Alas 2012 is coming to an end and we’ve enjoyed an incredible year of celebrations, festivals & events. In a fitting end to our Giant year, 2012 will go out with quite a bang! We’ve put together this short selection of events taking place this New Year’s eve across Northern Ireland – whether its rocking out at a gig, glamming it up at a gala ball, or simply spoiling yourself silly in one of our luxurious hotels you’ll find all the inspiration you need here!
Make a Date with Derry at 20:13 for New Year’s Eve
You won’t want to miss the countdown to 2013 in Derry-Londonderry as the city gets ready to kick of the City of Culture 2013 celebrations! Extraordinary things will happen on the 31st December at 20:13pm as the City welcomes its New Year as UK City of Culture. Derry-Londonderry will mark the start of this incredible year with a spectacular fireworks and pyrotechnics display all set to a soundtrack collated by internationally renowned Derry producer/composer, Frank Gallagher. A designated viewing area will be defined for the thousands of people expected to attend the event between the Harbour Square Roundabout and Council offices. The performance will take place between 19 – 20:30pm culminating in a spectacular climax at 20:13pm.
Casino Royale at Titanic Belfast
Ring in the New Year in style at Titanic Belfast with a Casino Royale themed night. Titanic Belfast will host a New Year’s Eve Casino Royale bash in the spectacular Titanic Suite. Play your cards right and book now for a night full of entertainment, with the superb James Peake Experience with a DJ, and Casino. The event also includes welcome drinks, canapés, and party flavours – all for just £30pp.
The Good Old Days
If you’re looking for something a little bit different – then why not take a trip to the Black Box in Belfast – which celebrates new Year’s eve with a Prohibition Ball. Come and ring in the New Year with us 1920s style. Come dressed as a flapper or a dandy. DJ Watson is in the main room along with some secret circus surprises. Doors 9.00PM – Admission £15.00
Get Glammed up!
What better way to ring in the new year then by hitting the town for a glamorous night of dinner & dancing!– here’s a wee selection of some of the many great nights out happening this New Year’s eve.
Enjoy a decadent start to the New Year in Berts Jazz Bar with a mouth-watering three course supper, a glass of Champagne on arrival and fabulous live jazz.
Treat yourself to a 5* luxury night at the fabulous Culloden Estate, enjoy a glass of mulled wine and homemade treats on arrival, taking time to relax before the party begins! Guests will enjoy a Champagne and canapé reception before being piped into dinner – a six course gastronomical feast in the elegance of the Mitre Restaurant, including an address to the Haggis. Dance the night away to live music from Dougie Breslin’s Rat Pack classics. Count down to midnight with the help of the live broadcast and enjoy the Piper leading a farewell to the old and a welcome to the New Year. Retire at your leisure and enjoy a relaxing sleep, before a leisurely breakfast on New Year’s Day.
Mad about Music?
SHINE returns this New Year’s Eve for a massive celebration! This year’s aim is simple: to showcase the best Northern Irish talent across all 3 rooms; maintaining all the elements that make Shine one of the biggest NYE parties in the country – with the lowest Shine NYE ticket price this century. The main room features some of our finest international touring acts (Phil Kieran, The Japanese Popstars & Psycatron) while rooms 2 & 3 feature the best local DJs, Producers & Club Night brands the scene has to offer, including ONE, Swoose, JC Williams, and many more.The celebrations include all the essential elements of a New Year’s Eve Shine: balloon drop & count down on the big screens at midnight; and amazing Shine visuals, sound and lighting across all three rooms. Tickets for Shine NYE, priced from just £12 are on sale now from www.shine.net, Ticketmaster, The Kitten Bar, Belfast and QUB SU.
Enjoy some luxury in the Lakelands
Why not get away from it all…and enjoy some luxury in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands. Fermanagh is home to some of Northern Ireland’s top hotels all offering excellent New Year’s Eve packages. Surprise your loved one this festive season by Celebrating New Year’s Eve at the stunning 4* Manor House Country Hotel and ring in the New Year with a Five Course Gala Dinner & live music. Or why not celebrate at the 5* Luxury Lough Erne Resort with a special New Year’s Eve luxury package from £150 pps. Enjoy a five course gourmet dinner, champagne and ring in the New Year in traditional style with entertainment in the Blaney Bar.
Why not turn your big night out into a short break away – with special offers from £49 per room – you may as well take some time out & ease yourself into 2013 www.discovernorthernireland.com/offers
You’ll find plenty lots more great ideas for ringing in the new year at www.discovernorthernireland.com/events/