There’s no need to have the post-Christmas blues this December as the New Forest has an array of New Year’s Eve events lined up, all designed to let you begin the year in style.
With all the choice available it can be difficult to decide how you’re going to spend your time, but fear not, as we’ve chosen our top 5 ideas on how to say farewell to 2015.
Check into the hotel’s Las Vegas inspired party on December 31st and you’ll be greeted with Champagne and a selection of canapés to start off your evening.
A mouth-watering three course dinner in the grand Ballroom will help fuel you for the festivities of the night which include casino tables and an eclectic mix of music from every decade.
To help you recover from the night’s revelries, Elmers Court will also be providing much needed traditional breakfasts for those booking overnight accommodation.
The party is adopting a “night at the Oscars” theme this year so make sure to don your best tux or dress for the evening. Copious amounts of canapes and lashings of champagne are available for all guests and a five course dinner is sure to keep your stomach from rumbling.
There’s a wealth of entertainment to enjoy here, including a casino and disco coupled with a classic countdown to welcome in the New Year. The celebrations will last well into the night, with the party coming to a close at 1am for the night owls amongst you.
The Crown Manor House Hotel’s resident DJ will be supplying the music to ease you into the New Year, and there’s also an abundance of pre Gala drinks along with a 4 (yes 4) course banquet served in the Hampshire Suite to satiate your appetite.
If that wasn’t enough, freshly ground coffee and warm mince pies will also be available to guests in both the lounge and the library to ensure your hunger is kept at bay.
If 4 courses just aren’t enough, Beaulieu Hotel’s restaurant and its six course set menu is sure to satiate your taste buds. The icing on the cake here is the more the merrier, as booking tables of 8 or more will entitle you to a 25% discount.
For early birds, you can even commence the New Year’s celebrations prematurely on the 30th December with a selection of treats including mulled wine, mince pies, teas and coffees throughout the afternoon.
Strictly speaking this isn’t New Year’s Eve but it’s always nice to start the New Year with a bit of relaxation. There’s countless paths to choose from in the forest, and even more to create for yourself, so why not get out there and start exploring?
And for all you party animals, a long walk with fresh air complimented by a hearty meal in a New Forest pub is sure to ease the symptoms of yesterday’s festive celebrations.
These are just a handful of the many exciting events planned in the New Forest this year with countless others waiting to be found.