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What to do on New Year’s Eve in Wellington 2020/2021

Don’t miss the countdown at one of Wellington’s hottest New Year’s Eve events.

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and where better to celebrate than in New Zealand’s capital city?

If you’re stuck for what to do, look no further. Here’s the low-down on events and fireworks displays taking place in and around Wellington, to help you ring in the new year in style.

Where to watch the Wellington New Year’s Eve fireworks

Watch Wellington’s harbour light up with a spectacular fireworks display at either 9pm or midnight.

This year’s program brings back all that fun with the family-friendly tunes of Electric Avenue before 9pm fireworks. Stick around with the older kids for and a more sophisticated orchestra appearance before the midnight delight.

LocationInformationEarly or midnight fireworks?Starting time
Whairepo Lagoon at Frank Kitts ParkEnjoy kids’ tunes from Electric Avenue before 9pm, after which the Orchestra Wellington will keep you entertained until the countdown at midnightEarly and midnightEntertainment from 8pm. Children’s countdown at 9pm. Fireworks at midnight

Best New Year’s Eve parties and events in Wellington

  • St John’s Bar and Eatery, New Year’s Eve on The Waterfront at 31 December 2020 – Sitting right on the waterfront, ticket holders can enjoy a fantastic three-course meal, complete with complimentary wine or beer, as well as prime seats for the fireworks display. Tickets from $79pp.
  • Valhalla, Inception 2021 NYE party at 31 December 2020 – Valhalla returns with its ever-successful 18+, multi-stage event, Transcendance Arising. Dance the night away to the likes of Nuro GL, Darren AK and Mutana. Tickets from $21.97.
  • Trancendence: Sunset Yacht Party – Kick things off early on 30 December with this boat-tastic celebration. That’s four hours of some of the nation’s best trance DJs spinning decks while the sun goes down. Tickets from $70.13.
  • The Johnsonville Club New Year’s Eve 2020 Let Super Monkey entertain you on this very last day of the year at Johnsonville Club. This is adults-only event will have you dancing the night away. Or at least until the balloons drop at midnight. Members, members guests and affiliated members enter for free.
  • Float Your Boat Party: If dancing the night away is what floats your boat, you need to make your end-of-year celebration at Flamingo Joe’s. Find some of Wellington’s finest DJs behind the decks all night, including Ashwynz, Captain Trance, Iain C and Swervos. All while you party on deck. Boat boards at 12.30pm and sails from 1-4pm. Tickets from $60 + bf.

Where to stay on New Year’s Eve in Wellington

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