New Year’s Eve set to be hottest; countdown begins for party

Published on : Tuesday, December 28, 2021

New Year

The Christmas chaos has been caused by storms from the south, but the weather is set to get warmer with highs of 15 degrees Celsius on New Year’s Eve. New Year’s Eve falls on the weekend this year and definitely, you can enjoy the New Year Parties as there is no extra COVID-19 restrictions.

The 1st of January is still a holiday, though, which means you can head out and enjoy a big night with your friends and family.

The temperatures are set to be “exceptionally mild” this week before hitting a balmy 15C on Friday – warmer than April, when the mercury hovers at an average of 14 degrees Celsius.

However, not everywhere will be as warm – with WXCharts predicting snow in southern Scotland on December 31.

Met Office forecaster Sarah Kent said that the weather has been pretty topsy-turvy. They have had a white Christmas – and now we’re going to see it get warmer.

To help get you on your way, here are New Year’s Eve Parties around the United Kingdom.

Fancy Dress, Newquay

Newquay is known for its festive nightlife. Here the New Year’s Eve is a golden opportunity to see how it got this reputation. The local custom for everybody is to get dressed up and take to the streets for a wild night on the town. The local pubs, restaurants and clubs are ready for the big one, offering great specials on food and booze for the thirsty crowds.

Allendale Tar Bar’l Ceremony, Northumberland

The pretty little town of Allendale blazes into the New Year with a fire festival that light up the midnight sky. The local townsmen, or “guisers”, march towards a ceremonial bonfire carrying whiskey barrels filled with burning tar, clad in Pagan costumes and chanting “Be Damned to He Who Throws Last”.

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth

For something a bit out of the ordinary, Spinnaker Tower is throwing a New Year’s Eve bash more than 500 feet above the beautiful Portsmouth harbour. The attendees can enjoy a lofty view of the city, harbour and the Isle of Wight, over canapes, cocktails and music.

The Bristol Experience

Bristol is a pretty lively town at the quietest of times, but over New Year’s Eve it puts its best dancing shoes on and cuts loose. The city opens itself up to thousands on December 31, with pubs and restaurants offering a wide selection of live music and DJs to keep everyone happy until the morning.

The Lake District

Winter in the Lake District is icy and beautiful, offering a different side of the country to the crowded summer scene. Spending a Christmas or New Year holiday in one of the smaller, traditional inns will charm your socks off with the personal touches, excellent food and fresh air. It might be chilly, but on clear days you can still go outside and explore the region’s famous hillsides.

London’s Most Famous Icons in One Place

New Year’s Eve at London’s South Bank is festive in a way. The pubs and restaurants that face the Thames River are full and cheerful, as people prepare to bid the previous year adieu. Towards midnight, everyone makes their way over to the footpath for Big Ben’s countdown to midnight. When the clock strikes twelve, one of the most spectacular firework displays in the UK kicks off on another of the city’s most recognisable structures.

Winter Wonderland, Cardiff

We featured Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland in the Top 10 Outdoor Ice Rinks, and this month we’re going back there for a New Year’s Eve party that will rock your socks off. The Admiral Open Air Ice Rink sets the scene for what promises to be a night of good times and bright lights. There is live music from 9pm onwards, as well as a free bus service provided by Admiral, so that everyone can have fun and get home safely.

Hogmanay, Edinburgh

The is a reason Edinburgh was voted our number one city in the UK for Christmas – there is something about the city’s gothic architecture being lit up by sparkling lights that puts people in a good mood. That same positivity is radiated on New Year’s Eve and there is no better way to celebrate it than by showing face at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – a three-day street party that showcases some of the best international music acts. This year sees Primal Scream headlining the festivities.

Icons Revisited By Water, London

The MV Pride of London, a fully licensed river cruiser that is practically a floating mansion, offers party-goers one of the best views of the proceedings from its spacious foredeck. This beautiful vessel takes its passengers on a slow, relaxing cruise before pulling up next to Big Ben. Enjoy unlimited drinks, finger buffets, dancing on the upper deck and an overall awe-inspiring view of the city.

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