7 Places To Have The Most Amazing New Year Experience In Manchester

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Whether you're looking to party, for something quirky and unique, a family-friendly event or you just want to have a laugh this New Years Eve, we've got you covered with this list of unmissable 7 events happening in Manchester on December 31st. 

1. The Warehouse Project

The Warehouse Project needs no introduction - NYE at The Warehouse Project will be the ultimate club night in the city on December 31st. Since redefining Manchester’s underground club scene The Warehouse Project’s annual three month season attracts dedicated ravers from across the country culminating in it’s spectacular New Year’s Day closing party.

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From 8pm until 5am on New Year’s Eve you can catch Manchester DJ's like Rich Reason and Juicy DJ's at Store Street below Piccadilly Station, headlined by Hannah Wants who over the last few years has risen to be one of the best known names on the UK dance scene. Expect a carefully curated lineup of the best UK bass, house and techno for £46.75.

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At the Albert Hall, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor will be paying homage to Prince with his take on an electrifying Prince Tribute with no other than disco sensation Candi Staton headlining to see out 2016. Tickets for The Albert Hall are on sale for £33.92. 

Flume 🙌🏼 #whp #manchester

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New Years Day 2017 will see The Warehouse Project opening for it's longest ever party - 12 hours of House and Techno from 5pm until 5am at Store Street. The line up represents everyone who has made their mark in Dance in 2016, featuring the likes of Ben Klock, Marcell Dettmann and Artwork to name but a few. Tickets on sale for £46.75 inc. booking fee.

For more information and tickets visit The Warehouse Project’s website

2. The Winter Gathering Presents Twisted Circus

Bowlers Exhibition Centre will bear witness to the coming together of some of the UK’s top event organisers on New Year’s Eve. As part of an epic collaboration, guests will be able to see some of the finest DJs and artists from the combined production crews of IllumiNaughty, Goodgreef Xtra Hard, We Love It HARD, Relapse & Masters Of Drum and Bass. 

With each company taking over their own area, revellers will be spoilt for choice as they move from room to room - each with their own unique music style. From the pounding Psy-trance sounds of Vibe Tribe in the Illuminaughty camp to high octane Drum and Bass tracks of Sub Zero The Winter Gathering provides even the most picky of dance fans with plenty of choice.

Here's a short teaser from an Illuminaughty event:

fun w/ ballooooons #astrix #illuminaughty #troxy #balloons #dance #laser #psytrance #psy #club #wooopwoopwop

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The Winter Gathering's Twisted Circus will take place on Saturday 31st December 8pm-5am at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Longbridge Rd, Manchester M17 1SN. Tickets on sale here.

3. Band On The Wall

This New Year’s Eve, Band On The Wall’s Funk & Soul Party returns to ring in 2017. Alongside their resident and some very special guest DJs, a Band On The Wall Favourite - The Haggis Horns will be celebrating with us, performing a live funk extravaganza combining heavy Breakbeat Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop and Afrobeat for us to party to! Members of The Haggis Horns have performed and recorded with the likes of Jamiroquai, Amy Winehouse Robbie Williams, Duran Duran and Manchester’s very own Elbow!

Tickets at £17.50 can be purchased here.

4. The Comedy Store

If you're looking for an alternative night out this New Year's eve, The Comedy Store are hosting 'New Year's Eve stand Up.' Where you can laugh the night away before counting in the New Year in their main upstairs bar with their big screen. 

At 9pm there will be two hours of comedy including five comics before their 500 customers will be invited to drink and dance the night away until the wee hours. 

The Comedy Store on Deansgate Locks 'New Year's Eve Stand Up' tickets are available here for £28.

5. NYE at Hula

Say Aloha to 2017 South Pacific style! Join the team at Hula this New Years Eve for Manchester's original Tiki experience. Hula promise to transport you to a 1950's inspired, tropical slice of paradise with fun, exotic cocktails and 'shake your booty dance beats.’ Enjoy Tiki themed cocktails such as the Yaga-Yaga, the Pina Colada’s bigger, stronger sibling with coconut rum, rum cream, passion fruit and pear liqueur served long with fresh pineapple or the Pirate’s Booty, more coconut rum with watermelon, strawberries and limoncello for £7.50.

1 hour to go - happy hour ft. Gemmell 🍹 • • • #cocktails #beer #happyhour #tiki #rum

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6. The Milton Club

If you're looking for a stylish end to 2016, look no further than The Milton Club, who will be celebrating their fourth New Year's Eve since opening their doors. You can strike a pose on the red carpet for The Milton Club's photographer on arrival before entering the party. The first 100 guests will receive a complimentary glass of fizz to start their night. Live saxophone, fire breathers and showgirls are just a selection of the entertainment that will be on offer whilst DJ's Lemmi and Vinnie B play House, RnB, Hip Hop and Old School. 

The Milton Club have a dress code of 'Glam' for the ladies and Smart/Casual for the Gentlemen, strictly no trainers!

If you're partying in Manchester... Do it in style!

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Contact The Milton Club on 0161 850 2353 or info@themiltonclub.co.uk for more information or to book tickets for £30.

7. Albert Square Fireworks Display

If you’re looking for a family friendly way to spend New Year’s Eve - An estimated 10,000 people are expected to brave the cold to welcome 2017 at Albert Square this year. Last year the square’s celebratory atmosphere included music and big screens before the Lord Mayor of Manchester counted down to the New Year. Music in the square started at 10pm and continued after the spectacular 10 minute fireworks display. 

Here’s a taster of what’s to come from the fireworks at the Christmas lights switch on at Albert Square on November 4th:

Xmas light switch on ✨ #albertsquare#manchester

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Lucy Ireland

A connoisseur of all things vegan in this fine city! Afternoon tea enthusiast with a fondness for a good farmers market.

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