Guide to hottest New Year’s Eve events in Adelaide

Guide to hottest New Year’s Eve events in Adelaide
Guide to hottest New Year’s Eve events in Adelaide

Have you locked in your plans for New Year’s Eve yet? If not, we’ve got you covered. To ring in 2024, we’ve found a whole list of both ticketed and free events no matter what style evening you’re looking for.

Wanting to dance the year away? Or perhaps you want to relax with a wine in hand enjoying a delicious feed me menu at one of South Australia’s best venues? No matter your style, we’ve pulled a list of options together for you to take the hassle out of planning.

New Year’s Eve at LUMA Bar & Restaurant

As the countdown to 2024 gains momentum, all eyes are on one of Adelaide’s most prestigious venues, LUMA, tucked away in The Playford Hotel in the heart of the CBD. With its reputation as the best bar design in the world, LUMA is gearing up to host a New Year’s Eve extravaganza that promises an unforgettable night of style, sophistication, and excitement.

The evening kicks off with a mouthwatering selection of canapés and grazing stations meticulously crafted by Head Chef Cameron Tabe. And whether you’re hitting the dance floor or simply grooving in your seat, music will set the perfect tone.

Where: LUMA, 120 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: $220pp
Book: Click here

Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant

Ring in the New Year with the 2023 Normanville New Year’s Eve Pageant! Normanville, a picturesque coastal town, comes alive as we bid farewell to the old year. Join them for this cherished annual tradition featuring over 20 lively and vibrant floats parading through our streets, commencing at Katherine Drive and culminating at the newly developed Normanville foreshore.

Immerse yourself in a night of family-friendly entertainment, savour dishes provided by its local community groups and handpicked food trucks, and be dazzled by a breathtaking fireworks display at 9:30 pm.

Where: Normanville, South Australia
Cost: FREE entry
More info: Click here

Stag Public House Party

Get set for a night of revelry as Imperial Measures Distilling takes over the upstairs bar for the Stag New Year’s Public House Party. Soak in the vibes with your finest party shirts, speed dealers, and bucket hats. There will be music all night, with DJ Adam Myers spinning tunes. Kicking off from 6 pm and keeping the energy high through until 2 am.

Where: The Stag Public House, 299 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: FREE
Book table: Click here (recommended)

Stirling Hotel’s New Years Eve Special

Whether you’re looking for a 3-course meal to ring in the new year, or to party the night away, The Stirling Hotel is hosting the ultimate night. The 3-course meal includes scallops, kombu beurre blac, and seaweeds, as well as delicious Wagyu rump, Paris mash, parmesan, asparagus, sauce cheron and more so much more. Plus, they’re also hosting a party with a grazing table, cocktail specials, live music, DJ sets and more.

Where: 52 Mount Barker Road Stirling, South Australia
Cost: From 100pp
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SOL Rooftop’s sky-high New Years Eve party

Adelaide’s Sol Rooftop is gearing up to host the ultimate New Year’s Eve bash, promising an unforgettable evening with the best views of the city’s dazzling fireworks. As the clock strikes twelve, guests at Sol Rooftop will be treated to a complimentary glass of NV Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne, marking the start of 2024 in style.

The party includes a 4-hour drinks package and a delicious canape package. Partygoers can indulge in an array of Sol Rooftop’s signature dishes, ranging from savory delights like Wagyu Brisket and Crispy Fish Bites to sweet treats such as Pink and Gold Passionfruit Mini Donuts and Glitter Ball Caramel Choux Buns. Plus, with the NYE Fireworks headed back to Elder Park in 2023, you’ll get a front row, sky-high seat to bring in 2024.

Where: SkyCity Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: Priced at $299pp
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New Year’s Eve at the city’s premier Riverbank event

Inspired by a return to NYE’s long-time home, this year’s event will transform the Riverbank Precinct into a place of celebration showcasing talented South Australian artists, breathtaking pyrotechnics and tantalising food and drink.

Entertainment will include a main stage with live music all night including Germein and Mum Thinks Blue. It’s a family friendly area with lots of activities for the young ones, a circus stage and roving performances.

Bring your own blanket to picnic by the river, grab a spot to watch the fireworks, and see in the New Year with a bang!

Where: Elder Park/Murlawirrapurka
Cost: FREE
More info: Click here

The Sailing Club New Year’s Eve Party

The Sailing Club is also hosting a New Year’s Eve Party on Sunday, December 31st, from 4 pm, and a New Year’s Day Recovery Pary on January 1st from midday—inviting everyone to enjoy a lazy day in the sun and get onboard the hair of the dog with $15 Aperol Spritz all arvo.

For the New Year’s Eve ticketed event, Adelaide’s own DJ, Phoebe Snow, will be spinning the decks, promising a night of groovy tunes and dance floor shenanigans, along with a boatload of food choices and overflowing drinks. For the early bird sailors that arrive before 6 pm, you’ll also receive a complimentary drink card on entry to help get the party started!

Where: 7 Victoria Street, Robe, SA, Australia, 5276
Cost: $45
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New Year’s Eve on the terrace at InterContinental Adelaide

The ‘NYE Countdown Festival’ at the InterContinental Adelaide is an exclusive riverside experience where the riverfront terrace offers uninterrupted panoramic views of the fireworks spectacle, ensuring an unforgettable start to the year!

While enjoying the view, the team will be busily preparing an array of vibrant food stalls, each offering a taste of global cuisines. From the intricate flavours of an Asian Sushi and Sashimi Bar to the rich, smoky aromas of the Meat Lover’s Corner, and the unique Aussie Outback delights, the variety caters to every palate.

The ambiance is set to be lively and festive, with a DJ getting guests up and on the dance floor. It’s an evening where you can truly sway and dance their way into the new year.

Where: InterContinental Adelaide, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: For adults looking for the full experience its $400 per person. For just the buffet it’s $250 per adult. Children aged 6-12 are welcome at a special rate of $125 per person and children under the age of 6 can join in the festivities free of charge.
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New Year’s Eve at Semaphore

The free event at Semaphore Foreshore will the the ultimate party for families. The festivities kick off at 6pm and continue until the stroke of midnight! Enjoy a night filled with live performances by main stage bands, DJs, and roving entertainment.

Gear up for not one, but TWO amazing fireworks displays and light shows that will illuminate the night sky at 9.30pm and midnight! These dazzling shows will be perfectly synchronized to a soundtrack that will transform the foreshore and jetty into a radiant wonderland.

Enjoy a wide array of treats from food trucks along the foreshore, indulging in delectable dishes and refreshing drinks as you count down to midnight.

Where: Semaphore Foreshore
Cost: FREE
More info: Click here

The Austral hosts NYE street party

Adelaide’s iconic Rundle Street is gearing up for a New Year’s Eve extravaganza as The Austral, one of the city’s most beloved venues, prepares to host a sensational street party headlined by the globally renowned music duo, Faithless.

As the sun sets on the final day of the year, The Austral will morph into a vibrant epicentre of music and festivity, featuring the legendary Sister Bliss of Faithless.

Where: The Austral, 205 Rundle St, Adelaide SA 5000
More info: Click here

New Year’s Eve Studio 54 night theme

The 2023 New Years Eve The Gatsby Party will be a night of dining, premium drinks, cocktails music and DJ’s. You’ll have full access to its opulent indoor venue and our fully decked out outdoor section, with 3 different rooms for dancing your way with the best DJ’s in town, DJ Wells, DJ Veck ,DJ K alex and many others into 2024!

Enjoy the best RnB and House disco music in the indoor venue and join the Latino vibes in the outdoor section.

Where: 110 Grenfell Street Adelaide, SA 5000
Cost: From $26
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New Years Eve 2023 with Mr Buzzy 

Bring in the New Year at Arkaba’s NYE party with Mr Buzzy. Dance into 2024 at the iconic Top of the Ark with the Mr Buzzy 7 Piece Big Band and a party DJ to set the mood. The ultimate year-end extravaganza for those who love a dance and a good time, you can even book the on-site accommodations. Doors open at 8 pm, with DJ Jamie Thompson and Mr Buzzy spinning party hits all night.  

Where: Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Road Fullarton SA 5063, Australia
Cost: $30pp
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New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Victor Harbour

Image: City of Victor Harbour

Warland Reserve will host the biggest night of the year in Victor Harbour! Starting from 6:30pm, join in the fun family entertainment with carnival rides for the thrill seekers, mini golf fun and party band Full Circle grooving the night away.

Kid’s early show fireworks starts from 9:45 followed by a midnight firework spectacular to wrap up 2023 and bring in 2024.

Where: Warland Reserve, Victor Harbour
Cost: FREE entry
More info: Click here

New Year’s Eve Garden Party at Robe Hotel

One of the biggest +18 New Year’s Ever Parties in the Southeast is at the Robe Hotel in the well-known beachside Beer Garden, headlined by Teddy Cream!

Local legends Axis and DJ Normi B are set to get the New Year’s Eve party started. Melbourne’s DJ Lachie Le Grand is bringing the vibes with his mission to keep the party going. and then there’s an incredible set from DJ sensation Teddy Cream.

Where: Robe Hotel, 6 Mundy Terrace, Robe SA 5276
Cost: $65
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New Years Eve Disco at House of George

If you want to ring in the New Year at House of George, the venue’s 8:15pm sitting sounds like fun, with guaranteed good times, disco party vibes and plenty of ouzo shots.

Where: House of George, 30 Vardon Avenue Adelaide, SA 5000
Cost: $97
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New Years Eve at La Louisiane

This late-night basement brasserie with French fare, live jazz and martinis has been a hit with Adelaidians. It’s been an underground Parisian spectacle immersing people into the heart of France, and this New Year’s Eve they are hosting a massive event to kick off 2024.

It’s a great dining experience with a specially curated a gourmet menu for the night by Executive Chef Alexis Besseau. You can dance your way into the new year with DJ El Fuentes on the decks till late. There are two sessions, from 5 pm – 8 pm and then 9 pm – 12 am.

Where: La Louisiane, 89 King William Street Adelaide, SA 5000
Cost: $155pp (includes a gourmet dining experience and a champagne on arrival)
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New Year’s Eve at A Prayer for the Wild at Heart

A Prayer for the Wild at Heart is hosting both a la carte fun and a special a 4-course feed me style menu from 8pm including a glass of bubbles. The latter option will also come with a spectacular love fire performance to add some heat to your night.

Where: A Prayer for the Wild at Heart, 44 hurtle Square Adelaide
Cost: 4-course feed me $80pp
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DoughBalls NYE at Glenelg

Looking for something more low-key? Spend NYE at Glenelg with DoughBalls who are 10am until late – it’s an amazing spot for the fireworks! The 2 hour ‘feed me’ package guarantees a balcony spot and includes bottomless pizzas, antipasto, salad and a selection of doughballs starters. They also have a great 2 hour feed me which includes bottomless starters, salads, antipasto, pizzas, desserts AND soft drinks, wine, and beer.

Where: DoughBalls, Moseley Sq, Glenelg SA 5045
Cost: $40pp or $75 two hour ‘feed me’ (different packages available)
Book: Click here

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