What to do on New Year’s Eve in Adelaide 2021/2022

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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, smaller events will be held across the Adelaide CBD instead of the usual fireworks display in Elder Park.

So plan early to make the most of New Year's Eve in Adelaide to ring in the new year.
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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, similar to last year, smaller events will take place across Adelaide to ensure social distancing measures are in place.

Watch the fireworks this New Year's Eve at Light Up in Rymill Park (Murlawirrapurka) where there will be 2 shows, 1 at 9:30pm and the other at midnight. Tickets start from $15 for adults and $10 for children (with a $4.80 booking fee).

Additionally "Midnight Moments" events will be held within the city and North Adelaide with several taking place with views of the fireworks.

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

Get out and about on New Year's Eve with these dining packages, parties and events.

  • New Year's Eve Dinner at Intercontinental Adelaide: Riverside Restaurant is where all the cool kids will be on New Year's Eve. Its celebration features a 4-course dinner and riverside views. Plus, you can choose between the early and late sitting. First sitting 5:30pm–8pm is $207.33+ per person and second sitting 9pm–12am is $259.15+ per person.
  • Coal Cellar + Grill: Nobody wants to cook on New Year's Eve, so let the chefs at Coal Cellar + Grill do the hard work for you as you welcome 2022 with an à la carte spread. Prices vary.
  • Skyline New Year's Eve Dinner: For a more relaxed itinerary this NYE head to Skyline Restaurant to be treated to an impeccable 5-course dinner and live entertainment. Prices from $169 per person.
  • Disco Inferno NYE at The Brit: Boogie your way into 2022 with a 70s and 80s theme disco featuring classic tunes from Michael Jackson, ABBA and more. Tickets from $77 per adult and $35 per child.
  • New Year's Eve at Merrymaker: Be greeted with a glass of bubbly on arrival and tuck into a meal while you take in the upbeat atmosphere with live DJ music and rooftop views at Merrymaker on New Year's Eve. Tickets from $199 per person.
  • New Year's Eve Cocktail Party at the Tonsley: Have a great night out with your nearest and dearest on New Year's Eve at Tonsley Hotel with a 2-course dinner, live music entertainment from AJ and the Wildhearts and sip on $15 cocktails until the clock strikes 12. Tickets from $45 per person.
  • NYE 2021 Party of the Decade: Celebrate New Year's Eve into the early hours of the morning at The Kandy Shop Club with RnB music playing throughout the night. Tickets from $17 per person.
  • NYE 2021 at eleven: Bid adieu to 2021 in style at 11, enjoy a 4-course menu before heading up to the open-air bar to keep the party going. Tickets from $38.01 (bar NYE package) and $185.71 (restaurant NYE package).
  • New Year's Eve @ Nola: Party the night away with tasty fried chicken and specialty cocktails. Tickets from $90 per person.
  • Mary's Mile High Club – NYE 2021: Boarding just in time for NYE, Mary's Poppin is hosting a night to remember with an airline theme. Mary's DJ's and DIVAS will you keep you entertained all night long. Tickets from $56.94.
  • NYE Street Party: Featuring high energy live music from DJ's, sax and bongo players head to The Lion Hotel this NYE for the time of your life. Tickets from $16.91pp (free before 9pm).
  • Sparkke at the Whitmore: Say hello to 2022 with an 8-course degustation in this unique garden to plate experience. Tickets from $150pp.
  • New Year's Eve Party at Waves: Make a toast to 2022 at Waves on New Year's Eve with a 5-hour drink package, canapés and live DJ's to help you party into the new year. Tickets from $160 per person. (SOLD OUT)
  • NYE 2021 at Club Marion: Enjoy an evening out on New Year's Eve with a 2-course dinner and entertainment from Cornseys Rock n Roll All Stars. Tickets from $75 for members and $80 for non-members. (SOLD OUT)
  • The Stag Public House Party: Join the NYE festivities with drink specials and live music at the stag. Tickets from $50 per person. (SOLD OUT)
  • New Year's Eve at Sôl Rooftop Bar: Enjoy unobstructed views of the city from the Sôl Rooftop on level 9 of Skycity Adelaide. Wine and dine your way to midnight. Tickets from $250 per person. (SOLD OUT)
  • New Year's Eve Casino Royale: With a 4-course Table d'Hote menu and a chance to play (and win) Blackjack, Poker or Roulette the Mosaic Hotel is the place to be on NYE for those who want to test their luck. Tickets from $127.69pp. (SOLD OUT)

New Year's Eve Big Bash

Watching cricket on New Year's Eve is an annual tradition in Adelaide. The game will see the Adelaide Strikers take on the Sydney Thunder at Adelaide Oval with the game starting at 7:15pm.

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What is Adelaide doing for New Year's Eve to ensure it's COVID-safe?

  • Fireworks events: Due to the pandemic, Adelaide is hosting smaller fireworks events for 2021. Residents are encouraged to celebrate in a more spread-out manner by tucking into local, ticketed events such as dining packages.
  • Getting around safely: This year's scheduled events include street performances and outdoor seating on footpaths and roads. While exact locations have still not been announced, expect there to be road closures in the city on New Year's Eve.

Celebrating New Year's Eve at home in Adelaide: What's allowed?

  • Gathering sizes: You can currently gather with a maximum of 30 people in a household, although this may change closer to 31 December.

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