You know the date and the time (above), so head over to Footscray Park in Ballarat Road, Footscray for the second largest New Years Eve event in Victoria, second only to The City of Melbourne. Now that's saying something! Even better, it's FREE to attend. This is an alcohol free event and pets (dogs) are not allowed, so please leave them at home.
Please note carnival games, rides and food trucks at the event incur a cost.
Enjoy the Cup and Saucer, Train Track, Flying Chairs, Inflatable Spiderman, Laughing Clowns, Merry Go Round, Mini Ferris Wheel, Rock Wall and Mini Bike Rides.
A night full of family fun is on the menu, so roll out your picnic blankets and look forward to a fantastic line-up of stage acts, carnival games and more. Take it all in at this annual event, topped by a fireworks display that will burst into the night sky on the banks of the iconic Maribyrnong River. Don't feel like the hassle of bringing a picnic? No worries. Melbourne's finest food trucks will be onsite from 6.30pm onwards.
Be it dinner or snacks you decide upon, there's a variety of food trucks such as 3 Lil Monsters Pizza, Senor Churro, Mr Burger, Giunta Ice Cream, Gorilla Grill, Dos Diablos, Yummy Donuts, La Revolucion, Whippy Kiosks, Sliders on Tyers, Big Cook Little Cook, Biskit Bar, Food Coma and The Brulee Cart.
All public transport is FREE from 6pm on NYE. If you're travelling by train, take the train to Footscray Station. Footscray Park is a short 1.5km walk from the station. People will be available at the station to guide you to the event site. If you're driving, free parking is available at Victoria University, Ballarat Road and Flemington Racecourse, Riverbank Car Park - Fisher Parade. There'll be no parking at Footscray Park. Check out the map at the bottom of the page. If you need more information, you can contact Festival City on (03) 9688 0200 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Housekeeping over, lets get to the FUN bits - the ENTERTAINMENT. The amazing Denise Drysdale is your MC for the evening joined by performances from The Mik Maks, Victoria Scottish Pipes and Drums, NEDA and the Electro Carnival and The Robbie Williams Experience.
Denise is an Australian twice-awarded Gold Logie winning TV presenter, dancer and comedian and is often affectionately known as Ding Dong.
The Mik Maks consist of 4 brothers, Brian, Joel, Alan and Dean McInnes who've performed quirky songs for kids and adults which they write themselves. Children are generally engaged through colour, actions and movement.
The Victorian Scottish Pipes and Drums band is one of Australia's oldest and most successful who've been in continuous operation since 1909. Now that's a big WOW! They're dedicated to preserving piping and drumming as one of Australia's top Grade 3 bands, and perform both traditional and modern pipe band music.
NEDA and the Electro Carnival put together acoustic, world electro, samba and hip hop styles that draw inspiration from Brazillian carnival traditions and her show is full of glamorous percussion street entries, explosive harmonic vocals in numbers, classical and electric guitar, dance and film media.
Louie Lee Feltrin is The Robbie Williams Experience with his ultimate tribute to the modern day show man, Robbie himself. Louie is recognised as arguably the world's foremost Robbie Williams impersonator.