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New Year's Eve Geelong 2015

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by CassandraJoy (subscribe)
I write for Weekend Notes and I take photographs, usually sunsets and sunrises. Occasionally I include my photos in my articles. I like to promote Geelong, and activities around Geelong.
See out 2015 in Geelong and enjoy fireworks and fun with your friends and family!

Fireworks New Year's Eve
Image courtesy of City of Greater Geelong

New Year's Eve on The Waterfront Geelong

On New Year's Eve, 2015, Thursday December 31st, you can celebrate New Year's Eve with a free public fireworks display at The Waterfront Geelong. Fireworks will start at midnight to celebrate the start or 2016, and to say goodbye to 2015.

There will be a dusk fireworks display for the children and families at approximately 9.30pm, followed by the main event at midnight.

Pet owners are urged to keep their pets safe during these times.

For further information you can contact Central Geelong Marketing on 03 5272 5272

Try a New Year's Eve party on the Hygeia Party Boat Geelong.

Book a ticket on the Hygeia Party Boat and cruise around Corio Bay while you see in the New Year.

On board the Hygeia Party Boat there will be live music downstairs and a DJ upstairs.

Your ticket includes fingerfood, house beer, house wine, house champagne, house basic spirits, water and soft drink.

Be there by 8.30pm to board the Party Boat, with the boat departing at 9.00pm and returning by 12.30pm.

Tickets are $145.00 per person, Bookings and pre payments are essential as there are limited numbers of tickets available.

Phone (03) 5254 1111 to book and pay for your tickets.

The Hygeia departs from the Bay end of Yarra Street, (Waterfront Geelong). Book by phoning the number above or head to the Hygeia Party Boat web site for more information.

New Year's Eve on the Pier

The annual New Year's Eve on the Pier event is back. This years event features a line up of artists including:
Samuel James, Denzal Park, JDG, Hey Sam, Lucille Croft, and Marcus Santoro.

Tickets for this event are $110.00 (as of 26th December 2015). The all inclusive tickets include: 10 drink tokens and finger food. (The drink tokens are for basic spirits, beer, wine, cider and soft drink.)

Tickets also include Free Entry into Lamby's Nightclub for the official After Party.

Dress Code: Dress to Impress - strictly no singlets, shorts or thongs.

You can purchase tickets online - there is a $5.20 booking fee when you book online. Or you can visit The Pier Administration office Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 5.00pm - at Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Beach Foreshore Road, Geelong. For further information you can go to The Pier Geelong website or you can phone 03 9034 6443.

This event is on Thursday 31st December from 7.30pm to 1.00am.

Cunningham Pier Geelong
Image courtesy of City of Greater Geelong

The City Quarter New Year's Eve Party

Tickets are $155.00 each. Ticket price includes basic spirits, beer, wine, cider and soft drinks and canapés, plus live entertainment and a DJ. Also included is an After Party pass for priority entry into Lamby's.

Dress Code is Glamorous Cocktail - strictly no denim.

Tickets are available from City Quarter, Level One, Cunningham Pier, 10 Western Beach Foreshore Road, Geelong. Or you can email and pick up your tickets from the venue. Or you can call during office hours on 03 5222 6233.

New Year's Eve, Thursday 31st December from 8.00pm to 1.00am.

Running at The You Yangs
Image courtesy of City of Greater Geelong

You Yang's Festival Run

You could spend the night partying hard, or you could spend the night running hard. On New Year's Eve you can run the night away as part of the You Yang's festival run.

If you are into health and fitness, and you would prefer to be doing an activity rather than just drinking and eating, why not try a night of cross country runs through bush trails in the You Yangs ranges instead?

So you could be drinking champagne at a bar with mates, or you could run a marathon on a rough bush track. Instead of getting drunk, you could start off the new year feeling good instead of feeling hungover. This around the clock, night long carnival of races will be held at the You Yangs. You will be able to view stunning sunsets, and a great view of the fireworks, and the sunrise in the morning.

The 5 km loop route traverses the rocky, steep slopes of Flinders Peak. Watch out for rogue tree stumps, kangaroos and feral goats. Remember to bring your own head torch to guide you in the dark.

Last year 45 people did the Rock Around the Clock marathon event. The loop route is a different way to celebrate New Year's Eve. Everyone is welcome to attend, from parents to children to marathon runners. The fees range from $15.00 to $95.00.

You Yangs New Year's Eve
Image courtesy of City of Greater Geelong

There are seven different runs.

The first marathon starts at 6.00pm.
The 5km run starts at 6.30pm.
The 10km run starts at 7.00pm.
The half-marathon starts at 8.30pm.
There is a three hour "enduro" event. Runners run for three hours non-stop. This event starts at 9.00pm.
The six hour "enduro" event starts at 11.00pm. During this event runners will be able to see the New Year's Eve fireworks going off all over Geelong. This race will finish as the sun rises.
The second marathon starts at midnight.

The marathons are called "night time trail races". The length of the marathons are a 42km marathon, a 21km marathon, a 10 km fun run, and a 6 hour and 3 hour enduro event.

This could be the best thing you have ever done. You might kick start a healthy living regime. At the very least you will have fun and you'll see in the New Year sober and tired. You can still see in the New Year with a BYO champagne drink after your event if you want.

The course is a 5km loop that starts and ends at the turn-table car park, and it circumnavigates Flinders Peak. Try not to trip while you watch the fireworks over Melbourne and Geelong. The loop is a rolling track with sharp climbs and descents, wide open fire trails and narrow, single track trails.

For more information about pricing and tickets you can head to Trails Plus.

New Year's Eve Geelong
Image courtesy of City of Greater Geelong

Where ever you are on New Year's Eve 2015, please party safely and sanely. Please look after you mates and don't let your friends drink and drive! Happy New Year to all my readers!
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When: most events start at about 7.30pm
Phone: 03 5272 5272
Where: Geelong Waterfront
Cost: varied prices
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