New Year's Eve in Nottingham: What's on and transport
Thousands of revellers are expected to hit the Nottingham's pubs, bars and clubs and Old Market Square for New Year's Eve celebrations tonight.
Nottingham City Council will be putting on a midnight fireworks display – after it was cancelled last year to save money.
The fireworks, sponsored by industrial manufacturing company Purico, will be set off at Nottingham Castle, although the grounds will be closed to the public.
Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council's portfolio holder for leisure, culture and tourism, said: "The castle is the perfect location to hold a display; it sits high above Nottingham, allowing those celebrating to enjoy it from across the city.
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"The best vantage point will be the surrounding area of the castle where people can come together and share in the New Year celebration."
Bars, clubs and restaurants across the city are running special events tonight.
They include the annual Waterfront Festival, with DJs lined up at the Canal House, to the Masquerade Ball at the Crown Plaza Hotel and a special jazz dinner at Brown's restaurant.
And Nottingham's largest nightclub Oceana, in Lower Parliament Street, has a Best of British-themed tonight.
Mike Knight, chairman of the city's Club, Pub and Hotel Watch, is urging people not to bring their own drinks into the city centre.
He said: "We want people to enjoy themselves sensibly and not drink too much and be silly. The taxi marshals will be on duty and the street pastors will be making sure people don't take their drinks out on the street. We're urging people not to bring drinks from home into town."
Nottingham City Transport is running 11 night buses that will leave the city centre from their usual bus stops at 11.15pm, 0.15am, 1.15am, 2.15am and 3.15am.
These include the N4 to Clifton; N6 to West Bridgford, Wilford Hill and Compton Acres; N27 to Sneinton Dale, Carlton, Gedling and Mapperley; N28 to Beechdale, Bilborough and Wollaton Vale; N36 to Derby Road, QMC, University Park, Beeston and Chilwell; N48 to Meadows, Clifton Estate and Ruddington; N58 to Sherwood and Arnold; N68 to Sherwood Rise, Basford and Bulwell; N77 to Aspley, Strelley and Whitemoor; and N89 to Hucknall Road, Bestwood Park, Rise Park and Top Valley. There will also be the N100 to Colwick, Netherfield, Burton Joyce, Lowdham and Southwell, which will leave at 11pm, 0.15am, 1.30am and 2.45am.
Trent Barton will also be putting on special services tonight.
Throughout the day, a Saturday service will run until around 8pm. During the evening a special service will run on major routes into Nottingham, with usual weekend night buses after midnight until around 3am. Skylink and Indigo services will provide a 24 hours service as usual.
A police spokesman said: "Before you go out take a moment to plan how you're getting home, keep a taxi number in your phone or make sure you have a lift arranged.
"Drink responsibly, don't leave your drink unattended and don't accept drinks from strangers. Never walk home alone, try to stay in a group and don't take short cuts through dark alleys.
"There will be extra officers on patrol in the city to help ensure you have a safe evening and remember to report any incidents to police by calling 101, or in an emergency, 999."