What’s On – New Year’s Eve 2018

Send off 2018 with some of the best events in and around our state! From lavish long dinners to extravagant parties – there’s something for everyone.

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By Georgia Lake


 New Year’s Eve Gala

Adelaide Convention Centre

Ring in the new year in a grand style like no other. With a four-course dinner, superb wine, live music and incredible views of the Adelaide Riverbank fireworks, this event is perfect for those wanting an exciting, classy night. This one is filling up fast, so make sure to book now!

$190 per person


 Malt Shovel Taphouse

Festival Drive, Adelaide

Test out this brand spanking new craft bar and kitchen for your evening. Indulge in roaming canapes that feature grilled South Australian octopus and crisp pork belly, paired with a range of craft beers and local wines. Another place to watch the fireworks over Adelaide Oval, with a designated play area for the kids.

$75-200 per person


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The Glitter Ball 

Mary’s Poppin’

Who wants a party, when you could have a ball? Finish the year dancing with Adelaide’s best gays and gals, where glitter will be the only thing raining on your parade – and we mean a lot of it. Catch performances by the residence’s divas and dance with strangers all night long.

$35 per person


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 New Year’s Eve with Sound Factory

B Social, 246 Fosters Rd, Oakden

Led by one of Adelaide’s premiere corporate bands, five-piece Sound Factory, this party is sure to be the biggest (and possibly loudest) one in the area. Book a table for the family – a great choice for New Year’s with the kids – and enjoy a three course meal with complimentary Champagne on arrival.

$79 per adult, $20 for kids under 12


The River Café

War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide

Want to eat your way into 2019? Look no further. The River Café have created a menu that is to die for – expect chicken and pancetta rotollo with mustard fruits, barramundi fillets with quinoa and herb mascarpone, and passionfruit semifreddo with raspberry coulis. Yum!

$175 per person


 Horizon’s Vintage Hollywood New Year’s Eve

Stamford Grand Hotel, 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg

Bring out the glittered dresses and the silk gloves – it’s time to get glamorous! The Stamford Grand are hosting a fabulous cocktail party with live entertainment to welcome the new year. Catch the Glenelg fireworks at midnight from the best view on the coast.

$130 per person


 Grand Bar’s Glow Party

Stamford Grand Hotel, 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg

This one proves to be one hell of a party every year. Bring your own white shirt and glow sticks, and receive UV paint at the door. Drinks specials and DJ entertainment will keep you up well past midnight.

$25 per person

$35 at the door


The Sailing Club

Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Victor Harbor

Get ready for three days of fun! The Sailing Club returns to Victor Harbor from the 29th-31st. The boutique summer festival will feature premium eats, beer, wine, cider and delicious cocktails as well as djs and plenty of live performances. Whether you want to come down for a day or party for three, there’s tickets for each occasion.


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 Hardy’s Veranda Restaurant New Year’s Eve Dinner

1 Mawson Drive, Crafers

Perched on top of the Adelaide Hills and overlooking the Piccadilly Valley, experience your final dinner of the year in style at Mount Lofty House. Fill your stomachs silly with their special Long Story Seven Course Degustation menu, paired with the best South Australian wines, while surrounded by family and friends.

$185 per person


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