Earlier this week, we learned that Melbourne will be treated to the largest drone performance in Australia on New Year’s Eve. And now, we know a little bit more about the quintessential fireworks experience. Instead of the classic rooftop display, fireworks will be visible from four ticketed Celebration Zones. Registry for the ticket ballot is open now.
See New Year’s Eve fireworks from an official Celebration Zone
Party until midnight and celebrate in style in one of four Celebration Zones. In these zones, you’ll get the best views of the fireworks, as well as a classic multimedia countdown, amenities and music.
The four zones are:
- Alexandra Gardens
- Flagstaff Gardens
- Treasury Gardens
In each zone, the entertainment will be slightly different, but the party vibe will stay the same. Countdown to the New Year with a range of DJs, disco light installations and dance workshops.
On top of that, those in the Docklands Celebration Zone will see the drone performance, backed to “Melbourne, Feel the Sound,” a special poem by local artist Ren Alessandra, winner of the National Poetry Slam 2020. If you miss the drone performance on New Year’s Eve, you’ll get a chance to see it from January 3 to 30.
The New Year’s Eve Celebration Zones are family friendly. As a result, party-goers will be subject to bag checks. You must also be fully vaccinated to attend this event. The gates will open at 6pm on New Year’s Eve and close at 1am.
How can I get a ticket?
New Year’s Eve is pretty much the party of the year, so to keep things fair, everyone has a chance to get a free ticket. Simply register to enter the ballot, choose which Celebration Zone you’d like to go to, and wait to see if your name is drawn on Wednesday December 15.
Registrations are now open, and will close on 11:59pm Sunday December 12.
If you’re successful and your name is drawn at random in the ballot, you may book up to eight tickets. Children aged 2 and under don’t need a ticket.
What if I miss out?
If you don’t get a ticket, or you’d rather avoid crowds, Channel 9 will broadcast the festivities live from 11pm. Switch on the TV and see all the best bits from around the city, and watch complete coverage of the New Year’s Eve fireworks and midnight drone performance.
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