Not sure how to spend New Years? Keep it Local with everything from VIP parties to free camping....

Updated: Dec 24, 2019



Not sure what to do this New Year's Eve? Keep it Local at one of our pubs or venues with a choice of everything from Roaring 20s and VIP champagne parties, to 80s dress-up celebrations, free camping, fireworks and local live music. Here is just some of what we have to choose from...



Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows, Caves Beach

Live music from 6pm with Maddie Stewart + 4 Ever Young + Removalist + Shooty Molly. Fireworks at 9pm.


Chelmsford Hotel, Kurri Kurri

Live music from 9pm.


Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle

Great Gatsby Themed NYE Party. Tickets $119 per person and include a four-hour drinks package from 6pm-10pm + Canapés and live music from the Vanguard Players. All food is catered by the award-winning chefs at Sprout Catering & Kitchen.

Customs House, Newcastle

1920s style four-course dinner party with live music by Soda.


Grain Store, Newcastle

Get some funky New Orleans vibes without leaving Newcastle this New Year's Eve. Live Jazz with the local 6 piece The Rehab Brass Band. Bookings are only available with the 'Big Easy Deal' Inclusive of Reserved Private Booth Seating - New Orleans Cocktail on arrival - Southern Style Share Plate + Beer or Wine voucher $59 / person. (Booth Seating for groups of 6-9 people only)


Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle

Live music with The Audio Collective from 5pm, Soundabout from 9pm and special guest DJs from 12.40am. Book a VIP table for four and receive a complimentary cocktail package to share.


Harrigan's, Pokolbin

Hunter Valley VIP Party. Enjoy champagne and canapés on arrival + specially created two-course menu. Private bar facilities and live entertainment on the terrace, plus fireworks display at midnight.

Tickets $99 per person.


Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Roaring 20s NYE Party. General Admission tickets start from $35 per person and include a drink upon arrival. VIP tickets $99 and include a three-hour canape and house drinks package. VIP guests can add on a three-hour cocktail package for $30. Live music from Superband and CrocQ.


Jewells Tavern, Jewells

5 After 5 Party with Misbehave playing live from 8:30pm and $5 drink specials from 5pm


Peden's Hotel, Cessnock

Live music with Kempy from 8.30pm.


Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether

Grab a table on the balcony and watch the fireworks. Live music by Ferris upstairs in the Balcony Bar from 8.30pm. Bookings in the bistro recommended.


Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle

Live music with Love that Hat from 3.30pm and WharfLife from 5.30pm.


Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Live entertainment in the Courtyard with Brendan Watson from 2:30pm + The Steves from 6pm. DJ Dola from 9pm.

Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

Live music with Dashville Progress Society from 7pm. Tickets $39 per person.


Swansea Hotel, Swansea

Live music with Rubber Bullet.


Sydney Junction Hotel, Hamilton

Live music with the Mark Wells Trio from 9pm + DJ's in the Beer Garden. Dinner and Drink Packages available for three or four hours.


Toronto Hotel, Toronto

Absolutley 80s - Live On The Lake. Tickets from $40 per person. Absolute 80s band includes Brian Mannix – Uncanny Xmen, Sean Kelly -Models, Scott Carne – Kids In The Kitchen, Dale Ryder – Boom Crash Opera, and the Absolutely 80s band. With 80s Dj Maynard (Triple J).


Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

80s Dress-up party with live music from The Cassettes.


Wollombi Tavern, Wollombi

Free camping onsite. Live music. Fireworks display from 9pm.

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