New Years Eve Newcastle Gateshead credit graeme peacock

It’s a New Year and a new you, so what better way to celebrate that than in Newcastle?

With innovative laser lights across the city, music and plenty of restaurants to enjoy, there is lots going on in NewcastleGateshead to celebrate New Year's Eve and help you to welcome in 2023.

Lasers Light City across Newcastle

After last year’s incredible event, Laser Light City will be returning to Newcastle once more for 3 nights around New Year’s Eve! And this time it will be even bigger, with over 80 lasers installed around the quayside area. This year, there will be a choreographed laser show on the hour, every hour. Laser Light City is a collaboration between Newcastle City Council, NE1, and BAFTA award-winning artist Seb Lee-Delisle.

Newcastle nights sky will be filled with light as part of the New Years’ Eve Celebrations, 6 pm – 11 pm on Friday 30 December 2022 - Sunday 1 January 2023. On New Year's Eve, you will be able to control the lasers, jut like every other night! There will be a additional choreographed performances at 12:05 am and 1:00 am.
The lasers will light up the area between the Tyne Bridge and Millennium Bridge, and will be mapped onto the Sage, Tyne Bridge and the west façade of the Baltic. The optimal viewing area is along the Quayside directly opposite the HMS Calliope naval base.

Where to stay: INNSiDE on Newcastle Quayside

Perhaps you would prefer to make a weekend of the New Year’s celebrations and stay in a hotel, INNSiDE is the perfect hotel with the perfect view of the lasers.

The 161-room hotel sits along the Newcastle Quayside, offering breath-taking views across the River Tyne and an eclectic home-from-home feel for guests to explore the city.

Situated a short distance from Newcastle Railway Station and with easy access to Newcastle International Airport, INNSiDE also offers on-site car parking.

INNSiDE is second-to-none, offering exceptional service where nothing is too much trouble.

Where to eat: Gino D'Acampo

INNSiDE hotel welcomes Gino D'Acampo’s stunning riverside Italian restaurant.

If you are wanting to celebrate amongst a buzzing atmosphere, Gino's is offering an exclusive deal for New Year's Eve. Guests can welcome 2023 in style with an exclusive 4 course menu and an evening of live entertainment, starting with an arrival of Prosecco and a selection of canapés, for £95 per person, plus a children’s menu priced at £50.

Gino D'Acampo, Quayside spills out onto the pavement with ample covered seating providing excellent riverside views for the New Year celebrations. Or perhaps you want to bring in the New Year with a different experience with Gino’s Winter Chalet. Adorned with fairy lights and scatter cushions, the chalet creates that perfect atmosphere to make you feel all warm and cosy.

The Mediterranean-inspired destination restaurant serves real Italian food as it should be, from breakfast until late all day, every day.

Where to drink: Lazy Bear Tipi

Warm yourself up this winter beside an open fire in Lazy Bear tipi. Enjoy a hot chocolate, mulled wine and even a Pie- Minster pie in the popular winter retreat, located in the heart of the city next to Central Station. The tipi is open until early January and is a great place to catch up with your friends as part of your New Year Celebrations.

Where to eat: Gusto

Tucked away just off the Quayside, adorned fairy lights you will find Gusto. Serving contemporary Italian food and drinks in a vibrant, stylish restaurant, it is the perfect place to welcome in 2023. It is in the perfect location to pop onto the Quayside after your meal and watch the vibrant Laser Light City.

Get the party started at Banyan

Situated just next to Grey's Monument, Banyan is a lively restaurant and bar, serving delicious food and drink.

This quirky building stands proudly in the centre of the city, with beautiful interiors and drinks deals that will sweeten up your New Year's celebrations. 

Skating at Life Science Centre

Life Science Centre invite you to join them for a season of wintry activities including Ice Skating Rink that is on till the 15th of January 2023 at the family attraction. Get your skates in and book ahead online.

The seasonal ice rink now in its 21st year at Life Science Centre and is the only open-air ice rink in Newcastle and Gateshead, it is a favourite for all the family.

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