New Year’s Eve for Kids in Brisbane 2020 – 2021

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Where to find the best New Year’s Eve events for families in Brisbane this year.

Unfortunately due to COVID, New Year’s Eve in Brisbane looks a little different this year. However, we have still managed to find a few events that are taking place that you and your Brisbane Kids can enjoy and see in 2021! This year most of these events do require your family to have a ticket (even the events that are free to attend) so make sure you are organised and book ahead so you don’t miss out! 

Remember, New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be all about staying up till past midnight. The host of kid-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations on the Brisbane calendar provide a wonderful opportunity to involve your Brisbane Kids in the festivities, with many events starting earlier in the evening to cater for families. We’ve gathered all of the best Brisbane New Year’s Eve events from our calendar here for you to find one that suits your family the best. Please click on the links in each event for further information.

The complete list of events on New Year’s Eve for kids in Brisbane 2020-2021

Everton Park| New Year’s Eve Family Countdown @ Everton Park Hotel| 6pm – 9pm – On Thursday 31 December, join for free kids entertainment from 6pm-9pm and a family count down from 9pm complete with indoor fireworks! For more information and to book  click here 

Ipswich| New Year’s Eve| 9pm – Residents are encouraged to turn their heads towards the sky this New Year’s Eve! Fireworks will launch across the region at 9.00 pm. A list of locations and further information will be released closer to New Year’s Eve. For more information click here 

Redcliffe | New Years Eve Party @ Redcliffe Markets | 5pm – 10pm – Meander amongst a pop-up market wonderland brimming with treasures and trinkets, gourmet street food and hordes of free entertainment for little kids and big kids alike. Featuring the very best of SE Qld’s gourmet market eats, three main market stages boasting bands, DJ’s and solo performers and two spectacular fireworks shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm! Tickets are required. For more information and to get your free ticket click here 

Sandstone Point Hotel | 2pm – midnight – Say goodbye to 2020 and Aloha to 2021! There’s something for everyone on New Year’s Eve at Sandstone Point Hotel! From 2pm spend the last day of 2020 with food stalls, markets, kids rides, live music, roving entertainment & more! Start the new year with a bang! There will be family-friendly fireworks at 8:30pm and the BIG countdown to 2021 at midnight! Tickets are required. For more information click here 


Tivoli |Drive into 2021 @Tivoli Drive In| 4pm – 9.30pm-  To celebrate the count-down to 2021, Tivoli Drive-In presents a wonderful evening of family fun and entertainment! Gates open at 4pm and there is plenty on offer with market stalls, roving entertainment and ‘Kids Cove’, where children can create LED balloon animals, join in Craft Corner, and a be entertained by the “Bubble’licious Bubble Show with Clarissa White.  Party band Savvy will kick off the celebrations on stage from 5pm along with a line-up of talented local performers including Ipswich Musical Theatre. Families can then settle back and enjoy Disney’s latest blockbuster movie release ‘Onward‘. The evening will wrap up with a fireworks finale at around 9.40pm. Tickets are required. For more information click here 

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Events on New Year’s Eve for kids on the Sunshine Coast 2020-2021

Alexandra Headlands | Alex Summer Festival @ Alexandra Park Conference Centre | 5pm – late – Head to the beach by the day and to the Summer Carnival at night with the event taking place daily from 5pm. There will be rides, sideshow, food, shows, workshops, music . . . and so much more! Tickets required. or more information click here 

Bokarina |Circus Rio @ Shineshine Coast Stadium| 11am and 7pm-  Celebrate the New Year’s Eve with a trip to the circus! The spectacular show is filled with unbelievable feats, incredible performers, and dazzling displays of acrobatics. There are 15 jaw-dropping acts: jugglers, acrobatics, clowns, magicians, aerialists, Brazillian dancers, and FMX riders. Tickets are required. For more information click here 

Please note that the annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks events at Mooloolaba and Caloundra have been cancelled this year. 

Events on New Year’s Eve for kids on the Gold Coast 2020-2021

Please note that the annual New Year’s Eve events at the Gold Coast have been cancelled this year. 

 All of us at Brisbane Kids wish you all the very best for 2021 and hope you enjoy celebrating New Year’s Eve with your Brisbane Kids and family.

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4 responses to “New Year’s Eve for Kids in Brisbane 2020 – 2021”

  1. Hi
    Wanting to know if there are any kids events for new years near Springfield lakes?

  2. Bob says:

    Is the usual Victoria Point NYE event not happening this year? Couldn’t find any info. Thanks.

    • It doesn’t look like it Bob. Usually it is hosted by the Lakeside Shopping Centre, often with markets- but this year it doesnt look like they are going to do it. It might be the difficulty of making it a Covid Safe event perhaps. Lets all hope 2021 is a much better year for everywhere. I hope you still manage to have a nice evening and a happy new year 🙂 Ngaire

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