New Year’s Eve this year on the Byron Bay beachfront will include an array of family-friendly activities including twilight beachfront markets, amusement rides, food stalls, entertainment and two firework displays, one of which will accompany the NYE countdown. For more information about the drug and alcohol free event visit www.byron.nsw.gov.au/new-years-eve
Along with this public event, many of the major venues in the Byron shire will hold New Years Eve celebrations.
New years eve @ The Beach Hotel. With the sound of the ocean, mixed with non-stop party beats and beer garden dance sessions under the stars, we will help your countdown to the New Year be smooth sailing, Caribbean style. Dust the sand off your steel drums, coconut bras and hawaiian shirts and get ready for Rhythm and Cutloose to smash and scratch your way into 2013. Confirm details and ticket information at www.beachhotel.com.au
The Byron Bay Brewery is holding a New Years Eve Party featuring 2 bands, Byron Shire’s own Wild Marmalade and Electrik Lemonade, and 4 DJ’s on two stages throughout the evening and into the early hours of 2013. With only 300 tickets available it’s bound to sell out fast. Confirm details and ticket information at www.byronbaybrewery.com.au
At The Northern there is the NYE Trip Kicks, featuring Antiheros, the Beligerents and Tetrameth along with Trip Kicks DJ’s, a LED light and laser show and more. Confirm details and ticket information at www.thenorthern.com.au
The Rails is also holding a New Years Eve party, with Sup, the Lamplights and Sydney band the Snowdroppers performing into 2013.
The Dune Room and Belongil Bistro is holding a Steampunk themed night this NYE. Entertainment will include the Time Punk Dancers, Pole Catz, burlesque artists, DJ’s, Al Royale and more. The venue will be adorned with art installations as well as wearable artworks from the Shearwater Steiner School. This event will sell out; tickets are available now at www.chronologica.com.au
This years New Year’s Eve Big Gig Comedy Festival, held at the Ballina RSL, promises to be the best one yet. Headliners include the hilarious Chris Franklin, Dave Eastgate and Jackie Loeb alongside the Big Gig Mama and MC Mandy Nolan. The show and dinner begin at 7.30pm. Confirm details and ticket information at www.ballinarsl.com.au
At the Hotel Brunswick on NYE, partygoers are encouraged to dress as in a pirate theme. The Feramones and the Russ Walker Band will play from 7pm until late and there will be a free courtesy bus servicing Mullumbimby, Billinudgel, Ocean Shores and New Brighton.
The Byron Bay Palace Cinema is offering an alternative way to celebrate the New Year, with an advanced screening of ‘Hitchcock’, a film based upon the novel ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’ by Stephen Rebello. Tickets, available at www.palacecinemas.com.au, also include a glass of Brown Brothers Prosecco.
At the Ocean Shores Country Club, the New Year will be welcomed with an assortment of food and entertainment. The all-Australian seafood buffet, full carvery, salads and desserts will be open from 5.45pm until closing. Kellie Knight and the Daze will be providing soul, funk and dance music from 9pm until after midnight. Along with this entertainment, there will be thousands of dollars of prizes to give away, and a courtesy bus available at the end of the night. For detail confirmation visit www.oceanshorescc.com.au
The Strictly Vinyl show will be held at the Mullumbimby Bowling Club, where chefs will provide a two-course meal and DJ’s Inchie, Soul Boy Michel and Mr Bean will be supplying soul and Motown music until the early hours of the morning.
Say ‘Aloha!’ to the New Year at Lala Land’s Hawaiian New Years Eve party. There will be dressing up, drink packages and the ‘Friend of a Heart’ Giveaway as well as entertainment from Generik, Rhys Bynon, And Oh!, Discrow and Spacie. Confirm details and ticket information at www.lalalandbyronbay.com.au
Celebrate New Years Eve at the Byron Bay Golf Club, with a two-course meal and entertainment from local rock band the Living Daylights from 8.30pm. Confirm details and ticket information at www.byronbaygolfclub.com.au and www.thedeckatbyron.com