Nobody quite celebrates New Year’s Eve like the Welsh. If there’s one thing the Welsh love it’s a good booze-up and sing along! In the Welsh capital Cardiff, the pubs, clubs, restaurants, live music venues, and streets will be buzzing with life as a celebratory atmosphere fills the air. You won’t want to miss out on any of the action so here is our list of some of the best New Years Eve parties happening in Cardiff.

Fireworks at Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland

New Year's Eve

Once again, the festive focal point for seeing in the New Year in Cardiff is the Civic Centre and the sparkling Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland where the world’s Number 1 Lady Gaga tribute act will be on the big stage to welcome in 2019. Lady Gaga impersonator Donna Marie won this year’s National Tribute Music Award for her glitzy, dramatic performance, and following the stunning success of ‘A Star Is Born’ this year, Donna will be a very fitting artist to bring 2018 to a close from 23.30, with the customary spectacular fireworks display taking to the skies at midnight.

Throughout the evening of the 31st there will be entertainment on the band stand at Winter Wonderland from Samantha Jones, Leighton Jones & Kate, and a Princess Elsa character, before the finale in front of City Hall.

Make sure you book your ice-skating tickets in advance from cardiffswinterwonderland.com

The New Year’s Funfair will be open:

Sat 29th 12.00 – 21.00

Sun 30th 12.00 – 21.00

Mon 31st 12.00 – 01.00


Angel Hotel

Bring in the New Year with class and style. Join the Angel Hotel for their delicious 4 course dinner experience with half a bottle of Prosecco. Located in Castell’s restaurant, with views over Cardiff Castle, you will be serenaded by candle-light. Available at just £45.00 per person.

Then why not stroll down to Winter Wonderland to bring in the New Year with Cardiff’s impressive Fireworks display

Make a night of it and add Bed and Breakfast for just £99.00 per room (based on two sharing and subject to availability)

Contact their events team on 02920 649200 or email events@angelhotelcardiffcity.co.uk


Bella Italia

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in true Italian style at Bella Italia and enjoy three courses plus prosecco for only £24.99 per person. The menu is packed full of Bella favourites alongside some special festive alternatives – there really is something for everyone at Bella. View the menu and book your table here 


Clayton Hotel

 “New Year’s Eve is growing near,
Join us at the Clayton Hotel Cardiff for some festive cheer!
Overlooking the city’s lights and celebrations,
Enjoy a 4-course meal, a private DJ and discounted accommodation.
A complimentary glass of bubbly as the old year ends,
Bring in 2019 with family and friends.”

From just £45.99 per person, packages include:

·         An evening full of music and celebrations with a private DJ.

·         4-course meals.

·         Complimentary glass of bubbly at midnight.

·         Wonderful views of the sparkling city.


Etc. Penarth

This New Year’s Eve why not wine and dine your loved ones at Etc. Penarth and stay for cocktails and a party afterwards? This unique, one-of-a-kind restaurant and cocktail bar, set in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan’s attractive seaside town, Penarth, is an idyllic setting to spend New Year’s Eve. With live entertainment from 7.30pm until 2am, what more could you desire?


Exchange Hotel

Welcome in 2019 in style and join us at R.P Culley’s Cardiff for our first New Year’s Eve Celebration. It promises to be a night of perfectly poured cocktails, exquisite food and live entertainment. With a beautiful setting, Champagne and canapés on arrival, a 4 course meal, live entertainment and a glass of prosecco to welcome in 2019 for £65 PP

Book directly on 029 2010 7050 or culleys@exchangehotelcardiff.co.uk


Marriott Hotel

Hollywood Glamour is this year’s theme at the Marriott Hotel. Join them to welcome in 2019, and enjoy a taste of Classic Hollywood Glamour!

Enjoy a Champagne reception, sumptuous 5 course dinner and dancing with our resident DJ until the early hours, to make this New Year an affair to remember!

Monday 31st December

Arrival from 7.30pm

Dinner served at 8pm

Carriages at 2am


Mercure Holland House

£65.00 per person to include Arrival drink, Four Course Gala Dinner, Live Entertainment from the Scarletons and Disco from the Boutique Disco, Glass of Prosecco at midnight

There is a Black Friday discount, guests need to call 02920435002 for more information on this.


Park Plaza New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance

Join us at the Park Plaza Hotel for a stylish New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy a sparkling wine drinks reception followed by dinner in our Plaza suite with disco.

Bar open from 7.00pm
Drinks Reception at 7.00pm
Dinner served at 7.30pm
Disco until 1.00am

Dress code – Smart casual.

£60 per adult.

Contact: christmas@parkplazacardiff.com to book.


New Year’s Eve in Laguna Bar

Park Plaza Bar

Dance the night away and into the New Year at Laguna Bar with your own private booth. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wonderfully refreshing Vivoli Prosecco each, and tuck into your Festive Sharing Platter, inclusive of:

Pigs in blankets, Honey and Sweet Mustard Dip
Mini turkey burger and Cheddar Crostini
Chilli Hummus, Grilled Pitta Bread
Crisp Fried Camembert, Cranberry Juice
Chicken Goujons, Cajun Dip
Tempura King Prawns, Harissa Sauce
Plaice Goujons, Tartare Sauce.

Followed by a selection of mini desserts.

£20.00 per person

Available from 8.00pm (minimum booking 4 people).

Contact: christmas@parkplazacardiff.com to book


Laguna Restaurant New Year’s Eve Dinner

The Laguna Restaurant, Cardiff

Celebrate the new year with sophistication and style in the Laguna Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious three course festive meal, followed by access to the Laguna Bar to ring in the new year with the DJ playing until late.

Table reservations from 6.00 – 9.30pm

£65.00 per adult

Book a table here: www.lagunakitchenandbar.com or call 02920 111 103.


Gatsby’s House at the Kuku Hosted by Sugar&Spice.

Say farewell to 2018 in style at the Kuku, situated within the Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff. Join us for a trip back to the champagne-fuelled, roaring Twenties for an evening of dancing and celebrations.

Be welcomed by a Champagne reception and dance the night away to the finest DJs playing good old school R&B Hip Hop.

Dress code is ‘Dress to Impress’, 1920s inspired attire is optional.

Strictly no entry after 1.30am

Tickets:

First Release £20
Final Release £25
Ticket link: http://fatso.ma/C23c

For more information or to reserve tables, email sugarandspiceevents@gmail.com


Pontcanna Inn

Join The Pontcanna Inn this year for their first ever NYE party! Big Ben will be on all the screens from midnight and we they will be playing Party anthem music. The staff are also offering complimentary nibblies.

Free Entry & open until 1am!


Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu have a fantastic NYE package. They are offering a 3 course dinner with welcome drink and entertainment at  just £35 per head. Even better! – you can get 10% off the booking if you quote “Visit Cardiff” at the time of booking.


Rainbow Casino

Rainbow Casino is paying homage to the soulful sound of Motown with entertainment from the Dictionary of Soul featuring Roy G Hemmings (from The Drifters). Restaurant packages are available to book and include an arrival glass of prosecco, four-course dinner, £10 casino gaming voucher and a decorated table in front of the entertainment. £39.95pp

Just before the clock strikes 12 the casino will hand out a complimentary glass of champagne to count the New Year in! After that, it is time to party. There are no admission charges either. Get in touch

Email Cardiff.marketing@rainbowcasino.co.uk or ring 02920 643400.

Rainbow Casino is an over-18’s venue and promotes responsible drinking and gambling. begambleaware.org


St Davids Hotel

St. David's Hotel, Cardiff Bay

St. David’s Hotel, Cardiff Bay

St. David’s Cardiff provides the perfect setting for the New Year’s Eve Black and White Ball. This black tie event truly combines style, pizazz and tradition in one event. A sumptuous dinner is capped off with nonstop, live entertainment provided by Wales’ finest musicians and singers.

See in the new year at Cardiff’s 5 star hotel and spa, St Davids Hotel and Spa. This New Years Eve you can eat, drink and be merry at their gala ball. Inclues a 5 course meal.


Superbowl

Celebrate in style this New Year’s Eve. Looking for a venue where all the family can celebrate? Join us at Superbowl UK Cardiff to welcome in 2019 with your family and friends. Superbowl UK Cardiff has got the perfect party to celebrate the New Year in style. Bubbles to toast, unlimited bowling and on the spot competitions– toast in the New Year with fun, family and food.


Vale Resort

Don your tuxedos, black ties, long dresses and posh frocks and see in 2019 with style at the Vale Resort! Start the evening with a glass of Champagne and canapés before sitting down to enjoy a sumptuous 5 course gala dinner in the beautiful setting of our Castle Suite. Then it’s time to really get the party started with the soul, pop and swing phenomenon that is ‘James Williams & The Sessions Big Band’.

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner includes:

·        Champagne and canape reception

·        5 course dinner

·        Live entertainment

·        Disco

·        Full use of leisure facilities.

Only £110 per person