New Year's Eve Sydney

Events on New Year’s Eve in Sydney 2016

Perhaps the best city to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the whole world is Sydney. Be one of the first in the world to welcome in the new year as Sydney dazzles you with its world-class celebrations and spectacular midnight firework display.

The annual internationally acclaimed event on Sydney Harbour brings in more than 1.5 million spectators and is watched by more than one billion viewers across the world.

Whether you prefer to go to a local venue for your entertainment we have highlighted how the main public attractions will pan out over the evening.

Of course, getting to any of these great events is made easier with low cost bus charter services from Executive Coach Charter. For all your needs, contact our friendly team today!

Pre Show Entertainment

At 6pm the evening’s official celebrations commence, and are a delight of the air and the water. First prepared to be thrilled as flying ace Matt Hall masterminds an aerial display just designed for the occasion.

50 minutes later a tug boat then takes the centre stage on Sydney Harbour with a stunning water display, heralding the return of the daredevil aviator Matt Hall on the strike of 8pm.

Welcome To Country

At 8:38 precisely is the Welcome To Country presentation, and the theme for this year’s ceremony is Walking on Country. The ceremony reflects the respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their heritage and living culture.

The ritual of releasing Eucalyptus smoke over the water, symbolises the cleansing of Sydney Harbour of any bad spirits. Flares are lit and spectacular images on the pylons celebrate Eora country.

Family Fireworks Display

The first fireworks display scheduled at 9pm allow children and families who may want to go home before midnight the chance to experience a spectacular display. The 8 minute extravaganza includes fireworks released from 4 barges in the water and a number from Sydney Harbour Bridge. 2Day FM broadcasts the specially choreographed soundtrack live for all the children in Sydney.

Harbour Of Light Parade

A spectacular display is next at 9:15 when the whole of Sydney Harbour is illuminated with ships traversing the Harbour, which will bring excitement and awe from the gathered spectators of every age group.

Each vessel is decorated with virgin white ropelights, dazzling the audience and adding another element to the unique choreography as they dance in the harbour.

Midnight Firework Display

After all the preceding tempting events on the stroke of midnight the main event takes place, whilst the whole world watches on ready to partake in their own new year’s celebrations.

The twelve minute display features a huge range of pyrotechnics from seven barges in Sydney Harbour plus firing points from across Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

The best way to ensure you capture the whole proceedings is to arrive early and secure your vantage point. A good idea is to take your group into town by hired transportation, that way there are no parking problems or alcohol restrictions. Executive Coach Charter will be happy to arrange transportation to and from the event, contact us now to book.