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New Years in Brighton: A Guide

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It’s been a somewhat eventful 2016. With 2017 fast approaching, there’s no better place to dance in the new year than in the vibrant seaside town of Brighton. Brighton is known as a city that likes to party, so we’ve rounded up the best ways to bring in the New Year in style. Make sure you book in advance: you won’t want to be left out in the cold with these events.

Give your ears a New Year’s treat
 
The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra returns to The Brighton Dome with their annual New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala to take audiences on a journey of laughter, intrigue and champagne through 19th century Vienna. This year conductor Stephen Bell is joined by star soprano Rebecca Bottone whose baroque and Handelian performances have received especial praise. Now in its 20th year, the gala is a feast for anyone who loves a good toe-tap.
 
If you’re looking for something a bit wilder, then look no further than the
Casablanca Jazz Club. Spanning two floors, the Jazz Club will be playing host to two great Brighton funk bands delivering the best in funk, soul and pop covers. This year’s theme is Glitz & Glam, so make sure you put on your glitziest garbs and shiniest dance shoes, and are ready to roll!


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New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala at Brighton Dome starts at 2.45pm. Tickets start from £12 and can be booked online.
 
Casablanca Jazz Club starts at 10pm until 4am. Book your tickets online.
 
See Brighton up high
 
If you like a bit of glamour in your life, then a swing on the British Airways i360 on New Year’s Eve is a must. This elegant black tie event allows you to be a VIP for the night. Forgo the stresses of hosting your own party and enjoy a five-course meal, with canapés – a staple at any VIP event! Don’t worry if you’re not a big fan of dining high in the sky: the flight doesn’t board until 11.45pm, so you can enjoy your meal with your feet firmly on the ground. See the sky light up with fireworks across the city, while you toast in the New Year with a glass of bubbly.


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The price is £125 per person; with a 10% discount for a table of 10. Book online or by telephone 03337 720360. 
 
Party your way into 2017
 
For those not lucky enough to get tickets for the Masquerade Ball at Proud Cabaret Brighton or White Mink at the Old Market, we found some equally exciting alternatives. Creatures of the Night at The Mesmerist promises to be the most frivolous, retro-themed New Year’s Eve party in all of Brighton. This live music venue is well-known for its dapper-looking lounge inspired by 1930s gin palaces. Grab yourself a Hendrick’s and let the party commence.
 
Komedia is playing host to not one but four New Year’s Eve events! New Year’s Eve at Krater Comedy Club prepares to laugh the socks off you and your friends. With a line-up of comedy pros, you can have the most hilarious end to the year and end 2016 on a high note. Unfortunately, tickets are sold out for the smash comedy game show, Bogan Bingo but you can still party like it’s 1989 at Shitty Disco NYE. Expect to witness killer moves and cheesy tunes! Last but not least Spellbound has become one of Brighton’s best-loved club. It’s sold as ‘The 80s night for people who hate 80s nights’. Tickets are going fast for Spellbound’s Alternative 80s New Year’s Eve Party, so don’t miss out!


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Creatures of the Night at The Mesmerist starts at 8pm, book your tickets online.
 
For more information on New Year’s Eve events at Komedia, visit their website.
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