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 Jack and the Beanstalk at the Alhambra Theatre, or enjoy an afternoon skate at Bradford Ice Arena.

Enjoy Dinner and a Show

Many of the Bradford district hotels celebrate New Year's Eve with a dinner and show.  New Year's Gala Dinner Dance at the Midland Hotel. Soul & Motown New Years Eve Party at the Great Victoria Hotel. Dance through the night and into 2016 at a Family Disco or enter the New Year with elegant style at the Gala Dinner with Rat Pack at the Cedar Court.  Unwind and share those magical moments with added luxury, service and style this New Year at Hollins Hall.

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.  Join the New Years w/ Hoodoo Operators at Al's Dime Bar or celebrate "Alison in Wonderland" theme New Year (Fancy dress optional.) at Bradford Brewery.  

A number of new bars have also opened in the West End, the area behind the Alhambra Theatre.  The Stein BierKeller with Live Oompah bands, serving over 27 of Europe's finest beers... £25 NYE Special Offer!  Join the Zoo Party at the Circle Night Club Bradford's finest DJ talent back to back to see in 2016 for the party of the year!!! All the best in upfront house and bass line.

Out of the city there is Fanny's Ale & Cider House, 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.

Cyber ScribblerFamily fun every weekend and throughout the school holidays at the National Media Museum.
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2016 Events

Event Highlights 2016 The Bradford & district events calendar is always busy. Plan your year ahead, don't miss out!

Looking Ahead 2016
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Cliffe Castle Museum


Sat 30 Apr - Sun 30 Oct 2016

Join Alice on her adventures through Cliffe Castle, as she tries to find the White Rabbit. Things will become curiouser and curiouser as you journey around the museum.

Bronte Parsonage Museum


Fri 1 Apr 2016 - Sun 1 Jan 2017

Our creative partner for Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary year, Tracy Chevalier, designs an exhibition which, through objects and quotations, explores the contrast between Charlotte’s constricted life and her huge ambition.

Ilkley Literature Festival
Ilkley Town Centre


Fri 30 Sep - Sun 16 Oct 2016

The main Festival takes place over 17 days in October each year and now features over 240 events. As well as author events we run creative writing workshops, a busy children’s festival and a free Fringe Festival.

Civil War Living History Day
Bolling Hall


Sat 1 Oct 2016

Join Bradford Museums and Galleries and the Colonel Edward Montagu’s Regiment of Foote for a FREE day of Civil War living history. The living history day will bring Bolling Hall to life with 17th century equipment and drills.

Golden Years Film Festival
City Hall


Mon 3 - Wed 5 Oct 2016

Bradford’s Golden Years Film Festival will celebrate the joys of getting older and in three glorious days of screenings, workshops and debates we hope to entertain, inspire and get everyone talking film.

Forest of Light
City Park


Thu 6 - Sun 9 Oct 2016

Master light artists T.I.L.T return to City Park with an incredible new show designed specifically for City Park’s mirror pool. Expect some beautiful reflections! Illuminated sculptures create an enchanting atmosphere.

Ilkley Art Trail
Ilkley Town Centre


Thu 6 - Sun 9 Oct 2016

Each October, artists showcase their work in and around the picturesque spa town of Ilkley in pop up venues. Come and enjoy the whole town as it becomes an art gallery.

Widescreen Weekend
National Media Museum


Thu 13 - Sun 16 Oct 2016

National Media Museum is delighted to announce the return of Widescreen Weekend. This is a unique festival of large-screen formats celebrates the past, present and future of film through its extraordinary array of widescreen technologies.

Listers Lantern Parade
Lister Park


Sat 15 Oct 2016

Lanterns light the way for Lister Park parade. Dozens of lanterns will light up the sky as they wound their way through Lister Park, Bradford, for a pretty,night-time parade. The theme of this year's parade is 'welcome'.

Leeds Liverpool 200
Saltaire Village


Sun 16 Oct 2016

Join in the celebrations recreating the first full navigation of the canal in 1816. Meet at 11:00am* on Sunday 16th October at the Victoria Road Moorings, Saltaire (under the road bridge on the towpath).

Mary Poppins
Alhambra Theatre


Wed 2 Nov - Sat 10 Dec 2016

Disney & Cameron Mackintosh announce that their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS will play Yorkshire exclusive dates at the Alhambra Theatre. The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane.

Yorkshire Games Festival
National Media Museum


Wed 9 - Fri 11 Nov 2016

The Yorkshire Games Festival will include a family weekend packed with workshops, big-screen demos and loads of hands-on excitement for gamers of all ages.

Yorkshire Games Festival Family Weekend
National Media Museum


Sat 12 - Sun 13 Nov 2016

As part of the Yorkshire Games Festival, the family gaming weekend will feature workshops, big-screen demos and loads of hands-on excitement for gamers of all ages.

Steampunk Weekend
Haworth Village


Fri 18 - Sun 20 Nov 2016

Come along and enjoy Haworth's SteamPunk Weekend.

Christmas Lights Spectacular
City Park


Sat 19 Nov 2016

Look out for the wonderful Spark! drummers with their vibrant musical arrangements, dazzling costumes, beautiful lighting design and dynamic choreography. This will be a Christmas lights show like no other!

Haworth 1940s
Haworth Village


Fri 19 - Sun 21 May 2017

Haworth's Annual 1940s weekend returns, come and enjoy the music, dancing and entertainment over the 3 day event.