6 of the Best Fancy Dress Ideas for New Years Eve in Swanage


Join in the fun at the best New Year’s Eve celebrations on the south coast- right on Swanage sea front. Year on year, New Year’s Eve in Swanage attracts families and groups of friends alike for a fabulous night of music, drinks and enjoyment. Bars, pubs and the club throw open their doors all evening, people spill out into the streets, encouraging a community atmosphere where old friends come together and new friendships are made. For the best idea of what to expect on the night, search for ‘Swanage NYE’ on YouTube.

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Don’t forget the costumes for an authentic Swanage celebration

The main draw is the fancy dress- EVERYONE dresses up! The sillier the better, and anything goes! But with groups of different coloured crayons, smurfs, mimes all around, why not try something a bit more original this year…

6 of the Best Fancy Dress Ideas for Swanage

  1. Punch and Judy – Swanage hosts a long-running Punch and Judy show each summer. Flamboyant silky costumes are key. Don’t forget the hats and long noses.
  2. Smugglers – the Jurassic coast has a rich and interesting smuggling history. A bit like a pirate but a bit more relaxed, touting a bag of loot of course.
  3. Victorians – the Victorian pier is iconic in Swanage and offers many photo opportunities! Pile on the lace and big puffy skirts, top hats and monocles.
  4. Romans – a photo at the amphitheatre is a must. Easily achieved with a bed sheet toga.
  5. Dinosaurs – the obvious choice for any Jurassic coast activity! A trip to the fancy dress shop may be required to help you out on this one!

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Best Places to Stay for New Year’s Eve in Swanage:

We have many holiday cottages, apartments and new build houses available for the Christmas and New Year’s Eve period. These range from town-centre apartments to sleep 4 to 15-minute walk houses to sleep 6.
Find our Swanage Holiday Cottages on our website.


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