22 Gold Coast parties to ring in the New Year

It’s almost that time of year again, yep the beginning of a new year, a time to tick off all the things you “didn’t get around to” this year and generally attempt to be a better human. But before all that boring stuff gets in the way, we get to farewell the year that was with a big old party and one last round of questionable decisions. New Years Eve is upon us folks and we’ve found some sweet shindigs to get you in the mood. (from north to south).

Palazzo Versace
The Bianco Ball is sure to be a lavish affair in Palazzo Versace’s La Medusa Ballroom with art-house performers, live music, indoor fireworks, a seafood buffet dinner and flowing beverages. Dress in white to make the evening even more magical. Tickets start from $169 per adult for the 5pm to 7pm sitting and $249 for the 8pm to 10pm sitting. If degustation is more your style choose the Vanitas package for $450 per adult including a five Course degustation dinner with paired wines and champagne upon arrival. Tickets to Vanitas include the Bianco Ball from 10pm to 1am.
Where: Palazzo Versace, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach  

Bazaar Marketplace
It’s a buffet guys, but not as you know it. Rather, it’s a foodie adventure filled with eats from pizza to charcuterie boards and fresh seafood to a wall filled of desserts. NYE at Bazaar will offer two sittings, 5pm and 8pm, and the choice to add a beverage package from $110.
Tickets available here.
Where: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise   

There’s no doubt New Years Eve will go off with a bang at Yamagen with a cutting edge cocktail menu and some of the best Japanese cuisine around. The party package is $80 per person for a set food menu and glass of champagne on arrival. Get in quick for this one.
Tickets available here.
Where: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

Prepare to get LUXE at Stingray for New Years Eve. Another QT banger, get ready to channel your inner Beyoncé and dance the night away. Rub shoulders with the best dressed on the Coast as you enjoy a three hour beverage and LUXE canapé package from $119 per person.
Tickets available here.
Where: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

It’s a night of BEACHN BEATS on the Esplanade at Surfers Paradise this year with a four hour drinks and canapé package and the perfect spot to watch the fireworks. Tickets are $129 per person to be right in the midst of the action.
Tickets available here.
Where: 52 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Chapter & Verse
It’s Tropical Paradise Party overlooking lush tropical gardens with a live DJ entertainment, three hour premium beverage package and locally inspired canapés at Chapter & Verse. Dress in your freshest get up and get ready to snap some Insta-worthy shots so everyone knows just how good a time you’re having.
Tickets available here.
Where: Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort, 158 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise  

Ring in the New Year Studio 54 style at SkyPoint Observation Deck. Bust out your glitter, sequins and big hair and celebrate 2017 in style. For $195 you’ll nab yourself live floor shows, tunes from the resident DJ, canapés and a premium beer and wine package all while overlooking the sparkling lights of the Gold Coast.
Where: Level 77, Q1, Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Hard Rock Café
Prepare to be possessed by the New Orleans deep southern spirit at Hard Rock Café this New Years Eve. A Mardi Gras-style party will see you jamming to the beats of a live jazzy fun band and a DJ for the wee hours of the morning. The dinner package is made up of Louisiana eats and offered in two sittings – from 5pm to 7pm (from $75 per adult) and 7.30pm to 9.30pm from $125 per adult.
Where: Cnr Cavill Ave and Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

One50 Public House
Stroll down the red carpet Hollywood-style on New Years Eve at One50 Public House. Don your prettiest party dress and get glammed up for a four hour drinks and canapé package for just $95 per person. Oh, and there’ll be a martini pop up bar, live music and best dressed prizes.
Tickets available here.
Where: 150 Bundall Rd, Bundall

The Star Gold Coast
There are tons of good times to be had at The Star this New Years Eve with parties in every venue:
Food Fantasy will host a buffet dinner for $95 person including a glass of bubbles.
Garden Kitchen & Bar is offering an early dinner with an À la carte menu for $99 per person. From 8pm until late there’s a set restaurant menu also for $99 per person or grab a picnic package for $1000 and round up your crew for a party under the stars.
Cucina Vivo is serving up a 5-course menu plus three hour beverage package for $140 per person from 8pm or choose an A la carte menu from 5pm to 7pm.
Kiyomi will host a Japanese soiree with a stunning set menu – the first from seating 5.30pm is $110 per person and the second seating at 9pm is $160 per person.
The Imperial will see an A la carte menu from 5:30pm to 7:30pm and from 8pm until late the restaurant set menu is $138.
Atrium Bar has booth packages up for grabs for simply head in for some drinks and a dance.

Hideaway Kitchen and Bar
Escape reality at Hideaway’s NYE masquerade party. For $135 you’ll be treated to three hours of roving, Asian streetfood inspired canapés, FIVE hours of beer, wine, bubbles and basics and a DJ on the decks to dance the night away. Sounds like a sweet time to us.
Where: 2657 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach

Bistro on 3
The Sofitel’s French inspired bistro will get the party started early this year with a decadent seafood and carvery buffet that you know will be next level. There’ll also be live entertainment so you and your crew can dance your way into 2018 in style. Prices from $119 per adult.
Tickets available here.
Where: 81 Surf Parade, Broadbeach

Down the rabbit hole we go at EAST’s eccentric NYE party. See the space transform into an adventurous evening filled with wonder and the surreal. Aerial Cirque will be performing never before seen choreographed dual routines high in the sky. Tickets are priced from $100 including entry and a voucher to use on drinks or books yourself a VIP booth and begin 2018 in style.
Where: 88 Surf Pde, Broadbeach

The Collective
The Palm Beach favourite is hosting what may just be the party of the year with dinner, drinks and dancing under the twinkling lights. Packages start from $149 per person for a four hour drinks and canapé package and if you’re feeling extra fancy, nab yourself the rooftop package and gaze out over Palmy as the year clicks over.
Tickets available here.
Where: 1128 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach

Retros Gold Coast 
It’s a paradise themed party from the past at Retros Cocktail Lounge in Surfers. Think palms trees and coconuts, lush green decorations, summer fresh cocktails, fish bowl cocktails of course and the best old school hits from the 80s, 90s and 00’s.
Where: 3 Orchard Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Old Tom Restaurant & Bar
Put your fancy pants on and prepare to step out in style at Broadbeach’s new gin bar and Restaurant, Old Tom’s. Their New Year’s Eve party will include a six-course tasting menu with champagne on arrival, matched wine, cocktail and temperance at $195.
Where: Shop 12-15 Victoria Ave, Broadbeach

Words by Kirra Smith.



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