The people of Liverpool are never ones to shy away from a party – especially not on New Year’s Eve.
And the start of 2019 is set to be no different– unique events aplenty are running across the city, from French-themed soirees to disco nights inspired by the hit TV show Stranger Things.
Whether you’re looking for an 80s-themed adventure on the town or a Germanic Oompah-style evening at the Bierkeller, we’ve pulled together all the best events happening in Merseyside this festive season to help shape your new year’s celebrations New Year for 2018…
Fiesta Bombarda NYE
Where: Invisible Wind Factory
Fiesta Bombarda is blasting off into the New Year with an intergalactic adventure into a NYE carnival at the Invisible Wind Factory.
Catch many of their regular performers, including Renegade Brass Band, Down to Funk and Boogaloo, across two stages as funk, disco and reggae takeover the North Docks venue.
With dazzling cosmos creatures mingling amongst the crowds, extraterrestrial face painting for guests and some out-of-this-world intergalactic décor, it’s set to be a multidimensional night of cosmos chaos.
Tickets from £16.88 at skiddle.com.
New Year’s Eve in Paris at The Shankly Hotel
Where: The Shankly Hotel
Oh la la! Head to The Shankly Hotel to spend midnight in Paris this trés chic New Year’s Eve. The hotel’s Garden of Eden rooftop venue is set to be transformed into a bohemian, Paris-themed party hall for the start of 2019, full of French fancies and a certain je ne sais quoi.
Expect dazzlingly-chic live entertainment, a themed drink on arrival and delicious sweet and savory hors d’oeuvre as well as stunning rooftop views of Liverpool at night.
Tickets from £39.95. Call 0151 305 5101.
An NYE with Oompah Style
Where: Liverpool Bierkeller
Yoladadiyoladadiyoladadiyoladadi-yo-o-ooh-yo! Get into the celebratory spirit at Bierkeller with a yodelling song or two as you enjoy an alpine NYE at the traditional beer hall. Expect a legendary Oompah show, guaranteed seating, table service, pretzels and plenty of bier steins all night.
Tickets £25 from thebierkeller.com
Get Lost in the Music at Circo
Where: Circo in Liverpool
Get stuck into a music extravaganza at Circo for NYE 2018, as their Lost in Music event takes on the biggest party night of the year. With five star entertainment from Live PA Holly Ellison, plus DJ sets from Mark Armstrong, Ricco and Sean Finn, it’s sure to be a roaring night of club classics, deep house and disco.
Tickets from £16.75 at skiddle.com
NYE 303 Party
Liverpool-bred music maestros Melodic Distraction are staging a take-over of Constellations with progressive house DJ Danny Howells for their annual NYE party. Expect plenty of hypnotic beats and techno treats from this long-awaited collaboration if you head down to the Baltic.
Tickets from £22.25 at skiddle.com
Get Strange at Jacaranda Records
Where: Jacaranda Records
Dress up in your best Babs outfit and head down to Jacaranda Records for NYE if you’re a fan of the hit Netflix show Stranger Things.
The iconic Liverpool venue is hosting an ultimate 80s bash in honour of their favourite TV show, complete with flashing lights, 80s front-room vibes and the award-winning soundtrack being played throughout the night.
Hey Jude! The Cavern Club’s NYE
Where: The Cavern Club
Celebrate the end of 2018 with a Beatles-themed extravaganza at Liverpool’s most iconic nightclub. Enjoy performances from The Cavern Club Beatles, The Rockits and Richard Batty all night long.
Tickets £25 from cavernclub.org
Motown NYE at Carpathia
Where: Carpathia Champagne Bar and Restaurant, 30 James Street
Rewind and relive the grooves of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and The Temptations as their soulful sounds keep you dancing All Night Long into 2019 with a funky Motown dinner for NYE.
Get Ready to groove and move to some smooth tunes and funky hits at Carpathia Champagne Bar and Restaurant, as live entertainment keeps you doing the boogie under the disco ball all the way to midnight.
With a complimentary arrival drink, six-course meal and late-night DJ, it’s time to get your flares out the wardrobe and book your tickets to the grooviest NYE party in Liverpool.
Tickets £89 per person. Call 0151 236 0166 for more information
A Clockwork Orange NYE
Get ready to count down the minutes to midnight on Garlands’ Big Orange Clock as they celebrate the new year with an evening of house, techno and bass to accompany the countdown. With DJ sets from Tall Paul, K Klass and Paul Bleasdale as well as the aptly named Danny Clockwork, it’s sure to be a sell-out night.
Tickets from £27.75 at skiddle.com
Get dancing with Radio City’s Lee Butler
Where: Alma de Cuba
Find some sunshine this New Year’s Eve with a trip to Liverpool’s ultimate Latin-American influenced bar, Alma de Cuba. Radio City’s top DJ, Lee Butler, will be taking over the historic venue during the countdown to midnight, with Eve Gallagher performing ‘You Can Have It All’ to welcome in the new year.
Tickets from £22.35 at skiddle.com.
The alternative NYE at Electrik Warehouse
Where: Electrik Warehouse
Start practicing your head bangs for this alternative music night at Electrik Warehouse. If you’re a pop-phobe, head down to Wood Street for a night of rock music to celebrate 2019 with all your favourite anthems.
Tickets £5 – not yet on sale.
Catch the LEVEL Circus
Where: LEVEL Nightclub
Roll up, roll up! Get your tickets to the circus this NYE, as the big top decamps in LEVEL nightclub when the clock strikes midnight.
Expect acrobats, fire-eaters, snake charmers and trapeze artists at this greatest show in town, guaranteed to give you an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Liverpool.
Tickets from £6 at fatsoma.com.
Meet Me at Midnight with Revolution Albert Docks
Where: Revolution Albert Dock
Celebrate the passing of 2018 with a night of full entertainment at Revolution, including a live saxophonist, rolling DJs and a chance to play vodka limbo.
Tickets from £44.25 from skiddle.com
Take dinner in Liverpool’s iconic Liver Building
Where: Royal Liver Building
Enjoy a magical NYE dinner in the Royal Liver Building this year, with a decadent gala meal in the city’s number one landmark.
With panoramic views of the Mersey, you can enjoy a five-course dinner, live entertainment and a late bar until 01:00 at this black-tie meal on the waterfront. And at midnight, enjoy the city’s legendary fireworks from the balcony with a VIP view.
Tickets £85 from skiddle.com
NYE Into The Future Party
Where: Heaven Liverpool
Take a jumper into the new year at Heaven’s bash, as you join Marty and Doc Brown dancing into 2019.
With a futuristic dance floor, entertainers and house and tech DJs taking you through until 7pm, celebrate the new year with an all-night party in true Heaven-style.
Popworld’s Colour Party
Get ready for a UV-light filled party at Wood Street’s Popworld as they bring back the annual colour party for NYE. Expect bright colours and plenty of famous pop anthems if you head to Liverpool’s famously cheesy nightclub for 2019.
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