Best New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Events in Norfolk

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When it comes time to mark the end of a year and the start of a new one, you need to celebrate. New Year’s Eve should be a special night to get the new year off to a good start.

Let me share the best events for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Norfolk.

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New Year’s Eve Events in Norfolk

There are plenty of parties and special dinners on New Year’s Eve in Norfolk. As it is a special occasion, many events have dress codes and will be more expensive than other nights of the year. Don’t worry these things to do on New Year’s Eve in Norfolk will be worth it!

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New Year’s Eve at Revolucion de Cuba in Norwich

Join in the Fiesta to countdown to 2024 at Revolucion de Cuba this New Years Eve! There will be lots of entertainment including a photo booth, samba dances, Latino Sound Band, and DJ who will play 00s, 80s, 90s, disco, and Latin music. This party will go late (until 2:00)!

Tickets: Prices start at £40 plus including booking free. This gets you entry (jump the queue before 22:00 with prosecco reception) and tokens to exchange for drinks at the bar including all cocktails. Don’t wait, there are early bird discounts. Find out more here.

Masquerade Ball at the Rooftop Gardens

Ring in the New Year with stunning views over Norwich at the Rooftop Gardens. You can choose to enjoy a delicious four-course meal and afterparty or just join for the after party with live music and casino.

There will be plenty of live entertainment including a performance by ‘The Bublé experience’ and a live DJ playing music from the 60’s 70’s 80’s 90’s 00’s and now. The casino will have two blackjack and two roulette tables with prizes that you can win.

The dress code is black tie

Price: To book a table for the dinner you need to contact Rooftop Gardens by email. You can book just the after party for £30 here.

The Dancing Astronaut NYE at Norwich Warehouse

While Dancing Astronaut nights take place regularly at Norfolk Showground, this will be the biggest production to date with special effects and lighting to bring you an out of this world experience. It’s a great way to ring in the new year.

Price: Tickets start at £10 plus booking fee, the price goes up as more tickets are sold. Purchase and get more information here.

New Year’s Eve Big Band Night at the Mercure Hotel in Norwich

Celebrate with the end of 2023 with style. You can enjoy a three-course meal and then dance the night away. The bubbles will flow as you countdown to the new year.

Price: £75 plus booking fee. 18 and over only. Get more information and purchase tickets here.

New Year’s Eve at the Norfolk Mead Hotel

See in the New Year with friends and family in the Garden Room of the Norfolk Mead Hotel in the pretty Broads village of Coltishall. Arrive starting at 20:00 for a glass of prosecco. Then enjoy substantial canapes and firework display. There will be a DJ so you can dance the night away until 02:00.

Price: £40 per adult (no under 18s allowed). You must pre book. Get details here.

New Year’s Eve Candlelit Dinner or Gala Ball at the Maid’s Head Hotel in Norwich

You have two options for celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Maid’s Head. You can enjoy Gala Ball which includes a five-course dinner followed by entertainment from The Fuzz or the Candlelit Dinner which is an indulgent 4 course candlelit dinner, served in the WinePress Restaurant, followed by DJ entertainment.

Price: The Gala is £140 per person while the Candlelit Dinner is £108 per person. They are also offering packages that include an overnight stay. Get details here.

New Year’s Eve at YALM Connecting the Dots

YALM is hosting a special New Year’s Eve bash in collaboration with Soul Stew, LU & Friends, and Deeper Sounds. Join in a unique experience where music and locally sourced cuisine merge seamlessly. YALM’s kitchens, featuring Souk, On The Bone, NXXDS, Eric’s Pizza, Baha, MILK, and Folks Bar, will craft a 7-course taster menu, accompanied by a curated playlist from Luke Una.

Six top-notch Norfolk chefs and a mixologist will celebrate local produce and diverse food influences. Limited dinner tickets ensure an intimate atmosphere from 18:00 to 22:00. Afterward, enjoy a glass of fizz as the ballroom transforms for dancing with Soul Stew and a DJ set by Luke Una from 22:00 to 02:00.

Price: Dinner & Dancing is £100 per person or there is the option to just come for the dancing for £25 per person. Get tickets here.

New Year’s Eve Party at Dunston Hall

It’s a black tie event that starts with a glass of fizz and also includes a delicious meal and entertainment. They also offer packages that include overnight stays.

Price: The party is £120 per person. More details here.

Celebrate 2023 and welcome in 2024 at the Links Country Park Hotel in West Runton. The doors and bar are open from 19:30 with a choice of Street Food being served from 20:00, You can then dance and celebrate the old year out until the early hours. Come dressed as your favourite 80’s icon as there will be a special prize for best dressed.

Price: £45 per person. Get more details here.

New Year’s Eve Glam Slam at the Gunton Arms in Thorpe Market

You don’t want to miss The Gunton Arms infamous New Years Eve party now in its 9th year. This is one of the biggest NYE parties in Norfolk and has sold out well in advance every year.

Experience live music from SLADY, the world’s only all-female Slade tribute band. The DJs for the evening feature Queen B from the esteemed London party team, Hot Pants DJs, along with a special DJ set playing your favourite Glam Rock classics throughout the night!

Price: £38.50 for general admission or £49.60 for golden dual admission (this includes entry to both Gunton Arms party and The Suffield Arms NYE party too with a shuttle bus running between the two events). Get more information and purchase tickets here.

New Year’s Eve at The Empire

The Empire in Great Yarmouth is having a huge NYE party with live music from Dirty Havana Band plus drink and food specials. This year there will also be a second room of music with the lineup being announced soon,

Price: Early bird tickets are only £6. Get more details and purchase here.

New Year’s Cheese Party

Make your way to The Rose Inn for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve filled with the cheesiest, most singalong-worthy, and dance-inducing tunes of 2024! Secure your spot with a table reservation and enjoy a complimentary cheeseboard—no tickets needed.

Get more information here.

NYE Bash at the Oak Tree in Norwich

You can welcome 2024 in style by celebrating at the Oak Tree in Norwich. The resident DJ will be there to make sure everyone is having fun. Keep in mind this is not a seated event, so everyone will be dancing. There will be 2 for 1 drink specials and pulled pork baps.

Price: Tickets are only £10 when booked in advance. Get more details here.

New Year’s Eve Party at the Last Pub Standing

Hop aboard the Night Train for a groovy journey through Funk, Soul, Disco, and Motown classics! Feel the rhythm with killer horns, lively beats, and contagious grooves as the Last Pub Standing transforms into a funky dance haven.

This event is all about letting loose and getting down, inspired by the iconic Soul Train. Expect non-stop dancing, funky lights, and the hottest tracks in Funk, Soul, Disco, and Motown all night long!

Get ready for an all-out extravaganza with cool decorations, dance vibes, and awesome visuals! Tickets? Only available at the door.

Price: £5 before 20:00, £10 before 11, and £15 after. We recommend arriving early as capacity is limited. Get details here.

New Year’s Eve Party at the White Horse in Brancaster Staithe

Countdown to the New Year in style at Brancaster White Horse’s New Year’s Eve Bash! Starting at 19:30 and going late, this soirée is packed with excitement. Enjoy a classy entrance with oysters and fizz, followed by a continuous flow of three-course canapés.

Get ready to dance to the rocking beats of ‘Slingshot,’ blending Rock and Indie vibes. Plus, a DJ will keep the party alive. Dress to impress and let’s welcome the New Year with a bang!

Price: £70 per person and you must prebook. Get details here.

New Years Eve Celebration at the Sea Marge Hotel (2023 Event TBC)

Countdown to 2023 at the Sea Marge Hotel in Overstrand. Start the evening with a pre dinner drink in the bar and live music from Carl Noble singing classic rat pack and swing (just like last year). Then sit down to enjoy a six-course Gala dinner (vegetarian options available). After dinner the musical entertainment continues in the bar with Carl and a disco.

Price: £75 per person. Please advise on any special dietary requirements when booking. Get more information here.

NYE Low Bang Fireworks at Wroxham Barns

If you are looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate the end of 2023, Wroxham Barns, just outside the village of Wroxham, is having a fireworks show where each party gets its own square that is two metres from the next group. The low bang fireworks display will be set to kid-friendly music and it will be their biggest one yet!

You can also enjoy rides in the fun park and entry to Junior Farm for the evening. The catering areas will be open, and there will also be food trucks. Bring a blanket and/or camping chairs so you won’t be sitting on the ground.

Price: One ticket which costs £45 gets you one pitch that is for up to 4 people (including children and babies). You can add on up to two additional people at £10.50 each up to a maximum of 6 people per pitch. This includes admission to the Junior Farm and rides at the Fun Park. All tickets must be prebooked here.

New Year’s Eve 2023: Willy Wonka

Hockwold Hall’s New Year’s Gala is a Willy Wonka-themed extravaganza that promises an enchanting evening of magic and merriment. Step into a Chocolate Wonderland, where chocolate rivers, edible landscapes, and whimsical candy creations await your exploration. Keep an eye out for the Golden Ticket hidden among the festivities, offering the chance to win a complimentary bottle of Champagne.

The night will be filled with live music from Stereojacks, a dynamic band, and DJ performances to keep you grooving until the countdown. Indulge in a delectable three-course meal, each dish infused with a delightful chocolate-inspired twist. Feel free to express your creativity in the Dress Code, whether channelling your inner Willy Wonka or donning elegant black-tie attire.

Price: Tickets are £86.30 including fees. Read more about it here.

NYE Party at The Dukes Head in King’s Lynn

Celebrate the new year at the Dukes Head Hotel in the Tuesday Marketplace in the heart of King’s Lynn. The party will be held in their Walpole ballroom. There will be an evening hot buffet, mini dessert selection, and glass of prosecco at midnight.

Tickets: £35. Purchase here.

New Year’s Party at the Ffolkes

End 2023 at the Ffolkes with a family-friendly celebration that includes fire-cracking street food from Guac & Mole, explosive tunes, sparkling cocktails and incredible entertainment. You can also play container golf.

Price: Tickets are £25 per adult, £10 per child, or £12.50 for standing ticket. Food and drink are sold separately. Get more information here.

Mulbarton New Year’s Eve Celebration

Mulbarton Social and Sports Club invites you to a family-friendly New Year’s Eve party, creating a welcoming space to welcome 2024 with joy and cheer. Doors open at 13:00, providing ample time for families and friends to gather and enjoy the festivities.

The talented singer and guitarist, Barny Holmes, will take the stage at 18:00, ensuring an afternoon filled with delightful entertainment. As the evening unfolds, live music and dancing will carry the party seamlessly into the New Year, creating an atmosphere of celebration and togetherness. The best part? Entry is absolutely free, and a complimentary buffet will be provided, making it an accessible and enjoyable event for everyone.

Price: Free. Get more information here.

New Year’s Day Events in Norfolk

While New Year’s Eve tends to be the day most people celebrate, you might want to save some energy for New Year’s Day. The main event is the Fireworks in Cromer.

Fireworks Display in Cromer

The New Year’s Day Fireworks Display in Cromer has been a tradition for more than 20 years and it is back for 2023. This event raises money to pay for the Cromer Fireworks display each year and for local charities.

As you might expect, the town will be busy so we recommend that you get there early. Don’t worry there are activities starting in the afternoon to keep you entertained. Shops and cafes will also be open.

Here is the proposed schedule for the day:

14:00 – Registration opens at Cromer Museum for volunteer bucket collectors

14:00 to 16:30 – Torches for procession and mulled wine on sale outside Cromer Museum. Tea, coffee and other refreshments will be on sale at Cromer Church

14:30 – Registration opens at Cromer Pier Forecourt for family fun run

15:00 – Family fun run starts at Cromer Pier Forecourt (organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners)

16:30 – Torchlight procession leaves North Lodge Park

17:00 – Fireworks display starts at Cromer Pier

Get more details here. Find information about parking in Cromer on New Year’s Day here.

Norwich Pops Orchestra New Year’s Day Concert

Celebrate the New Year with a concert of popular music from stage and screen along with well loved classical works. It will be relaxed and entertaining experience. 

Price: Tickets from £13 and under 18s are £5. There is also a small booking fee. Get more details here.

New Year’s Day Afternoon Tea Extravaganza at Byford’s

Start 2023 with an explosive Afternoon Tea Extravaganza at Byford’s in Holt! It’s an all-you-can-eat spread of cracking cakes, dainty finger sandwiches and fabulous scones.

The buffet will run from 14:30pm – 17:00. It’s £27.50 for adults and £15 for children aged. Get the details here.

New Year’s Day Brunch Feast at the Ffolkes

After all the celebrations, you will want to refuel. Enjoy an unlimited brunch feast on 1 January 2023 from 8:00 until 14:30. You can fill up on all the sausages, bacon, fruit, granola, pancakes and pastries you could ask for.

Price: You should book your table in advance. Get more details here.

More Events in Norfolk

Be sure to also check out our other event guides:

Best Christmas Events in Norfolk

Best Bonfire Night Events in Norfolk

Best Halloween Events in Norfolk

You might also enjoy our suggestions for things to do in the winter in Norfolk.

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