Where’s the Party? New Year’s Eve Options For all Tastes

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New Year Eve lights and fire works displays and a man standing up and cheering it all
New Year Eve

We’re all busy prepping for Christmas but it’s also the time of the year when we are thinking of parties and partying. Yes, we are talking about New Year Eve and though it seems that there’s still time for that, it isn’t very far away at all!

You may have booked yourself for Dublin’s New Year Eve 2022 celebrations already – after all, it’s a big one, and right in the heart of the city. There will be a spectacular choreographed visual and musical display, featuring original music that captures the unique feeling of visiting Ireland. This year, Irish legends Westlife will headline the show, alongside Gavin James, Lyra and top Irish musicians and DJs. The tunes will rock out across six stages along the North Wall Quay. What a perfect way to round off the year!

But apart from that, there are plenty of events and celebrations that you can explore and book. We have prepared a little list, and it includes all kinds of options – from parties, dinners, family friend events to those that give you a complete package.

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY

Moulin Rouge themed party

It looks like a night that is full of glitz and glamour and it’s at Dawson Street. Tickets are € 30 (+ a booking fee)

Tickets include entry, choice of punch, bottled beer or non-alcoholic drink on arrival, canapes, and bubbles served at midnight to ring in 2023!

Doors open at 7pm, and last admission is at 10pm.

New Year’s Eve at Tramline

This party will have Maria Lawlor playing some of the best throwbacks and club hits and will also have DJ Jesse playing Hip Hop/RNB and Afrobeats.

A night in Paris

Ring in the new year with ‘A Night in Paris’. This is a New Year’s Eve party at Café en Seine. It promises live music, Can-Can dancers and Mime entertainment, DJs, French canapés and a French 75 cocktail on arrival.

DINNERS AND DRINKS DONE RIGHT

A lot of us want to simply grab some amazing sit-down dinner for New Year’s Eve along with some awesome drinks (but of course). How about heading to Stack A Restaurant at Urban Brewing? The evening starts with a welcome drink at 7pm, followed by a fabulous dinner at 8pm. There will also be special tasting menu.

You may also be interested in Opium – there’s an extensive menu of Pan-Asian plates including satay, spring rolls, curries, grilled meats and more, with an equally tempting selection of booze and even a night club where you can dance into 2023.

The Church also has quite an eclectic vibe on – you can ring in 2023 in style with Irish dancing and music, DJ from 10pm and a spectacular balloon drop at midnight! Free entry until 8pm. €10 per person entry from 8pm onwards.

Photograph : The Church.ie

Fade Street Social has also caught our attention. They have an abundance of cocktails and some really incredible food on offer. Do take a look at their festive three course menu.

Photograph from Fade Street Social Website

KIDS IN TOW? NO PROBLEM!

Procession of Light
As part of Dublin’s three day New Year’s Festival, a parade of street performers, light installations and fire-breathers will light up the city during this hour long procession. Watch from your chosen spot or walk along and join in.

Stephen’s Green – Temple Bar – City Hall – Dublin Castle
7 – 8pm
Cost: Free

Luminosity
View one of Dublin’s most iconic destinations come alive with a story of fairy-tale characters and vibrant landscapes told through 3D projections. These 3D projections are projected onto each building. The interactive animation allows your little ones to become storytellers. Other Luminosity events will take place at Wolfe Tone Square and Trinity College from 5pm to midnight.

Barnardo’s Square

5pm – 9pm

Cost: Free

LAIDBACK BUT FUN OPTIONS

Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

For something more sedate, Cork’s premier 5-star hotel, Hayfield Manor is offering guests a luxurious 2-night stay – with a “dress-to-impress” New Year’s Eve extravaganza.

Hayfield Manor

According to Hayfield Manor: “The highlight of this package is attendance of Hayfield Manor’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations, which is an exclusive event for a limited number of ticket holders to enjoy the best of dining and music in the exceptional surrounds of Hayfield Manor. Celebrations commence with early evening high-spirit entertainment in the Lobby Lounge, followed by your exquisite 4 course gourmet meal experience, launched with a joy-filled bubbly toast. Following dinner, find a cosy corner to observe as festivities continue to rise throughout the evening and into New Year with live musical entertainment from Hayfield Manor’s resident New Year’s Eve jazz & swing band, The Roaring Forties, who are guaranteed to make those final hours of 2022 most memorable. All revellers will join for a celebratory glass & salute at midnight, providing a super social and sparkling start to the New Year.

“On New Year’s Day following a hearty breakfast, why not relax with a range of indulgent treatments at The Beautique Spa or take to the city’s streets or the county beyond to explore all that Cork has to offer.  Throughout your stay you will enjoy access to The Beautique Spa including our full range of Elemis Spa Therapy treatments & GROUND Wellbeing Rituals, and you will have complimentary access to our indoor pool, steamroom, outdoor Jacuzzi & gym.” 

New Year Eve’s Gala Ball, Trim

You could also be at Ireland’s Tidiest Town 2022 Trim to ring in the New Year at Knightsbrook Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. They have a Black Tie Gala Ball in their Gullivers Suite with a prosecco reception, four-course gala dinner, music and bubbles at midnight.

New Year Eve’s Residential Break, Galway

You can start your evening at The Galmont with a prosecco reception followed by a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner in Marinas Restaurant. The festive merriment continues with a Flashback Quiz where you will relive all the best parts of 2022.  

As the clocks tick down to midnight, ring in 2023 in the stylish Coopers Bar & Lounge, and dance into the early hours with the help of the resident DJ. You can opt for a package where you can check in on the 30th or 31st December for two nights.

New Year’s Eve at Hyde Hotel, Galway

You could have a New Year Eve’s package at Hyde Hotel, one that includes a five-course menu, Moët & Chandon upon arrival, plus a toast at midnight, late bar, and more.

Let us know what you think of our list, and here’s wishing everyone some very good times ahead.

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