With the UK set for its biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations yet, more than half (54%) of the country already have plans to go out this year, and just 4% plan to stay home and have an early night, according to a new survey by Skiddle. 

After seriously missing the huge celebration last year, most of those surveyed by the event discovery platform said losing out on the night last year affected their decisions, and as a result are planning even bigger and better parties this December 31st.

7 in 10 Brits will spend a minimum of £75 on their night out this year, with London, Manchester and Liverpool named as the UK’s best party cities for this year’s NYE celebrations.

One third of the population are aiming to make up for lost time by becoming the ultimate hardcore party goers, and have boasted they’ll be the last ones standing at a house party. Meanwhile, one in ten Brits admit they’ll probably end up in the local kebab shop before stumbling home, whilst 7% reckon their night will end somewhere they’ll regret the next day. Not all of the UK feels the same though, almost half (43%) of Norwich residents are planning to celebrate their New Year’s Eve how it began - on the sofa.

While London, Manchester and Liverpool took the crown as nightlife capitals, Bristol and Glasgow stake the claim as the UK’s hardest partiers, with more than half of residents in the cities ALWAYS hitting the town to celebrate New Year’s Eve. 

Those expecting a kiss at midnight from a loved one might need to think again as it was also revealed that two thirds of Brits (67%) will spend New Year’s Eve with their mates rather than their partner (28%), although Southampton bucked the trend with one in six planning to ring in the New Year with their sweethearts In Norwich, one in seven residents (14%) will spend New Year’s alone, while a quarter of Yorkies are opting to spend the quality time with their four-legged friends. 

New Year’s Eve is notoriously known for being an expensive night out, but Skiddle’s research revealed that 7 in 10 Brits will spend a minimum of £75 on their night out this year, and 1 in 10 a minimum of £250, with drinks topping the list for their expenditure. 

Jamie Scahill, Head of Marketing at Skiddle, commented: 'We are delighted to see that so many people are planning to go out and party this New Year's Eve, we all have a lot of making up to do after last year being cancelled. Going off our sales data, this could be the biggest New Year's Eve ever we've seen.'

Skiddle, the leading Ticket Sales, Clubs Listings, Events & What's On Guide website in the UK, surveyed its customers to find the UK’s best party cities and help Brits plan their BEST NIGHT EVER.  The research revealed that bars and clubs (35%), or live events (28%) are the most popular options, with just 3% of Brits planning to have a quiet one this year.