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New Year’s Party at University Arms, 31st December

Ring in the New Year with sophistication, elegance and style at University Arms Hotel in Cambridge.

  • 31st December 2023 - 1st January 2024

Join us for an unforgettable black-tie exclusive event that includes a sumptuous Gala Dinner, where our expert chefs will delight your palate with a delectable feast. Dance the night away to the enchanting rhythms of live jazz and funk music, sipping on a welcome drink in an atmosphere of elegance. As the clock strikes midnight, toast to new beginnings and a night to remember. After the festivities, retire to your plush accommodations, and wake up to a scrumptious breakfast that will help you start the year on the right note. This will be an evening of elegance and opulence.

All that Jazz:

Start your evening in Parker’s Tavern cocktail bar. Welcomed with an arrival drink, discover an inventive cocktail menu for you to get lost in. Enjoy classics or perhaps find your new favourite drink to take into the New Year. Whilst you sip away your chosen tipple, swing out with the Tim Boniface Trio.

Black-Tie Gala Dinner

Move from the bar, into Parker’s Tavern restaurant, where university hall meets velvet-upholstered club. Here, you will enjoy a 5-course festive menu sourced only by seasonal, local produce with live music in the background.


Dance the night away

Finally, move into the grand ballroom where the stage awaits you to dance the night away to live funk music. As midnight strikes, stay a little longer to continue the celebrations into the early hours, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

The Burning Shoes

Prepare to be captivated by the magnetic stage presence and authentic flavor of The Burning Shoes. Comprising seasoned musicians with over 15 years of live performance experience, this band guarantees an unforgettable night of musical magic. The Burning Shoes are not just a band; they are a symphony of sophistication, seamlessly blending classic Rock, Pop, Soul, Funk, Reggae, uplifting Motown hits, and renowned Jazz standards to create a musical journey that resonates with every audience member. Their electrifying performance is more than a show; it’s an immersive experience that will have everyone on their feet, dancing and singing along to the timeless tunes. Join us for an evening where The Burning Shoes will not just perform, but will create an authentic and unforgettable atmosphere, leaving you with memories that resonate long after the last note has faded away.


Welcome the New

Don’t wish to set your alarm in the morning? We don’t blame you. Which is why the package includes a complimentary late check-out of 4pm and a la carte breakfast in Parker’s Tavern to welcome the new year with a slow and relaxed morning.


Did you know?

Take a wander around Cambridge between spring and autumn and you might be greeted by the sight of cattle roaming freely in parks and green spaces.