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13 epic New Year’s Eve events in Newcastle and Sunderland

Your NYE just got upgraded.

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 20.12.2023
Laser Light City Newcastle

LASER LIGHT CITY

Where: Newcastle Quayside

When: from 6pm

Newcastle’s laser-filled extravaganza returns to the Quayside with what promises to be three awe-inspiring shows at 6pm, 9pm and midnight to ring in the New Year. Curated by Bafta-award-winning artist Seb-Lee Delisle, Laser Light City will live long in the memory, as you watch a dazzling display of lasers beam through the bridges.

Tickets: Free  

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NYE 2023 Party Night STACK Seaburn

NYE 2023 PARTY NIGHT @ STACK SEABURN

Where: STACK, Seaburn   

When: from 7pm

One of the most highly anticipated New Year’s Eve events in the North East after last year’s phenomenal celebration, this year’s STACK shindig will see the return of Kroud Karaoke, a live house band and DJ, street food vendors and plenty of drinks to get you into the party spirit.

Tickets: from £10.00 

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New Year's Eve Dining SIX Restaurant Newcastle upon Tyne

NEW YEAR’S EVE DINING AT SIX

Where: Six Restaurant at BALTIC, Gateshead 

When: from 5.30pm

Spend a sophisticated NYE evening at the BALTIC’s iconic rooftop restaurant and enjoy unrivalled, panoramic views of all the celebrations across the city (and beyond). You’ll be welcomed by Champagne and canapes, before tucking into either a five-course or an eight-course set menu. 

Tickets: from £60.00  

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Billy's New Year's Eve Free-Flowing Staycation Party Billy Bootleggers Newcastle upon Tyne New Year's Eve events Ouseburn

BILLY’S NEW YEAR’S EVE FREE-FLOWING STAYCATION PARTY

Where: Billy Bootlegger’s, Ouseburn 

When: from 8pm

Now, to one of the more laidback New Year’s Eve events in the North East. This year, why not fly absolutely nowhere and head to Billy Bootlegger’s for five hours of free-flowing, bottomless fun?! With local legends Smoove and Turrell providing the entertainment, you already know it’s going to be a belter.

Tickets: from £15.00

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New Year's Eve Red and White Ball Stadium of Light Sunderland

NEW YEAR’S EVE RED AND WHITE BALL

Where: Stadium of Light, Sunderland    

When: from 7pm

If it’s a fancy affair you’re after with your New Year’s Eve events, then the Stadium of Light’s annual black-tie ball is right up your street. See in the celebrations in style, as you play your way through the Casino, marvel at table magic and soak up live music. All this, alongside a three-course meal – before hitting the dancefloor.

Tickets: from £55.95

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The Whole Hogmanay: A New Year's Eve Celebration Wylam Brewery Newcastle upon Tyne

THE WHOLE HOGMANAY

Where: Wylam Brewery  

When: from 7pm  

A whole hog roast, a street food village, a gin palace, midnight fireworks, super fresh beer and live DJs spinning late into the night… it’s little wonder Wylam Brewery’s The Whole Hogmanay is back for another year. Be warned, though: tickets are running really low already.

Tickets: from £22.00

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Roaring 1920's Ball Spanish City Whitley Bay Newcastle upon Tyne

ROARING 1920S BALL

Where: Spanish City, Whitley Bay

When: from 7pm

Think Gatsby. Think sequins. Think glitz, glamour and ultimate NYE splendour. Flapper dresses and tail suits at the ready, because guests at this luxurious ball will be transported back to the Roaring Twenties for a night of sumptuous food, drink, music and ultimate decadence. 

Tickets: from £120.00

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Midnight at Manahatta Newcastle upon Tyne New Year's Eve

MIDNIGHT AT MANAHATTA

Where: Manahatta, Newcastle

When: from 8pm

There are loads of New Year’s Eve events and parties planned for Newcastle’s city centre this year, but Manahatta’s may well be the hottest. Expect New York glamour, live entertainment, cocktail trees and fizz, Insta-worthy décor, and DJs spinning late into a city bar that never sleeps.  

Tickets: from £16.96   

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NYE Glow in the Dark Disco Dunes Adventure Island South Shields

NYE GLOW IN THE DARK DISCO

Where: Dunes Adventure Island, South Shields  

When: from 6pm

Anyone with little ones, listen up: because Dunes Adventure Island know where it’s at this New Year’s Eve. Make your celebrations with the kids extra special this year at this glow-in-the-dark disco, where children can also enjoy four hours of soft play, games and prizes (and grown-ups can buy alcohol from the bar).

Tickets: from £15.00 

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No.28's New Year's Eve Bond-Themed Extravaganza The Sequel No.28 Bar Newcastle upon Tyne

NO.28’S NEW YEAR’S EVE BOND-THEMED EXTRAVAGANZA: THE SEQUEL

Where: No.28, Newcastle upon Tyne 

When: from 8pm

It was so popular last year, No.28’s Bond Party is back for a sequel – with a licence to thrill as one of the most stylish New Year’s Eve events Newcastle has seen… With Bond décor, Bond-inspired cocktails and The No.28 Allstars on the decks to get you shakin’ (not stirred). All tuxedos, cocktail dresses and Oddjobs welcome, with prosecco to be given to the best dressed.

Tickets: from £8.00

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Cleo's New Year's Eve Party Cleo's Bar Sunderland

CLEO’S NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY 

Where: Cleo’s Bar, Sunderland 

When: from 7am

Ring in the New Year at Cleo’s epic NYE party – a wild night of fun and celebration, filled with live music, non-stop dancing and plenty of unforgettable moments. Better still, your ticket includes access to the money balloon drop at midnight, a free bottle of bubbly and nibbles all evening.

Tickets: from £8.00 

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New Year's Eve 8-Course Dinner Blackfriar's Newcastle upon Tyne

NEW YEAR’S EVE 8-COURSE DINNER

Where: Blackfriars, Newcastle

When: from 7pm

Perhaps one of the more unique New Year’s Eve events in Newcastle, step back in time to the days of knights in shining armour and be welcomed with the other honourable dignitaries and townsfolk of Newcastle for this sumptuous feast in Blackfriars’ ornate, medieval Banquet Hall.

Tickets: from £95.00 

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