With another year coming to a close and a new one just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about the celebrations. Whether you want to go all-out with a black tie ball, fancy letting your hair down and dancing the night away, or are after something for all the family to enjoy, look no further than our pick of New Year's Eve events in Bath...
Boogie your Way into 2018
Komedia’s Krater Comedy and Motorcity Gold
Komedia’s ever-popular weekly comedy club, Krater, will be given a big New Year’s Eve upgrade to welcome in 2018. Laugh your way into the New Year with two fantastically funny stand-ups presented by one of the best comperes in the business. You’ll also be able to tuck into delicious food from their award-winning restaurant, fuelling you for a night of dancing to the best Motown, Soul and Funk hits with Motorcity Gold, Komedia’s regular sell-out club night, at the ultimate New Year’s party.
Jungle Fever at The Bell Inn
Dig out your best fancy dress for celebrations at The Bell Inn. Ditching the black tie dress code in favour of all things Jungle Fever, expect a night of raucous rhythms and jungle-jiving as the countdown begins. Embrace the wilderness as a trio of live bands provide the music with their afro, Latin and Cuban-inspired beats and boogie until the small hours.
New Year’s Eve Party at Green Park Brasserie
Get ready to party your way into the New Year at Green Park Brasserie. Feast on six delicious courses ranging from duck breast and crab tartlets to salted caramel brownies, before hitting the dancefloor for a night of celebrations. With live music from Green Park regulars Guy Harrup’s All Stars, don’t miss out on making New Year’s Eve at the Braz a night to remember.
Mardi Gras Party at The Cork
Taking inspiration from one of the biggest and most flamboyant parties in the world, The Cork will be hosting their very own Mardi Gras party on New Year's Eve. Making sure that the year goes out with a bang, expect beads, feathers and southern hospitality, along with the best party classics to fill the dancefloor. The Flaming Feathers dance troupe will also perform, as will one of The Cork's favourite bands, Cazcabel, providing some fantastic live music.
UV Party at The Bath Brew House
Glow all out at The Bath Brew House this New Year's Eve - once again they'll be hosting their famous UV fancy dress party to make sure that 2017 goes out in a blaze of glory. There's no excuse not to get into the party spirit as they'll be open all day, with the party officially starting at 8pm, and it'll be free entry all night. Bring your best glow-in-the-dark costumes (Fantasy Faces Bath will be there offering free UV face painting), and prepare to dance all night to the best cheesy hits!
Celebrate in Style
New Year’s Eve Ball at the Pump Room
Enjoy a sparkling night of celebrations at the glorious Pump Room and Roman Baths. With a drinks reception around the impressive Great Bath followed by a five-course dinner, you’ll be in for magical night welcoming in the New Year. Dress in your finest black tie and enjoy entertainment from a jazz trio and live band, plus a casino and Champagne bar, keeping the festivities flowing.
Party Packages at Bowood
Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is pulling out all the stops for a New Year’s Eve night to remember. With two party packages on offer, relax in the knowledge that the planning of a fabulous night will be taken care of. Fancy a lively Ball in the Kerry Suite? The Kerry Package offers a Champagne and canapé reception followed by delicious meal, disco and revellers’ breakfast. If you’re after more of an indulgent affair, try out a gastronomic New Year’s Eve evening with their Shelburne Package, as the party will take place in their beautiful restaurant. There’s also the chance to extend your stay with an overnight package – take your pick of New Year’s parties, and, providing heads aren’t too sore the next day, enjoy a Champagne brunch, a round of golf or a spa treatment, and an all-important late check-out!
New Year's Eve at Ston Easton
One of Somerset's finest country house hotels, Ston Easton Park Hotel, will be hosting a New Year's Eve party perfectly suited to its luxurious eighteenth century surroundings. Whether you're staying at the hotel or just visiting, start the celebrations with an indulgent Afternoon Tea - this will be followed by champagne and canapés in the evening as you mingle with other guests. The award-winning Sorrel restaurant will then serve up a delicious gala dinner, setting you up for a night of music, dancing, fireworks and more champagne!
Black Tie Ball at Orchardleigh House
The stunning country house hotel’s Walled Garden will provide the backdrop for The Orchardleigh House Black Tie Ball. Make a toast to the year ahead with a glass of fizz on arrival, before settling down to an indulgent four-course dinner. Evening entertainment will follow with dancing, Champagne and fireworks, making sure 2017 goes out with a bang!
New Year's Eve at Apex City of Bath Hotel
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Apex City of Bath Hotel with an evening of live music and fantastic food. Enjoy a welcome glass of Prosecco on arrival at 7pm before the evening celebrations begin with a skilfully crafted, four-course menu, served in Apex's Restaurant. Bring in the New Year with live music in our stylish new bar, the perfect end to a very exciting year.
New Year's House Party at the Royal Crescent Hotel
See out 2017 in glittering style at one of Bath's most iconic locations. On arrival at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa you'll be treated to a festive Afternoon Tea later followed by a Champagne and canapé reception in preparation for the night's celebrations. With a five-course black tie dinner, plenty of music and dancing and more Champagne at midnight to ring in 2018, it promises to be an unforgettable night.
Fun for all the Family
Longleat New Year’s Fireworks
See out the year with a fun-filled day out at Longleat, culminating in a spectacular fireworks display. Day tickets for 31st December or 1st January will let you see their magnificent Festival of Light and the evening’s fireworks, set to a suitably animal-themed soundtrack.
By Rosie Hurley