With Christmas now done and dusted it is a couple of lazy days in between and we start to look at New Years Eve and what we plan to do. Depending on your family and whether you like a crowd or a quiet celebration we have a couple of ideas here to suit every family. Check out what is happening around Darwin suitable for your family.
For my young family the last couple of years on New Years we have kept things on the quieter side of celebrating. I have either been pregnant or breastfeeding for many of the last few years so the possibilities of a big celebration have disappeared. We tend to enjoy getting some glow stick packs (Kmart have a great variety at a great price!) we let the kids enjoy these after dusk with some sparklers and then we watch some of the fireworks on the TV. The family fireworks in Sydney on the TV kick off at 9 pm (their time) so 7.30 pm here. Then Mum and Dad can enjoy a beverage or two after the kiddies are tucked up in bed.
Another great option for families is to head to a beach for a family picnic with sparklers and glow sticks and enjoy time away from the crowds and events.
Or if you fancy to see what is on about town we have rounded up some of the family friendly events happening.
New Years Eve Darwin 2018
Darwin Waterfront – New Years Eve Celebrations
There will be night packed full of fun down at the Darwin Waterfront with loads of free entertainment for the whole family. There will be two spectacular fireworks displays at both 9 pm and midnight.
From 5 pm the family fun will start with three Despicable Me 80’s Dance Party shows, face glitters, balloon twisting and roving entertainment!! Justice Crew will be on stage from 9:30 pm, with the MC Amy Hetherington taking us through the night of fun antics with DJ Emily Rose and DJ Sonix, and acoustics by local artists Bridey Rose, Max Fredericks and Bob Christian.
Bring your own picnic dinner and relax on lawns with the celebrations or enjoy food from the local food stalls. Eskies are welcome, but no glass or alcohol is permitted. The festivities will continue on New Year’s Day with a free live concert from Melanie Gray Duo who will perform Australian favourites inspired with a modern twist from 2 pm to 6 pm.
Wharf One Food and Wine at Darwin Waterfront
There will be a family friendly affair (if your kids will sit still for a meal 😉 of alfresco dining in the outside area of Wharf One. With a 3 course meal, DJ and a great location to the view the Darwin Waterfront fireworks at 9 pm and midnight. Price will be $75 Adult / $60 Child. Click here for tickets and menu details.
Kids New Years Eve Glow Party at Caddies Palmerston
Caddies in Palmerston (Corner of University Ave & Dwyer Circuit) are hosting a FREE family fun event for the Kids this New Years Eve! Their Glow Party starts from 6 pm till 9 pm playing all the kids favourite tracks! The celebrations will continue until midnight for the bigger kids. There will be games, prizes, confetti cannons for a night full of and celebrations.
New Year’s Eve at Darwin FreeSpirit Resort
Head to the FreeSpirit resort this New Years Eve to celebrate with family and friends at Darwin FreeSpirit Resort’s Elements Poolside Bar & Bistro! There will be live music with Jon Davis from 6 – 12pm. Your celebrations will be poolside, relaxed and casual at this family friendly venue! There are accommodation specials available for those wanting to stay the night or a few nights! Be sure to book a table in advance, as tables will fill up fast. For more information or to book call
New Years Eve at the Quarter Casuarina
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Quarter! Choose from 6 different cuisines and enjoy free kids entertainment and a fire show from 5.30 pm.
Hot Tamale Fiesta
Are you looking for a family feast this New Years Eve? Why not head to Hot Tamale at the Darwin Waterfront. They are celebrating their 7th Annual New Year’s Eve Celebrations! Their Familia menu package of all you can eat tacos from 8 pm will be a great family dinner option! Limited tickets available – head here for all their menu options and to book your tickets.
New Years Eve – Going to the Movies party at Tracey Village Social and Sports Club
Go dressed as your favourite movie star or character and help bring in the New Year! Family friendly venue with an outdoor grassed lawns for the kids and a small fenced playground. They will have a photo backdrop, balloon drop and count down to midnight and best dressed prize! Also live entertainment from 8 pm with “the Grind” and $10 cocktails. There will be a courtesy shuttle service from midnight to Northern suburbs.
We hope you have a fun filled, safe and enjoyable New Years Eve with your family. We wish you a Happy New Year! May 2019 bring love, happiness and success to you.