Alternative ways to celebrate the New Year in Hull and East Yorkshire

Published: Friday 30th December 2016 by Courtney Farrow

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It’s the same every year: you go out, wait in long queues, get a bit too tipsy and pretend to know the words to Auld Lang Syne when the clock strikes midnight.

But with the wide range of alternative New Year’s Eve bashes in Hull and East Yorkshire, it doesn’t have to be the same auld same auld, year in, year out.

Celebrate the day before

The New Year’s Eve Eve Bash is perfect for those on a budget. The pay-what-you-can party sees all money raised go to the charity Giroscope and features a line-up of spirited bands and performers.

Accentus, Black Kes, Pog, Elizabeth & Sam and Bravely Default will be your entertainment for the evening as you see in the New Year a day early!

New Year’s Eve Eve Bash will take place at The New Adelphi Club in Hull on Friday 30 December. You can find more info on the Adelphi website.

Celebrate the day after

If you haven’t heard already, Hull is having New Year’s Day firework celebrations to begin its role as the 2017 UK City of Culture.

Although all of the free tickets have now gone, we’re certain that you’ll be able to see the sparkles in the sky from many city centre spots.

In With a Bang will take place on Sunday 1 January from 20:17 (8:17pm). For more information, see

Hop on a cruise

Jump aboard the Pride of Hull for a nautical New Year extravaganza.

Vibetown will supply some excellent tunes that will have you dancing well past midnight. There’s also delicious food served for party-goers, as well as a tasty breakfast to cure hangovers in the morning.

The P&O New Year’s Party takes place on Saturday 31 December. Tickets start from just £85 and can be purchased from


Returning for its fifth year, Fruit’s interpretation of a New Year’s Eve party includes a vibrant line-up of local folk bands and DJs. This year, Hillbilly Troupe, No Nothings, The Hubbards and Jack Conman will grace the stage.

Frootenanny runs at Fruit on Humber Street in Hull on New Year’s Eve. Tickets are just £6 and can be purchased from Hull Box Office.

Party like a Viking

Flamborough Fire Festival is back and this year it looks incredible (pictured). The fantastic event will see in the New Year with a huge Viking Parade, a re-enactment of the Battle of Flamborough led by King Canute the Great, and a longship pulled through the streets by warriors.

Flamborough Fire Festival takes place on Saturday 31 December from 10:30pm. For more information, please visit the festival website.

Stay in

Of course, you could always avoid the hustle and bustle, the long bar queues and the horrible hangover by staying in with a cup of hot chocolate and watching the telly. But then where’s the fun in that?

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Published: Friday 30th December 2016 by Courtney Farrow

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