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New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve was a cultural event held on the last day of the year according to some Earth calendars; usually this was 31 December. The events held were often celebrations and parties centred around midnight when the final seconds of the year could be experienced and the beginning of the new year celebrated, usually with fireworks (TV: Doctor Who, Resolution) and alcohol, or sometimes a kiss. (TV: Resolution)

Team TARDIS visited over nineteen New Year's Eves in a row, with each member having a favourite out of their trips. For their nineteenth, they observed cosmic fireworks. (TV: Resolution)

According to the Thirteenth Doctor, Quantifer had a permanent New Year's Eve occurring every day, claiming they had the best balloons. She planned to visit the settlement as the twentieth consecutive New Year's Eve, only to be called to Earth. (TV: Resolution)

Crowds traditionally gathered at Trafalgar Square on New Year's Eve. (AUDIO: The Paradise of Death)


According to the Thirteenth Doctor, the first New Year's Eve celebrations took place in Mesopotamia, on land which would later become Iraq. Graham O'Brien later expressed was this was favourite of the nineteen New Year's Eves they had visited. (TV: Resolution)

Yasmin Khan's favourite New Year's Eve was 1801, when Team TARDIS discovered a dwarf planet with Giuseppe Piazzi. (TV: Resolution)

In 1965, the First Doctor, while chasing the Daleks, briefly materialised his TARDIS in Trafalgar Square during the New Year's Eve celebrations. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan)

On New Year's Eve in 1999, Alex Hopkins killed all of the members of Torchwood Cardiff bar Jack Harkness. He called Yvonne Hartman and spoke to Jack before killing himself, (TV: Fragments, AUDIO: One Rule) earning himself a place on the Red List. (AUDIO: The Torchwood Archive)

Ryan Sinclair's favourite New Year's Eve was Sydney, 2000, where Team TARDIS watched the fireworks from the Harbour Bridge. (TV: Resolution)

When the Tenth Doctor visited Rose Tyler in the early hours of New Year's Day 2005, shortly before his regeneration, Rose assumed that he had had too much to drink. (TV: The End of Time) Jackie Tyler got a bottle of Amaretto on New Year's Eve. (TV: World War Three)

In 2007, the Eighth Doctor and Charley Pollard arrived in Singapore and witnessed New Year's Eve. (AUDIO: The Girl Who Never Was)

In 2021, the Thirteenth Doctor, Yaz, Dan, Sarah and Nick were trapped in a time loop with a squad of Dalek execuctioners. (TV: Eve of the Daleks)

In 2599, a New Year's Eve party at the Braxiatel Collection was interrupted by murder. (PROSE: The Doomsday Manuscript)

By the year 4000 it was not a well-known holiday, as Sara Kingdom did not recognise it. (TV: The Daleks' Master Plan)

The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones visited New Savannah on New Year's Eve, 4,999,999,999. (COMIC: Agent Provocateur)