Over half of under 35’s prefer New Year to Christmas

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52% of under 35’s prefer New Year to Christmas, a new survey by event guide and ticketing outlet, Skiddle, reveals.

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90% of people also said they prefer going out to staying in on New Year’s Eve.

52% of under 35’s prefer New Year to Christmas, a new survey by event guide and ticketing outlet, Skiddle, reveals.

Contrary to popular opinion, 90% of people also said they prefer going out to staying in on New Year’s Eve.

Almost 3 in 4 people said that New Year was the biggest party night of the year, followed by Halloween.

When asked how much money they typically spend celebrating New Year’s Eve, over a quarter (28%) said between £100 and £150 – more than any other night of the year. A fifth said they spend between £150 and £200, whilst 3% of under 35’s said over £500; including an outfit, drinks and club entry.

Overall, the majority of people (37%) said they prefer to spend their New Year with a small group of friends; whilst nearly a quarter said they like to celebrate with a larger group. Nearly a fifth (19%) said they enjoy the evening with a mixture of friends and family and 15% see in the New Year with their significant other.

Richard Dyer, Co-Founder and Director of Skiddle, commented: “Without a doubt, New Year’s Eve is the biggest night of the year, and a great opportunity for people to let their hair down and celebrate in style.

“We are seeing a huge increase in the amount of people who want to go out and enjoy their evening; with the atmosphere, the guaranteed party and the opportunity to indulge being listed as key reasons to celebrate.

“At Skiddle, we typically see a 98% increase in traffic during Christmas week and in 2016, 2 million people used our website to plan their New Year. Interestingly enough, last year our New Year’s Event Guide has nearly 200,000 views on Christmas Day, indicating that as soon as people have opened their presents, they are already thinking about the next big event of the festive calendar.

“Whatever your preference – big club night – or intimate party, comedy night or themed show, there is something out there for everyone. We would encourage you to book soon to avoid disappointment and take advantage of the exclusive events and discounts on offer.”

For a full list of New Year events in your area, visit http://www.skiddle.com/newyear or download the App for IPhone and Android.

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The survey of 1,000 UK adults from Skiddle's own database was conducted between 11 - 15 December 2017.

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