Make your New Year’s Eve one to remember for the right reasons at one of these top local events
Neon Moon at 12A Club
A secret jazz-age prohibition experience, the Moonlight Speakeasy comes to 12A thanks to Neon Moon. Expect seductive high jinks with smoking-hot burlesque, cabaret and circus entertainment, ice-cool cocktails and an appetiser menu straight from 1920s New York. ‘Bootleg’ jazz and retro DJs will play till 3am, with the full line-up to be announced. Advance-only tickets from £55. VIP packages available.
Choice cuts are on the menu, and there’s two options to choose from for what type of night you’re after on the last night of the year. First at Bedford Lodge, there’s an NYE gala dinner, which is a black-tie, luxury five-course dinner in the Squires restaurant. That’s followed by a traditional way to bring in 2020: a piper plus haggis, neeps and tatties straight after midnight (you’ll have a bit of room for more by then, surely?).
Alternatively, a classics ball offers an exclusive black-tie dinner dance that starts at 7pm, with a glass of bubbly followed by a four-course dinner, then it’s disco tunes all the way – with the Scottish midnight mini-feast too.
Bust some moves at this pub’s silent disco that has multiple start times, including a kids’ early-bird option from 5pm to 8pm, with £10 entry including non-alcoholic punch and a party bag. If you want dinner before dancing, a 7pm-start three-course dinner with wine matching, cocktails, canapes and midnight champagne is £55, or simply cocktails and canapes from 9pm is £25. After 10pm entry is £15. All prices include headset hire. There’s a sparkle theme, so think glitter, sequins and all things shiny!
A five-course feast awaits diners at De Luca on New Year’s Eve, with ticket holders gaining exclusive access to the venue’s award-winning New York loft-style piano bar, with requests and singalongs taking guests beyond midnight. It’s the fifth year of the piano bar, and the event always sells out in advance, so don’t delay getting your ticket, priced at £65.
The Lodge, Duxford
See in the New Year in style at The Lodge, Duxford, which is hosting an NYE gala party. You will be greeted with champagne and canapes and enjoy a four-course dinner with coffee and petit fours. Mains include mint and anchovy-crusted lamb rump with dauphinoise potato. Desserts such as homemade lemon curd tart and almond and chocolate baked alaska are on offer to satisfy a sweet tooth. After your feast, a DJ will be spinning tunes to get you dancing into 2020. £80 per person, booking essential. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
Welcome in the new year with a fantastic four-course gala dinner at Hotel Felix. You will be greeted with drinks and canapes before a chance to indulge your ears in a live jazz band. For starters, roast Scottish scallops and crab ravioli gets our attention, with medallion of venison or salmon marinated in yuzu two of the main choices. Tickets are £89, and there’s the option of booking a room for an overnight stay from £90 per person.
The University Arms is hosting a special dinner followed by music and dancing in the hotel’s gorgeous ballroom. Champagne and canapes will be followed by a delicious four-course meal at Parker’s Tavern, with live jazz to round things off. The price is £120 per person, or you can make a night of it for £409, which includes dinner for two, bed and breakfast.