NYE 2016

Happy New Year

Ideas for ringing in the new year in style!

Family New Year's Eve

If you're spending New Year's Eve with little ones, why not catch an afternoon matinee of Peter Pan at the Alhambra Theatre.  Drop in at the National Media Museum transform your sight and explore the world in fantastic colour 'Spectacular Specs' or enjoy a morning family skate at Bradford Ice Arena.

Go to the Cinema

Berlin Philharmonic New Year's Eve Gala at the Media Museum Picturehouse.  Bid farewell to 2016 with a glamorous NYE concert from the Berliner Philharmoniker. Young virtuoso Daniil Trifonov performs one of the most difficult piano concertos ever written.

Sing-along with Anna & Elsa in Frozen, experience the magic of Frozen in an interactive sing-along style at the Ilkley Cinema.

Enjoy Dinner and a Show

Many of the Bradford district hotels celebrate New Year's Eve with a dinner and show.  Join the New Year's Gala Dinner Dance at the Midland Hotel or Bradford Hotel for a 5 course meal and live entertainment from Summer Dreaming, a 50s tribute.  Step into a world of Fire & Ice New Year Family party at the Cedar Court

Go clubbing or celebrate at a cosy pub or bar

The Bradford district is part of the real ale revolution and has an abundance of real ale bars and craft beer houses. Recently a number of new bars have come to Bradford with North Parade currently being the place to be. 

Looking for something a little bit different...head to the Sunbridge Wells tunnels for an extraordinary night out at the Alibi Champagne Lounge, Laurel & Hardy Multimedia Bar, Wallers Brewery, the Gin Bar, Sunbridge Lounge and much more... ! Meanwhile for clubs & parties seek out the West End area of Bradford, behind the Alhambra Theatre.

Out of the city you will find The Hop and the Cap and Collar in Saltaire, The Potting Shed and Martinez Wine Bar in Bingley, The Black Hat and The Flying Duck in Ilkley. Keighley and Haworth has a large number of real ale pubs such as The Lord Rodney and you can download the Real Ale Trail if you want to sample a selection. 

Travel Information

New Year's Eve / Day : Services on bus and rail. Transport for West Yorkshire.

National Rail network : New Year Travel Summary.

SpectacularSpecsFamily fun every weekend and throughout the school holidays at the National Media Museum.
Food & Drink, BradfordTime to Celebrate  Find a selection of places to eat and drink across the Bradford district.
2016 Events

Event Highlights 2017 The Bradford & district events calendar is always busy. Plan your year ahead, don't miss out!

Looking Ahead 2017
Marcus Levine

Marcus Levine - Hockney, A Portrait In Nails

Fri 8 Sep - Sat 21 Oct 2017



Sat 15 Jul - Sun 8 Oct 2017

The Hockney Gallery at Cartwright Hall

The Hockney Gallery

Fri 7 Jul 2017 - Sat 5 Jun 2027

To Walk Invisible

To Walk Invisible: From Parsonage to Production

Fri 17 Feb 2017 - Mon 1 Jan 2018

Tim Peake's Spacecraft

SOYUZ TMA-19M: Tim Peake's Spacecraft

Wed 27 Sep - Sun 19 Nov 2017

Ilkley Literature Festival

Ilkley Literature Festival

Fri 29 Sep - Sun 15 Oct 2017

Golden Years Film Festival

Golden Years Film Festival

Sat 30 Sep - Thu 5 Oct 2017

Civil War

Civil War

Sun 1 Oct 2017

Widescreen Weekend Bradford

Widescreen Weekend 2017

Thu 12 - Sun 15 Oct 2017


Illuminate Bradford

Fri 13 - Sun 15 Oct 2017

Beer & Music Festival

Beer & Music Festival

Thu 19 - Sun 22 Oct 2017

Yorkshire Games Festival

The Yorkshire Games Festival

Wed 8 - Sun 12 Nov 2017

Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Jun 2018

50th Anniversary Gala

50th Anniversary Gala

Sun 24 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2018