Looking for some inspiration for your New Year’s Celebrations? Here’s Our Top Picks for 2016

By December 29, 2016Events, Perth

Tired of doing the same old thing for New Year’s Eve? Why not try something different this year and make sure that you bring in 2017 with a bang! We’ve put together our top 7 picks for 2016 – they are local and won’t cost you a small fortune!

1)   The White Party

 Where?

Matisse Beach Club, 48 The Esplanade, Scarborough from 7pm till late.

How much?

$50 for the Beach Club. Includes entry and two drinks.

$175 for the Sunset Deck. Includes premium canapes (think oysters, king prawns, mango tacos – that kind of fare) and free drinks from 7 – 11pm.

Highlights

You can bring in the New Year in style with the best ocean views in Scarborough. Relax with a cocktail on one of the comfy daybeds by the pool whilst the DJ spins some funky house tunes. Matisse are going all out this year with lounging mermaids, fire throwers, an awesome DJ line-up and plenty of entertainment and theatrics. For more information, go to: http://www.matissebeachclub.com.au/upcoming-events/2016/12/31/new-years-eve-white-party

2)   Casino Royale

 Where?

300 Acres, 200 The Boulevard, Wembley Downs from 7.30pm to 1am.

How much?

$140. Includes a 3 hour premium drinks packages, canapes, food stations and a dessert buffet.

Highlights

It’s going to be a casino-inspired night with a DJ, plenty of gaming tables and the opportunity to win ‘fun money’ and a trophy. There will also be a family friendly event happening from 12pm to 3pm where you can enjoy a round of mini golf and some fun family activities with an early countdown. For more information, go to: http://300acres.com.au/

3)   Live Music at Sand Bar

Where?

Sand Bar, 1 Scarborough Beach Rd, Scarborough from 3pm to 2am.

How much?

A mere $10.

Highlights

The atmosphere is always amazing at Sand Bar and there will be live music from 3pm. Paul Mandelt and his band will be getting the crowd rocking and will have you up dancing until the early hours. For more information, go to: http://www.sandbar.com.au/whats-on/

4)   New Orleans Leederville Mardi Gras

 Where?

The party will span across 4 venues in Leederville: The Garden, Bills Bar and Bites, Babushka and The Blue Flamingo. Located at 742 Newcastle Street, Leederville from 7pm to 2am.

How much?

$65. Includes an access all areas pass, drinks on arrival and street/BBQ food.

Highlights

The Deep South of the USA comes to Perth for a carnival inspired extravaganza. The four venues, AKA ‘quarters’, will each offer a distinct party theme and music to match. The Garden Quarter will be filled with soulful, Afro-creole sounds; Bill’s Bar and Bites will be cocktails and dancing; The Blue Flamingo Quarter will have Latino beats with a live Latin American band so that you can boogie the night away; and Babushka will be dance music central with DJ’s and entertainment all night. For more information, go to: https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/new-years-eve-leederville-mardi-gras

5)   Ultra-Glow Party

 Where?

The Saint George, 2 Morris Road, Innaloo from 6pm till late.

How much?

It’s free before 9pm and then $10 on the door after 9pm.

Highlights

It’s Australia’s largest paint party that is guaranteed to get you in the festive mood – dress in white, leave in colour! There’s an awesome line-up of DJ’s planned including Perth’s Holly-J and there will be dancing until the wee hours. For more information, go to: https://www.thesaint.com.au/whats_on

6)   New Year’s Eve On The Rocks

Where?

The Quarry Amphitheatre, 1 Waldron Dr, City Beach. Starts at 7pm.

How much?

$75 plus booking fee. BYO picnic & alcohol which is always a bonus!

Highlights

Amanda Dee and her very talented 9 piece band will be performing a selection of party hits so you’re in for a real treat as these guys are amazing! They will playing funky, soulful tunes from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s so get ready to party! For more information, go to: http://www.quarryamphitheatre.com.au/Whats_On/December_2016/NYE_on_the_Rocks

7)   El Grotto presents Charlie Bucket and JCAL & Gene

 Where?

El Grotto, 5/ 148 The Esplanade, Scarborough from 7pm to 2am.

How much?

$48 plus booking fee. Includes a free drink and lots of drinks specials on the night.

Highlights

El Grotto is renowned for its wild parties and boy does it have a big one planned for the end of 2016 – there are lots of surprises in store for the night! There is a stellar DJ line-up with special guests Charlie Bucket and JCAL & Gene. It’ll be a good old dance party where you can bop till you drop. For more information, go to: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=69500

 NYE Family Events

We’ve also handpicked some events that the whole family can enjoy.

Fireworks & Entertainment

Where?

Swan River Fireworks and Festival on the Foreshore at the Ozone Reserve, East Perth.

From 6pm to 1am. Fireworks start at 9pm.

  How much?

It’s free if you watch the display from outside of the Ozone enclosure.

Inside the festival enclosure

General admission: $69.50.

VIP tickets: $154.50 – 169.50.

Highlights

Watch the spectacular firework display that Perth City is famous for. There are many vantage points around the river and foreshore when you can see the fireworks. Inside the festival, there will be a main outdoor stage, a 3-channel silent disco, an acoustic stage and a host of roving performers. It’s guaranteed to offer a fun and relaxed party atmosphere. For more information, go to: http://www.nyeontheforeshore.com.au/

Street Happy Zoo

Where?

Perth Zoo, 20 Labouchere Road, South Perth from 5pm to 9pm. Fireworks start at 9pm.

How much?

Ranges from $14.25 – $47.87 plus booking fee.

Highlights

Every year Perth Zoo hosts a wild New Year’s Eve party for kids to enjoy and it’s always awesome fun! There will be roving entertainment and plenty to activities to keep the kids entertained. For more information, go to: https://perthzoo.wa.gov.au/HZY

If New Year’s Eve isn’t quite your thing and you prefer to head out on New Year’s Day instead, then check out the following events:

–       Cuban Club at Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club.

–       Marquee at South Perth Yacht Club.

–       Secret Garden Oasis at the Aviary Rooftop Bar, Perth CBD.

–       One of them Dayze Festival at The Saint George in Innaloo.

–       The Perth Cup (usually held on NYD) will be happening on the 2nd January this year.

Whatever your plans – have a fabulous time and stay safe.

Here’s to 2017!

 

 

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