From glittering parties to culinary delights, black tie balls to relaxing overnight stays, JLife rounds up the area’s unmissable New Year’s Eve events.
Party Like It’s…2018
Enjoy a night at the movies at The Engine Shed in Wetherby’s New Year’s Eve movie themed event. Channel your favourite star of the screen and you could be in with a chance of winning a prize for the best dressed. Expect a DJ until the early hours, light bites and a fun photo booth. If fancy dress is your thing, then this is the party for you.
Call to Arms
A cold glass of sparkling wine will await your arrival at the Royal Armouries, home to the National Collection of Arms, upon entering its New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball. But that’s not all. You will be treated to a three-course meal, chocolate fountain, ice carvings, a cocktail bar, DJ and show band – all within a magnificent masquerade themed hall.
Dress to impress at Tiger Tiger’s Black and White New Year’s Eve Party. With eight themed rooms and bars, party rooms and six dancefloors, you are guaranteed to party the night away in style. If you want to kick-start your night, opt to dine from Tiger Tiger’s special five-course New Year’s Eve menu.
Head to Wetherby’s Sant’ Angelo Italian restaurant for its renowned New Year’s Eve party night. Star vocalist Rachel Marie will provide entertainment for the evening, while you indulge in some of the finest Italian cuisine. You can be assured of a truly wonderful New Year’s Eve courtesy of Sant’ Angelo.
Nick of Time
For a pre-celebration meal before you head out, join Harvey Nichols in Leeds city centre at its Espresso Bar for a drinks reception, live performance and three-course meal. Alternatively, celebrate the arrival of 2018 at the Fourth Floor Café, complete with a prosecco and canapé reception, four-course dinner and a glass of Champagne at the stroke of midnight.
Dance The Night Away
Step back in time and boogie on down at The Bradford Hotel, as the hotel invites its many Jewish guests to help bring in 2018 at a Motown-themed cabaret dinner and dance. The evening will start with a sparkling wine reception and an extravagant six-course meal. This will then be followed by live music entertainment and dancing until the early hours, not forgetting your champagne toast at midnight.
Take a Break
The hotel has several options for New Year’s Eve, including New Year’s Eve in the pub and restaurant. However, it’s the ultimate New Year’s Eve party with a Michael Bublé tribute act, five-course dinner, live band and DJ, that’s got people talking. Make a night of it and take advantage of a 20% discount off bedrooms rates too.
Putting on the Glitz
Indulge in the ultimate New Year’s Eve break with a choice of party night packages, including a one or two-night stay at Oulton Hall. Included is a New Year’s Eve gala ball (dress code: black tie), which will begin with a pre-dinner drinks reception, followed by an evening meal and party.
Estate of Mind
Enjoy being wined and dined at Weetwood Hall Estate’s black tie gala dinner. Spoil yourself with a four-course dinner, live music from the last five decades, disco and midnight celebrations. Stay overnight and start 2018 with a hearty Yorkshire breakfast and spend New Year’s Day in the estate grounds.
New Year’s Day Winter Walks
What better way to clear the cobwebs than with a wonderful winter walk on New Year’s Day?
Kirkstall Abbey Health Walks
The Department of Health advises that we spend at least 30 minutes doing a moderate activity five times a week, and a great way to do this is to walk in a local park of greenspace. With this in mind, this Health Walk comprises 2 walks on paths and grass besides the River Aire.
Leeds Owl Trail
If you’re looking to stay around the city centre, then the Leeds Owl Trail is for you. Discover all the hidden and not-so-hidden places to spot the Leeds mascot in 25 locations, and if you spot an owl not included on the trail, be sure to tell us about your discovery!