2012 New Years Eve, The End That Wasn’t

December 26, 2012

New Years eve is the most celebratory evening of the year, however, if like me you have been so caught up with Christmas and life in general and the possibility that the world was going to end, it may have slipped your mind. Seeing as so far we still appear to be here, we at Vintage Norwich are here to save the day. We have done the research for you to find the best places to go to see out 2012 and welcome in 2013. So without further ado;


Caistor Hall Hotel

Vintage Hollywood New Years Eve Ball


For those of us that enjoy the glamorous things in life then this is the event for you. With a theme harking back to the days of Marilyn and Ms Kelly, you will be treated to a luxurious 4 course dinner, then you can have a flutter at a game of chance on the Roulette table in the casino. After all that wagering , you can have a dance to the live band, The Foolish. When it is time to depart, take yourself up to one of the hotels many rooms to wake up in 2013 in style.

Tickets are £70 per person, or £20 per person for those of you who just want to join in with the entertainment. They can also offer discounted accommodation rates for anyone attending the New Years Eve Ball. Be quick, as tickets are limited

Caistor St Edmund, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8QN

01508 494998



The Birdcage

Gold Dust


For those who want to sparkle on the final night of 2012 then head on down to the Birdcage for Gold Dust. Gold is the name and Glitter is the Game. Promising a night of fun, frivolities and treats in it’s eccentric surroundings and top notch cocktails you can be assured that this will be a spectacular was to say au revoir to the year the world was meant to end


Entry is £2 per person, with all proceeds going to charity. It’s worthwhile getting in early as once they are at capacity then the doors will be shut.

For further info search #GOLDDUST or follow @BIRDCAGEPUB on Twitter.

01603 633534



The Rumsey Wells

NYE & That


If you fancy welcoming the New Year in the comfort of an amazing Norwich pub look no further than the Rumsey. With it’s friendly atmosphere and splendid array of Ales and Whiskies it promises a musically wonderful lock in. With 4 DJ’s and an eclectic array of music to boogie to, including a ‘back to the future’ set which will play some of our favourite tunes from the past. Selling only 120 tickets, it guarantees to be intimate but spacy enough to get your groove on.

Tickets are £4 each and can be purchased from behind the bar, although they will have around 20 on the door.

From 9pm until 2am. DJ’s include Ross Collins from Future FM, Libra Willis, Stoo Elvin and Rad Dad.

4 Saint Andrews Street  Norwich NR2 4AF
01603 614858




Cowbells and Handclaps


Sometimes you just need to rock out on the final night of the year, Olives to the rescue, they are having a rock and metal fest to salute 2013.  After the metamorphosis from a cosy café bar to a rock haven, showering all eager metal fans with a collection of classic 70’s songs. If that’s not enough to wet your appetite the they are offering a buffet for those lucky souls that get in there early

Entry is free


40, Elm Hill, Norwich, NR3 1HG

07817 932304




So, go forth and celebrate on the final day of the year, unless of course the Mayans did signal the end.


 Happy New Year from Vintage Norwich



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Elspeth is a local gal with a passion for local history and vintage fashion. Flitting anywere from 1900's to 1990's her wardrobe is a mishmash of the decades. Originally from Cambridge, Elspeth moved to Norwich 14 years ago and completely fell in love with the place, the quirkiness, the history and the many ghosts stories that surround the area.

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