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 2018. Check out all these Byron Bay events for next weekend and head here for a fun holiday!
Byron Bay Soul Street
Image source: Soul St NYE
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.
Unfortunately, the cool annual music and arts festival, the Falls Festival, which takes place this year from 31 December 2017 to 2 January 2018, 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 next year’s festival, and you’ll be sure to catch some amazing music for a memorable Byron Bay New Year’s Eve holiday.
St. Elmo’s Fire
This excellent restaurant in Byron Bay is holding a New Year’s Eve Fiesta, starting at 7 pm. The dinner features 12 Spanish style dishes and desserts served throughout the evening, including oyster and jamon stations. Plus, more served “roaming style” through the night. In addition, you can listen to the 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 the Sunday Safari NYE Festival that will start midday on New Year’s Eve and continue on until 2 am. It will feature 14 hours on two stages of live music and DJs along with plenty of drinks. The cost is $65 for early bird tickets, $75 for local tickets. Artists include Patrick Topping, Tiga, Jack River, World Champion and more. You can book your tickets online so you’ll be all set to attend what Sunday Safari is calling an “epic party!”
First Sun New Year’s Day 2018
If you aren’t too tired from the night before, be among the first to catch a glimpse of the sun in 2018 by participating in the First Sun New Year’s Day event. Held at the Cape Byron Lighthouse, First Sun begins at 5 am sharp with relaxing music to listen to as people receive the first light. Other activities include guided meditation, crystal bowl soundscapes, yoga, peaceful intent and more.
Bring your yoga mat, warm clothes, a torch, blanket, sunglasses, hat and water. Clarkes Beach carpark is open starting at 4am, and participants can walk from there to the lighthouse. If you’d like, there’s a guided walk that starts at 4:15 am, or you can ride one of the free shuttle buses from 4:30 to 8 am. If you’re looking for food, Cape Cafe will open at 4:30 am with early tea, chai and coffee and then later, there will be light breakfast options available.
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 2018, 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!