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Six ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve

20 November 2023

Welcome 2024 in spectacular style with the city’s biggest-ever New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Get ready to don your sequins and glitter as the city sparkles for the annual New Year’s Eve spectacular. 
 
The City of Melbourne will host a massive city-wide midnight celebration with a special ‘all that sparkles’ theme. 
 
If you’re planning to head into the city, the best place to see the fireworks is from one of our four Celebration Zones. But you can see them from anywhere you can see the city skyline, or even watch on TV. 
 
For the first time, Melbourne’s iconic buildings and streets will be drenched in sparkles for the occasion – with trees across the city lit up, glittery projections across Town Hall and the State Library, late-night busking performances and free sparkly New Year’s Eve hats available at Celebration Zones.

Here six ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Melbourne: 

  1. Be dazzled by a fireworks and laser extravaganza that will light up the city across 27 CBD rooftops. You can watch the fireworks from anywhere you can see the city skyline. 
  1. Head to our family-friendly Celebration Zones at Docklands, Flagstaff Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Kings Domain for live music, dance workshops, light installations, food trucks and a 9.30pm localised fireworks display. 
  1. Revellers can also savor the celebrations at renowned city hospitality venues, with special events taking place at Arbory Bar & Eatery, Afloat, HER, Marvel Stadium, Blossom Rooftop and many more. 
  1. See superstars Marina Prior and John Foreman host the Aussie Pops Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve Gala extravaganza at Arts Centre Melbourne. 
  1. Settle in at Sidney Myer Music Bowl to watch some of the world’s best live acts, brought to you by the Heaps Good live music festival. 
  1. Stay home and tune in to the official New Year’s Eve live broadcast on Channel 9 from 11pm. 

With half a million people expected to attend, safety remains our number one priority. A detailed safety plan will be in place to ensure the wellbeing of everyone celebrating in the city, in partnership with Victoria Police and emergency service providers.   

Revellers are encouraged to plan early, book into one of the city’s world-class hospitality venues or attend a Celebration Zone, as large crowds are expected to close a number of roads.

New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city and the Christmas Festival are supported by the $200 million Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund – a partnership between the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government.

For more information, visit New Year’s Eve.

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