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New Year in Blackpool

Getting the gang together to celebrate New Year's Eve can be a struggle when it comes to finding something fun to do, but there is so much to do in Blackpool for you to choose from! 

Blackpool has a huge range of restaurants and bars to bring in the New Year with friends and family. We also have some more organised events to keep the whole family entertained. Take a look below at the range of options to bring in the New Year!

Christmas By The SeaChristmas By The Sea New Year's Eve Family Party

Blackpool is preparing to bid a fond farewell to 2022 with a free family celebration on New Year’s Eve. Join us for the Dancing On The Carpet family party, taking place on the Tower Festival Headland between 4pm and 7pm on Saturday 31 December.
The outdoor party will include free music and entertainment for children and parents, as well as a spectacular light and laser show set to music on the famous Blackpool Tower, which will be shown twice during the event (at 5pm and 6pm).
The celebration, sponsored by TalkTalk, will take place within the magical Christmas By The Sea village, which opened on November 18 and runs daily until the end of the extended Illuminations season on January 2.
Will there be fireworks from the Tower?
No, but there will be a spectacular light and laser show on The Blackpool Tower which will dazzle spectators at 5pm, 6pm and midnight.
Will the Illuminations be shining?
Yes! The iconic Illuminations will bring you into a bright New Year, shining until 1am on 1 January, 2023.
Is the Christmas By The Sea village open?
Yes, the village opening hours will be extended on New Year’s Eve. Skate away on the free skating rink until 9.30pm, and enjoy all the rides and Christmas stalls until midnight.

New Year's Eve Family Party at the Winter Gardens

 The annual New Year’s Eve Family party at the Winter Gardens has become a tradition for many families, and now it's back to welcome in 2023 in style. The event includes a children's entertainer, DJ, fun party games, a live band, bouncy castle for the young ones and competitions. 

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New Year’s Eve Northern Soul & Motown Party at the Winter Gardens 

Over the last seven years, the New Year’s Eve party in the Winter Gardens has become one of the most eagerly-anticipated events on the Northern Soul calendar with full-houses every year… and now, this amazing event has just got even bigger.

The Winter Gardens now has three fantastic venues in action! In addition to the best of classic Northern Soul and Motown in the newly-refurbished Spanish Hall, they have now taken over the Pavilion as their home for Disco and Modern Soul classics, as well as the Old Vic bar to provide extra seating and increased bar service. With a DJ line-up guaranteed to keep those dancefloors packed all night, the Winter Gardens always bring in the New Year in style!

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New Year’s Eve Family Party Night at VIVA Blackpool

It’s a family New Year’s Eve party like no other as Viva bring in a New Year with a difference in their indoor marquee venue ‘The Festival Suite’. Be amazed as you are greeted by their glamorous Viva Showgirls, before Host & DJ, James, takes to the stage to entertain you with a range of fun party games for all the family

Joining James, Viva has two sensational guest vocalists, a fantastic children’s entertainer and bouncy castle, plus a full range of children’s games and a soft play area for younger children too! This is a brilliant alternative to Viva's New Year’s Eve Gala Show evening in VIVA with a real ‘family show’ emphasis.

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New Years Eve Gala Show - VIVA Blackpool

Blackpool’s biggest show night out, and Viva can guarantee celebrations galore. At Viva, they've got the very best way to bring in the New Year – great food, drink and a brilliant three hour ‘Gala Show’ experience.

Leye D Johns is your flamboyant and outrageous comedy host, presenting a sensational night of Vegas style entertainment with hilarious comedy and fun throughout. Enjoy a three course Show & Dine experience or just book your reserved seats for the show – then sit back and enjoy the party as they build up to the midnight hour with Leye D Johns, sensational vocalists, showgirls and dancers, followed by a New Year countdown live from Big Ben.

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Bongos Bingo at The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Dig out your dancing shoes because the winner takes it all in this Bongos Bingo special. The losers will be treated to an ABBA extravanganza in the beautiful Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Get your disco pants on as Bongos Bingo will shower you in show glitter with all the ABBA classics, including some amazing themed prizes! Over 18s only. Final release tickets available now.

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New Year's Eve Party at The New Philly

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to celebrate New Year’s Eve at The New Philly. Dance the night away from 5pm until late, featuring live music from Adrian Catch and Vicky Louise. 

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