Two things are guaranteed this time of year – the kids will (try) and start behaving in anticipation of a visit from Santa, and there will be fireworks! Here are some of the places you will be able to find fireworks for New Year's Eve 2017.
Rockingham Rockingham always puts on a big evening of live music and entertainment, this year featuring Shannon Noll, Livewire and the Milkman. With rides, food stalls, free kids' activities and more stretching along the foreshore, plus two fireworks displays, this smoke and alcohol-free event is popular for thousands of families.
When: Sunday 31st December, 2017 from 5pm Where: Churchill Park, Rockingham Beach Road For more information visit Rockingham NYE.
Northbridge Every year there is a huge family-friendly event in Northbridge starting at 4.30pm with free movies (Zootopia and Moana), two stages with live music, interactive shows; a percussion and African drumming workshop, plus plenty of exciting street performances. A pyrotechnics display will bring in the New Year at midnight plus a more family-friendly display at 9pm.
When: Sunday 31st December, 2017 from 4.30pm Where: Northbridge Piazza and Perth Cultural Centre
Mandurah There will be a huge, free family-friendly event with plenty of entertainment in the lead up to not one, but two fireworks displays. Expect to find roving entertainment, disco lights, a live DJ all night, plus amusements and rides along the foreshore. This is a smoke and alcohol-free event. The fireworks will take place at both 9pm and midnight.
When: Sunday 31st December, 2017 from 6pm
Where: Mandurah eastern foreshore
For more information visit Mandurah NYE.
Those on Rotto will have an afternoon of fun before an early fireworks display at 9pm at Thompson Bay. There will be plenty of free entertainment and live music in the lead-up, including roving performers and glow-in-the-dark face painters. For those who wish to party on after 9pm, there will be special NYE events taking place at other venues around the island.
When: Sunday 31st December, 2017 from 4.00pm. Fireworks at 9pm
Where: Thompson Bay, Rottnest
For more information visit Rotto NYE.
Original Festival, Claremont
Now in its 10th year, the huge Origin festival boasts a massive line up of world-class music talent including headliners DJ Snake, Kaytrandada, Mura Masa, Schoolboy Q, Stormzy and many more plus a fireworks display to bring in the New Year. There will be multiple stages plus many of the show rides will be operating.
When: Sunday 31st December, 2017 from 4.00pm.
Where: Claremont Showgrounds
Tickets: from $183
For more information: visit Origin NYE.
Note: neither the Cannington Greyhounds nor Gloucester Park will be having NYE events this year, so if your usual plans involve finding a good vantage point and checking out their show at midnight, you will have to make new plans this year.
However Gloucester Park does have other fireworks lined up this festive season:
Friday 1 December - Italian Fireworks Race Night and Inter Dominion Heat Night 3
Friday 19 January - TABtouch WA Pacing Cup
Friday 23 February - Chinese New Year Fireworks Race Night