Adelaide New Year’s Eve Guide 2014/2015

We’ve compiled a guide to all of the best New Year’s Eve events in Adelaide and South Australia, including dinners, family events, fireworks information and more!

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yellow sparklerThis New Year’s Eve, we have plenty of options of what to do and where to go. Our South Australian guide will be updated right up until NYE, so keep checking back for ideas! If you’d like to submit an event to add email us on [email protected] with all the details. In the meantime, here are the best New Years Eve events in Adelaide for 2015.

DINING (from most to least expensive)

Magill Estate Restaurant
Enjoy possibly the most premium NYE event in Adelaide at Magill Estate. Starting with vintage champagne on the lawn on arrival, just in time for sunset, you’ll then move on to a 7 course dinner with luxury, back-vintage Penfolds wines.
Time: 8pm start
Location: Magill Estate, 78 Penfold Road, Magill
Cost: $500 per person
More information.

Shiki
Welcome in 2015 in style at Shiki, by enjoying a bottle of Bollinger champagne and a special 7 course menu right on the riverfront.
Time: 8pm start
Location: 
Shiki, InterContinental Adelaide
Book: 
Email [email protected] or call +61 8 8238 2400.
Cost:
$245pp
More information.

NYE Masquerade Ball at the Stamford Glenelg
Prepare your mask for this year’s New Year’s Eve Ball, which promises to be a night of mystery in the Grand Ballroom. Expect a 3 course menu, canapés, a 5.5 hour drinks package and entertainment by Flaming Sambuccas.
Location: Stamford Grand Glenelg.
Time: 7pm – 12.30am.
Cost: $149 per person.
Book: Email [email protected] or call 08 8376 1222.
More information.

Stamford Plaza Adelaide’s White Party, Blanc.
Think white dress, white suit, and white bubbles. A truly chic affair.
Location: Stamford Plaza Adelaide.
Time: 7pm – 1am.
Cost: $146 per person.
Book: Email [email protected] or call 08 8461 1111.
More information.

Riverside Restaurant
Dine on the riverfront at Riverside Restaurant and witness the fire work display over the River Torrens. Riverside Restaurant caters towards the whole family with two buffet sittings on offer: an early one (6pm) for the families or later for the adults. Note: there will be fireworks at 9pm and 12pm.
Where: Riverside Restaurant, Intercontinental Adelaide
Book: Email [email protected] or call +61 8 8238 2400.
Cost: $125 per adult. $70 per child.
More information.

Seafood Buffet at TG’s Restaurant
Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve seafood buffet in TG’s Restaurant with your family or friends before bringing in the New Year with fireworks and frivolity. Featuring locally sourced seafood and the best seasonal ingredients.
Location: TG’s Restaurant, Stamford Plaza Adelaide.
Time: 6pm – 10pm.
Cost: $125 per person including 3 hour beverage package, $50 for children, free for children under 3.
Book: Email [email protected] or call 08 8461 1111.
More information.

La Boca Bar and Grill’s Argentinean New Year’s Fiesta
Delight your senses with live entertainment and a very special Argentinean cocktail and canapé menu, then party the night away with VIVA nightclub from 11pm.
Location: La Boca Bar and Grill, 150 North Terrace.
Time: 7pm – 11pm.
Cost: $125 per person.
Book: Email [email protected] or call 08 8461 1111.
More information.

The Promenade Restaurant New Year’s Eve Seafood Buffet Dinner
Celebrate the New Year in a magical setting with prime viewing of the Glenelg fireworks display.
Location: The Promenade Restaurant, Stamford Grand Glenelg.
Early Dinner: 6pm – 8.30am, $75 per person (buffet only).
Late Dinner: 9pm – 12.30am, $119 per person (includes beverage package).
Book: Email [email protected] or call 08 8376 1222.
More information.

Horizons Cocktail Lounge
Enjoy the chef’s special selection of cocktails and canapés, DJ entertainment, and a 4 hour beverage package, whilst enjoying the panoramic ocean views.
Location: Horizons Cocktail Lounge, Stamford Grand Glenelg.
Time: 7pm – late.
Cost: $100 per person.
Book: Email [email protected] or call 08 8376 1222.
More information.

The Wharf
Relax on the marina as you dine on a 3 course dinner with courses including smoked salmon roulade, crispy spiced pork belly,
SA King George whiting provençale, slow roasted medium scotch fillet and more
Location: Shop 4, Holdfast Shores
Time: 6pm – late.
Cost: $65 per person.
Book: Email: [email protected] or call 08 8376 6266
More information.

Ginza Miyako Japanese Restaurant
Indulge yourself in this NYE with French infused Japanese cuisine for dinner, featuring Japanese performance on the night and overlooking the Parliament House through the floor to ceiling windows. Join the Izakaya (sake night) before heading to the fireworks or come afterwards and celebrate 2015 with flasks of aromatic sake (with apparently no hangover the next day).
Location: 150 North Terrace, Adelaide (enter via the staircase in front of the Stamford Plaza Hotel)
Time: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Sake night time: 22:30pm – late (Izakaya food menu available from $8)
Phone: +61 8 8221 6147
Cost: No set menu limitation, all items from normal menu are available to order at your preference
More Information.

EVENTS

KFC T20 Big Bash League Round Three Finishes with New Year’s Eve Blockbuster
Adelaide Strikers vs. Hobart Hurricanes
Time: Wednesday 31 December, 6.40pm
Location: Adelaide Oval
Tickets: Book early and pre-purchase to avoid potential queues at venues. More information.

Thriller Live
This theatrical concert spectacular celebrates the legendary songs and mind-blowing dance moves of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five. From Ben to Black and White, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough to Dangerous, Beat It to Billie Jean and much more.
Time: 1pm & 8pm
Location: Adelaide Festival Centre
Cost: From $69.90
More information.

Semaphore Beach Fireworks
Treat the family to a night at the beach this New Year’s at Semaphore Foreshore. With a big summer carnival teeming with rides and games, a water-park with a water-slide and a ferris-wheel, a main-street bursting with restaurants, and free beach-bound fireworks, Semaphore is the perfect location for a family on New Year’s.
Location: Semaphore Foreshore.
Time: All day and all night.
Cost: Free.
More information.

New Year’s Eve at the Bay
The City of Holdfast Bay is set to host New Year’s Eve @ the Bay for another year! The family friendly event includes live and roving entertainment, children’s amusements and dazzling fireworks displays. The family friendly event will begin at 6.00pm with a special fireworks display at 9.30pm at both Glenelg and Brighton jetties before the main display at midnight at Glenelg jetty.
Where: Glenelg and Brighton Foreshore
Time: From 6pm
Cost: Free
Fireworks Exclusion Zones: Waters around both fireworks locations closed to water traffic for an exclusion of 150 metres circumference at both Glenelg Jetty between 8.30pm – 1.00am and Brighton Jetty between 9.00pm – 10.30pm
Road Closures: Numerous road closures and restricted parking areas will apply in Glenelg, including the full length of both Jetty Road, Colley Terrace and High Street, these roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 6.00pm Wednesday 31 December 2014 until approx 4.00am Thursday 1 January 2015.
The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic –
JETTY RD, GLENELG – between Gordon St/Partridge St and Moseley Square
COLLEY TCE, GLENELG – between Anzac Hwy and Jetty Rd
HIGH ST, GLENELG – between Moseley St and Partridge St
DURHAM ST, GLENELG – between Dutton Lane and Jetty Rd
AUGUSTA ST, GLENELG – between Sussex St and Colley Tce
MAXWELL TCE, GLENELG – between Brighton Rd and Malcolm St
More information.

City of Adelaide’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Adelaide City Council’s FREE New Year’s Eve event promises a great night of entertainment and fireworks. Elder Park will be host to Fresh FM’s live electric-based artist NYE competition winner.  People will be able to enjoy the array of international food and purchase beverages from the licensed beer garden. There will be no BYO alcohol allowed at the event.
Where: Elder Park
Cost: Free
Time: Gates Open at 6:30pm

TRANSPORTATION

We are waiting on all the info about public transport on NYE, so as soon as that comes through we’ll update the guide. In the meantime though, we can highly recommend using UBER private drivers on the night to get you to and from your events safely. All you need to do is download the app and hail a car. It’s NYE after all, live it up!

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