Want to celebrate New Years Eve in Sydney with kids, and looking for a family-friendly, local alternative to the Sydney Harbour fireworks? Escape the inner-city madness and enjoy a family friendly evening at one of these local events near the North Shore.
Northern Beaches New Years Eve Events
Update from Northern Beaches Council, Monday 30 November:
Due to public safety issues with the predicted severe Fire Danger Rating and very high winds, the 9pm and midnight fireworks at Rowland Reserve have been cancelled.
At this stage, the 9pm fireworks at Dee Why and Manly are still scheduled to go ahead however we will continue to monitor the weather conditions and work with authorities, as well as the firework providers, with community safety the top priority.
We understand many in our community want to help those affected by bushfires and support the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and similar emergency combat agencies at this time.
We have invited our friends at Rotary to take up a collection during these events to support those in need.
Manly Cove, Manly
Head to Manly this New Year’s Eve for an alcohol-free, family-friendly entertainment program along Manly Cove. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the roving entertainment from 5 pm, followed by a fireworks display over Manly Wharf from 9pm.
There are public toilets, as well as food and drink available for purchase.
- Address: East and West Esplanade, Manly
- Opens: 5pm
- More information
Dee Why Beach, Dee Why
For an easy, family-friendly New Year’s Eve, head to Dee Why! Bring a picnic or enjoy dinner and drinks at the many restaurants along The Strand (be sure to book!), which will be closed to traffic from 4-10pm. The fireworks will begin at 9pm and are launched from a barge off Dee Why Beach.
Alcohol will be prohibited on both the beach and the reserve to ensure a family-friendly atmosphere. Public transport is recommended.
Rowland Reserve, Bayview – CANCELLED
This event is now cancelled due to public safety issues with the predicted severe Fire Danger Rating and very high winds
Western Sydney New Years Eve Events
Parramatta Park, Parramatta – CANCELLED
This event is now cancelled:
New Year’s Eve in Parramatta Park has been cancelled due to the risk of extreme heat, dry conditions and strong winds. The safety of our community and general public is important to us and it was decided that the event could not proceed without compromising this safety. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. If you’d still like to make a donation to the RFS, please donate directly here.
Central Coast New Years Eve Events
The Entrance, Central Coast
Welcome in the New Year or celebrate the end of the year with your friends and family at The Entrance family orientated New Year’s Eve event.
Entertainment starts at 4.30pm on the Sails Stage and kicks off in Memorial Park at 6pm finishing the program with a fantastic fireworks display over The Entrance Channel at 9pm. Amusement rides and stalls will be available for extra fun in the park.
- Address: Memorial Park, The Entrance
- Time: 6pm – 9.15pm
- More information