Happy New Year. credit Jill Wellington, Pexels


New Year’s Eve in Leeds

19th December 2023

This New Year’s there is plenty for all to enjoy in Leeds. Here is a round up of some of the amazing events in the city this year to help you wave goodbye to 2023 and say hello to 2024!

City Varieties, Rock n Roll Panto. Laura Sillett, Lana Walker, Rachael Garnett. Credit Ant Robling

(The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto)


A panto is a wonderful way to cheer out the year. ‘Oh no it isn’t!’, ‘OH YES IT IS!’ Featuring breath-taking scenery and special effects, sparkling costumes, spectacular song and dance, with plenty of fun, laughter and audience participation, Snow White at Carriageworks is the pantomime that is simply wicked, simply wonderful and simply must be seen. Performances at 10:30am and 2:30pm on New Year’s Eve. The legendary Robin Hood: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto at City Varieties Music Hall is sure to be raucous fun for all the family. There is a 12:30pm performance on 31st but hurry, there are limited tickets available. Leeds 2023 presents The Gifting, a unique event with beauty, song, and stories at its heart. Something special and unforgettable to end the year. Or spend New Year’s Eve with Marilyn, with Hyde Park Picture House’s dazzling double bill of Let’s Make Love and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes!

Lotherton Christmas - Tom Martin for Visit Leeds


The Christmas Experience at Lotherton is a magical journey through the enchanting world of Christmas. Book now to explore the Christmas Traditions Woodland Walk, and Fairy Dell. Marvel at Lotherton’s splendour in the Hall and lit gardens. Warm up with a hot chocolate or mulled wine, don’t forget to visit the Christmas stalls on a weekend. Head to Millennium Square for a joyful experience for all ages, featuring an array of exciting activities and attractions including the much-loved outdoor ice rink, festive funfair rides and other winter themed attractions. For something a little different, the Vikings are returning to spend the Yule festival at the Royal Armouries Museum. There’ll be plenty of Viking combat demonstrations, songs and sagas about bloody feuds and bitter battles…a unique and immersive

Stockeld Park Winter Illuminations

(Stockeld Park Winter Illuminations)


Get a head start on the new year’s resolutions with a wintery walk. Whether that’s exploring the grounds of one of the beautiful country estates. Or wrapping up warm for a meander in the nearby countryside.

Join Stockeld Park for festive fun, get active and discover large themed outdoor playgrounds within the beautiful woodland before watching the enchanted forest come alive after dusk with their winter illuminations.



What better way to welcome in the New Year than with a good laugh? At HiFi this year, celebrate the end of 2023 with the New Year’s Eve Comedy Club Special starring Chris Washington. Nina Gilligan, Andre Vincent & Barry Dodds. The Wardrobe are also hosting a spectacular night of celebrations with their comedy evening. Why not include an evening meal with your ticket to really make a night of it. Round up your friends for an evening of fun and games. There’s bowling at Tenpin or Roxy Lanes, darts at Flight Club, shuffleboard at Box Leeds and Brewdog, crazy golf at Junkyard Golf Club or beer pong at Roxy Ball Room on Merrion Street. Or see if you can beat the clock at Escape Hunt. Just be sure to book in advance. Or try Electric Shuffle’s Bottomless Brunch; shuffleboard, prosecco and bottomless pizza!


The Queens Hotel exterior dusk


The Queens Hotel is pulling out all the stops for their New Year’s Eve Gala Ball. You will be treated to a glass of bubbly and canapes before sitting down to a five-course Gala Dinner and night-long entertainment, including the resident DJ to welcome in 2024. Welcome in the new year in style at Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa. Whether you’re wanting to celebrate with the family or have a magical night with your partner, you are in the right place to end the year on a high. Dust the snow from your coat and step into the fun and revelry of New York, New York here in Royal Armouries Leeds



Leeds is renowned for having the best nightlife. Call Lane is one of the more lively nightlife spots in Leeds, full of bars playing every type of music you can think of. Merrion Street is the city’s up-and-coming night time destination with quirky bars and hidden gems. While Greek Street is packed with Instagrammable bars. It’s time to don your most fabulous outfit of the year and join the Green Room on their Winter Garden terrace to celebrate the biggest night of the year. For those with a serious drag addiction, it’s the first Glamour Pussy NYE Party at their new home, the Old Woollen, featuring all you favourite Queens and Divas! Or hit the clubs – PopWorlds Glow Up Party or calling all Barbie girls to Boom Battle Bars’ Pinktopia NYE Party.

Gino D'Acampo Italian Restaurant Leeds


Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Bundobust. The Indian Street Food and Craft Beer fanatics are hosting Bottomless Brunch for those looking to party in the day and staying open ‘til late for a NYE Party. For something a bit more relaxed, Ox Club have created a delicious 6 course tasting menu, featuring seasonal dishes with a festive flare. Or try Gino’s for an Italian feast and live entertainment.


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*This blog was originally posted in Dec 2021 and has been updated for 2023