Sat 31 Dec 2016

For the first time, Yarra Council is proud to present Yarra Park Life: a low key, free, family friendly suite of activities on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, 31st December at Edinburgh Gardens.

With Helping Hoops hosting basketball workshops for kids aged 7-14 years between 2-5pm and the inaugural Yarra Dog Show & Awards between 2-4pm at the Alfred Crescent Oval, courts and Pavilion (within Edinburgh Gardens), there is something for everyone. Great prizes and trophies are up for grabs including caps & tickets to next year’s Dogapalooza. Dog Photog photo booth will also be operating their signature portraiture to capture Yarra’s finest camera loving pups.
A middle eastern BBQ hosted by Free to Feed, a non-profit organisation that empowers chefs and cooks from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds will also be selling between 12-8pm alongside the delectable Rushmore ice coffee and Pidapipo Gelato all afternoon.

At sundown the gardens will glow with artistic light projections until midnight, including a large scale projection across the natural landscape by artist Nick Azidis in partnership with the Gertrude Projection Association, as well as a Projector Bike cinema experience. Plus, you’ll be able to view the city fireworks at 9.30pm (for children) and midnight (for adults) from your picnic blanket in Yarra’s finest park.

If you are looking for places to visit and things to do on New Year’s Eve here’s a list!


Edinburgh Gardens
Yarra Park Life
12 noon till midnight


Bar Open
NYE Extravaganza feat. Phantom Panda Power Wizard Master w/ Orbis Tertius & The Monotremes.
8.30pm – 3am
$15 presale, $20 door
Bar Open

Bendigo Hotel
CLOWNS + The Nation Blue
8pm start
Bendigo Hotel

Bimbo Deluxe
NYE Under The Stars, Rooftop ‘Slowjam’ Party, Bedroom R’n’B Party, House Party All Night Downstairs
Free Entry
Bimbo Delux

The Fox Hotel
Music, Dining, Rooftop
The Fox Hotel

Old Bar
Crap Sabbath – feat members of Tankerville, Shepparton Airplane, Spank Junk and Ohms.
Entry $10
The Old Bar

Rainbow Hotel
The High Society play the music of Harry Coulson + Special Guests.
Free Entry, 9pm start
Rainbow Hotel

Casaloca NYE Latin Night
Dinner + Show $89
General Entry $49

B2B, Mr Pitiful, Mike Rush
5pm – 5am

The Nightcat
Papa G + The Starcats, DJs Logan Gibson + Ja Moire
Doors 9pm
The Nightcat

The Corner
Northeast Party House, Bleeding Knees Club, City Calm Down (DJs), The Pretty Littles, Gold Fields (DJs), Leisure Suite (DJs), Stingray, Osaka, DPRS, Big Sexy
Open 4pm
$49.26 - $59.76
The Corner