New Year's Eve is on its way - what do you have planned? If you don't have anything organised just yet, then check out the Newcastle NYE Fireworks (when advertised) as major highlight of the evening, then scroll down this list and see if anything grabs your attention. The month of December is sure to fly by, so book in early!
1/ QT Hotel on Hunter Street will be having an NYE party nine floors up, with chef-designed canapes throughout the night and a premium beverage package. Tickets cost $295 per person. See here for details.
2/ Ziggy's NYE Party will be held at the Great Northern Hotel in the city, to bring back the original night club 'Ziggys' that was a highlight of the nightclub scene in the '90s in Newcastle. Tickets cost $20 plus booking fee. See here for details.
3/ Crystalbrook Kingsley 5 Star Hotel in the city centre will be having a range of events this year, with celebrations at various bars in the hotel. Enjoy spectacular views, canapes, DJs and more! Tickets cost between $159 to $339 per person, depending on your preference. See here for details.
4/ Honeysuckle Hotel on the Hunter River will be having an All That Glitters NYE Party with live band Soundabout from 6pm and Australia's no.1 party band from Brisbane, Honey, playing live until 12:30am. Dress up in your glittery best, with prizes for the best dressed! Tickets for general admission downstairs costs $50 with a glass of Chandon on arrival. VIP package is available for $180 per person. See here for details.
Spend New Year's Eve down by the water at Honeysuckle Hotel! Image: Original images from Honeysuckle Hotel website
5/ The Exchange Hotel in Hamilton will be having a Havana Nights NYE party with delicious food and drinks, live music, fire dancers and more! The Cuban Party Package includes a house drink on arrival, live music from 6:30pm and Djs until late for $30 per person, plus booking fee. The Caribbean VIP Package includes a 3 course meal, 4 hour beverage package, live music & DJs for $149 per person, plus booking fee. See here for details.
6/ The Grand Newcastle on Church Street will be hosting The Underground Disco New Year's Eve, with two ticketing options. General entry costs $25 per person, which includes a drink on arrival. Alternatively, choose the option with entry and a 3-hour drinks package for $99. See here for details.
7/ Coast XP, located in the Honeysuckle precinct, will be having a NYE Fireworks cruise on the river, with the best views of the 9pm fireworks! Tickets cost $160 per adult and $110 per child. See here for details.
8/ Babylon Newcastle in the city will be hosting a New Year's Eve Cabaret Spectacular with a 1920s burlesque show, silks and aerial acts with tickets costing $189 (Silver seating), $250 (Gold seating) and $280 (Platinum seating). See here for details.
9/ The Landing Bar & Kitchen in the Honeysuckle precinct will be celebrating with a 3-hour roving canapes & beverage package, live entertainment and views of the fireworks at 9pm. See here for details.
NYE fun at The Landing! Image: The Landing Bar & Kitchen website
10/ Customs House on the Hunter River have a Mad Hatters NYE planned, with a 3-course menu, live music until late and dancing for $135 per person. See here for details.
11/ The Beach Hotel in Merewether have a night of music planned, with General Admission costing $25 (if you arrive before 6pm this will get you 3 drinks included). See here for details.
12/ Cardiff RSL in Lake Macquarie will be having an All Access Punk'd tribute band playing all the hits from the 90s/00s such as Blink 182, Green Day, The Offspring, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Sum 41, Paramore, All American Rejects, Good Charlotte and more! The band starts at 9pm. See here for details.
13/ Belmont 16's in Lake Macquarie will be having free live entertainment from 8.30pm to 12.30am, with craft beers on tap and Burger Bros open. See here for details.
14/ Toronto Hotel in Lake Macquarie will be having The Screaming Jets live on stage, starting from 6pm! Celebrate 30 years of this iconic Newcastle band. The VIP tickets have already sold out, but the General Admission tickets (for $45) are still on sale. See here for details.