Where to celebrate New Year's Eve for free across the UK

Brilliant places to celebrate in Britain without splashing the cash


Where to celebrate New Year's Eve for free across the UK

Planning to party like it's 1999 come New Year's Eve , but faced with that small issue of having no money to splurge?

Having no cash, or leaving things to the very last minute, doesn't mean you should spend one of the biggest nights of the year at home.

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There are plenty of great events up and down the country that are fun - and more importantly free.


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Go see the annual free fireworks display in Centenary Square in the heart of Birmingham's city centre .

The event draws in a mix of people from families to party revellers just warming up before they hit the local bars and clubs. The Big Wheel and ice rink will also be open until 1am.


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Catch the fireworks from the heights of Primrose Hill in London. With amazing vistas across the city, you'll be able to see all the fireworks without the huge crowds.

Don't forget your flask of hot toddy, champers and blankets. Or get some pre-drinks in at a local pub in nearby Camden beforehand.

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Head down to Princes Street for the Hogmanay street party for a night filled with live music performances, DJ sets, outdoor bar all with the stunning backdrop of the castle.

As the clock strikes midnight watch the fireworks and join the Auld Lang Syne sing along.


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Nottingham Council are hosting a massive fireworks celebration for New Year's Eve at Nottingham Castle.

The party will kick off 8pm and includes fire jugglers, live music and more.


The Winter Carnival Parade is a huge celebration that takes place throughout the centre of the city and culminates in a big fireworks display.

No tickets are needed for the event which starts from 4:30pm and features a 50-strong procession of the torchbearers. We expect this one will be very popular.


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If you're going to be out on the razz in Liverpool on New Year's Eve there are several bars that you can get into for free.

Soho bar on Concert Square in the heart of the city promises a fireworks display and drinks and shisha on the square.

The Arthouse Bar and Pizzeria on Seel Street is also hosting a free Casino night event on 31st December. So you can try your luck on the roulette and blackjack tables as you usher in a New Year.

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