It’s kinda crazy to think that 2024 is just around the corner. That’s definitely a little terrifying, especially for those of us in our last year of university (what do you mean graduation is soon???). But, there are plenty of events for students going on all around Nottingham city to ring in the new year. Whether you’re looking for a club night, a dinner or something completely different, there’s something on offer for you. So, here are just some of the best New Year’s Eve events in Nottingham for students for 2023. 

1. Nottingham Secret Garden Rave

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Tucked away on Trinity Walk just by the city centre, you’ll find the bar Nottingham Secret Garden. They’ll be hosting their New Year’s Eve rave in their heated and fully-covered garden, so no need to worry about the weather. You’ll party the night away listening to house, house-tech, minimal and garage music to ring in the new year. As of the time of writing, the cheapest tickets available are the second-release tickets, which are £15 plus a £1.75 booking fee, which isn’t too bad for student budgets going out at New Year’s Eve. 

Address: 17 Trinity Walk, NG1 2AN

2. Winter Wonderland

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While Winter Wonderland is more known as a Christmas market and one of the best Christmas events in Nottingham, it runs until New Year’s. So, why not spend your New Year’s celebration in the heart of the city centre, enjoying everything that Winter Wonderland has to offer? You can visit the Sur La Piste bar, ride the Ferris wheel, ice skate and more. You will have to pay to use a lot of the attractions, but you can walk around the market for free and that in itself is a great experience. 

Address: Old Market Square, NG1 2HU

3. New Year’s Eve 80s Disco

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For the 80s music enjoyers out there, Orchard Hotel on the University of Nottingham campus is putting on a New Year’s Eve 80s disco. You can celebrate the final few moments of 2023 by throwing it back to the 1980s. Tickets are a little bit expensive for students at £99 per person, but you’re getting value for your money. The ticket includes an arrival drink, canapés, a 4-course dinner, a selection of petit fours, a DJ, and of course, the disco itself. 

Address: Beeston Lane, NG7 2RJ

4. NYE Celebrations at Revolution

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This is probably one of the most popular New Year’s Eve events in Nottingham for students. From 7 pm until late, Revolution will be hosting its annual New Year’s Eve Celebrations. Get the full Revolution experience as you enter 2024 in style with your friends. As of the time of writing, the second-release tickets are still available. For a drinks ticket, it will cost £6 per person (£5+£1 booking fee). But, if you want to get a drinks wristband, that will cost £15.40 per person (£14+£1.40 booking fee). 

Address: 7 Broad Street, NG1 3AJ

5. NYE Bridgerton Ball at Colwick Hall

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If you’re looking for a classier way to celebrate your New Year’s Eve, then the New Year’s Eve Bridgerton Ball is the best of the New Year’s Eve events in Nottingham for you. Enjoy Colwick Hall in all its grandeur and feel like you’ve stepped into the books or the TV show. You’ll enjoy a glass of prosecco, canapes and a 3-course fine dining experience. The night finishes off with a stunning fireworks display as you ring in the new year. Tickets cost £89 per person. 

Address: Racecourse Road, NG2 4BH

6. UTOPIA Presents: New Year’s Eve 2023

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Another top student venue for New Year’s Eve is Pryzm, which will be hosting UTOPIA: New Year’s Eve. From 9 pm until 4 am, it’s the ultimate party to kick off your 2024. Enjoy all of Pryzm’s usual features, like four distinct rooms, a dazzling lights show and some of the best DJs in the city, with a New Year’s twist. Currently, tickets are available for £10 per person (with entry before 11:30 pm). But, if you and your friends are looking for a little more of a special experience, why not book a VIP booth? The cheapest option is £100 but between 6 people and for a VIP experience? It might be worth it. 

Address: Lower Parliament Street, NG1 3BB

7. Rock City New Year’s Eve Countdown

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Rock City promises to host the city’s biggest New Year’s Eve Countdown. There are three rooms on offer. The main hall is the primary spectacle, with dancers, confetti cannons and a whole lot more as the DJ plays some of the biggest tracks of all time. The black cherry lounge is home to the best naughty pop, female-fronted R&B and throwback guilty pleasures. And, BETA is your home for the best alternative night in the city. General admission tickets, with entry before 10 and free bubbly on arrival, cost £15 per person. 

Address: 8 Talbot Street, NG1 5GG

8. New Year’s Eve @ The Beeston Social

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For the UON students who don’t want to go all the way into the city centre for New Year’s, The Beeston Social provides a great alternative. With DJs all night, plenty of cocktails and an incredible atmosphere, their New Year’s Eve celebration provides a great experience at an affordable rate. First-release tickets are a mere £6.50 (£5+£1.50 booking fee). But, if you decide to go at the last minute, they have a number of walk-in spaces available. 

Address: 2 Station Road, NG9 2WJ

So, these are just some of the best New Year’s Eve events in Nottingham for 2023. Of course, this is not an extensive list. However, if you’re looking for something to do this New Year’s Eve, this should hopefully give you some ideas. 

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