Arts & Entertainment

Nifty New Year

Photo supplied by The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

As yet another year rapidly runs away from us it’s time to begin planning how we’re going to ring in 2019. Luckily for our readers the team at the City Hub have done all of the hard work for you and found some of the best New Year’s Eve (NYE) events from all around town.

NYE In The Park: Returning to its original home of Camperdown’s Victoria Park this massive music festival event offers a unique escape from the anticlimactic, overcrowded drama of the CBD and promises a night of live music across two stages, dancing, gourmet street food and affordable drinks in a spacious, relax setting, topped off with an enormous midnight fireworks display.

To help attendees celebrate 2018 and optimistically look forward to 2019 NYE In The Park will feature dance music royalty The Presets alongside The Jungle Giants, Hayden James, Thandi Phoenix and the Thundamentals.

Victoria Park, Parramatta Rd, Broadway. $79-$169+b.f. Tickets & Info:

The Butler, Potts Point: With stunning city views, The Butler is the ideal venue for an unforgettable, luxury NYE celebration. Kick-off the festivities with an eight-course Ibero-American feast for $195 per person (includes a glass of champagne on arrival) before continue into the night sipping on a fabulous range of craft cocktails (two hour beverage packages available for $75-$85 per person).

123 Victoria St, Potts Point. Tickets & Info:

Taylor’s Rooftop: The team at Taylor’s boutique rooftop bar are treating Sydney to a NYE countdown carousal with a tropical themed twist. In their unique open-air oasis right here in the comfort of our own vivacious city with views of the harbour and fireworks attendees will be treated to a chilled out, hassle free evening beginning at 6pm and running right through until 3am.

To make this event even more tempting entry is free and the entertainment will feature some of the city’s best DJ’s such as Avon Stringer and Acaddamy.

69-73 Pitt St, Sydney. FREE – RSVP for a FREE Cocktail on arrival. Info:

Tayim: If you would prefer to celebrate NYE with arguably your greatest meal of the year than look no further than Sydney’s newest restaurant, Tayim. Located in the boutique Harbour Rocks Hotel you’ll be able to enjoy the specially curated five course Middle Eastern degustation menu.

Or for an even more luxurious experience upgrade your evening with Tayim’s exclusive ‘Dinner and Fireworks’ package which features a six course degustation menu with four matching wines and access to the hotel’s rooftop.

Nurses Walk, The Rocks. Tickets & Info:

Hard Rock Café: For a more budget friendly option look towards Sydney’s Hard Rock Café in Darling Harbour.

Which three options available there is something here to suit everyone. 

Whether you want to go with the family friendly dinner package – featuring a delicious selection of starters, main course meals, desserts and beverages. 

Or look at the more extensive adults only options, Dance Package or the Whole Shebang (Dinner and Dance). Beginning at 10pm the Dance Package rocks all the way into the early hours of New Year’s Day, featuring a DJ, open bar and a firework show at midnight.

2-10 Darling Dr, Sydney. $99.45-$283.05+b.f. Tickets & Info:

The Botanist Kirribilli: Assemble your best garden attire and head down to The Botanist’s NYE Croquet Club. Celebrate the New Year with drinks, canapés and dancing before popping outside at midnight to watch the city fireworks light up Sydney’s iconic skyline for just $120 per person, which includes Four Pillars Gin & Tonic on arrival plus two-hours of flowing drinks and canapés.

17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli. Tickets & Info:

Harbour Hoopla: The ultimate NYE event for families, big groups or those looking for a night of fun – Harbour Hoopla at the Royal Botanic Gardens is an all ages event which offers plenty of interactive entertainment with a vintage circus theme. There is an expansive viewing area for 3,000 people and plenty of seating on the grass.

Get in quick on this one as the four other events being hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens have already sold out.

Bennelong Lawn, The Royal Botanic Garden. $335+b.f. per person. Tickets & Info:

Endeavour Tap Rooms: Do you prefer craft beers over cocktails and wine? Well the Endeavour Tap Rooms in the heart of The Rocks is the place for you.

The Endeavour Tap Rooms are definitely the place for you if you have a large group of friends to celebrate with thanks to the venues Brew Bar, which is ideal for groups of up to 25. Spend the night in your own private space sipping tap beers and enjoying delicious native-inspired canapés.

39/43 Argyle St, The Rocks. Tickets & Info: