Taunton's 2012 New Year's Eve Celebrations: What's on in Taunton to see in 2013
By abbie_taunton | Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 16:40
It's less than two weeks until the year officially ends so to kick start 2013 here are some great New Year's Eve highlights in Taunton.
From club night’s to intimate dinners with family and friends, there’s plenty on in Taunton for everyone to enjoy
Bliss Masquerade Ball
Bliss in Taunton is hosting a large 'masquerade ball', the perfect theme to go to town on "the ultimate glamourous night".
You can pay on the night or book a VIP ticket for just £7 which includes a bottle of bubbly which will you through to January 1 in style.
All advance tickets allow priority entry before 11pm and you can even book yourself a VIP booth.
Bookings can be made on the Bliss website.
The Castle Hotel
Treat yourself to a break at the Castle Hotel for New Year. It has a one-night stay package for £179 per person which includes Champagne reception, gala dinner, disco, accommodation and an award-winning breakfast.
The Castle was once a Norman fortress and has welcomed travellers since the 12th century. It has been owned and run as a luxury hotel by the Chapman family for the past 60 years and is famous for its chefs who have begun their rise to stardom there.
Contact The Castle Hotel on 01823 328332 for bookings.
Ice skating at Hestercombe Gardens
Why not enjoy a magical skate on New Year's Eve at Hestercombe gardens where an artificial ice rink is open daily – except Christmas Day – from 10.20am every weekend until 8pm Saturdays and 5pm Sundays and every day from December 17 to January 6.
A time slot must be booked with hour sessions available. Tickets on the door are child under 16 £5, adult £7 and family – two adults and two children £22.
In addition, Hestercombe has three gardens spanning three centuries of garden history and design so there's plenty to see and do.
Contact 01823 413923 to book a slot on the ice rink.
Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa
A sumptuous six course Gastronomic dinner is promised at the Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa on New Year's Eve.
The night starts with a Champagne and canapé reception in the lounge featuring open log fires. Following the dinner, you can listen to music, dance the night away and watch a spectacular firework display welcoming in 2013.
To book you can call 01823 442500.
The Walnut Tree
Guests at The Walnut Tree Hotel in North Petherton can enjoy a fabulous Casino night and dinner for just £65 per person.
You will be welcomed with a glass of champagne followed by dinner, music and casino games.
Organisers say there no real money will be gambled but prizes will be available from the roulette wheel and blackjack table.
You can even book a room to stay the night from an all inclusive rate of £110 per person.
The Wine and Sausage Restaurant
For just £35 per person The Wine and Sausage Restaurant in Taunton is holding a celebratory dinner to see the New Year in.
Guests can enjoy a four course meal of classic British food. A discretionary service charge of 10% is added to the bill of groups of 6 or more.
To book for New Year's Eve at The Wine and Sausage, call 01823 422333.
Don't by any account forget to book yourself a taxi home from Taunton after your New Year's Celebrations.
If you need more ideas there are plenty of local Taxi firms listed in our Taunton Taxi directroy.
If you have any other great ideas to add to the list, comment below or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and let us in on your New Year's Eve 2012 celebrations.