It’s already that time of year again where we start to plan what we’re going to do with our New Year’s Eve. Do we go out? Do we stay in? Do we go to a festival? The options are endless.
New Year’s Eve always has a big hype around it, but it doesn’t always have to be a big stress. Check out these events happening around Brisbane for a few ideas on how to rightfully send off 2019 and welcome in whole new decade: 2020!
Soak up the late-afternoon sunshine and bring in the New Year at The Eagles Nest. Sitting high on the 12th floor of The Point Brisbane Hotel, you’ll have panoramic views and a prime firework viewing position!
For $198.00, you’ll be granted General Gold Access, which includes 5 hours of beverages and canapes including a drink and grazing stations on arrival, photo booth, DJ and plenty more goodies to make for an unforgettable evening.
If you feel like kicking off the New Year in true style, opt for the $249.00 Platinum Package which grants you all of the above, plus VIP seating, balcony access, cocktails (including a glowing cocktail glass to take home), as well as discounts on The Point Brisbane accommodation and breakfast packages, so instead of battling the high Uber surcharges to get home, you can simply head downstairs after your big night and enjoy a hangover-curing brekkie the next morning!
Head to The Eagles Nest website to check out their options and book your ticket and plan your New Year’s!
Where: 21 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169
Price: $198 – $249
Includes: Beverage & canape package, grazing station, photo booth, entertainment.
For a slightly more affordable option, pack your bags and let Darling & Co. take you on a journey to the Island of Capri! This Mediterranean themed New Year’s Party is sure to give you the same good vibes as laying on the beach with a cocktail.
You don’t have to fly across the world to treat yourself – a $99.00pp ticket will provide you with a 4 hours of beverages, canapes, grazing stations, live entertainment and just an oh-so-casual oyster station!
Get decked out in your finest island-wear (not mandatory – but highly suggested!) and reminisce on the year of 2019 at this stylish Paddington venue. It’s sure to be the quickest and cheapest Capri getaway on the market!
Bookings can be made online via the Darling & Co. website. Bon Voyage!
Where: 157 Given Terrace, Paddington, QLD 4064
Includes: Beverage & canape package, live entertainment, oyster station, grazing stations.
To those who prefer a more structured and gourmet celebration, put on your Sunday best and strut on down to Donna Chang for a night of deluxe dining.
Enter the doors to find beautiful high ceilings, chic décor and delicious, locally sourced food. New Year’s packages range from $98.00 for a four-course banquet, to $198.00 for an all-inclusive package including the 4-course banquet, 4 hour beverage package and live entertainment.
The four course Modern Chinese banquet is carefully curated by Head Chef, Jason Margaritis, whilst the beverage package includes champagne, cocktails, wine, beer and spirits. Early seatings are available for the four-course banquet for those who have places to be and people to see, whereas the all-inclusive package kicks off from 8:30pm
Bookings to be made online via their website, where you can also note any dietary requirements.
Where: Shop 3/171 George Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
Price: $98 – $198
Includes: Four-course banquet, beverage package, live entertainment.
Fancy a free event? Party by the river and enjoy live entertainment at Riverland this New Years!
Sip on a cocktail from the uniquely designed industrial bar, snack on something tasty from the street vendors and enjoy live entertainment whilst you watch the sun go down and prepare for the countdown.
General entry is free, however if you’d rather spice up your night a little and send off 2019 in comfort, a VIP package is available for $79.00pp. This will snag you a 3 hour beverage package from 7pm til 10pm, an area reserved just for you, as well as $25 to spend on food at the street vendors.
Street vendors will be whipping up tasty treats of global cuisines, including Korean/American fusion, Mexican, Chinese and loads more. There will be options for all, including vegetarian.
RSVP & ticket bookings can be made online. Get down early though! It’s likely to fill up quickly so entry is not guaranteed (with the exception of VIP Package holders).
Where: 167 Eagle Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000
Price: free – $79
Includes: Food vendors, live entertainment, beverage package, reserved area.
For something a little different, get onto the green at Victoria Park’s Marquee Room and step into another world at their Arabian Nights New Year’s Eve Cocktail Ball.
For 5 hours, you’ll be treated to a food and beverage package, featuring a choice of canapes and food stations, as well as DJs, photo areas, roving performers and their very own exclusive fireworks show. No need to worry about missing the fireworks – you’ll have the best seat in the house!
If the private firework display isn’t enough to convince you, how about an all-night-long gourmet lolly bar?
The night kicks off from 7:30pm until 12:30am, with tickets available to purchase online for $149.00pp plus booking fee.
Where: 309 Herston Road, Herston, QLD 4006
Includes: Food & beverage package, DJ’s, roving performers, photo areas, lolly bar, exclusive firework show.
Whatever you end up doing with your New Year’s Eve, and whether or not you stuck to your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions (don’t worry – we won’t tell), we hope you enjoy your celebrations and reflections, and we can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store!
By Megan Henderson