New Year in Dorset

Are you looking for somewhere special to welcome in the New Year with friends and family this year?

With street parties, gala dinners, festive Pantomimes and a few quirky events thrown into the mix, Dorset is a fantastic place to celebrate!

So what are you waiting for? Crack open the bubbly and bring in the New Year in style!!

Happy New Year everyone!

Celebrate in style

Many hotels put on special New Year Breaks which makes a great excuse to get glammed up for the evening and party the night away.

The Knoll House Hotel's one night dinner inclusive New Year break starts at £250 per room. Why note blow away the cobwebs on the 1st January with a walk along the South West Coast Path to the famous Old Harry Rocks nearby?

Arrive at The Eastbury Hotel and Spa on the 31st for a 2 night break to include dinner, bed and breakfast. Celebrate the New Year with a Champagne reception following by their signature 7 course tasting menu. With music and dancing, followed by a spectacular firework display, you are sure to start the New Year with a real bang. Prices start from £931 for 2 adults.

Book any two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at The Pines Hotel to include Gala Dinner on New Years Eve with hats, novelties and bubbly from £320 per person.

Summer Lodge's fabulous 2 night break begins on the 31st December with afternoon tea followed with a wine tasting experience with Eric Zwiebel - Master Sommelier. Later enjoy a Champagne Reception and then a Black Tie Gala Dinner. On New Year's Day enjoy brunch, and later a three-course dinner. You will depart after breakfast on 2nd January. Prices from £2009 per room.

Be a guest at Moonfleet Manor's New Year house party with a three night package priced from £1390 for two adults sharing a room. The rate includes dinner, bed and breakfast, canapés and a glass of Prosecco on New Year’s Eve. There will be lots of family activities, first-class cuisine and festive tipples, plus a popcorn and movie night.

New Year breaks at Mortons Manor include a 6 course Gala Dinner on New Years Eve (plus breakfast and dinner on other days) and are either for 2 or 3 nights arriving on 30th December. Prices start from £730 for 2 people or £540 for single occupancy.

New Years Eve

The Isle of Purbeck Golf Club will be hosting their annual New Years Eve party with a 3 course dinner, disco and a glass of fizz at midnight to welcome in 2022.

Overlooking Swanage Bay, you can book a 1 night New Years package at Grand Hotel or indulge in their New Year Gala Dinner and Disco. Enjoy a welcome drink of Bucks Fizz, followed by a five course dinner and disco to dance the night away.

New Years Day

If you need help waking up the next morning, then join in the Lyme Regis traditional New Year's Day celebrations. Race a toy duck down the River Lim at noon followed by the quirky Lyme Lunge - an icy dip in the sea from the beach. Everyone is welcome at these events for charity, whether "dipping" or just watching all the fun.

Another great way to say goodbye to that hangover is a brisk New Year’s Day walk along the beautiful Dorset coastline or perhaps a twirl or two around Bournemouth's ice rink in the Lower Gardens.

BSO (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra) will be performing their New Year Gala show in the afternoon at Poole's Lighthouse Centre for the Arts.

And don't forget that some of our seasonal pantomimes are still showing on New Years Day, so you can spend some quality time with the whole family at the start of 2022.

Book your Dorset New Year break

If that all sounds tempting, you’ll need to book in quickly!

Accommodation availability disappears very fast over the Christmas and New Year period in Dorset so the sooner you book, the sooner you can look forward to your magical break in Dorset!