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

Celebrate in South Australia's capital in style with these top ideas for New Year's Eve in Adelaide.

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New Year's Eve party-goers in Adelaide aren't short on anything, from glamorous parties to family-friendly events.

This year, events including The City of Adelaide's big splash at Elder Park and the fireworks at Glenelg have been cancelled. Instead, New Year's Eve celebrations will be be spread out with smaller events across Adelaide.

While the 9pm fireworks will not be going ahead, you'll still be able to ring in 2021 wih the midnight fireworks display.

Where to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Adelaide

The traditional fireworks displays at Elder Park, Glenelg and Brighton Foreshore as well as Semaphore Beach will not be going ahead this year in response to COVID-19. Instead, smaller events will take place across Adelaide to ensure social distancing measures are in place. We'll update the page with the events and firework viewing locations when they become available.

What's on? The best New Year's Eve parties, events and dinners in Adelaide

Many of Adelaide New Year's Eve events for 2020 are yet to be announced. We'll update the list as they become available.

  • Intercontinental Adelaide New Year's Eve: Riverside Restaurant is where all the cool kids will be on New Year's Eve. Its celebration features a four-course dinner and riverside views.
  • Adelaide Oval RoofClimb: Finish the year off on a high, literally. Adelaide Oval RoofClimb is that once-in-a-lifetime experience and it runs all day New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve Big Bash

Watching the cricket on New Year's Eve is an annual tradition. The game kicks off at 7:40pm but if you can steal away early head to the Riverbank or Southern Stand for the ideal vantage point of the 9pm fireworks.


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