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Where to party in Oxfordshire this New Year’s Eve

As another year draws to a close and Christmas is right around the corner, thoughts turn to the dawn of 2016 and how to celebrate the hope and possibility that comes with the start of another brand new year. If you’re at a loose end this New Year’s Eve, it’s not too late to make plans for celebrating at one of these glitzy Oxfordshire parties.


Spectre party at the Crazy Bear, Stadhampton

Get glammed up and see in the New Year in style with this James Bond-themed New Year’s Eve party at the Crazy Bear in Stadhampton (tickets £95 per person). Running from 7pm to 2am in the Glasshouse, the event has a suitably 007 dress code, “From Dr No to Spectre”, so choose your favourite Bond era and dress accordingly. The evening kicks off with a Lanson Pere et Fils Champagne reception, followed by a lavish banquet of English and Thai food accompanied by burlesque and vaudeville, live music and a magician.


Rye Hill New Year’s Eve Party, near Banbury

Don your cocktail dress or tux and enjoy a night of Hollywood-themed glamour at the Rye Hill golf club in the countryside near Banbury. Tickets cost £49 per person, and you’ll get pre-dinner cocktails, a delicious three-course meal, disco entertainment and a glass of bubbly at midnight to toast the new year.


New Year’s Eve Ball at The Oxfordshire

The Oxfordshire golf club, spa and hotel in Milton Common near Oxford is hosting a stylish New Year’s Eve Ball, at which you’ll be treated to luxurious Champagne and canapes, a fabulous five-course gourmet meal and a disco. Dance to your heart’s content until 1am; tickets cost £79 per person.


Celebrate the New Year at Eynsham Hall

Beautiful Eynsham Hall near Witney is the perfect place for a luxury overnight stay and memorable New Year’s Eve celebrations. They’re running an overnight package for £140 per person, which starts with a sparkling afternoon tea. Come the evening, you’ll enjoy a decadent buffet and dancing to the tunes of Eynsham’s resident DJ. In the morning, enjoy New Year’s Day brunch before a late checkout.


New Year’s Eve in London

Venture a little further and celebrate the New Year in the capital, where you can enjoy the legendary fireworks display lighting up the London skyline in person rather than seeing the tiny version on your TV. Spaces along the main riverbank viewing areas are now ticketed due to phenomenal demand, and are sold out, but you can still watch the action from the surrounding streets (get there early to secure your place). If you’re feeling flush, see the whole thing from up above at the glamorous New Year’s Eve in the Sky event at Altitude London (£350 per person), where you’ll be treated to oodles of free food, cocktails, DJs and the ultimate view of the New Year’s celebrations.


Don’t forget to book a chauffeur so that you won’t have to worry about how to get home after all the New Year merriment. We wish you a Happy New Year, and have a safe journey!