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10 places to celebrate the New Year in and around Swansea

By This is SouthWales  |  Posted: December 20, 2012

By Luke Sellers

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If you are still looking for somewhere to celebrate New Year in style then don’t worry, there are an array of parties in and around Swansea to choose from.

Whether you are looking for fine-dining or a raucous knees-up you will find an event to suit your needs.

From a four course gala dinner at Gower’s Oxwich Bay Hotel to an indie-disco at Swansea club Sin City there are a wide range of ways to mark the end of 2012.

Somewhere offering the best of both worlds in one place is the Manor Park Country House at Clydach.

The popular hotel is serving guests a four course buffet followed by a helping of top entertainment from their resident DJ and a local celebrity.

General manager Nick Coleman said: “We’ve got a fantastic hot and cold buffet with the chefs on hand to serve it. We’ve got hot joints of roast beef and turkey, glazed ham, salmon and all sorts of delicious things to accompany them.

“After that have got a DJ, and the big draw for us is we’ve got Craig Gallivan the star of the hit Sky 1 show Stella and Footballers’ Wives. He is a fantastic singer and he will be a singing a whole range of stuff from different eras. He is a top guy and he does a great job at getting everyone up and dancing - he will have the dancefloor full believe me.”

The evening costs £50 per person and includes five free drinks. Nick said the hotel’s New Year’s celebration is a tried and trusted formula where people are guaranteed a good night out.

He said: “It is normally a great night. We have had a New Year’s Eve party going back for a long time and it is always a brilliant occasion.”

For details on how to book your place at Manor Park’s December 31 shindig, plus our pick of the other top places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in South Wales see below:

1. Where: Towers Hotel, Jersey Marine.

What: Two course meal and live entertainment.

Price:  £30 per person.

Towers Hotel is offering a double dose of fun this New Year’s Eve with a two course meal and live entertainment.

Guests can enjoy a cold carvery and a deliciously indulgent choice of six desserts including Bavarian Christmas roulade and winter berry and white chocolate cheesecake.

They will then be treated to a set from local cabaret favourite Ricky G before a selection of top tunes takes them through to the end of 2012.

2. Where: Oceana, Swansea.

What: Two course meal and live entertainment.

When: Champagne reception 8pm-10pm, early bird until 11pm, queue jump until 11.30pm.

Price:  Early bird, £5, standard ticket £7, queue jump £10, VIP £20.

One of Swansea’s most popular clubs, Oceana is promising to make sure 2012 goes out with a bang.

The venue – which features 12 bars a giant clubroom and retro discotheque - is offering a Las Vegas-themed party starting with a free champagne reception from 8pm-10pm.

There are a range of tickets on offer from the £5 early bird through to the £20 VIP.

3. Where: Manor Park Country House.

What: Gala buffet dinner, DJ and live music.

Price: £50 per person.

Manor Park Country House is offering you the chance to dine and dance in style this New Year’s Eve.

Guests can enjoy a fabulous gala buffet dinner featuring a variety of hot and cold dishes before music takes centre stage. As well as its resident DJ, the Manor Park party also features a set from actor and singer Craig Gallivan, star of Sky 1 comedy Stella.

A ticket only event, the cover price includes 10 free drinks per couple.

4. Where: Odyssey.

What: DJs and party packages.

Price:  Early bird prices, student £2, standard £2.50, bronze package £5, silver £7.50 and gold £10.

Odyssey is offering revellers a range of ways to celebrate New Year with a choice of party packages.

And for a short time only these tickets are half price.

The bronze package will get you entry, three free drinks and a shot. The silver option includes five drinks, entry and a bottle of bubbly for parties of four or more people. And for those wishing to add a bit of extra glamour and glitz to their night there is the gold package which includes entry, five drinks, champagne, photos and a reserved seating area.

At the other end of the scale you can buy advanced tickets for just £2.50, guaranteeing a fantastic and frugal way to see in 2013.

5. Where: De Vere Village Hotel.

What: A family-friendly meal and disco or a black tie gala dinner and live music.

When: Family event 7pm-1am, gala dinner 7.30pm-2am.

Price: Family event £53 per adult, under 12s £25, gala dinner £63 per person.

The De Vere Village Hotel is offering something for everybody this New Year’s Eve.

Whether you are looking for a family-friendly disco or a glittering adult-only party you will find it here.

For a fun-filled night out with the kids, head to the Verve Grill where you will be served a three course meal complete with all-you-can-eat main. And if you can still manage to dance after that, a disco will take you through to 1am.

For a more grown-up and glamorous affair, the Gold Dust Gala Dinner is set to be one of the best New Year’s Eve parties in Swansea. Starting with bubbly and canapés on arrival it includes a four course meal, live music from local covers duo Gold Dust and a DJ through to the small hours.

6. Where: Sin City.

What: Indie-themed party night.

When: 10pm-4am.

Price: £5.

The alternative music club is throwing open its doors on December 31 for a very special double celebration.

As well as marking the end of 2012 the New Year’s Eve shindig is also Sin’s sixth birthday celebration.

The night features something of a ‘greatest hits’ of Sin City regulars with all its club nights making an appearance. Indie-kids can dance the night away to Face Off, drum and bass fans can get their groove on to Sink, while Face Off will give everyone a chance to forget their troubles and dance the night away.

7. Where: The Oxwich Bay Hotel.

What: Gala dinner.

When: 7.30pm for 8pm

Price: £39.99 per person

For a great Gower New Year’s Eve night, take a seat at the Oxwich Bay Hotel’s gala dinner.

The four course meal starts with champagne and canapés, building up to a delicious array of dishes including crab ravioli, braised steak in a Bourguignon sauce and white chocolate mousse with Cointreau jelly.

After dinner you can let your hair down and strap on your dancing shoes as a DJ takes you through to 2013.

8. Where: No Sign Wine Bar.

What: Live music.

Price: Free.

With its laid back vintage charms, No Sign Bar is the perfect place for a relaxed New Year’s Eve celebration.

Renowned for its eclectic line-up of live music the venue has selected local rockers Mondays Headlines as the soundtrack to the last day of 2012.

9. Where: Norton House Hotel.

What: Buffet dinner and live music.

When: From 7.30pm.

Price: £60 per person

Boasting one of Mumbles’ best New Year’s celebrations, tickets are already selling fast for Norton House Hotel’s annual bash.

The night includes a delicious dinner inspired by all four corners of the globe courtesy of the hotel’s popular ‘foods of the world’ buffet.

DJ Rob Pendry then takes centre stage for a disco that also features a live singer.

10. Where: Revolution, Swansea.

What: Gala party night.

Price: Free.

Revolution is pulling out all the stops to give revellers a New Year’s night to remember.

With, cocktails, champagne, confetti cannons and a big count down at midnight this party is set to be one of the hottest tickets in town.

And if you want the full VIP treatment make sure you call the venue to book your own table or booth for the occasion.

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