Where to celebrate New Year on the Isle of Wight

Penned on the 14th December 2023

Where to celebrate New Year on the Isle of Wight

Full to the coast of fabulous restaurants, cosy pubs, and vibrant events, the Isle of Wight beckons for a wonderfully festive stay, especially around New Year's Eve.

Whether you are planning a quiet relaxing break or a fun-filled getaway with all the family, take a look at our round-up of New Year’s events on the Isle of Wight and get ready to see in the new year in style!

Sandown New Year’s Day Celebrations, Sandown

Bright, colourful fireworks above Sandown at New Year's

Monday the 1st of January

This free event takes place in Sandown and boasts a spectacular firework display at the end of the pier on New Year's Day. Take your place early along Sandown Esplanade for the best seat in the house, with the epic display starting at 6pm (roads close an hour prior).


Thompson's, Newport

Robert Thompson standing outside the red bricked exterior of Thompson's on the Isle of Wight

Sunday the 31st of December

Situated in the beating heart of the island (Newport), Thompson's is a contemporary 'open kitchen' restaurant with chef Robert Thompson at the helm. A stunning eight course taster menu is on offer this New Year's Eve, the ultimate end of year treat! 


Ventnor Arts Club, Ventnor

Looking out over the cliffs, sea, and beach at Ventnor on the Isle of Wight

Sunday the 31st of December

Welcome 2024 in Ventnor on New Year’s Eve at this fabulous streamed New Year’s Eve concert. Chief conductor Kirill Petrenko conducts the first act of the opera Walkure at the Berliner Philharmoniker, broadcast live to Ventnor Arts Club, giving you the chance to ring in the New Year in true musical style.


The Boathouse, Seaview

The blue exterior of The Boathouse in Seaview on the Isle of Wight

Sunday the 31st of December

If wining and dining is your thing, then celebrate in style and head for a five-course dinner at The Boathouse in Seaview. Booking is essential and menu details are available on their website. There are many fabulous places to dine on the Island with a stunning sea view, giving you plenty of choice for a spectacular final meal of 2023.


Shanklin Theatre, Shanklin

The stone exterior of Shanklin Theatre on the Isle of Wight

Sunday the 31st of December

Rapunzel at the Shanklin Theatre is a must for all the family (oh yes it is!). Give everyone a New Year’s Eve treat in Sandown and prepare to be entertained with singing, dancing, and of course the obligatory mayhem and jokes that accompany a raucous panto.


The Fishbourne, Fishbourne

The welcoming bar at The Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight

Sunday the 31st of December

Barbie themed, The Fishbourne is offering everyone who arrives dressed as Barbie, Ken or just in pink, a complimentary glass of fizz! Celebrations commence at 6pm, with happy hour discounts of 20% available off selected drinks until 7pm. The full menu range will be available from 6pm until 9pm and you can dance the night away to music until 1am. No tickets required and entry is free!


Royal Pier Hotel, Sandown

The beach and pier at Sandown

Monday the 1st of January

Not for the faint hearted, hardy swimmers take to the sea at midday as part of a fundraiser for Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat Station - what better way to start the New Year off than with a refreshing sea swim. Warm up afterwards in the hotel with a hot toddy or head onto the coast for a blood-pumping stomp.


We have a lovely collection of cottages available over the New Year so you can start 2024 in a fabulous holiday home on the Isle of Wight.


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