New Years Eve in Weymouth: What You Need To Know

New Years Eve in Weymouth

There is so much planned for New Years Eve in Weymouth this year. Here’s a guide to everything you need to know before the biggest party of the year!

In previous years it has been reported that Weymouth is one of the best places in Europe to celebrate the New Year and enjoy one of the biggest parties in town!

There are a whole host of things going on in Weymouth for New Year’s Eve, there are fireworks on the Peninsular, loads of ticketed events including at Rendezvous and The Front Live and bars and pubs with free entry, if you fancy seeing in 2019 in style without spending a fortune.


The most important thing to know about an NYE spent in Weymouth is that fancy dress is pretty much NOT optional!


“A Harbourtown on the stunning Dorset coast, Weymouth is host to the largest fancy dress New Year’s Eve celebration in the UK.

Absolutely everyone dresses up on NYE in costumes and the town celebrates together along the waterfront withThe Front Live event, where many of the pubs and restaurants coordinate to host an all night party of live music, drinks and food.Revellers gather in Hope Square or near the Jubilee Clock before midnight to ring in the New Year together before continuing the celebrations all night long on the Esplanade.”



Free Travel for Weymouth New Years Eve 2019

We Are Weymouth has been working closely with First Bus Dorset to provide a bus service in the early hours of New Year’s Day. This is to enable both residents and visitors to enjoy the festivities in the town.

Simon Goff, Head of Operations for First Wessex said: ‘We are delighted to support We Are Weymouth with providing buses for the high-profile New Year’s Eve event. The bus has an important role to play in connecting communities, reducing congestion and helping to achieve cleaner air for Weymouth and South Dorset’

First Bus will be running bus services on the No.1 to Wyke Regis and Portland, No.2 to Littlemoor, No.8 to Chickerell and No.10 to Dorchester and Poundbury.

Claudia Webb from Weymouth BID said “The night time economy and Purple Flag Accreditation is one of the key objectives in our plan and as New Year’s Eve is always a great party time in Weymouth we have been working hard to create safe ways of getting home after the celebrations in Weymouth. We are hoping that even more people will choose to come to Weymouth to party the night way and enjoy time in the many restaurants, bars and clubs.”

This service should be of great benefit if you’re out for a night on the tiles in Weymouth on New Year’s Eve.


Fireworks Display to see in New Years Eve in Weymouth

For the first time ever, courtesy of We Are Weymouth, there will be a fantastic fireworks display for everyone looking to celebrate New Years Eve in Weymouth.

The Weymouth New Years Eve Fireworks Display will launch from the Nothe Fort at midnight and will be able to be viewed from along the seafront, around the harbour and behind the Pavilion.


Weymouth New Years Eve Events

You can find all of the latest Weymouth New Years Eve Events on our Whats On Calendar.

New for 2019: The team at Quayside Music Festival proudly presents New Years Eve. The well-known and loved summer festival will be bringing the excitement to Weymouth this New Years Eve as we see in 2020. The party starts at 12 midday and runs well into the night.

From 12pm to 7pm, there will be plenty of family fun and entertainment for children. Including Arts and Crafts sessions, Food stalls, a Kids Disco as well as a whole host of children’s entertainment. Of course, refreshments will be available from Rendezvous and all the nearby pubs.

And from 7pm – its party time! The Quayside Festival team have planned a whole evening of Live Music, DJ sets and even a Silent Disco. You can even see the new year in with the rest of the UK with the giant outdoor screens, streaming New Years coverage all night. Watch this space for more information and take a look at the Quayside Facebook page for live updates.