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Welcoming 2023: Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cardiff

15 December 2022

It’s that time again, to raise a glass to the year we’ve just had and to welcome in the year ahead. So, if you’re coming to Cardiff for New Year’s Eve and looking for the best places to party in the new year then look no further, as we’ve picked out some top tier venues to start things off in style.


New Year’s Eve Black & White Ball

What better place for you and your loved ones to ring in 2023 with a bang than in Cardiff’s only five-star hotel overlooking the beautiful Cardiff Bay. You’ll be in for a seriously good party with a five-star dining experience and brilliant entertainment.

The night kicks off at 7pm, with dinner served from 8pm and a midnight celebration.


The Great Gatsby NYE Soiree

Experience a party like no other, The Great Gatsby Soiree is a modern-day take on the famous Great Gatsby parties. Don’t expect cheesy cover bands, this one is a full-blown cheese-free party featuring some of the very best swing and bass DJs, a seven-piece swing n bass big band and the original Artful Dodger!

Add a sprinkle of stunning burlesque, some captivating close-up magic and outstanding circus performances from The Rogue Circus, and you’ve got yourself a party Gatsby himself would be proud of! Golly gosh it’s going to be absolutely bloody spiffing!

Authentic Jamaican Street food served by Wilfs Caribbean street kitchen (not included in ticket price).

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party

Celebrate bringing in the New Year in style with a masquerade style party at the Pontcanna Inn. A favourite with locals, the traditional pub is located on Cathedral Road, just a short walk from the city centre. Mask wearers will receive a complimentary glass of fizz.

Free entry, great food, great drinks!


When the Martini Drops

Wave goodbye to 2022 and welcome the new year, Martini in hand at Dirty Martini. Let them host your NYE with the party starting at 7pm and a live DJ to keep you dancing until 3am.

They’ll even help you kick off the celebrations with a complimentary Martini if you arrive before 9pm as well as Happy Hour until 9pm for those early arrivals.

Dress to impress, this is going to be one to remember!

Dancing in the Moonlight

Transforming the wonderful gallery space into a glitzy dancefloor, with non-stop DJ entertainment throughout the night.

Rooftop access all night long, with spectacular views of the city.

What better place to welcome in the New Year that on this panoramic city bar, that overlooks the city. The party starts at 6pm and keeps going until 2am.


Philly NYE Ball

Celebrate the New Year in style with complimentary fizz and canapes served throughout the evening at the famous Philharmonic. Home to five unique rooms – 360, Secret Garden, Philly Bar, Gold Lounge VIP, and the Heineken Rooftop Terrace.

Perfect for any occasion, with multiple resident DJs, a gin-ventory for all and Cardiff’s famous happy hour. Live entertainment from the sax and the harmonics performing live on stage. Book now to enjoy the Philharmonic experience.


New Year’s Rocking Eve

  • Brewhouse
  • From 5pm into the New Year
  • Free entry

Join the Brewhouse to rock your way into the New Year with live music from 5pm, happy hour from 5pm-7pm, free canapes, free fizz at midnight and free entry all night.


NYE Glitterbomb Party

Packed with sass, sparkle and a whole lotta sequins – Josephine is back with her sell-out New Year’s Eve extravaganza – Glitterbomb! With a dress code that’s the stuff of a magpie’s fantasies, blind us with your bling and be granted entry to the wildest New Year’s Eve party in town.

Book now to secure your NYE tickets and a Glitter Martini on arrival. Revel in a night of roguery at the hands of our dazzling DJ and cabaret drag host. Set to be running riot, serving up lip-sync battles, group karaoke and a load of sassiness.

Rally the babes, bolt-on a drink’s package and raise a glittering glass as the clock strikes midnight. Say ‘boy bye’ to 2022 and see out the year in feral girl style!

New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance

  • Park Plaza
  • From 7pm into the New Year
  • Pre-booking essential, £65pp

Hosted in the Park Suite at Park Plaza with an arrival drink and 3 course dinner followed by a disco to dance your way into a memorable start to the New Year.


NYE Party

  • From 7pm into the New Year
  • Pre-booking essential, £22pp

Join us for a New Year’s Eve to remember at DEPOT as they celebrate another amazing year – accompanied by multi-award winning The RPJ Band.

Welcome in the new year in style with a night packed with funk cocktails, soul vibes and a feast of street food to keep you dancing until the early hours.

Tickets are on sale now so dress to impress and groove your way into 2023.

Team Up Presents NYE Goth Prom

Team Up couldn’t let New Years go by without throwing one of their really silly, really bloody awesome NYE events! Their lovely pals at Tiny Rebel have invited them down for a big old end of year knees up so they’re going all in.

The theme… goth prom. The tunes… emo, pop punk, alt bangers. Plus a second room of pop and cheese just like the good old days! The vibes…immaculate.

You can expect delicious beverages, confetti, party poppers, sweets, decorations, streamers, glitter, inflatable sharks and dinosaurs and overall ridiculous amounts of fun. Listen to all the best rock, alt, pop punk, metal and hardcore tunes to mosh about to plus guilty pleasures and chart bangers galore.


New Year’s Eve Party

Celebrate the New Year in the most fabulous way at The Botanist Cardiff! Let’s say cheers to new beginnings and be thankful of the memories made in 2022!

Book a table and enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz when you dine from our Set Menu on NYE.

Stick around to party after dining with us, with live music performances all night long and an atmosphere like no other! There’s no better place to bring in the New Year than at The Botanist!


New Year’s Eve Fiesta

If you’re looking to celebrate with flair, Revolucion de Cuba is the place to be. With live music and mucho dancing, they’re got everything to say hello to 2023 the Cuban way.


Sur La Piste & Ice Bar Sessions

Check out quite literally Cardiff’s coolest hotspot, the Ice Bar at Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland at City Hall Lawn and enjoy a drink and a shot of flavoured vodka in sub-zero temperatures – with the final session starting at 11:30pm. Warm up afterwards with a drink, or few, in the cosy apres-ski themed Sur La Piste bar.

Castellana – New Year’s Eve Showing

Join for a night of music, laughs and mayhem in a unique Spiegeltent in the grounds of Cardiff Castle!

Prepare to be mesmerised by the cheeky magicians, high-flyers, fiery angels and dazzling demons of Castellana, whose artistry and daredevil skills will leave you spellbound. Entwined with a love story and plenty of comedy, this wicked show promises the ultimate night out this New Year’s Eve.


Make the most of your visit by staying in one of the many hotels in the city centre or Cardiff Bay, whatever you’re looking for. For a cosier touch take a look at our B&Bs, guest houses and other places to stay in the city.

Now you’re in the know with what you need to have a spectacular New Year’s Eve – and don’t forget to tag us in your New Year snaps, find us at @visitcardiff #visitcardiff.


If you’re looking for family friendly activities for New Year’s Eve, take a read of our activities suitable for all.