From family-friendly day parties and epicurean black tie dinners to live soul orchestras and brooding basslines in Cheetham Hill warehouses, Manchester’s selection of one-off New Year’s Eve events allows everybody to welcome 2024 in their own way.

Here are some of the best things to do around the city this NYE.

Signed, Sealed, Delivered | Bridgewater Hall | 8pm | £38.50-£58.50

On Sun 31 Dec, The Bridgewater Hall invites music-lovers around the region to see out 2023 with Signed, Sealed, Delivered, a triumphant evening of orchestral covers across an irresistible programme of uplifting soul, dance and disco tunes written and recorded by some of the era’s most legendary artists.

Guests can expect soaring renditions of classic songs like Lionel Richie’s All Night Long, Stevie Wonder’s For Once in My Life and Sir Duke, Tina Turner’s Proud Mary, Aretha Franklin’s I Say A Little Prayer and many, many more.

Lower Mosley Street Manchester, M2 3WS, Tel: 0161 907 9000
90s Baby | Albert Hall | 8pm-2am | From £28.50

Featuring a jaw-dropping line up of the decade’s biggest DJs and live acts, 90s Baby returns to Albert Hall for a reminiscent rave headlined by Judge Jules himself, with support from Ultrabeat, N-Trance, Baby D and more.

27 Peter St, Manchester, M2 5QR
Homoelectric New Year's Eve | New Century | 10pm-4am | From £29.07

Promising the perfect measures of flamboyance and flair, Homoelectric returns to take over every floor of New Century Hall for a riotous end-of-year bash in unapologetic celebration of Manchester’s queer community, led by Artwork & DJ Paulette.

34 Hanover St, Manchester, M4 4AH
Swiftogeddon | O2 Ritz | 9pm-3am | From £17.35

In celebration of the world’s biggest popstar achieving total cultural dominion over the entire western world in 2023, the Ritz hosts a New Year’s Eve Taylor-made for the city’s Swifties. Alongside all the hits – including the Taylor’s Version re-releases – guests can expect six hours of deep cuts, fan favourites and extended mixes spanning her full discography.

Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5NQ, Tel: 0161 714 4140
WHP - New Year's Eve at the Warehouse Project | Depot Mayfield | 8pm-4am | £49.50 | 8pm-4am | £98.45

Returning for another instalment as the North’s biggest New Year’s Eve event, WHP’s monstrous end-of-year party features another world-famous lineup, including a DJ set from Rudimental, Jaguar, Hannah Wants, DJ EZ and Paul Woolford, alongside an array of eclectic DJ talent across three stages to accommodate every taste within a 10,000-strong crowd.

11 Baring St, Manchester M1 2PY, Tel: 0161 806 0161
New Year's Eve | Manahatta | Deansgate | 8pm | From £22.38

Bringing the glitzy metropolitan spirit of the Times Square Ball Drop to Deansgate, Manahatta hosts a lavish night of classically Instagrammable frivolity, with cocktails, champagne, floor-filling tunes and a dress-to-impress mandate from 8pm until the early hours.

188-192 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3ND, Tel: 0161 537 4879
HIDDEN NYE | Downtex Mill | 9pm-4am | From £14

With the best of UK Garage and jungle pounding throughout four cavernous yet intimate rooms, HIDDEN returns for New Year’s Eve with another dark, high-energy party at their beloved DownTex Mill warehouse space in Cheetham Hill.

16-18 Mary St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester M3 1NH
New Year's Eve Disco ft. Supernature and Sticky Heat | Refuge | 8pm-1am | £30-£95

This year, Refuge dials up the disco with a Mancunian take on the legendary Studio 54 nightclub, featuring irresistible dance sets from Supernature and Sticky Heat, with plenty of other surprises yet to be revealed.

Dancing tickets are available for £30, but you can go all out with a Dine and Dance ticket, which includes an 80s dinner party-style feast, all-night table service and entry into the main party.

Oxford St, Manchester M60 7HA
New Year's Eve | The Blues Kitchen | Until 3am | From £22

Led by three live sets of soulful bangers from the inimitable house band and timeless grooves from an unmissable DJ lineup, The Blues Kitchen hosts an old school New Year’s bash with sumptuous burgers, streams of bourbon and an extensive selection of cocktails.

You can book a dining table at 9pm and keep it for the night, or grab one before 7pm for free and stick around for the party.

13 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HN
Black Tie Party | King Street Townhouse | 6pm-1am | From £105

True to form, Manchester’s imposing headquarters of opulent hedonism is set to throw a peerlessly extravagant New Year’s Eve soiree, far away from the unfussy shindigs and D’n’B dungeon sweat monsoons. Set to live music from electric violinists, string infusion bongo performances and tastefully curated DJ playlists, the Enchanted Forest-themed gala begins with a customary Laurent Perrier champagne reception before the entertainment gets underway. After a nominally refined midnight toast, gets can enjoy a hot drink and petit fours to round off a memorable and unapologetically grand affair.

10 Booth St, Manchester M2 4AW
Funkademia | Mint Lounge | 10pm-4am | From £6

Manchester’s longest-running club night, Funkademia returns to its spiritual home, The Mint Lounge, for another all-killer-no-filler dance party with a playlist including Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Chic, Snoop Dogg and more.

46-50 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE, Tel: 0161 228 1495
New Year's Eve Family Rave | Factory International | Aviva Studios | 1.30pm-3.30pm | FREE

While New Year’s Eve can often be a time of misty-eyed melancholy for retired raver parents, now saddled with their own giddy staggering lunatics bobbing endlessly in a fugue, Factory International has cleared a path down memory lane with a daytime party for grown-ups and children of all ages, packed with an impressive selection of tunes and endless activities, including glitter face-painting, circus workshops and sensory play sessions.

Aviva Studios, Water Street, Manchester M3 4JQ
The Hyatt Regency's Sparkle Package | £110pp

The award-winning Hyatt Regency Manchester offers guests the chance to ring in the new year with its dedicated Sparkle Package, complete with festive drinks, sumptuous dining, all-night dancing and stunning views over the city. Priced at £110pp with room for eighty guests, the Hyatt Regency NYE Sparkle Package includes a welcome drink, an exquisite three-course meal complete with carvery and dessert stations, a personal DJ spinning irresistible tunes and even a dancefloor

55 Booth St W, Manchester M15 6PQ
11 CENTRAL | 7pm-1.30am | £10

11 CENTRAL, the recently-opened bar and microbrewery from the much-loved local SEVEN BRO7HERS and SISTERS DISTILLERY teams, is hosting a huge New Year’s eve bash at their stunning waterside venue down at MediaCity. Along with fresh pints from SEVEN BR7HERS’ on-site microbrewery signature cocktails from SISTERS DISTILLERY, there’ll be live music from the venue’s house band, Café Soul Collective. Tickets are just a tenner, which gets you a welcome glass of fizz and canapes on arrival.

11 Central, Unit 27A, Quayside MediaCity, 28 The Quays, Salford M50 3AH
Sun 31 Dec
Wolf McFarlane
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Fri 22 Dec 2023