The What, Where, When: New Year's
Dance for seven hours to seven decades of music! The Royal Festival Hall will be transformed in to a vintage paradise, featuring dance instructors, musical bingo, hair and beauty makeovers and even a George Formby impersonator. Musical acts will span across the century, from an 18 piece original 1940s style swing orchestra, to Rock'n'Roll acts and Acid Jazz DJ Eddie Piller. If that is not enough, the opportunity to see the Thames fireworks from an exclusive location will ensure that you start the New Year in style.
Where: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
When: 31 December 7pm-2am www.southbankcentre.co.uk
What: Big Little Paper Boats
Marking the end of the Year of Creative Scotland, thousands of paper boats made by Scottish students are to be sent down the river Clyde from the Riverside Museum. This special event also celebrates George Wyllie, an artist and writer well known for his paper boat social sculptures, honoured earlier in the Year of Creative Scotland by an Origami Line of paper boats exhibited at a retrospective of his work.
Where: Glasgow Riverside Museum, Glasgow, G3 8DP
When: 31 December
What: New Year's with Krug and Michelin-Starred Chefs
Is there a better way to bring a year to a close than with delicious food, great company and plenty of bubbly? Of course not. For an unforgettable evening, join Lime & Tonic at Aveqia, where Michelin-starred chefs will create a delectable meal to pair with Krug champagne.
Where: Lime & Tonic at Aveqia, 2 St. Bride Street, London, EC4A 4AD
When: 31 December www.aveqia.co.uk
What: New Year's Eve- Naga Style
Pan-Asian restaurant and bar Naga is warming up for Chinese New Year with a fantastic celebration of British New Year. Be welcomed to Kensington's neighbourhood hotspot with either a Chinese mojito or glass of Champagne, as well as signature canapés including Vietnamese Spring Roles, Bo La Lot (Char-grilled beef wrapped in vine leaves) and Lotus Root Chips. With a live DJ, haute cuisine, chic cocktails and ornately ostentatious Oriental decor, Naga is the place to spice up New Year's Eve.
Where: Naga Restaurant and Bar, 2 Abington Road, London, W8 6AF
When: 31 December www.nagarestaurants.co.uk/menu005.html
What: Gateshead New Year's Eve Winter Carnival
The build up to spectacular New Year's fireworks doesn't get much better than an all-day carnival. Newcastle's own Ice Queen will lead a parade featuring fire dancers and a Viking Longship up Northumberland Street, accompanied by World Beater's Spark drummers. Drawing on mythologies and folklore with a touch of North Eastern tradition, this vibrant carnival guarantees high spirits for the closing of 2012.
Where: The Greys Monument, City Centre, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8QH
When: 31 December www.newcastlegateshead.com/winter-festival-2012/new-years-eve
What: Calenning- Cardiff Winter Wonderland
A host of free live entertainment will ensure vibrant celebrations of New Year's Eve in Cardiff. A fantastic build up to a spectacular firework display will feature a funk party band led by Cardiff's Simon Kingman and the UK's largest ABBA tribute band, Platinum. Real Radio's Jason Harrold will compare the evening, counting down to 2013, and the Admiral Open Air Ice Rink will be open until 1am.
Where: Various venues in Cardiff
When: 31 December www.cardiff.gov.uk
What: Julio Bashmore at Troxy
Grab your dancing shoes, because New Year's Eve at vintage venue Troxy, where Julio Bashmore will join the ranks of some legendary acts which have performed in the iconic hall. Dollop events has put together an exciting line up, including Jackmaster, Oneman and Krystal Klear, an eclectic line up of electro and house musicians. Troxy's stunning art deco Grand Halls will have you welcoming the New Year in style.
Where:Troxy, East London
What: The Keilidh
Experience the very best of traditional Scottish music in celebrating Hogmanay, set in an exclusive outdoor arena with its very own dancefloor, bar and food village. Learn some new moves with the Ceilidh Caller, and get in the spirit for the spectacular Midnight Fireworks.
When: 31 December www.edinburghshogmanay.com/content/The-Keilidh/1457
What: Edinburgh's Dogmanay
Calling all dog lovers! Five kennel club registered dog-sleigh breeds including Canadian Eskimo Dog, Greenland Dog, Samoyed and Siberian husky will team up for exhilarating racing fun in one of Edinburgh's most popular Hogmanay events! A canicross display and presentation of awards including the Good Citizen Bronze certificate, junior handling, waggiest tail and most like owner will also feature. There will even be the opportunity to snuggle a sled dog...
Where: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh
When:1 January 2013 www.edinburghshogmanay.com/content/Edinburgh's%20Dogmanay/1734
What: New Year's Eve in London
Experience the world famous London New Year's Eve fireworks at the EDF Energy London Eye. As the event is hugely popular, drawing crowds of thousands, designated viewing areas will be set up along the Thames. Tip? These areas usually fill up early, so remember to arrive from 9pm to 10pm, to avoid disappointment. There will also be free London travel on bus, Tube, tram and DLR between 11.45pm and 4.30am.
Where: EDF Energy London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
When: 31 December www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/event/27002385-mayors-new-years-eve-fireworks-at-edf-energy-london-eye
What: Blitz Party New Year's Eve Special
Party like its 1939, not 2013! Blitz party invites you to indulge your passion for the past and dress as a 1940s starlet or World War Two war hero. Sip cocktails and dance the night away to live big band music for a fantastically vintage way to end the year.
Where: The Arches, Shoreditch, 481 & 482 Reliance Square, EC2A 3EY
When: 31 December www.theblitzparty.com/
What: Viennese New Years Eve Gala
Experience a Barbican tradition of 25 years and celebrate the end of the New Year in opulent style. As part of the Raymond Gubbay Christmas Festival, enjoy some favourites from the Strauss family and friends, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra directed by violin in the traditional Viennese manner by John Georgiadis, with Eleanor Dennis soprano, and the Johann Strauss Dancers.
Where: The Barbican Hall, The Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
When: 31 December www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=13685
What: The New Year's Day Parade
What better way to start the new year than to attend what is widely recognised as London's third largest public event of the year, following the Marathon and Notting Hill Carnival. Over 10, 000 local and international performers, the world's top marching bands and vintage cars are to participate in a mind-blowing spectacle following a route from Piccadilly to Parliament Square, via Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regents Street, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, Cockspur Street, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall and Parliament Street.
Where: The Ritz Hotel, 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 8BR
When: 1 January 2013 www.londonparade.co.uk
What: Glasgow Loves Hogmanay
Say hello to 2013 with a traditional celebration featuring the best of Scottish music, food and drink. Throughout the day and evening, classic entertainment including Highland dancing, pipe bands and performances by Ceilidh bands will be available to enjoy.
Where: Various venues, Glasgow
When: 31 December www.glasgowloveschristmas.com/glasgow-loves-hogmany/Pages/default.aspx
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