Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Sydney is a no-brainer. With a massive line-up of events planned by both the city and private individuals, there is a variety of New Year’s events in Sydney to choose from. The city organizes events in and around the Sydney harbour. The pre-show entertainment begins with a stunning aerial show followed by a water display by a tugboat in the harbour. The welcome ceremony starts the show with Gadigal Elders inviting visitors for a purification ritual. Keeping in mind the young children attending the celebrations, family fireworks are organized so that the kids can be in bed by bedtime. Then begins the concert at the Sydney Opera House along with pylon projections. The Harbour of Light Parade has various tugboats and other ships decorated with changing lights along with the Sydney Harbour Bridge. At the stroke of midnight, a spectacular and jaw-dropping fireworks display begin with pyrotechnics launching from the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and barges in the harbour. Some of the best places to watch the fireworks are the Sydney Observational Hill, the Barangaroo Reserve, and from a special New Year’s Eve Sydney Cruise.
There are many events in and around Sydney that you can choose from. Depending on your taste and interests, you can pick an event to bring in the New Year. One of the most interesting events is the New Year celebrations organised at Cockatoo Island. A two-day event of celebrations is organised and includes parties, events for kids and families, live music concerts, and a film festival. Visitors can choose the house or apartment packages which are for five days. If you are more adventurous or are short on time, you can pick a one or two-night package of camping or glamping. You can bring your own tent and hire just the campsite as well. A fully loaded glamping package includes a two-bedroom tent with 4 camp beds with linen and is by the waterfront.
Another interesting venue for everyone is Luna Park which is an amusement park. The Harbour Party is designed keeping in mind the different types of people celebrating the New Year and has some of the most enviable views of the fireworks with the boardwalk in the park. The rides in Luna Par remain open past midnight while many gigs are planned for the night. Luna Park is also accessible by public transport, making this one of the most value-for-money options in Sydney. For people who are more geared towards partying, NYE in the Park at Victoria Park is the place to be. With many international and local artists, this event is the defining party of the year for those planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Sydney.
There are many other establishments in the city that offer customized NYE celebrations. For those who would like to spend a romantic evening with their special someone, restaurants like Aria, Sydney Oyster Bar, O Bar and Dining, and Quay offer special NYE menus. For those who want to party the night away, some options include Taronga Zoo, Midnight at the Oasis which is only for adults, Lawn with a view, and The Point. The Sydney Opera House will have multiple events planned by the Opera Australia. These usually include performances and a party. You can also try to bring in the New Year from at a unique party. The Cruise Bar at Circular Quay is a cruise boat and has many renowned DJs to keep the party pumping when the ball drops.
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