It’s hard to believe, but the end of the year is rapidly approaching, and we already know a lot about what to expect for the New Year’s Eve fireworks and celebrations this year. This time around, the theme is “All That Sparkles”, so you’re encouraged to wear your brightest sequins and glitter to welcome the new year. Get hyped up for a shimmering celebration, with fireworks and laser displays that will light up the city across 27 rooftops. Put on your party hats and enjoy the midnight display from anywhere with city skyline views, or from one of four Celebration Zones in the CBD. Iconic streets and buildings around the city will also be lit up with projections. Here’s what we know so far.
New Year’s Eve fireworks and celebrations
Ring in the New Year with a dazzling fireworks display, set to an eight-minute soundtrack curated by Melbourne-based producer DJ Matt Radovich.
“If you can see the city skyline, you’ll be able to marvel at our incredible fireworks and laser show – so wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing, you won’t miss out on the fun,” said Lord Mayor Sally Capp.
The family-friendly Celebration Zones will return to Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Kings Domain. These zones will have a range of free activities, including live music, food trucks, dance workshops and DJs. There will also be a 9:30pm localised fireworks display for young families.
Melbourne’s buildings and streets will be shimmering with sparkles. See trees across the city lit up, projections across Town Hall and the State Library and late-night busking performances. If you forget to wear something glittery, you can pick up free sparkly New Year’s Eve hats from the Celebration Zones.
You can also celebrate with events at Arbory Bar & Eatery, Arbory Afloat, Marvel Stadium, Blossom Rooftop and more. Otherwise, there’s a special gala concert happening at Arts Centre Melbourne, as well as the Heaps Good live music festival at Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
If you’re staying at home, you can also tune in to the official New Year’s Eve live broadcast on Nine News from 11pm.
Keep an eye out for more information here.