Typically, it seems like you’ve got three options to choose from when it comes to New Year’s Eve.

1. You might be heading to an overcrowded bar and potentially lose all of your belongings. 2. By going for the ‘classy’ vibe, you convince your friends to have a relaxed one this year. And you overspend on the cheeseboard you got fixated on in Tesco. Or 3. You picked out your favourite set of pyjamas over a week ago for the big night. You’ll sleep through the New Year and wake up feeling better than ever.

Perhaps you’re fuelled by the thought of a ‘last hurrah’ amid the ongoing hints of a fresh lockdown in the New Year, or maybe you can’t think of anything worse than going out after 9 pm. As comedian Chris Barnes mused on Twitter: “New Year's Eve is the worst holiday. It combines the anxiety of getting older with awkward social interactions and adds a timer”; it won’t be for everyone.

Whatever you get up to, hopefully, you manage to make the most of it. And there are still plenty of events going on in Wiltshire. Here’s a taste of where some people in the county might be finding themselves tonight:

Civic New Years Eve

Tickets to Trowbridge Civic Centre’s event includes appetizers on arrival, a hot buffet and dessert selection. There is also set to be dancing and a live band until the early hours and a glass of bubbly whilst watching the fireworks in London on their big screen.

The dress code is formal and this year, the theme is “The Great Gatsby”, so it will be black, gold and lots of feathers. We’re a bit jealous of anyone attending.

Celebrating in style 

If you’re treating yourself this year, New Year's Eve at Bowood Hotel definitely sounds like it won't be a night to forget. One of their events is being held in the ‘Kerry Suite’ and includes a Champagne and canape reception on arrival, followed by a four-course dinner, live music, DJ, a countdown to the New Year and a revellers breakfast. Very fancy. 

Dancing to the classics

For those after something a bit more relaxed, you might be heading down to the New Year’s Eve party with Brendan & Guy at Warminster’s Prestbury Sports Bar. Here you’ll find entertainment with floor-filling classics from 8pm onwards to get you dancing the night away. 

Having a laugh

And for any jokers out there, there’s the one-off comedy special hosted by Leigh Park Community Centre. Back by popular demand in Westbury, the comics are set to give attendees a night to remember. Headlining the event are comedy icons Michael Hackett and Johnny Wardlow.

Michael is a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe, hosted Oktoberfest to 2,500 people and released a bestseller book ‘Gobsmacked.’ He has cut his teeth on both the UK and New York circuit including the Comic Strip Live.

Fun for the whole family 

If you’ve got a competitive streak in you, you might be tempted to mix it up this year with some games for entertainment. The New Year's Eve Family Quiz & Top Tunes Bingo is held by Let’s Get Quizzical UK and Woolpack Inn in Beckington, Frome.

It has been described by the organisers as being: ‘a family-friendly afternoon of quizzing and music bingo. Great prizes to be won and lots of fun to be had.’ 

Do you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Let us know what you’re getting up to today in the comments.