Whether you want to glam up in black tie, mess around in fancy dress or get competitive on the golf course, Dorset has it all. Here is a list of the top ten events taking place in and around the beautiful south coast.
Weymouth is host to a New Year’s Eve extravaganza that has been hailed as not only one of the best events in the UK but also in Europe! The whole town comes alive in fancy dress with live music inside pubs and clubs, and the whole of the harbour cordoned off to make space for a stage with al fresco bands playing your way into the new year. Fancy dress is taken very seriously so make sure you go in your most dazzling costume.
Dress to impress and leave 2019 with a bang at the Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom’s New Year’s Eve Party. Enjoy a decadent four-course gala dinner including options such as house-cured gin salmon or roasted Dorset lamb rump, followed by live entertainment from The Chris Manning Show Band. Expect to hear all your favourites of soul, pop and sing-a-long classics to help keep you on the dancefloor until the early hours of 2020.
The Key West Bar and Grill on Bournemouth Pier will be transformed to fully immerse you in a black and red casino experience, with full room décor and live entertainment followed by a DJ and dancing. Your party will start with a cocktail on arrival, followed by a hot food buffet to keep you going through the night. For those who fancy their luck on the tables, there will be blackjack and roulette. For those who make it until midnight, you can enjoy a prosecco toast included in your ticket. What better way is there to start 2020?
Join the Bridport locals in welcoming in the New Year with the street party that takes place over the whole town. Flock to the town hall at 12 o’clock to hear the clock strike and join in the traditional midnight singalong. For those wishing to carry on the party, you can head to The Stable, where you can put on your dancing shoes and dance all night long.
Join Playgolf in celebrating the end of a fantastic year and the start of 2020 while dancing along to your favourite tunes and tuning up on your golf skills. Feast on a delicious hot and cold buffet before enjoying the complimentary glass of bubbly at midnight, followed by a fantastic firework display to bring in the new year.
Have a great night with family and friends at the Riviera Hotel New Years' Eve Gala Dinner. Treat yourself to a decadent four-course dinner, with choices to suit all appetites and be entertained by a highland piper and magician before dancing the night away at the disco. Start 2020 with a complimentary glass of bubbly at midnight and celebrate with those closest to you.
Have a great ‘Brew’ Year’s Eve at the Brewhouse and Kitchen in Poole. A party like no other with hand-crafted beers, canapes and prosecco popping to send you into the new year. Make a night of it and choose to combine the party with a 3-course dinner, or simply save your energy for the party that will run on through the night!
Go back to the glorious 1920’s and dig out your flapper dresses for a Gatsby themed launch into the New Year. Expect the venue to be fully kitted out with 1920’s décor, entertainers and DJ’s with a free-flowing prosecco reception to get you in the party spirit. Booths for groups can be booked in advance so you can get all your friends and family together for one night of Gatsby magic!
Join the families in Shaftesbury with saying goodbye to 2019 and saying hello to 2020. Children are welcome at the Shaftesbury Football Club and Sports Bar and free entry means that budget won’t be holding you back. Have a fun, carefree evening in the gorgeous countryside town of Shaftesbury and get the whole family on the dancefloor!
Experience ‘The Greatest Showman’ in a viewing like no other. Get up, sing and dance to your favourite songs while celebrating the end of 2019. At the end of the film, top up your glasses and watch the Big Ben and London Fireworks beamed live onto the big screens. Fancy dress is optional so expect to see some interesting-looking characters! The price also included a welcome drink to start off your evening with a bang.