, art, com­edy and even a trea­sure hunt around the cap­i­tal. Var­i­ous prices for in­di­vid­ual events, nyf­dublin.com

ST IVES

The cel­e­bra­tions in this Cor­nish town have been lauded as some of the best in the UK. When the roads close at 6pm, a fancy dress pa­rade will be­gin down the cob­bled streets and har­bour. Ex­pect mouth­wa­ter­ing food, live bands and fire­works. Free, stivesin­de­cem­ber.co.uk

ED­IN­BURGH

If you’re look­ing for a mam­moth cel­e­bra­tion this year, try Ed­in­burgh’s Hog­manay street party. Kick­ing off at 7pm, the fes­tiv­i­ties in­clude live mu­sic (in­clud­ing The Char­la­tans and Father­son), DJS, out­door bars and heaps of food stalls. As the clock strikes 12, join the rev­ellers for the in­fa­mous Hog­manay mid­night fire­works and be sure to sing along to Auld Lang Syne. From £25pp, ed­in­burghshog­manay.com

LON­DON

If you’re look­ing for a unique way to spend New Year’s Eve in Lon­don, head to Covent Gar­den’s Foun­da­tion Bar for an im­mer­sive zoo ex­pe­ri­ence, with happy hour from 5-7pm. There’ll be snake dancers and body painters, and the best­dressed guest will win a £250 prize. From £20, foun­da­tion­bar.co.uk

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