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What is the Best Way to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Perth?

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by Simone Lee (subscribe)
I enjoy freelance creative writing and being a Mum to my two awesome boys.
Published December 25th 2011
The celebration of New Year's Eve is not for everyone. By the time you get to your mid-thirties or over, a night in is sometimes the better option; although not every year. Some say it is overrated. Who wants to go out and tackle the crowds and line-up to go home?

Jehovah's witnesses don't celebrate these occasions in this way as well. So what is there to do for people who are not interested in the hype or the meaning it currently holds? Again, you're only limited by your imagination.

Here are a few ideas:

Locate a local venue that is putting on fireworks and watch from a distance so you don't have to worry about the sudden traffic jam at the end of the night.

An evening lazing on the beach, watching the sunset and eating a pre-packed picnic, after having a swim or game of soft set WAHU cricket. Remember to be careful with alcohol consumption, as passing out in the water is a little different than doing it on land.

Invite family, friends and neighbours around for a party or barbecue at home, complete with sparklers for the kids. These are recommended for use outdoors.

Rent a couple of DVDs. If you have kids, put their DVD on late afternoon or earlier in the evening and watch yours after they go to bed.

NYE on the Foreshore 2011
NYE on the Foreshore 2011 - New York, New York


For the more serious party goers there is a massive event happening for New Year's Eve in Perth from 6pm to 2am, 31st December at the East Perth foreshore, Nelson Avenue, behind Gloucester Park in East Perth. Overlooking the Swan River, you can also take in the lights of Burswood Entertainment Complex.

This is its second year running and promises to be bigger and better. With a 'New York' theme, it is expected to attract around three thousand people, triple the amount of its first year. Come dressed in your idea of New York style clothing and remember it may be hot. Enjoy a host of local bands and DJs.

The New Year's Eve (NYE) party for 2010 in Perth was held at Matilda Bay Foreshore along the Swan River with a 'black and white' theme and saw one thousand in attendance.

Tickets for the 2010 event sold out nearly one month beforehand. So get in soon for 2011 tickets before they're all gone. Early Bird, Standard, Gold VIP and Platinum VIP tickets are already sold out. Only Final Release tickets are available.

Whatever you do for New Year's Eve in Perth and surrounds, there's plenty to do, whether you're quiet or making a lot of noise. Do you have an idea for a great New Years Eve to share with everyone before the last night of 2011 comes and goes?
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