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NYE IN NEWCASTLE: Get set for a Fiery Farewell to 2023!

Over 30,000 locals are expected to flock to the Foreshore for New Year’s Eve celebrations this year.

Embracing inclusivity, the City Of Newcastle New Year’s Eve extravaganza will sprawl across Queens Wharf, Market Street Lawn, and The Station.

The family-friendly event promises a dynamic mix of entertainment throughout the evening… Here’s what you can expect.

FIREWORKS AND AERIAL DISPLAYS

World-renowned pilot Paul Bennet and his team will take over the skies above the foreshore for a breathtaking aerial spectacle at 6.30 pm and 7.30 pm, defying gravity with solo and formation manoeuvres.

And before you know it, it’ll be time for the grand finale – A massive fireworks display launching from Dyke Point for enhanced visibility for everyone across the event zone.

INDIGENOUS CULTURE & ART WALKS

From 4 pm, the event will invite everyone to take part in a smoking ceremony and tool-making demonstrations. There’ll be dancing, face painting, and interactive areas for children to learn traditional basket weaving.

The Foreshore will also transform into a self-guided art walk, showcasing installations and sculptures crafted by students from the University of Newcastle.

FESTIVAL FUN & FLAVOURS

Carnival rides, amusements, inflatables, pop-up DJ stations, fire twirlers and market stalls will bring the festival fun to the party with a specially curated sensory zone for people with disabilities and their families also on hand.

And if you’re feeling hungry there’ll be plenty of options to choose from with a lineup of food vendors and trucks offering a variety of flavours.

PLAN YOUR NYE IN NEWCASTLE

Additional public transport services are being organised to facilitate smooth commuting to and from the event. So head to whatson.newcastle.nsw.gov.au and get ready for a night of enchanting festivities and vibrant celebrations as Newcastle welcomes 2024 with open arms.