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Find out what's on in Leeds this New Year's Eve 2018



An action-packed themed weekend awaits at Royal Armouries, featuring the legendary leader of medieval myths and romances; King Arthur.

Walk off some of those Christmas treats around the picturesque grounds of Temple Newsam, Kirkstall Abbey and Lotherton Hall.

Join Harewood House for a wondrous Christmas as you're transported back to Christmas Eve 1929 with festive-themed music, events, demonstrations and experiences, including an encounter with Father Christmas.

Snuggle up around the fire in THOR’S Tipi open until 10pm and then take in spectacular views over Leeds on the big wheel (last ride approximately 10pm).


Harewood Victorian Christmas
City Varieties Rock n Roll Panto


You'll be dancing in the aisles to the high-octane Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto, Cinderella, at City Varieties Music Hall, there’s a 12pm performance on New Year’s Eve.

The Carriageworks present the much-loved story of Beauty and The Beast with a lively pantomime all ages will enjoy, catch a show at either 11am or 2:30pm.

Watch the 2pm performance of the timeless Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, brought vividly to life in Leeds Playhouse’s unique 350 seat pop-up theatre.

Hyde Park Picture House have decided for New Year’s Eve to pull together a couple of modern classics from the BFI Comedy Genius Tour: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown & 9 to 5.


Celebrate in style at Harvey Nichols with Prosecco, canapé reception, three courses, coffee, petits fours and live entertainment.

Ox Club have created a special multi-course menu for the occasion. 

Delight in Issho’s exclusive five-course tasting menu to share, complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival; then continue the party and ring in the New Year with house DJ in the Issho Bar until 3am.

Las Iguanas are offering a 2 hour bottomless brunch available from 11am-5pm, New Years Eve 2 for 1 cocktails & coolers, A La Carte or Celebration menu.

East 59th are also bringing the brunch with their NYE menu, 11am-3pm. Be sure to come back later for the L/IT Ibiza Takeover! 

Fancy a flutter? Bring in the New Year at one of Leeds’ casinos. Feel like a real VIP at Victoria Gate Casino with your own table and fizz to ring in the New Year. Tuck into a three course dinner at Napoleons or soak up the excitement of the casino atmosphere at Grosvenor Casino

Looking for something a little different? This New Year's Eve, Vice & Virtue host their biggest and best burlesque event yet. Not just one, but TWO burlesque and cabaret shows will be performed for your viewing pleasure to ring in the new year. Whether it's an early evening delight or a lusty late night affair, the gang will be putting on one hell of a show. 

Live Bar at Victoria Gate Casino
Issho Kori Bar
Royal Armouries Christmas Party Nights
Weetwood Christmas Party Nights
The Queens Hotel - Ballroom Banquet


Spice things up at the Aagrah’s New Year’s Eve Gala. There’ll be a five-course meal and a champagne reception, live music and DJs throughout the evening and a spectacular fireworks display to close the night.

Don't miss the most stylish event in town at The Queens. Spend the last few hours of 2018 in their elegant ballroom for an event to remember. You will be treated to a glass of bubbly and canapés on arrival before sitting down to a six course themed Gala Dinner. After dinner entertainment is provided by a swing band followed by music from their resident DJ.

Royal Armouries are doubling up the fun with two fabulous events to choose from! Step into 2019 in style at the Royal Armouries Museum’s elegant New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball or add some sparkle at the Glitter Ball; both offering a delicious three course menu and entertainment until the early hours.

Crowne Plaza has your NYE party sorted with their resident DJ and glass of bubbly!  

A fabulous New Year’s break awaits at Oulton Hall. Check into your room before exploring the health club or spa. Bring in the New Year in spectacular style at our Black Tie Ball in the Oulton Suite. 

Malmaison are going all out to welcome 2019! With a grand buffet to end all buffets, including a selection of the most delectable starters, beautifully cooked roasts, finest local seafood, divine desserts, and what’s a festive event without an array of cheese?! Eat, drink and dance your night away. Oh and did we mention it’s drinks on the house all night? If it’s something a little more relaxed you’re after this New Year, enjoy the five course New Year’s Eve menu in Chez Mal, including a glass of Champagne and music afterwards for those who'd like a dance.

Usher in the New Year with Michael Buble, Elton John or Abba. Pick the tribute party night of your choice and join the fun at Weetwood Hall! A six course dinner, live entertainment and dancing until 2am.

Gather with family and friends for a red carpet welcome with Canapes and a glass of Champagne followed by a delicious four course meal at Leeds Marriott Hotel

Looking for something a little less formal? Then the Leeds United New Year’s Eve party, complete with buffet and DJ, is for you. 

Celebrate the Irish way, with a two-course menu and entertainment throughout the night, at the New Year’s Eve Gala at Leeds Irish Centre


There is no better way to welcome in the New Year than with a good old laugh, so celebrate the end of 2018 at the HiFi Club with our New Year’s Eve Comedy Session.

The Wardrobe’s New Year’s event features world-class comedy, a bespoke restaurant menu, plus live music and celebrations in our bar area with the option to book all three or access the bar for free.

Trouble At Mill are taking over Pudsey Civic Hall. They’ve put together a stunning bill of comedy, music and entertainment to help you see in 2019 in style.

Daliso Chaponda - Hifi NYE
THOR'S Tipi credit Ben Hale Photography


New Year’s Eve is the last day of THOR’S Tipi so don’t miss the chance to celebrate Viking style. There’s mulled wine, real ale, cider, hot chocolate and barbecue food courtesy of The Mussel Pot.

Blind Tyger’s NYE offer includes bottomless cocktails from 7pm-9pm, complimentary food, and live music!

A civilized evening awaits at The Decanter with champagne and charcuterie platters.

Live music venue, Smokestack, is bringing funk, soul and jazz to New Year’s Eve


For those who want to party until the early hours of 2019 Leeds is the place to be!

Head to Crafthouse and Angelica this New Year’s Eve for The Stella Superstar Club; a fully inclusive experience with sound, light, visuals, dancers, drag artists and some musical twists that will keep everyone dancing all night long!

Inspired by Black Mirror’s fan favourite episode, San Junipero, dance into 2019 with Belgrave Music Hall and Girl Gang Leeds; expect loud outfits, disco balls, and hits from every decade. 

This New Year's Eve, Natural Selection is taking over the whole of Headrow House to throw one huge free party with special guests Crazy P and many many more to be announced across all 4 floors of the building. 

Canal Mills is hosting their last ever two fantastic final parties on New Year’s Eve 2018 and New Year’s Day 2019, with a host of local promotions and DJs playing next to international guests including Disciples, Danny Howard, Waze & Odyseey, Maceo Plex, Hot Chip, Daniel Avery, Fort Romeau and more.

Warehouse welcome Shy FX for his only UK New Year’s Eve set, It’s Projekt NYE at O2 Academy and Mint Warehouse present Subdub meets Jungle Jam. 

Beaver Works’ Circus of the Lost NYE 8 room underground party comes complete with Circus Performers, Live bands midnight firework display & Bonfire, Fairground ride & attractions, Circus delights & fancy dress and lots more! 

Party with world renowned DJ, MistaJam, at Pryzm or head to Wire for Schwein presents NYE.

If you want to celebrate well and truly into the New Year then join Mission for the 10-hour party, 10pm-8am!

Leeds is always a great night out and New Year’s Eve is no different, Merrion Street, Call Lane and Greek Street are all packed with bars to suit all tastes and budgets and most will be staying open late to bring in 2019 in style with you!


Pryzm Nightclub, Leeds - Photos By ItsJustJoeB Photography
Canal Mills
Canal Mills