Whether you plan to spend New Year’s Eve in the city, amid the vines or at the sea, The Adelaide Review’s comprehensive guide to festivities around South Australia features something for everyone.
New Year’s Eve @ Serafino
Enjoy a four-course dinner at Serafino Winery, situated amid the lake in the picturesque McLaren Vale only 40 minutes from Adelaide. The evening will include a three-hour drinks package, a New Year countdown and a fireworks show, with entertainment provided by Body Beat live. Book now to secure your seat for what is set to be a sublime dining experience.
New Year’s Eve Wonderland Party @ Stamford Plaza
Indulge in a night of decadence at the Stamford Plaza’s stunning Terrace Ballroom this New Year’s Eve, which will be transformed into a Wonderland setting. Venture down the rabbit hole and enjoy a four-course menu, six-hour beverage package, and live entertainment all night.
$169 per adult
New Year’s Eve Dinner @ Shiki
Ring in the New Year with a seven-course teppanyaki set menu in the InterContinental’s award-winning Japanese restaurant, Shiki. Price includes free-flowing NV G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne.
$245 per adult
New Year’s Eve Dinner @ Hilton
End 2015 on a high note at the Hilton with a six-course dinner featuring an impressive array of South Australian produce. The total cost of the event covers the dinner, and entitles each ticketholder to a glass of champagne on arrival followed by a cocktail in the Lounge or The Collins Bar.
$190 per adult
New Year’s Eve @ The Playford
The Playford is offering three different New Year’s Eve packages to welcome in 2016. The options include a fine dining package featuring a five-course meal and full access to The Playford Lounge Bar; a three-course dinner followed by dancing in The Playford Ballroom; and live music by Planet Square in The Playford Lounge Bar.
New Year’s Eve @ Adelaide Casino
Adelaide Casino has a variety of events happening on New Year’s Eve to help you bring in 2016 in style, from sit-down dinners at Sean’s Kitchen, Madame Hanoi and Fortuna Buffet, to food and drink specials and live entertainment across the venues.
New Year’s Eve Haus Party @ The Haus
The Haus Hahndorf will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party with sangria, cocktails, beer and cider pillars on offer. Gypsy swing band The Various Nefarious will be performing for guests on the night.
38 Main Road, Hahndorf
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party @ The Arkaba
Welcome in 2016 at the Arkaba’s Masquerade Party featuring The Incredibles, who will be performing hits from 2015 as well as classics from the past. Guests are encouraged to wear a mask and reveal their identity at midnight. Ticket price includes a free beer or bubbles on arrival.
150 Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton SA
New Year’s Eve @ Waves InterContinental
Take a trip down memory lane at former InterContinental nightclub Waves, re-opening for New Year’s Eve to provide guests with a glamorous party experience. A DJ set will commence at 10pm to enjoy with a cocktail, with midnight fireworks visible from the Riverbank Terrace.
$30 general entry $50 VIP pass including glass of G.H. Mumm Champagne and food plate of Barossa Farmhouse pate, cornichons, figlettes in saffron and pear syrup and crispy flatbread
Club Swizzle @ Space Theatre
Welcome in the New Year while being entertained by the debauchery of Club Swizzle, an electrifying night of cabaret, acrobatics, and music. The New Year’s Eve show will present the opportunity for guests to kick on with the Club Swizzle cast and crew after the performance to the sounds of a special guest DJ.
Prices vary from $124.90 – $159.90
Mount Gambier New Year’s Eve Festival
Mount Gambier’s New Year’s Eve Festival will have something for the whole family, offering live music, Riot City Wrestling, mini golf, circus acts, and an impressive variety of kids’ attractions. A bar and various catering stands will be available on the evening, with fireworks taking place at 9pm and midnight – the perfect excuse to get away from the city for a night or two!
Kids U15/Concession Card Holders: $8 Adults: $12 Families: $30
Tickets available at the gate
Adelaide New Year’s Eve
Adelaide City Council will once again be hosting a dynamic night of live music, food and fireworks at Elder Park in the heart of the city. A number of beer gardens will be stocked with local beverages for people to enjoy alongside live music by The Memphis Suns, Wasted Wanderers, Lovers Electric and more.
Firework displays will occur at 9pm and 12pm. 6pm – 1am
Bollywood New Year Cruise Night 2016
Celebrate the beginning of the New Year aboard a cruise ship, Bollywood-style. Guests will be able to enjoy authentic Indian food, as well as dholis and live DJs playing Bollywood, house, and top 30 hits into the night.
8:30pm – 1am
Dolphin Cruises, Commercial Street
Adults: $75 Kids and students: $49
New Year’s Eve @ Capri Theatre
Kick off 2016 at the stunning heritage-listed Capri Theatre with a screening of Keeping Mum, featuring Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Kristen Scott Thomas and Patrick Swayze. A glass of bubbles will be presented upon arrival in the foyer, followed by shorts, cartoons, and a performance on the Wurlitzer organ.
141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood
Adult, student, senior & concession: $25 Kids 3 – 15: $15