Things to do for a New Year in Manchester

After the past 12 months, we’re all ready to celebrate New Year 2021/22 in style in Manchester, whether it’s getting dressed up for a glam night out or spending a cosy night in with family or friends.

Where to celebrate New Year's Eve

On New Years Eve, indulge in a luxurious 6 course taster menu. New Years with all the joy and sparkle you need to bring in the 2022 year in style!

  • Two dining options available at The Lowry Hotel; 6 course taster menu for £105pp, or include matching wines with each course for £165pp

Visit Dive Bar for Manchester’s ultimate end of year celebration. FLASH club nights are all centered around bringing show-stopping entertainment and a premium clubbing experience. We’re going to be bringing you a night of late night DJs, dancers and bottle shows.

  • Upgrade your NYE party with a booth package at Dive Bar & Grill from £50pp or join the party with standard tickets from £15pp

Ring in the New Year at midnight with the chimes of Big Ben and dance to all your favourite floor fillers with a live party band from 7pm followed by a DJ set to keep you on the dance floor until 6am.

  • The Vega Lounge is FREE ENTRY on New Year’s Eve, but you can upgrade to a VIP Booth Package for £350 per booth which includes spirits, mixers, Laurent Perrier champagne, drinks and 2am butties.

Make a stylish entrance for the party night of the year. There’s a welcome drink on arrival, then take your seats and enjoy a delicious four-course meal, followed by great music with the New Years’ Eve Ball. Raise your glasses at midnight as you welcome in 2022 in style.

  • Mercure Manchester’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner is from 7pm until 2am for £65pp for a four-course dinner and dancing

You know on New Year’s Eve you need to seek out the best beer & BBQ in the Northern Quarter. Two floors of heavy beats, blazing drinks and amazing times won’t let you down as you count down the year.

  • Man With The Fish is open throughout the night from midday until 3am, Free Entry all night

See in 2022 Tiki style – This year celebrate the New Year with Hula. Our resident DJ, Gareth Brooks will be with you all the way to 5am on New Year’s Day.

  • £5 entry all night, pay on the door, arrive early to avoid disappointment. This is one not to be missed.

See in the new year in style with an evening of cocktails, prohibition and burlesque in our vintage gatsby themed drinking den at The Fitzgerald

  • The Fitzgerald’s Burlesque Special event is from 6pm until 2am and is £10pp for general admission, or upgrade to a premium ticket to include your guaranteed seating and a cocktail for £15pp

Fusing cutting edge elite sports technology with the finest British BBQ food, beers and cocktails in a relaxed and shareable format.

  • Sixes is open from midday until 9pm on New Year’s Eve, so grab your gang and get down for some pre-midnight partying, good food, great cricket and all the fun you’ll need.

What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than in the exceptional classic surroundings of James Martin MCR

  • Take advantage of two amazing menu options, a three-course dinner is served before 7pm for £55pp or make the night a full one and have a five-course dinner to last the whole night from £69pp

New Year, New You 2022

For those looking to head out to their favourite restaurant or bar, Manchester is full of options no matter what your budget. And you could even make a night of it in one of the city’s finest hotels. After all, who wouldn’t want to wake up after a night of fizz and festivities to breakfast at The Lowry Hotel, The Midland or The Stock Exchange?

Perhaps you’d like to head outdoors – and what could be better than Manchester’s own festival of light, Lightopia, in Heaton Park? As well as the colourful and inspiring trails of lanterns, this year you can also Dine in the Light in your own private dome nestled in the park’s woodland, with hearty food and sharing cocktails galore.

Indoors, there are also a number of entertaining options throughout the New Year period, from Silcock’s Winter Wonderland with its huge number of fairground rides and activities to the mesmerising interactive exhibition Van Gogh Alive.

Or culture vultures may prefer to celebrate the New Year with a trip to the theatre, now that’s a possibility once again. There are plenty of choices for all the family at the Palace Theatre, the Opera House and The Lowry, whether you’re looking for traditional panto or something a little more high-brow.

And if your New Year’s resolution is to improve your cooking skills, look no further than a series of fun cookery classes at Food Sorcery, where you can pick up tips and techniques guaranteed to impress at your next dinner party.

No matter how you ring in the New Year, Manchester is your playground this year. So let’s make 2022 a year to remember.