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What’s On? New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay

What’s On? New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay

Try imagining beaches, surfing or swimming, great food and much more for a holiday this New Year’s Eve weekend. Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay will make your imaginary holiday a reality. Whether you’re looking for a holiday getaway with your partner or something for the whole family, Byron Bay won’t disappoint.

Byron Bay has an excellent range of events for the holiday weekend, ranging from an alcohol-free party to a fancy dinner to catching the first sunrise of 2017. Check out all these Byron Bay events for next weekend and head here for a fun holiday!

Byron Bay Soul Street

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Head down to Jonson Street, the main street running through Byron Bay’s city centre, on New Year’s Eve for a family-friendly street festival sponsored by The Byron Community Centre. Featuring everything from face painters to fire twirling and live music to food stalls, this fun Byron Bay New Year’s Eve event starts at 4 pm and continues until 10 pm.

Soul Street is an alcohol-free event to keep with the family-friendly theme. Jonson Street will be closed starting at noon on New Year’s Eve and will reopen at 8 am on New Year’s Day. Be eco-friendly and ride bikes up to the event (perhaps hiring bicycles for the day) or park further away and walk up. Free parking will be available in the Butler Street Reserve, just a short walk to the event.

Falls Festival

Unfortunately, the cool annual music and arts festival, the Falls Festival, which takes place this year from 31 December 2016 to 2 January 2017, is completely sold out for this year. It’s a fun weekend of local to international musicians gathering to play and enjoy the atmosphere. Plan ahead for 2017-8’s festival, and you’ll be sure to catch some amazing music for a memorable Byron Bay New Year’s Eve holiday.

The Balcony NYE dinner

Byron Bay New Years Eve at The Balcony


View all the Byron New Year’s Eve activities from The Balcony while dining on delicious food. The restaurant is providing two dinner sittings, one from 5 to 8 pm that features an à la carte menu that would be appropriate for families. The restaurant allows reservations anytime between 5 and 7 pm, but with the caveat that you need to be done by 8 pm.

The later sitting, a great option if you’re here as a couple or with friends, starts at 8 pm. It can be reserved from a seating at 8, 8:30 or 9 pm. There are two options: a $90 per person standard menu or $120 per person premium menu.

St. Elmo’s Fire

This excellent restaurant in Byron Bay is holding a New Year’s Eve Fiesta, starting at 6:30 pm. The dinner features 12 Spanish style dishes served throughout the evening, including food stations like cured meats sliced to order, oysters with dressings, seafood paella and more. Plus, more served “roaming style” through the night. Plus, there will be live music all evening. Tickets cost $135 per person, and bookings are essential.

The Byron Bay Brewery

Another venue for a Byron Bay New Year’s Eve party, the Byron Bay Brewery will host a free (yes, that’s right a Byron Bay New Year’s Eve event that doesn’t cost anything, except for drinks) event, Aloha 2017 Hawaiian Luau. It will feature acts such as Aloha Baby and Sabrosa Sound System as well as roving Hawaiian fire performers. Bookings are required, so make sure to get in touch soon if you want to hang out at Byron Bay Brewery on New Year’s Eve.

First Sun New Year’s Day 2017

Byron Bay Lighthouse

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If you aren’t too tired from the night before, be among the first to catch a glimpse of the sun in 2017 by participating in the First Sun New Year’s Day event. It begins at 5:30 am sharp with a silent sunrise meditation. Following the meditation, you can join in on the free yoga class or Hawaiian Flying session.

Plan to either ride the shuttle from Clarks Beach Carpark to the lighthouse (running from 5 to 8 am) or walk up if you do the lighthouse walk.

Stay with us at Broken Head Holiday Park

Come on, go ahead and book that last-minute holiday for your Byron Bay New Year’s weekend. There are quite a few ways to ring in 2017, and if you plan to stay at Broken Head Holiday Park you’ll have plenty of cash to spend on any of the options. So get planning your New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay now!

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