There are so many different ways to see in the New Year it can often be tough to decide where to go to celebrate the clock striking midnight.
Whether you want to indulge in lavish luxury at a top hotel, take to the streets to join the fancily-dressed masses with your mates or dance the night away to a live band in an edgy venue, there are plenty of options on how to enjoy New Year's Eve in Devon.
To help, here is our pick of the top ways to see in 2019 in Devon:
Every year the beautiful town of Bideford hosts one of the best New Year's Eve parties in the UK - and the 2018 celebrations are expected to be bigger and better than ever before! The celebrations start early when the Pannier Market plays host to a Magical Moments children's party. As the sun goes down the party continues on The Quay with live music from Yazzy, Della and The Rasscals, while, as the clock strikes midnight, the thousands of revellers all in fancy dress run across the Old Bridge before joining in for a sing-song of Auld Lange Syne under a spectacular firework display.
A close rival to Bideford, the Dartmouth New Year's Eve celebrations are also a great carnival package. Thousands of revellers, nearly all in fancy dress, crowd the narrow streets and embankment area waiting expectantly for the Church bells to sound at midnight before partying into the early hours. Expect people to begin congregating in the streets from about 8pm.
A place for completely silly New Year's Eve fun, the Phoenix in Exeter is a must for those looking to party. Starting at 8pm and finishing in the early hours, this year's event is named Back To The Future and promises themed fun from the 50s to the present day. There will be a silent disco, a live band and photobooths, with fancy dress fully encouraged. Check out the Exeter Phoenix website to book tickets.
A tempting menu and good old-fashioned fun await you at Boringdon Hall in Plymouth this year. The hotel's New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball promises to be one of the area's most fabulous and exclusive events, with a five-course dinner, live music and a casino all included in the ticket cost. Just make sure you dig out your glad rags, as black tie attire and masks are essential!
If you're looking for hotel packages in Devon, New Year's Eve at Bovey Castle will be right up your street. An extravagant black tie and cocktail dress event, their New Year's Eve party is all about the champagne reception, exquisite food, and ballroom dancing, with a live band and a fireworks display over the Dartmoor estate at midnight. Bovey Castle is a beautiful place to visit for the evening and the perfect place to stay for those wishing to retreat away from the street parties and enjoy some quality time in the surrounding grounds.
Whichever event in Devon you choose to visit, have a fantastic time and remember to celebrate responsibly. And, if you're visiting from further afield, be sure to take a look at our range of self-catering cottages in Devon to find your ideal home-from-home.