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Reasons to Celebrate New Year In The Sunny City Of Sydney

Sydney Showboat Fireworks Cruise

A wintry New Year’s Eve celebration… sounds too boring and old-school? Here are some reasons to go for a summery New Year’s Eve celebration in Sydney instead:

1. Grab your chance to take part in one of the most renowned New Year celebrations in the world. With its spectacular harbour, distinctive ‘coathanger style’ bridge and iconic Sydney Opera House, Sydney is the perfect stage for an unforgettable end-of-year party and is a magnet for international celebrities.

2. Join the good-humoured crowds lining Sydney Harbour, and make new friends. You’ll have plenty to choose from – more than a million people gather around the foreshore each year in a spirit of cheerfulness and hope. The atmosphere is one you’ll never forget.

3. Hate crowds? Plan ahead and choose the viewing point that suits you best. They are located all round Sydney’s massive harbour, and many are free. If you prefer, book a place in an exclusive VIP area or on one of the boats offering Sydney New Year’s Eve cruises as part of the Harbour of Light Parade – get in quick to avoid disappointment.

4. Don’t worry about being part of such large crowds. Sydney New Year’s Eve is a well-organised, safe and friendly event.

5. Make a day of it. Long before its dark enough for fireworks; Sydney Harbour is the dramatic setting for a host of activities. Previous years’ festivities have included air displays, a sunset demonstration of fire-tug water cannons, and a traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking ceremony, which use eucalyptus smoke to “cleanse” the harbour of negative spirits.

6. As well as being the focal point for the world’s favourite fireworks display, this year the Sydney Harbour Bridge will be illuminated with full-length projections at each end, showing photos, film clips and community service messaging and other creative content.

7. Choose which fireworks display you want to see. The 9pm Family Fireworks allow young children to be part of the festivities. Then, at the stroke of midnight, accompanied by a countdown from a million voices, the Sydney skyline erupts with its truly extraordinary fireworks extravaganza.

8. Tune into the New Year’s Eve soundtrack – a list of melodious music, specially produced to choreograph the fireworks.

9. Enjoy the warm summer’s evening. New Year’s Eve falls in the Australian summer, making it the ideal time to escape the Northern Hemisphere winter and see Sydney at its best.

10. Make the most of your visit’s good timing: Sydney’s New Year’s Eve falls between two milestones in the city’s calendar, Christmas and the Sydney Festival - a lively arts and cultural festival which takes over the city each January. Add in the traditional Boxing Day start to the world-famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race, and there’s plenty to keep you entertained and intrigued.

Our favourite part: A stunning New Year’s Eve cruise on Sydney Harbour. To those who agree with us, Sydney NYE cruises are very popular and get sold out quite early on, so plan & book ahead! For the rest, check out some pictures of NYE 2018 & think again!

Posted on September 25, 2019

by Sydney Showboats

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