10 unmissable New Year's Eve parties happening across the UK

With New Year’s Eve falling on a Monday this year, this might just be the best start to the week you’ll ever have in 2019. Still haven’t planned the big night out? Well, we asked DesignMyNight to give you a hand. Whether you’re after a slinky affair or something a little more laid back, we’ve hand-picked the best events up and down the country to ensure that your end of year celebrations go off with a bang.

MTV Base - Birmingham

If there’s one thing you can count on from MTV, it’s a cracking music selection and this New Year’s Eve party is no exception. The mega-network has roped in radio DJ Charlie Sloth and 1Xtra’s DJ Ace to bring you a soundtrack filled with hip-hop, R&B, garage and grime across two huge arenas. If you’re looking for a wild one in Brum, you’ve found it.

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Twisted Circus New Year’s Eve - Birmingham

Things are getting twisted at the Mailbox, as BUNA delves deep into the world of circus. Think mind-bending contortionists, jaw-dropping acts and impressive performers alongside resident DJs on the decks. There’s even lashings of fizz on arrival and a variety of exclusive table packages to take you into 2019 in style.

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The Glitter Ball - Brighton

Prepare for all of the sparkle on December 31st as this West Street hotspot brings you glitter face painting, glitter cannons and a whole load of glitter merch. With Jack Da Beat providing the soundtrack to this sizzling NYE party, you’ll be dancing well on into the early hours. An image

New Year’s Eve: The LCC Countdown - Bristol

Celebrate the countdown with a cracking cocktail in hand as LCC Bristol invites you to drink up and get down this New Year’s Eve. Not only can you let loose ‘till 3am, you can even sip on complimentary concoctions, toast with special tipples and shake things up at a masterclass. Dress to impress, because this one’s going off. An image

Ultimate Power New Year’s Eve - Bristol

If you thought Ultimate Power was a wild one, then strap yourself in tight because their New Year’s edition is going to be a corker. Dedicated to all things power ballad, you can expect tunes from the likes of Bon Jovi, Steve Tyler and beyond. So, get ready to slap that bass and strum the air guitar like a true rock star as the countdown commences. An image

Brew Year’s Eve - Cardiff

Countdown to the clock with bubbles and beers as this vibrant watering hole hosts a night filled with moreish canapés and cracking drinks, all paired with live music. If that’s not enough, there’s even the option to feast on a 3-course spread featuring lip-smacking dishes like chicken ballotine, roasted salmon and crème brûlée. An image

Street Party Hosted by Johnnie Walker - Edinburgh

Bring in the bells in true Scots style as legendary whisky brand Johnnie Walker hosts a street party on Princes Street. It wouldn’t be Hogmanay without drams and dancing, so expect nothing less, with live bands DJs and street performers getting the festivities started before you watch the iconic fireworks from Edinburgh castle. An image

Meet Me At Midnight - Liverpool

There’s gonna be bottles popping and shot sticks pouring at this waterside favourite in Liverpool, so put on those dancing shoes and dress to impress. Revolution is throwing quite the glitzy affair this NYE with saxophonists, live DJs and vodka limbo. Need more? You can really make a night of it by booking your own VIP booth. An image

New Year’s Eve: Groupies and Rockstars - London

Can’t bear the big crowds and the scramble to see the fireworks? Head to the West End on December 31st where this Covent Garden gem is serving up creative cocktails in Insta-worthy surroundings. You’re going to want to make an effort when it comes to Blame Gloria’s theme too, as there’s a £100 bar tab for the best-dressed guy and girl. An image

Party Like It’s 1988 - Manchester

Ahh 1988; the year Adam Sandler brought us The Wedding Singer, All Saints sang Never Ever and we all wanted a Furby. Prepare to relive those glorious days as All Star Lanes is throwing it all the way back this NYE. That means glowsticks, neon galore and resident DJs spinning all the best old school anthems. An image For more information on New Year’s Eve across the UK, visit DesigMyNight and follow them on Instagram and Facebook; @DesignMyNight.

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