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New Year's Eve 2017

New Year's Eve 2017

Sunday 31st December 5:00 - 9:00pm

Categories: Featured Events

Tags: New Years Eve Newcastle , New Years Eve 2017 , Neon New Year

Prepare for a night of family friendly fun, with toe-tapping music, awe-inspiring entertainment, mouth-watering food, mind-blowing fireworks and a larger-than-life labyrinth this New Year's Eve.
NYE 2017 will be located on the Newcastle Harbour, with the heart of the event around the Queens Wharf precinct.

What a night!

Toe-tapping music

Get ready to groove with a line-up of fantastic bands, including Throw Me To The Wolves, The Venom Lips, Floyd Vincent and the iconic Aussie band Mental As Anything.

Awe-inspiring entertainment

Roving performers will entertain and amaze you. Make your own colourful lantern and join in our special lantern parade to herald in the fireworks.

Mouth-watering food

Follow your nose to discover delicious tastes from around the world in our food alley.

Mind-blowing fireworks

Launched from Griffiths Park, Stockton, this year's fireworks will be bigger and brighter to cap off the night's festivities in style.

Larger-than-life labyrinth

Take a journey through our illuminated labyrinth full of vibrant surprises on the Revitalising Newcastle Family Fun Zone. Draw on your inner creativity and help us decorate the labyrinth on the night. Add your new year's resolution to our spectacular Resolution Tree to help your 2018 dreams come true.

You are very welcome

We are working hard to make this event a welcoming experience for everyone of all abilities, ages and interests. Watch this space for more information on how we are making NYE an accessible and truly welcoming event.

Access and road closures

Road Closures - Sunday 31 December 2017

  • Wharf Road (Watt Street to Argyle Street) 6am to 11pm
  • Wharf Road (Merewether Street to Argyle) 6am to 11pm
  • Honeysuckle Drive (Worth Place Round A-Bout to Merewether Street) 6am to 11pm

Note: Resident and Business access 6am to 3pm only. If you need to arrange an access pass please email the event Project Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Watch this space for information about Park and Ride and other transport options.

A big shout out to…

Revitalising Newcastle for sponsoring our amazing activities on Market Street Lawn and Queens Wharf Hotel for sponsoring the fantastic concert featuring Mental as Anything.

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