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 and then we watch some of the fireworks on the TV. The family fireworks in Sydney on the TV kick off at 9pm (their time) so 7.30pm here. Then Mum and Dad can enjoy a beverage or two after the kiddies are tucked up in bed.
Or if you fancy to see what is on about town we have rounded up some of the family friendly events happening.
Darwin Waterfront – New Years Eve Celebrations
The Waterfront always put on a huge event and line up and this year is no different. The FREE family fun kicks off from 5pm with two shows from the Nick Jr.’s PAW Patrol ‘Ready for Action’ shows. There will also be balloon twisting, face glittering and lots of other fun entertainers to keep the little ones happy. Pack a picnic or enjoy a bite to eat from many of the food stalls. Eskies are welcome, but no glass or alcohol is permitted.
The New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Waterfront will have two shows. One at 9pm for the younger crowd and one at midnight. The music tunes will be pumping from local artists Josh Wyatt and Max Fredricks. DJ due Hello Bass and Von Lit who will MC and keep everyone entertained.
The music will continue after 9.30pm with the Choirboys’ Mark Gable, Taxi Ride’s Jason Singh and Australian singer-songwriter Dean Ray. Singer-songwriter Craig Phillips will bring in the New Year with some country rock covers and classic alternatives.
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KJS Entertainment – Family Disco for New Years Eve
This celebration is a day time fun disco for the whole family. Happening from 10am till 1pm on Sunday – New Year’s Eve. This disco will be a fun filled event for the whole family including mascot appearances, disco, playground, laser tag, prizes and much more!
New Year’s Eve at Darwin FreeSpirit Resort
Kicking of the celebrations from 4pm the FreeSpirit Resort. They offer a great family friendly venue, poolside, kids activities, relaxed and casual atmosphere. The live music from 4pm to 8pm with Annemarie and Darryl from Cheek to Cheek – acoustic duo. Linda and Lindsay the Eclipse Duo with keep the tunes going from 9pm till 1am. Be sure to book a table in advance, as tables will fill up fast. Contact 8935 0888 for more info and bookings.
Darwin Sailing Club
A great relaxed dining family friendly venue. Darwin Sailing Club have have a kids playground and access to the beach. They will have live entertainment from Snyper and cold drinks at the bar with a special members drink package available from 7.30pm.
New Years Eve Pirate Party at Tracey Village Social and Sports Club
Ahoy me hearties! Dress up in your best pirate wear and head to Tracey Village for a great pirate party. Family friendly venue with fun, games and entertainment from 6pm. Also live music from the Musical Buccaneers There will be a shuttle service from midnight to Northern suburbs and Casuarina Interchange.
We hope you have a fun filled, safe and enjoyable New Years Eve with your family. We wish you a Happy New Year! May 2018 bring love, happiness and success to you. Please comment and let us know of any other celebrations you happening.