You couldn’t ask for better views of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks than from across the Harbour, nestled in next to the Opera House at its waterside bar. At this adults-only affair you can see off 2020 in style at this cocktail-style standing event with live musicians, roving entertainers and dishes throughout the night to ward off hunger. Tickets are $450 per person, get yours here.
Sydney’s loves to show off its harbour by splashing it with gloriously multicoloured lights every now and then, from the spectacle of Vivid in winter to the internationally renowned NYE fireworks display. We've almost reached the end of the longest year on record (or at least, that's how it feels), we're allowed out of our houses – and it's time to par-tay.
It’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Harbourside patches of grass are highly coveted on any usual year – they fill up fast for the count-down to midnight – but this year calls for more thorough planning. You'll need a permit to be in the CBD, read more about that here.
To help you plan, we've picked out the best ways to do New Year's Eve in Sydney – including fancy ticketed dos, and restaurants taking bookings for feasts to see out the year.
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