8 Alternative Ways To Spend New Year’s Eve While Under Restrictions

Laura Rogan Laura Rogan


Staying in is the new going out, thanks to Covid.

Stuck for New Year’s Eve plans? Since the government dropped the bomb on us that we wouldn’t be able to sit in a pub or bar with people besides our household til 2021, we’ve been racking our brains for alternative ways to celebrate the beginning of a brand new year – and luckily for you lot, we had a few ideas that might soften the blow. Read on for our guide to alternative things to do under the current Tier 2 restrictions this New Year’s Eve.

1. Order a fancy food box

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Not up for cooking this NYE? A number of Liverpool restaurants have put together the perfect DIY boxes, allowing fans to recreate their stunning dishes from the comfort of their own kitchens. From Six by Nico’s ever-changing Home by Nico boxes and Rudy’s Bake at Home pizzas, to other fantastic DIY kits by local restaurants delivered to your door – there’s plenty to go at that’ll save you the job of cooking.

2. Go to bed early so 2020’s over sooner

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Because face it, it’s been a crappy year. If you can’t bear ringing in the New Year because of the disappointment after wasting a whole night celebrating 2020, we won’t judge. Get yourself to bed and forget it ever happened for a while.

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3. Party like it’s 1999 with your housemates at home

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Bars all booked up? Bring the party to you and ring in the New Year with just your household. Get in the fizz, whack on a bit of music and party like it’s 1999 a la Prince.

4. Enjoy an amazing NYE bottomless brunch at Baltic Social

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Creating a special menu just for New Year’s Eve, Baltic Social will be serving a extra special substantial food and drink to wave goodbye to the weirdest year ever, including prosecco and more for the occasion – you can book a two-hour slot to enjoy all the food and booze you’ll need to have a good time. Find out more here.

5. Tune into 24 hours of party vibes with the Haçienda

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Raising vital funds for the community, United We Stream will return this New Year’s Eve for an epic 24-hour party. The Haçienda will host the day-long party, with guests such as Peter Hook performing. The party has been created in order to raise donations for charity, OneGM, and all funds will go towards those affected by the pandemic in Greater Manchester.

6. Start Avengers: Infinity War at 9:48:51pm so that Thanos wipes out half the universe as the New Year is rung in

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Because after the year we’ve had, it’d be pretty fitting, wouldn’t it?

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7. Enjoy Liverpool Cheese Company’s wonderfully-curated cheese packages this NYE

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Liverpool Cheese Company have all the cheese for you this New Year’s Eve, offering a wide variety of cheeses, alcohol and accompaniments for you to indulge in and have a tasty finish to the year. Plus, no preparation is involved so you can avoid the faff of slinging something up yourself. You can order your cheese and wine here.

8. Just give up, order a burger and watch rubbish on the tele til midnight

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Can’t be bothered this year? Relieve yourselves of the pressures of celebrating New Year’s Eve in Tier 2 and sack it all off for a naughty burger or kebab in front of the tele. That’s probably what I’ll be doing this year, anyway.

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