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Sunday, 14 August 2022

We're counting down the ways to have a fun night — even without a babysitter.


Hip Hip Hooray for Family-friendly events in Melbourne and we wish you a safe and very cheery new year 2017!

Staying in? No problem. Make these Confetti Popper Rockets - you're sure to have a blast with these.


What's on?


Early Eve at Yarra Park

6 - 10pm

Located right next to the MCG, Yarra Park is bound by Punt Road Oval, Brunton Ave and Wellington Parade. Early Eve at Yarra Park brings together all the exciting parts of celebrating the new year without the late night out. Families can enjoy free stage entertainment, films, games and a spectacular fireworks display at 9.30pm. All entertainment is duplicated in two distinct zones across the site to assist with large crowds.
Please note carnival games incur a fee.


NYE at Footscray Park FREE Family friendly Event

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6.30 - 10.30pm

Footscray Park will come alive for New Years Eve 2017 with a fantastic line-up of stage entertainment, magnificent fireworks, carnival rides & games and a delicious offering of food trucks to ring in the new year.

Fireworks spectacle starts at 9.30pm. All the excitement without the late night!


New Year's Eve, Federation Square

8pm - Late

See Melbourne’s musical stars align on New Year’s Eve 2016 as Fed Square presents a concert featuring some of the very best talent the city has to offer.

Combining a powerhouse live show of music and entertainment and a great spot to watch the city fireworks, Fed Square’s free New Year’s Eve celebration will be a party to remember.


Waterfront Geelong New Years Fireworks Display

A free public fireworks display at midnight on the Geelong Waterfront will celebrate the start of 2017 and say goodbye to 2016.

Bring in 2017 on the Waterfront as Geelong hosts earlier fireworks display at dusk for kids and families at 9.30pm.


Boneo Maze & Mini Golf, Fingal

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Dromana 3 Drive-in, Dromana

Take in a movie marathon New Year's Eve - you're staying up late right?



New Year's Eve in the Square, Dandenong

6pm - 9.30pm

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What's OPEN on New Year's Day?

- Nature Boy Cafe, Murrumbeena

- Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

- Melbourne Museum, Carlton

- HEIDE Museum, Bulleen








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