What's on New Year's Eve 2014?
New Year's Eve in Sydney is the highlight of the Year, what are you going to do? I know some of you have planned ahead as some of the harbour cruises are booked out. So if you are thinking of joining a cruise you will need to book in quick. But for those of you still have no idea here are our suggestions for this year.
The Fireworks and the Harbour
Every year, there is a theme to the night, this year it is Inspire. This year Jack Thompson is the Creative Ambassador this year and he announces this year's theme in this video and what inspires Jack.
The official charity of 2014 Sydney New Year's Eve is Engineers Without Boarders Australia.
The Line up:
6.00pm - Air Displays above the Harbour
7.00pm - Fire Tug Water Display
8.00pm - Air Displays above the Harbour
8.30pm - Pylon Projections
8.40pm - Acknowledgement of Country
8.45pm - Sydney Harbour Bridge Effect
9.00pm - Family Fireworks Display
9.15pm - Harbour of Light Parade
10.40pm - The Inspire Moment
Midnight - Fireworks Display. The fireworks and Sydney Harbour Bridge Effect, as always is a well-kept secret until midnight on 31 December.
This New Year's Eve, for the first time, the world's most famous bridge will be lit up with tweets from Sydneysiders and visitors about how the harbour city will inspire them in 2015.
In the lead up to the world-renowned Midnight Fireworks display, audiences gathered around Sydney Harbour - along with those watching at home - will be encouraged to use the hashtag #SydNYE to tweet New Year messages that tie into this year's theme, Inspire.
The tweets will appear live on the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylons throughout the night, and will be broadcast around Australia and the world in coverage of the first major city to ring in the New Year.
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT DARLING HARBOUR WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR
Darling Harbour's spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks will be staged at not one, but two, live sites in 2014.
The changing footprint of Darling Harbour, and ongoing development of the highly-anticipated International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), has reduced the viewing audience capacity at Cockle Bay, so event organiser Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) has opened up a second fireworks site at Tumbalong Park to distribute crowds more evenly.
Alongside the two major displays traditionally held at 9pm and midnight, there will be smoke and laser shows at both the Cockle Bay and Tumbalong Park firing sites each hour from 8pm until midnight, with smaller fireworks displays every half-hour.
CEO of SHFA, Catherine Gallagher, advised visitors to Darling Harbour to arrive early on New Year's Eve and choose which site they wanted to attend, as movement around the precinct would be restricted and seating limited on the night.
Public transport is the best way to travel. Visit the transport website for details of how to get into the city.
The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room
Celebrate NYE in style and join The Morrison for a stunning New Year's Eve feast, including three delicious courses by Sean Connolly and a glass of Bollinger Champagne for $125 p/p.
For reservations visit their website. Please note the two sittings for 5.30pm and 9.00pm.
Pier One Sydney Harbour 4 NYE Events
New Year's Eve @ Water - Pier One
Dawes Point Room: New Year's Eve
Bridge @ Pier One: New Year's Eve Cocktail Party
The Gantry Restaurant & Bar
For more information on these events head to their website.
Largest Fireworks North of the Harbour
Northern Beaches most famous NYE institution, The Newport Arms Hotel, will be hosting another HUGE NYE BEERGARDEN PARTY for over 18s with a FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA over the Pittwater waterway, Sydney's 2nd largest waterway.
Every year thousands of punters flock to 134 year old hotel affectionately known as The Arms to enjoy Australia's largest waterfront beergarden where they can party under the stars until late, and it has been that way for 20+ years.
Fireworks Extravaganza over Pittwater - midnight and 9pm display.
Enquiries: 02 9997 4900 or http://www.newportarms.com.au/promos/nye2014.html
NYE @ Bungalow8
This NYE, back by exuberant fan demand, Europe's best beach club Tropicana Beach Club Mykonos is coming to Sydney. Voted the hottest beach club in the world by the Travel Channel for four years, the five-star event will be hosted by Keystone Group's Bungalow 8, with its indoor/outdoor setting ideal for the biggest night of the year. Australian entertainment masterminds Beatcorp have locked in MC Sasa - the King of Mykonos and DJ Argie, resident DJ at Europe's best-rated clubs (as rated by djmag.com) Tropicana & Cavo Paradiso, alongside a selection of the best European and local talent, for a full-scale audio-visual assault of the senses.
For more information, please visit www.tropicananye.com.
NYE @ The Cargo Bar
NYE On The Harbour has secured it's position among Sydney's elite NYE soirees, being one of the hottest tickets each year and consistently selling out as it showcases lineups usually reserved for much larger venues as it flaunts it's prime waterfront location, sprawled across both floors or Cargo and extended out onto the pier.
With a lineup including Hermitude, Yolanda Be Cool, Crooked Colours, Hayden James and a Secret Headliner yet to be announced, plus many more, guests are set to dance their way into the New Year.
Join us this year at NYE On The Harbour and see for yourself what all the fuss is about! www.cargonye.com