New Year’s Eve for kids in Brisbane 2018 – 2019

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

New Year’s Eve in Brisbane 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 2018-2019

Ipswich| New Year’s Eve| – 9.30pm – This amazing family friendly event boasts  free kids rides, food stalls,  live music, face painting, a Paw Patrol Show, Shimmer and Shine Show Live, Larrikin Puppets, Joel, One Man Stunt Show and a Fireworks Finale Spectacular at 9.30pm.

Manly Harbour Village| New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 9pm and midnight – Manly Harbour Village will host 2 fireworks displays over the beautiful harbour, the biggest display at 9pm to cater for families and another explosion of colour and light to bring in the new year at 12 midnight, plus there will be a screening of Mamma Mia at 7pm.

Portside | NYE Fireworks | 8.30pm and Midnight – Family Friendly Fireworks at both 8.30pm and midnight.

Sandstone Point Hotel | 12 noon – midnight – Celebrate New Years Eve with  food stalls, kids rides, live music, entertainment and more. Of course the highlight will be the 2 fireworks shows-  a family fireworks show at 8:30pm will be synchronised from the Sandstone Point Hotel jetty and the Bongaree jetty plus  the traditional NYE fireworks will go off at midnight from the Sandstone Point Hotel jetty.

South Bank | New Year’s Eve Fireworks @ South Bank | 8:30pm and midnight – Get your spot early for this ever-popular New Year’s Eve event! A great vantage point for the fireworks at 8:30pm and midnight. Each show will last for 10 minutes.

Victoria Point | Lakeside New Year’s Eve 2018 | 5pm-9.30pm  – Celebrate the start of 2019 with the High Street Markets featuring 60+ Market Stalls with fabulous foods and great shopping, free entertainment and fun for all.  Plus there will be a fantastic free Fireworks show over the lake at the child friendly time of 9pm.

Woodford| Woodfordia Kids Festival | 27 December – 1 January from 8am – 5pm daily (note:  Woodford Folk festival operates beyond these hours)  Spread across eight venues and tucked away just inside the Welcome Gate, the Children’s Festival invites young minds to engage in activities and performances ranging from arts and crafts like origami and making wallets out of recycled materials, circus workshops and belly dancing, to learning about insects, understanding native wildlife, exploring musical techniques, and in a first this year, workshops teaching local Indigenous language.

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New Year’s Eve for kids on the Gold Coast 2018-2019

Surfer’s Paradise | New Year’s Eve Carnival | 3pm-Midnight – The carnival’s awe-inspiring fireworks finale on New Year’s Eve is renowned as one of Queensland’s best displays of cutting-edge pyrotechnic magic, with three separate shows igniting the beach and riverside precinct in celebration for both families and late-night revellers to enjoy. Fireworks will be at 8pm. 10pm and midnight.

Events on New Year’s Eve for kids on the Sunshine Coast 2018-2019

Caloundra | New Years Eve Celebrations | From 4pm-9.30pm – Kings Beach will be the place to be for families celebrating New Years Eve this year on the Sunshine Coast as Lions Park and Ampitheatre host  kids rides, yummy food and drink stalls, face painters, children’s entertainment, Despicable Me 3 on the big screen, and some great live entertainment before a fireworks finale at 9.30pm.

Mooloolaba | New Year’s Eve Celebrations | from 4pm – Live music and entertainments, rides, kid’s activities, yummy food and drink. The first spectacular fireworks show will be held at 8:30pm and, for all the party animals, another will be held at midnight.


 All of us at Brisbane Kids wish you all the very best for 2019 and hope you enjoy celebrating New Year’s Eve with your Brisbane Kids and family.

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