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Best Places to Watch the New Year's Fireworks in Melbourne

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“Creativity Is Intelligence Having Fun.” – Albert Einstein
The exotic and dazzling New Year's celebrations
Image by Alex Sims via Wikimedia Commons

Join in the magic of the New Year's Eve as Melbourne sky erupts with the dazzling lights of magnificent fireworks to welcome the arrival of the new year, Year 2013.

From anywhere in Melbourne, you would be able to engross yourself in the visual entertainment of watching Melbourne skyline turning golden as the midnight fireworks will spew out and engulf the sky. There are numerous prime vantage points across the city and beyond, enabling you to delight in the glitz and glamour of the bright and sparkly mid-night New Year's Eve sky.

There are several main precincts set up in and around Melbourne on Monday, December 31st, 2012 to assist you in welcoming the new year.

1. Federation Square
On 31 December 2012, the Federation Square will transform into a hub of fun and festivity with the beats and rhythm of fabulous African music complete with the sounds of African drums in a free program of live music and dance performances. The whole event will be broadcasted live on two Big Screens of the Federation Square. As you swing with the beats of the high-energy African music, join in the countdown and revel in the spectacular fireworks display at midnight.

And if things can get any better, you will be delighted to learn that the Main Square is an alcohol and glass-free zone, guaranteeing a hassle-free and safe New Year's Eve celebrations for everyone. Please go here to find out more.

2. Waterfront City, Docklands
Catch the train to the Southern Cross station or hop on one of the numerous trams to reach Docklands. The Main Stage at Docklands will be the setting for live music and exotic performances as you will prepare yourself for the striking of the clock at midnight. Docklands is an excellent location to catch glimpses of the roaring fireworks.

3. Various rooftop restaurants
Various rooftop restaurants in Melbourne City are proffering New Eve Parties with the advantage of watching live fireworks. To start planning for your New Year's Eve celebration, you can consider the Transit Cocktail Lounge at Federation Square, the Harbour Kitchen at Docklands, Beach Party at Docklands and so forth. Please go here to discover a wide array of featured events, parties, restaurants and cruises for New Year's Eve in Melbourne city.

Image by Kimse via Wikimedia Commons

4. Yarra Park
Early Eve at Yarra Park will offer entertainment for the whole family with a wide range of free and fun activities, commencing at 6pm. You can partake at the New Year gift exchange, drop into the dress-up station, enjoy some face-painting or simply participate in an unique community art installation. For music enthusiasts, you can unwind with a local line-up of fabulous stage performances or simply allow the kids to try their talents at Karaoke.

At 9:30pm the sky will light up with a fantabulous fireworks display in celebration of an official Early Eve New Year's countdown. This free event promises to deliver unrivalled enjoyment to young and old alike and is indubitably the most family-friendly New Year's Eve event of this year.

5. Channel 7
And if you cannot reach any of the above vantage points to enjoy the fireworks then fear not. Channel 7 has got you covered. Enjoy an overload of sensory extravagance by watching the live broadcast on Channel 7 from 11.20 pm and treat yourself to a 2012 retrospective, with coverage from our Midnight Live Sites and an inside-look at this year's main event.

Treasury gardens and Flagstaff gardens will also be perfect locations for catching glimpses of the midnight fireworks. For further information on the above events, please go here.
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