It canít almost be New Years Eve, can it? Iím sure we were all welcoming 2017 just one or two months ago- not 11 months ago!
Every year I say to myself ĎI will be more organised for the next New Yearís Eve. Iíll plan it six months in advanceí. Well, that resolution didnít come to fruition. So now, here I am, just a few short weeks away from another stressful week researching, planning, and trying to organise something special to do with my family.
While I find a list of family New Years Eve events to attend in Adelaide for myself, I may as well share them with the mums of Adelaide - after all, we really need to stick together, and support each other during this silly season.
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So here is a list of my top New Years Eve events for the whole family:
Big Bash League- Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat.
If you are a big fan of cricket, then this is the NYE celebration for you! There will be four matches throughout the day, starting off with the WBBL (Womenís Big Bash League) double header at 1:15pm-2:30pm, then again at 2:45pm-4:00pm. The Menís BBL double header will start at 6:40pm-8:00pm, then again at 8:15pm-9:35pm. Gates open at 12:45pm To buy tickets, click here.
New Yearís Eve at Glenelg.
A festival on the Foreshore: Glenelg is sure to put on a spectacular show. With free entertainment from: Potbelleez; DJ Jacki J; and more, plus activities for the children, everyone will have a fantastic time. There will be 9:30pm fireworks at Glenelg and Brighton, and midnight fireworks at Glenelg**. Please check for road and jetty closures, here
Adelaideís New Yearís Eve.
One of the biggest Nye Yearís Eve events in Adelaide, Elder Park will be filled with food trucks, childrenís entertainment, and a whole lot of fun! The festivities kick off at 6:00pm, with pre-show entertainment, food, and drinks. Family fireworks will commence at 9:00pm, and there will also be midnight fireworks to welcome in 2018. Click here for more information on the entertainment, and schedule.
Running every second Saturday, join Foodi on their interactive Chocolate Walking Tour, where you will discover some of these chocolatiers and gain insight into their craft.
Semaphore Summer Carnival.
While the carnival begins on Saturday 16th December 2017, and ends Sunday 28th January 2018, we are more interested in the New Yearís Eve party that they will be hosting. There will be many rides, such as, Dodgem Cars, and Bungee Trampolines. As well as carnival games, like the Laughing Clowns. Family fireworks begin at 9:30pm, there will also be midnight fireworks.
Normanville New Yearís Eve Pageant.
This New Yearís Eve will be the 20th Annual Normanville New Yearís Eve Pageant. The pageant will begin at 7:30pm from Katherine Drive, and will make its way through the streets, until it reaches Normanville foreshore at 8:00pm. There will be entertainment and food at the foreshore, and fireworks at 9:45pm.
Rivergum Homes New Yearís Eve Celebration.
Victor Harbor will be celebrating New Yearís Eve at Warland Reserve from 7:30pm. There will be entertainment Humphrey B Bear, and more, plus a free petting zoo, amusement rides, and other magnificent attractions. Fireworks begin at 9:45pm, and midnight. Please see the website for more information.
If you are aware of any other family friendly NYE events, please share them with us.
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