sorry to burst your bubble but.....
the night's are very cold here in winter - already local girls and boys are swathed like cossacks on the russian steppes, taxi's are not exactly plentiful on nye, i've always had to drive to my destination, but thankfully the big clubs that open specially are really really cheap!
whoops. that was a typo. i meant really really expensive - just like always!
i think james went to amnesia last year - free to go in, but 20 euros for a drink!
however, i find cold nights quite charming when sitting by a log fire in country bar, or snuggled in a big overcoat outside under one of those gas heaters. the days are warm and fresh in the sunshine with lovely places to walk. and if being seen in a rip off palace isn't your style then all the local councils have big marquees with free entertainment, music, and parties all over the festive season, and drinks at normal bar prices.