Did you know that Bideford has been voted one of the top ten places to celebrate New Year?
New Year traditions
Bideford is renowned for its New Year’s Eve celebrations, when thousands of people – most in fancy dress – from surrounding towns, villages and around the world gather on the quay for revelries and a fireworks display. The event normally includes a number of local musical acts performing on the X Radio One Roadshow stage.
Bideford New Year’s Eve
Bideford has been heralded in the national press as hosting one of the top ten New Year’s Eve events in the country! (The Guardian) The town puts on a host of activities, is closed to traffic and revellers enjoy the festivities in fancy dress. The people of Bideford really look forward to this annual event and every year thousands of people dressed in inventive costumes ranging from vampires and villains to Disney characters flock to the town centre to enjoy the outdoor roadshow and dancing.
The New Years Eve celebrations will also incorporate day time events, which will have a strong family feel about them. There is a fancy dress theme which changes from year to year, a fun fair, and live music from afternoon and through the evening. All of this is topped off with a fantastic firework display to bring in the New Year.