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 Cinderella at the Alhambra Theatre.  Drop in at the National Science + Media Museum Immerse yourself in Wonderlab—an experience like no other or enjoy a morning family skate at Bradford Ice Arena.

Strike in 2018! Welcome the New Year in style and enjoy a ten pin bowling party at Hollywood Bowl - the perfect place to make lasting memories! 

Go to the Cinema

Celebrate the end of 2017 with the Berliner Philharmoniker’s glittering New Year’s Eve Gala Concert, broadcast live from Berlin at the National Science + Media Museum, Picturehouse.  Beautiful orchestral songs with the concert programme also including works by Dvořák, Stravinsky, Bernstein and Shostakovich.

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 'Reem' a Motown tribute.  Dance the night away into midnight and beyond at the Great Victoria Hotel, Soul night! Welcome the New Year in scintillating style at the Black & White Masquerade Ball or Family New Year's Eve Jingle Bell Ball at the Cedar Court, Bradford.

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 Ticket Office 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. 

New Year's Day in BradfordThings to do on New Year's Day, ideas for getting out and about - or taking it easy in Bradford & District.
Food & Drink, BradfordTime to Celebrate  Find a selection of places to eat and drink across the Bradford district.
2018 Events

Event Highlights 2018 The Bradford & district events calendar is always busy. Plan your year ahead, don't miss out!

Looking Ahead 2018
Clangers, Bagpuss & Co

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co.

Sat 4 Aug - Sun 7 Oct 2018

Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon

Wed 19 Sep - Sat 20 Oct 2018

Literature Festival

Ilkley Literature Festival

Fri 28 Sep - Sun 14 Oct 2018

Beer & Music Festival

Beer & Music Festival

Thu 18 - Sun 21 Oct 2018



Sat 27 - Sun 28 Oct 2018

Halloween Train

Halloween Train

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Sparkling Bradford

Christmas Lights Switch On

Sat 10 Nov 2018

Steampunk Weekend


Sat 24 - Sun 25 Nov 2018

Illuminate Bradford

Illuminate Bradford

Fri 30 Nov - Sun 2 Dec 2018

Bradford Literature Festival

Bradford Literature Festival

Fri 28 Jun - Sun 7 Jul 2019

Our Top 5 things to do on New Year's Day in Bradford & District to entice you out!

New Year's Day is a national holiday celebrated on January 1st, here are a few ideas for getting out and about - or taking it easy.

Blow away the cobwebs after Christmas take a winter walk around the Bradford District. Embrace the great outdoors this winter!

White Wells plunge pool on Ilkley Moor will be open as normal on New Year's day for brave bathers who fancy a chilly start to 2018.

With the Christmas pressure over, you need a time to wind down, so hop on board the 'Mince Pie Specials' at the KWVR, sit back and relax.

See a movie at the IMAX (National Science + Media Museum): The world's most immersive cinema experience.  3D: Star Wars: The Last Jedi  

You still have a few days left to take a stroll around the village of Saltaire to see the brilliant 'Saltaire Living Advent Calendar' with Christmas scenes lit up in windows of houses around the village.


Travel Information 

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

National Rail network : New Year Travel Summary.