New Year's Eve in Penang

Updated: 31 Dec 2013

The evening that will bring 2013 to a close is incomplete without the explosion of colours and noise of fireworks and Penang has quite a few of them happening. Best part is, they're all for free!

Auto-City New Year’s Countdown Fiesta, from Dec 28
They will not be beaten by all the other parties happening aroung Penang. This four-day celebration kicks off at 7pm each day and features talents from Auto-City Voice Idol finale, Auto-City Little Idol finale and Auto-City Golden Idol plus a host of international and local performers, a colouring contest, comedy performance, games, live entertainment and dance showcase before the entry of fireworks display.

New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya
There will be fireworks, a live band and refreshing beverages to end 2013 with a bang and usher 2014 with an even louder one. Entrance fee is RM35 including one drink.

Kompleks Bukit Jambul 2014 New Year Countdown Party
Local artists such as The Bee Sings, Adam, Baby Shima and Ami Mayuni will brighten up the hours before 2014 hits. Besides these songbirds there are also flash mobs and family-friendly activities to entertain you further. Nearing midnight, do not miss the chance to witness their fireworks too! The party begins at 6pm.

Masquerade New Year Countdown
A Straits Quay retail mall’s shopping receipt of RM50 will buy you a masquerade mask that’s perfect for this party. There’s going to be street art activities, live music performance, masquerade dance performance, mystery act, fireworks display and more. It starts by 6pm.

Fireworks at Esplanade
Following a time-honoured tradition, the state government’s New Year’s eve fireworks have punctuated an old year and ring in a new year for some time now. So, don’t miss out and pack a blanket to enjoy it. Be there by 6.30pm to ensure a good spot and catch the start of the evening's program.

The 9th Penang Golden New Year's Eve Countdown Celebration
A few hours before the fireworks begins at the Esplanade, catch Malaysia's own post punk band, Bunkface!, JYJ Reunion, Manifesto and many others who will amp up the evening's celebration. The bands will start performing at 8pm.

New Year's Eve Countdown at Festive Square
Here's where you can soak in the energetic performance of Ray Rozells and The Jazzhats, along with DJ Jakeman and Skeletor plus clowns, street magicians, fire jugglers and live statues. Head on over to Gurney Paragon Mall's Festive Square by 7pm to enjoy them.

However, we advise you to enjoy a lovely meal from our list of food promotions first before joining in the festivities.

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