Don't let yourself down this New Year's Eve. Have one to remember with Three's top tips and apps to make it a fab night, no matter what.

Well, here we are. Christmas has summoned us back to our home towns. Big reunions and New Year’s Eve plans are in the making. Where do you turn to find out just what’s going on? And where do you go for your big celebration to see in the new year?

 

When is New Year’s Eve?

New Year’s Eve on 31 December – the day before New Year’s Day. And this year that’s on a Monday.

Is it a bank holiday?

Unlike Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, though, New Year’s Eve isn’t a bank holiday. So, unless you’ve booked it off on annual leave, you might be stuck heading into the office.

 

Where to go for New Year’s Eve

Whether you’re planning to go to the local bar, or you’re looking for the biggest and best celebration around, there’s a few ways to search where to go for New Year’s Eve.

TimeOut

This app will help you discover your city in a whole new way. And it even features an event finder to inspire your plans. There’s a trip planner, a travel guide, and a customisable homepage to save all of your favourite spots and plans to. Plus, it works in cities around the world too. As a bonus, it’s free!

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What to do for New Year’s Eve

So, you’ve sorted out where you’re going, but what do you want to get up to? Whether you’re a fan of partying or fancy staying in, we’ve got an app for you.

For those crazy house parties: Mixology

Want to impress your friends with your cocktail-making skills? Then you need to check out Mixology. With nearly 8000 drink and cocktail recipes and clever bartending tips, you can become the life of the party at home.

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For heading out on the town: Snapchat

You never want to forget the amazing New Year’s Eve party memories. Or maybe there’s some you’d rather do without. But for capturing every moment, grab your friends, slap a dog filter on, and start snapping. Add pics and videos to your story so all your friends can see how great a time you’re having. And you can watch it back to work out which drink it was that sent you stumbling home.

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For some good ol’ fashioned family fun: Heads Up!

Not everyone’s into partying, drinking and loud music, and that’s completely ok. Planning on spending NYE accompanied by nothing more than Jools Holland and the fireworks on TV? Then why not spice things up with one of our favourite games: Heads Up!

It’s like a digitise version of the post-it note game. Hold your phone to your forehead, and have your friends or family try and explain the word showing on the screen.

The app also records everything your contestants do to help you guess your word. That means you can relive your dad’s attempt at a dolphin impression whenever you want.

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