Manchester: New Year’s Eve events to ring in 2023 in Manchester - including LEGOLAND and Bingo Ball

As 2022 comes to an end, we list five events and activities in Manchester for families and adults to ring in the new year.

2022 has certainly been a year of highs and lows, and as the year draws to an end, Mancunians get ready to celebrate the New Year’s Eve with a bang. The year that saw the end of COVID-19 restrictions and life return to normal in the UK also saw three prime ministers move in and out of Downing Street, record high inflation and Russia invading Ukraine.

With 2023 fast approaching, we’re all keeping our fingers crossed for a cheerful and happy new year. The year will see the coronation of King Charles II and Queen Consort Camilla, the Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and locally, Lonely Planet just named Manchester as one of the world’s top travel destinations for 2023.

But before the new year starts, there will be a great selection of New Year’s Eve events in and around the city. From extravagant black tie dinner parties to family friendly events like ice skating in Cathedral Gardens and fairground rides at Tinsel Town at the Trafford Centre.

Manchester City Council have yet to make an announcement on whether they will host any fireworks displays this year. The council cancelled their Bonfire Night display for the third year in a row, citing increasing costs, but if New Year’s will see the same fate is currently unclear.

However, there are plenty of alternatives around the city to see out the year in style. Here are five New Year’s Eve events in Manchester to ring in 2023.

Five New Year’s Eve events in Manchester

Black Tie New Year’s Eve Party at King Street Townhouse

Celebrate the end of 2022 in style with a Black Tie party at Kings Street Townhouse. Opt for the full night, starting off with a luxurious four-course dinner, or simply join in the party afterwards.

Five ways to ring in 2023 in Manchester.
Five ways to ring in 2023 in Manchester.
Five ways to ring in 2023 in Manchester.

Where: Kings Street Townhouse, 10 Booth Street, Manchester M2 4AW

Price: £149 per person for Dinner & Party or £89 per person for Party only. Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

New Year’s Eve Party at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

If you’re looking for an earlier celebration better suited for kids, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is hosting two party sessions on New Year’s Eve. Mocktails, DJ’s, face painting and a magic show are all on the menu to dance in the new year.

The first session is between 9.30am and 12.30pm and the second session is between 1.30pm and 4.30pm on Saturday, December 31.

Where: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Trafford Palazzo, Manchester M17 8AS

Price: Tickets are available for £25 per person via LEGOLAND.

Dunham Massey Light Trail

This family friendly one-mile festive trail is perfect for families wanting to celebrate a bit earlier in the evening. The Dunham Massey Light Trail offers a magical light trail through the National Trust garden. Last entry on New Year’s Eve is at 7.15pm, and it is recommended to book tickets in advance.

Where: Dunham Massey, Woodhouse Lane, Altrinchham WA14 4SJ

Price: There are several different tickets available for Dunham Massey Light Trail, including family and individual tickets. There are also discounted tickets available for National Trust members starting at £22.50 for an adult member + parking. You can find all ticket alternatives at Seetickets.

New Year’s at Bingo Balls Manchester

If you are looking for something cheaper and different this New Year’s Eve then Bingo Balls Manchester might be the place for you. Enjoy drinks and a dance floor and book a 90 minute session and ring in the new year from a ball pit for only £5.

Where: Unit 21-22, The Printworks, Manchester M4 2BS

Price: Book a 90 minute ball pit session for only £5 at Bingo Ball Manchester.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at Bredbury Hall Hotel

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the entire family at the Bredbury Hall Hotel in Stockport with entertainment and a buffet. Entertainment stops 15 minutes into the new year, making it the perfect celebration for families with older children.

Where: Osborne St, Bredbury, Cheshire, Stockport SK6 2DH

Price: Tickets are available at £45 for adults and £22 for children under 12. To book, call 0161 527 7090 or email [email protected]