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Top FREE things to do in Leeds this New Year Eve
Top FREE things to do in Leeds this New Year Eve

You’ve survived the madness of Christmas, and now you’re ready to let your hair down and see in 2019…. but how to do it on a budget? Fear not. Here’s a handy guide to some top FREE places to go this New Year’s Eve in Leeds…


Natural Selection New Year’s Eve – Crazy P and more
Headrow House, Bramleys Yard, 19 The Headrow, LS1 6PU
9pm – 3pm
Hosted by Natural Selection, enjoy this no hassle, free party taking over Headrow House. All four floors of the building will be rocked by special guests Crazy P and others. Presented by Super Friendz, this take-over event is an over 18s affair set to get 2019 off with a bang!
Book a FREE ticket (entry not guaranteed – arrive in good time).

Aprés Ski New Year
The Box, 15 Infirmary Street, LS1 2JS
Open until late
Come into the warmth as the ARC inspirations group turn The Box in Leeds into an Alpine-style ski lodge this New Year’s Eve. Drink Budvar beer, enjoy chart favourites and classic anthems, and dance to live music until midnight. Oh, and dancing on the tables is positively encouraged!!!
Entrance is free.

Top FREE things to do in Leeds this New Year Eve

NYE Get Together As One
Viaduct Showbar, Lower Briggate, LS1 6ER
9pm – “super late”
Located in the heart of the Leeds LGBT scene, the Viaduct Showbar is said to host the “biggest gay New Year’s Eve party in the North.” Enjoy classic showgirl drag acts alongside original satire, plus for the first time ever, the newly refurbished bar will be adding an extra room to the venue with a marquee in the courtyard.
Open from midday, get FREE entry before 9pm; £5 admission from 9pm onwards.

San Junipero NYE Disco
Belgrave Music Hall, 1-1A Cross Belgrave Street, LS2 8JP
10pm – 3am
Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has inspired the ‘Tucker’s’ theme of the upstairs room at Belgrave Music Hall this NYE. Girl Gang Leeds will be taking over and hosting a San Junipero NYE Disco with disco balls, loud outfits, and music from across the decades.
Free entry all night.

Celebrate the Season at Victoria Gate
Victoria Gate Casino, Victoria Gate, Eastgate, LS2 7JL
8pm onwards

Set in an exclusive shopping destination in Leeds, Victoria Gate Casino will bring in 2019 with fun, fizz, and live music. Alongside the usual table games, enjoy performances by VIBETOWN and DJ tracks until the small hours.  All guests receive a free glass of fizz at midnight too.
Reserve your FREE ticket now for guaranteed entry. Private table packages also available.

Top FREE things to do in Leeds this New Year Eve

Thor’s Tipi Bar
Victoria Gardens, LS1 3AA
12pm onwards

This is the last night of the now staple Leeds Christmas venue, so get in while you can! Get your final festive fix for 2018 with a glass of mulled wine, real ale, cider or hot chocolate, surrounded by twinkling lights and roaring fires. The Mussel Pot Bar & Grill will be serving up delicious treats all night too but remember that the Viking-inspired bar will be busy as ever – so factor in queuing time.
Free entry all night.

Six Great NYE Venues – One Wristband
Mean Eyed Cat Bar / Verve / Call Lane Social / Tiki Hideaway / Cuckoo / Brooklyn
5pm – 4am
Register for a FREE ticket, get your wristband, and work your way around six great Leeds venues, queue jumping until 4am. What’s more, arrive early between 5-9pm and receive a FREE glass of bubbles with your first round of drinks! Plan your bar crawl right, and you can even get FREE pizza with your drinks too between 5-9pm at Cuckoo and Mean Eyed Cat.
Register for your FREE ticket now.

Mercury & May Tribute Act
Grosvenor Casino Leeds, Westgate, Wellington Bridge Street, LS3 1LW
6pm onwards

For a night of nostalgia, why not head to Grosvenor Casino Leeds and see in the New Year with a Freddie Mercury Tribute Show. This high-energy show is filled with all the Freddie & Queen classics to get you on the dance floor all night.
VIP Gold and Silver table packages available, however standard entry is FREE – no membership is required.

Let’s Go Bananas NYE Party
Outlaws Yacht Club, 38 New York Street, LS2 7DY
3pm – 2am
For those with stamina, get your party on very early at the European style café-bar, record shop, exhibition space, and creative hangout: Outlaws Yacht Club. This year sees a top line-up of DJs including Sally Rodgers, Steve Wilkinson, Sheidi, John Paynter, Andy Pye, and Slacky.
Free entry all night.

Top FREE things to do in Leeds this New Year Eve
The Brunswick

The Brunswick NYE Party
the Brunswick, 82 North Street, LS2 7PN
Open till late
For those with an eye for a Cask Pint. The Brunswick are doing £2 pints (of cask) all night and FREE Food! Oh and a revolving top line-up of superstar DJs. This could be the best/ cheapest option!
Free entry all night. 

Top FREE things to do in Leeds this New Year Eve
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