Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate the arrival of 2020? If any city can party on New Year's Eve, it has to be Newcastle! A highlight each year are the family friendly celebrations along the Newcastle Foreshore, which feature live music, a wide range of food and drink options, street performers and a fireworks spectacular at 9pm. If that's not all, there will also be a host of dinners, cocktail parties, music events and NYE fun all around the Newcastle region. The question won't be "what will I do?" on New Year's Eve, it will be "which exciting event will I choose?" The choices are endless!
Keep reading for just a taste of what's happening this New Year's Eve around the region near you. Book your tickets early, stay safe & enjoy all that there is to offer as we welcome in 2020!
Honeysuckle Hotel will be hosting a Roaring 20's New Year's Eve Party on the Hunter River. The party will feature Melbourne's best cover band Superband, and Newcastle's favourite CrocQ live from 6pm. See here for details. Price: $35 including a drink upon arrival. A VIP tickets costs $99 which includes a 3 hour canape and house drinks package and access to the VIP area. Guests can also add on a 3 hour cocktail package for $30 extra (plus booking fee on all prices).
Noah's on the Beach will be having a NYE celebration with a cocktail on arrival, canapes, a 3 course dinner, drinks and live entertainment. See here for details. Price: $169 per person/ $1690 for a table of 10.
Toronto Hotel will be having an 80's party like no other with Uncanny X Men's Brian Mannix, Kids in the Kitchen's Scott Carne, Boom Crash Opera's Dale Ryder and The Model's Sean Kelly. This 2 hours how is sure to take you back to the '80s! See here for details. Price: $40 for General Admission to the Beer Garden/ $60 for VIP Tickets. Belmont 16s at Lake Macquarie will be having free live entertainment with Gen-X in the Star Lounge and Bobby C in The Boat Shed Bar. See here for details. Price: Free
Harrigan's in the Hunter Valley will be hosting a VIP New Year's Eve Party with champagne on arrival, canapes, 2 course menu, private bar facilities, live entertainment on the terrace and the best view for their midnight fireworks display. See here for details. Cost: $99 plus booking fee.
Goldfish Roche Estate in the Hunter Valley will be hosting a 2020 New Year's Eve Great Gatsby Party, with delicious street food and live music. Dress up in the Great Gatsby era! Cost: $80 per person, which includes music and dinner. Buy your own drinks at the event.
The Crowne Plaza in the Hunter Valley will be celebrating New Year's Eve in style with an All That Glitters party. Dance the night away with friends and family to Uptown 5 piece band, with grazing food stations, cocktails, confetti, and of course, fireworks! See here for details. Cost: Adults: $185, Children (12-17): $125, Children (4-11): $85, 3 and Under: Free.
Broughtons at the Bay, at d'Albora Marinas at Nelson Bay, will be having a Masquerade Ball this New Year's Eve! Nelson Bay is 1 hour north of Newcastle. There will be champagne on arrival, canapes, dinner and dessert, as you watch the 9pm fireworks over the bay. There will also be live entertainment between 8.30pm -12.30am. See here for details. For a full article on what's happening for New Year's Eve in Nelson Bay, Port Stephens, see here. Cost: $99 plus booking fee.
Lost Paradise is a music festival which will be held over 4 days between 28th December - 1st December at Glenworth Valley on the Central Coast, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Newcastle. There will be a huge line up of local and international artists, yoga, camping, music, food and art. See here for details. Cost: $389 per person for a 3 day pass - get in early for Final Release tickets!
These are just some of the events on offer - check out your favourite local restaurant, pub, tavern, club and of course, Newcastle Weekendnotes for what's on near you. Happy New Year Newcastle!