New Year's Eve in Canberra is set to become another successful night for all ages with a free live concert, dance party and of course the ever popular fireworks! Last year over 35,000 revellers hit the city to enjoy the family friendly evening, with the organisers EventsACT expecting this year to be even more popular.
When you arrive in the CBD you are presented with two choices of entertainment, both within walking distance from each other.
Firstly at 7.00pm, head on over to Civic Square to enjoy a family friendly rock concert before the 9pm fireworks. The headline acts for the last couple of years have been You Am I (2013) and Eskimo Jo (2014) - to find out the line up this year, check the EventACT Facebook page late December.
Last years Eskimo Jo Concert in the Civic Square. Source: EventsACT Facebook
This location at Civic Square will be the best vantage point for the state-of-the-art pyrotechnic shows at 9pm and midnight, set to a soundtrack to keep the party going. With over 1500 fireworks to be set off, the kids will be "oohing" and "aaahing" at every one. The free rock concert in Civic Square will continue on after the 9pm fireworks and finish shortly after the midnight fireworks.
Fireworks display, 2014. Source: Bass in the Place Facebook.
Only three hundred metres away in Garema Place, the other option of the night begins at 9pm with Bass in the Place. This party atmosphere is guaranteed to get you up and dancing, featuring some of Australia's top DJ's playing the latest beats into the new year. See the EventsACT Bass in the Place Facebook page for DJ announcements closer to the night. This dance party is expected to finish around 1am.
The streets in the Civic will be closed for the night to ensure easy walking between the two events and there will be no alcohol or glass allowed into any of the areas.
Bass in the Place 2014. Source: Bass in the Place Facebook.
New Years Eve 2016 provides a great variety of entertainment for all ages within the city. Families can come in early for the free concert and leave after the 9pm fireworks, whilst party goers can kick onto midnight with a free rock concert or dance party and the best part for most - it is all free.
With an obvious police presence and the event being alcohol and glass free, it is a safe and fun night out with the community celebrating the end of another busy year in the city of Canberra.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Source: Bass in the Place Facebook from 2014.