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 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 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!

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.


Looking Ahead 2018
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



Sat 16 Dec 2017 - Sun 28 Jan 2018

Haworth 1940s

Haworth 1940s Weekend

Sat 19 - Sun 20 May 2018

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

Haworth 1960s

Haworth 1960s Weekend

Sat 30 Jun - Sun 1 Jul 2018

Bingley Music Live

Bingley Music Live

Fri 31 Aug - Sun 2 Sep 2018

Ilkley Literature Festival

Ilkley Literature Festival

Fri 28 Sep - Sun 14 Oct 2018

Steampunk Weekend


Fri 23 - Sun 25 Nov 2018

Travel Information 

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

National Rail network : New Year Travel Summary.