Bid farewell to 2017 and ring in the New Year at one of these fabulous events. From a Carnival Extravaganza at Le Bon Ton, to Ludlow’s Las Vegas themed party and an elevated soiree at Eureka Tower’s Level 89, there are plenty of unforgettable parties to choose from this year in Melbourne. Gather your friends, raise a glass and let the fireworks begin.
Elevation New Years at Eureka
Ring in the New Year 300 meters above Melbourne at Eureka Tower’s Level 89. With unparalleled views of the city, Elevation New Years at Eureka is the party to attend if you’re looking an unforgettable way to end the year. The night includes live entertainment, DJs to get you dancing, canapés, grazing dishes, and beverages. Tickets start at $210 and are now available online.
Eureka Tower 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC Australia +61 3 9693 8889
Le Bon Ton
Collingwood’s Le Bon Ton is once again inviting you to their New Year’s Eve Carnival Extravaganza. Guaranteed to sell out, the night includes an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ feast packed with Southern pride and a five hour drinks package. There will also be roving entertainment, live music from Andrew Nolte’s 10 Piece Orchestra and funk brass band Brooklyn ’86, plus DJ’s Richie 1250 and The Knave. Tickets are $240 and are now available online.
European Bier Café
Say Aloha to the new year at European Bier Cafe’s Hawaiian dress up party. Hula across four levels of entertainment including pizza in the basement from 9 pm, a rooftop bar and canapes on all levels until 10 pm. Located on Exhibition street, European Bier Cafe has a seven-hour drink package from 7 pm including a cocktail on arrival and 15 types of bier and cider as well as selected spirits, wines, and soft drinks. The venue is currently offering an early bird special for $135, and tickets are available on their website.
120 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC Australia + 61 3 9663 1222
Tickets are selling fast to Ludlow’s Las Vegas themed New Year’s Eve Party and Dining event. Choose between two, three course dining packages or the High Rollers Cocktail Party package and enjoy a night of great food, terrific cocktails and DJs until 3am. Set on the banks of the Yarra River at Southbank, Ludlow also has dazzling views of the fireworks. Tickets are available online.
6 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC Australia +61 3 9699 1676
If you’re wondering how Robarta could possibly top their 2016 Game of Throne’s New Year’s Eve Party, then listen up as the creative team are transforming the St Kilda venue into a CARNIVALE including Jesters, Magicians, Brazilian Dancers and Stilt Walkers. The party will start at 8 pm with resident and guest DJs playing until 8 am New Year’s Day. Choose between the Late Night eight hour Package and Deluxe 12 hour package, and don’t forget to dress up as a Carnivale character or mask up for a night of mystique. Tickets are available online.
109-111 Fitzroy St, Saint Kilda VIC Australia +61 3 9534 9041
The countdown to midnight is on at Hopscotch, in Southbank. The microbrewery is hosting a Night Garden Festival featuring a pop-up Pimm’s cocktail bar, roving bites and food stations and DJs playing all night long. Come midnight revellers with showered with confetti and treated to views of Melbourne’s spectacular fireworks from the riverside terrace. Tickets start at $175 and are available online.
4/2 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC Australia +61 3 9690 6999
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