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.
Food & Drink, BradfordTime to Celebrate  Find a selection of places to eat and drink across the Bradford district.
2016 Events

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

Looking Ahead 2016
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.

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.

Saltaire Living Advent
Saltaire Village


Thu 1 Dec 2016 - Thu 5 Jan 2017

24 windows in 24 houses dotted around Saltaire village will be illuminated with festive scenes. One scene will be "opened" each day from 1st December 2016 and then until 5th January.

Santa Specials
Shipley Glen Cable Tramway


Sat 3 - Sun 18 Dec 2016

Santa Claus will be here again this year!

Peter Pan
Alhambra Theatre


Sat 17 Dec 2016 - Sun 29 Jan 2017

King of Bradford pantomime, Billy Pearce, boards the Jolly Roger and heads to Neverland to star alongside Darren Day in this year’s swashbuckling Alhambra Theatre pantomime Peter Pan.

Sister Act
Alhambra Theatre


Mon 20 - Sat 25 Feb 2017

Sing Hallelujah for the all new production of Sister Act starring Alexandra Burke.

Dragon Boat Festival
Roberts Park


Sat 6 May 2017

The Dragon Boat Festival takes place on the River Aire at Roberts Park in Saltaire on Saturday, May 6. There will be some 30 teams taking part in the colourful event and each will consist of up to 17 people – 16 paddlers and one drummer.

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.

Saltaire Arts Trail
Saltaire Village


Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

A packed weekend of contemporary art and craft, creative family activities. We will have all of your renowned favourites including the Open Houses and Makers Fair.

Bradford Literature Festival
Bradford City Centre


Fri 30 Jun - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Bradford Literature Festival offers a programme of events like no other, creating exceptional discussions and debates and inviting audiences to engage directly with world renowned authors and speakers to share thoughts and opinions...

The Yorkshire Wartime Experience


Fri 7 - Sun 9 Jul 2017

Action Packed and Fun Day Out For All The Family ! The North's Premier Military Vehicle & Re-enactment Event

David Hockney
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery


Sun 9 Jul 2017

David Hockney was born in Bradford in 1937. In time to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2017 we are creating a new permanent display of works by the internationally renowned artist at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery.

Bingley Show
Myrtle Park


Sat 22 Jul 2017

Bingley Agricultural Show provides entertainment for all the family with its wide variety of exhibits.

Bradford Festival
City Park


Sun 27 - Mon 28 Aug 2017

Bradford Festival returned in 2016 to bring a vibrant, colourful and multicultural programme of the very best international, British and local theatre, art, music and dance right into the heart of Bradford.

The Keighley Show
Marley Stadium


Sat 2 Sep 2017

A family show with classes including Horses, Show Jumping, Fur & Feather, Dogs, Horticulture/Flowers, Small and Large Livestock, Handicraft & Produce, Tractors, Many Trade Stands and various attractions.