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New Year’s Eve in Darwin 2020/2021 | What’s happening on NYE

All the tips for having a top New Year's Eve in the Top End.

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So you're in Darwin for New Year’s Eve? From fireworks and a party on a boat to a sit-down dinner by the sea, there's plenty to do in the Top End city.

Darwin Waterfront events: Fireworks and festivities

If there's one place you need to be to celebrate the turn of the year, it's Darwin Waterfront.

It all kicks off from 4pm where there will be free family-friendly entertainment including a concert, tribute stage show and children's performers. Food stalls will keep the whole tribe sated from start to finish.

Make sure you take a break at 9pm though for the family fireworks and again at midnight for the main event.

If you'd prefer to DIY your dinner you can bring a picnic basket with you - though bear in mind no glass or alcohol is permitted.

Darwin's New Year’s Eve fireworks show will kick off at the Darwin Waterfront at 9pm, and then again for the main event at midnight. So grab that picnic basket and bring the whole family.

To get the crowd pumping, there's an outdoor concert before the light show. There will be also local retailers and food stalls selling things to eat and drink.


Best New Year’s Eve dinners in Darwin

Restaurants in Darwin are yet to confirm whether they'll be hosting a New Year's Eve dinner. Check out the options available from last year that may be available again:

  • Pee Wee’s at the Point: Dine on a set menu with a clear view over Fannie Bay for the midnight fireworks.
  • Il Lido: Set on the lagoon in Darwin and reserve a seat overlooking NYE fireworks.

Best Darwin New Year’s Eve events and parties There has been no official announcements for 2020 New Year's Eve events in Darwin. Watch this space for more details as events become available.

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