If there’s one place that knows how to party in Queensland, the award would most likely go to the Gold Coast. And this means that the Gold Coast is exactly where you want to be this New Year’s Eve.
With fireworks displays scattered along the waterfronts from Coolangatta all the way North to the Spit, these light shows amount to only one of the spectacular highlights of the city when celebrating your New Year’s Eve. The massive range of pubs, clubs and restaurants will be filled with NYE events to keep you entertained.
Luckily, we’ve done all the homework for you. Here are the hottest NYE events you won’t want to miss in the Gold Coast.
Set yourself up for an amazing night to end 2020 the right way at the Cooly Hotel. With an amazing crowd that will make you feel right at home, count the seconds down with delicious snacks and fresh beers on tap. The location is ideal with the perfect way to end 2020 day on the beach and simply walking over to the Cooly Hotel to count down into the new year.
The New Year Eve’s celebrations at the Cooly Hotel is a full venue party that offers an epic lineup of live entertainment by the hottest artists around. Guaranteeing entertainment that starts at 5pm in the Main Bar, the stage welcomes soloist Steve Blaik followed by Disco Disciples at 9.30pm with funky nostalgic 70s tunes. From 9pm, the Bandroom will host Division 4 who are prepared to bring in the New Year from 9pm to past midnight.
Tickets are limited and with how quickly they have sold out in past NYE events, you’ll need to hurry to avoid missing out. Purchase tickets now via this link. To find out more, call the Coolangatta Hotel on (07) 5589 6888.
If dining out on New Year’s Eve is more your style, Cooly Hotel will also be hosting a three course set menu for $99 per person. The menu will feature delicious bites accompannied by a three hour beverage package!
The best part about celebrating your New Year’s Eve in a Hotel is being able to check in and not worry about finding your way home after the celebrations are over!
Tropical Paradise NYE Party at Marriott
The Marriott Hotel is at the tail end of Surfers Paradise away from the busy, hectic streets. Offering a tropical paradise themed party, you can play dress up and chill out the end of your 2020 days at the Marriott. With live DJ entertainment and a 3 hour cocktail package that includes canapés and beverages, your New Year’s Eve night is set. Accommodation is also available at the venue, albeit a bit pricey.
Gold Coast NYE Dinner at Sheraton Oyster Bar & Grill
If you’re aching to have some seafood on your way out of 2020, spending your New Year’s Eve having dinner at the Sheraton Oyster Bar & Grill may be great. Packages cover food only with multi course meals in place.
NYE at Palazzo Versace
Happening on Main Beach, Palazzo Versace offers delicious cuisine at Vanitas and II Barocco and world class entertainment.
If you’re watching your spending at the moment then never fear because there is something for you too! With free fireworks displays planned in multiple areas of the Gold Coast, you can ring in the New Year with a bang!
If you are going, make sure you are well prepared especially if you are going along with the family. First things first, make sure you pack a bag of snacks and water because it’s a long night. Our second pro tip is to arrive nice and early so that you can secure a great vantage point. We always recommend packing a picnic rug so you can mark out your area and avoid other NYE revelers taking over your space.
Surfers Paradise Beach – fireworks at 8pm and midnight with DJs and entertainment.
Kurrawa Park in front of Surf Life Saving Club – fireworks at 8pm and midnight. Entertainment at Broadbeach Mall Stage from 8.30pm.
Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade – fireworks at 9pm and midnight.