Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve | Sparkling Bradford

New Year’s Eve will look a lot different this year. Instead of heading out for a night on the town, many of us will be settling in for an evening on the settee. Here you will find inspiration to make the best of the day to see in 2021.

Enjoy A Magical Walk

Get outside and enjoy magical winter fairies in Lister Park or Peel Park! Explore the Fairy Winter Trail or find the dinosaur. The LoveExploring free app includes educational games, quizzes and information along the guided route.  Download the app to your smartphone today!

Share your favourite walks in Bradford & district and inspire others by using the hashtag #Walkshire and tag us in @visitBradford on socials.

Illuminate the Dark

#LiT – Watch this amazing trailer for the Peeping In installation – a magical experience viewed through the windows of Ilkley Manor House! The light installation is turned on every day from 4pm until 3rd January 2021.

Indoor Scavenger Hunt

Add a little fun to your New Year’s Eve at home. See what you can find on an imaginary explorer’s adventure with the help of Bradford Museums. Use a bit of imagination and write an account of your explorers adventure or create and write a postcard home like some of the explorers in the past did.

New Year’s Feast

Make the most of the winter season, you’ll find tasty treats on offer at Bradford Markets and recipes. Some satisfying food and drink can be a great way to make the best of a night in.

Or Tuck In To a Great Local Takeaway

Order for delivery or collection from the Bradford’s best selection of independent restaurants.

Say Cheers

🍹 Make your New Year’s Eve Pop! Inspired by international favourites, MyLahore mixologists have recreated a delicious and refreshing range of mocktails for you to enjoy. Order and pay for collection or delivery. >> www.mylahore.co.uk

Host a Virtual Party

Dress up and link up with your friends and family online and bring in the New Year together. Test yourselves with The Big Bradford Quiz of 2020. It’s been the strangest year in living memory, but there have been glimmers of good news across the Bradford District in 2020.  As we celebrate the people and places that made the city sparkle in 2020, how well do you know these brilliant bits of Bradford?

What to Watch


🎥 Any cosy night in requires good movies to watch, Bradford is a key location for film and TV production.

>> Watch Billy Liar online on BFI Player
>> Watch Wuthering Heights online on BFI Player

The Playlist

Turn your lockdown into a party
We’ve put together a go-to playlist of songs with a Bradford connection.

The VisitBradford Team want to wish everybody a safe and happy new year in 2021.

Events to look forward to in January!