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21 Gold Coast parties to ring in the New Year

Well Gold Coasters, we’re fairly sure there has NEVER been a better year to farewell with a big old celebration. Not to mention the fact that we made it to the end of 2020. Go us.

In honour of all that, we’ve compiled a list of all the best shindigs you should absolutely attend to ring in what’s sure to be a better year than the last.

Happy celebrating. You’ve earned it.

The Star Gold Coast
Nineteen at The Star
For a first-class New Year’s Eve experience, choose from two separate dinner sittings on the rooftop at Nineteen at the Star – the Sunset Menu or the Moonlight Menu. At Sunset you’ll get a six-course dinner experience for $160 per adult and $75 per child (12 and under). The Moonlight Menu is seven courses and $220 per adult. Both will no doubt be an absolutely magical time filled with decadent dishes and stunning views.

Cucina Vivo
Celebrate the New Year Italian style at Cucina Vivo. Start the night with the delicious set-menu between 6pm and 8pm, or ring in the New Year from 8:30pm with a set-menu and three-hour beverage package. The first seating includes a five-star set menu with a drink on arrival and tickets are $77.17pp. The second seating includes a set menu and three-hour beverage package for $190.37pp. Get in quick here.

Garden Kitchen & Bar – The Lawn
Celebrate on The Lawn in style with a Picnic Package for you and seven friends. From 8pm until late you can enjoy a three-hour beverage package with snack food for $999* for a group of eight people. How delightful.

Kiyomi
Farewell 2020 in Japanese style with the freshest ingredients, exquisitely prepared and presented for your pleasure. And what a pleasure it will be. Two seatings – one at 5.30pm and one at 8.30pm – include a set menu for two and a glass of champagne on arrival. Tickets are $154.35pp and it’s sure to be an absolutely incredible night. Get yours here.

Imperial at The Star
Make it a night to remember with the very best in Chinese cuisine with an à la carte menu or Banquet Menu. Sit from 5.30pm or 7.45pm and enjoy a shared banquet for two with a glass of champagne on arrival. Tickets are $164.65pp here.

Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Drive, Broadbeach

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort
Terraces Restaurant
The entire family can bid farewell to 2020 in Terraces Restaurant with a seafood dinner experience and glass of sparkling wine for adults on arrival. Tickets are $220 for adults, $139 for teens, $89 for children 5 to 12 years and children under 4 eat free. Grab yours here before they sell out.

Oyster Bar and Grill
The elegant, modern dining setting in Oyster Bar & Grill is providing a lavish seven-course degustation dinner with matching wines to toast to the New Year. Tickets are $349pp here

Horizons
The stunning Horizons is providing a lavish seven-course degustation dinner with matching wines to toast to the new year. Tickets are $349 here.

Where: 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

QT Gold Coast
Yamagen
Experience Yamagen’s finest dishes designed by executive Chef Adam Lane with a seven-course Japanese degustation menu, paired with a glass of champagne on arrival. Masterful bartenders will be serving whisky infused cocktails, highballs and spirits to order. Tickets are $195 per person and there are three seating times to choose from. Don’t miss out, get yours here.

Bazaar at QT
Embark on the round-the-world trip you wanted to take this year at Bazaar’s interactive market place. Wander the mosaic of interactive food markets to see in the New Year, with a chance of over-indulging with bubbles and a decadent feast including Moreton Bay bugs and Green Prawns. Seating times are available from 5.30pm. Tickets are $129pp for adults (including a glass of Mumm champagne on arrival, teens (13 – 17 years) are $89pp, children (5 – 12 years) are $39pp and under 4 years are free. Snap some up here.

Stingray Lounge
QT’s famed bar Stingray would like to wish you a very warm welcome on-board QT Flight2021 to the new year. You’ll be handed a QT branded passport to party at the door. Stamp your destination and receive a unique experiential cocktail for every country you visit. Bottomless in-flight food, first class treatment and live entertainment will bring your travel experience to life. Or upgrade your ticket and pop-off New Years in style by reserving a seat in the first-class lounge complete with bottle service, designated hostess and in-flight perks. Tickets from $139 here.

Where: QT Hotel, Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise

The Island Glasshouse
Treat yourself to a slice of paradise at The Island Gold Coast’s glittering, super luxe, star-studded party this New Year’s Eve. There’ll be DJs, immersive pop-up displays, roaming performers, special guests and more. Head in from 8pm for a 4.5 hour food and drinks package including premium spirits, premium tap beers and cider, wine, French sparkling with delicious canapés. Tickets are $159pp.
Where: 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Draculas Cabaret Restaurant
Bring in the New Year with the Vampires at Dracula’s NYE 2020 Fiesta. Experience the current live show Muertos as you sip cocktails and savour a quality three-course meal. Forget about waiting around for midnight, as the night moves like an unstoppable freight train from arrival time to 2021. Tickets are $155pp and include a ghost train ride, three-course dinner, full show, midnight countdown, a glass of champagne and a VIP necklace. Get there for a spooky time.
Where: 1 Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Skypoint
Dust off your party pants and fly up to SkyPoint to raise one last quarantini to the year that flew by. Tickets include admission to SkyPoint Observation Deck, a complimentary Quarantini cocktail on arrival, a two-hour beverage package from 7.30pm to 9.30pm, two chef-manned food stations, canapes and grazing dishes and live entertainment. Tickets are $129pp.
Where: Level 77, Q1, Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort
MacArthur’s Ballroom
Experience a show-stopping VIP Masquerade Ball designed to add unprecedented sparkle and mystery to your night. You’ll indulge in gourmet canapés, a four-course menu designed by Executive Chef Matt Hart and a five-hour beverage package for $299pp.

Cove Cafe
Take the entire family along for a good time including everything from taco bars to oyster shucking and liquid nitrogen ice cream installations. Adults will get a welcome glass of sparkling and everyone can wander down to the water to watch the midnight fireworks. Tickets are $155 per adult, $74 per teenager (12-17 years) including soft drink and juice, $49 per child (5-11 years) including soft drink and juice and children under 4 years are free.

Where: Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove

Lost Kingdom
Escape to the jungle and bring in the New Year at the hottest UV party on the Gold Coast. There’ll be face painting, glow sticks and plenty of space for everyone. You can (and should) choose to go all out and purchase a three-hour beverage package with UNLIMITED basic drinks, beer, wine, and champagne. Pre-purchase your entry to guarantee your spot, tickets will sell out quickly. From $32.
Where: 15 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise

Asylum
It’s the night of all nights. Be released into 2021 at a killer New Years Eve party. There’ll be live dancers and entertainment, Co2 Cannons, giveaways and an epic midnight countdown. Pre-purchase your tickets or party like a VIP with a three-hour beverage package including unlimited basic drinks, beer, wine, and champagne. Tickets from $27.
Where: 15 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise

Retro’s
Dress to impress as Gold Coasters party like movie stars for Retro’s NYE Golden Globes party. They’ll be playing all of the biggest hits from the 80s, 90s and 00s with giveaways for best dressed running all night long. Party in style with a three-hour food and beverage package, including house beer, wine, champagne and basic spirits. Tickets from $120 (including food and beverage package). Doors open at 8pm.
Where: 15 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise

NB: if you’re keen to head to all three of those parties, grab yourself a VIP express three-party pass for just $21. What a time.

Rick Shores
Experience a magical New Years Eve overlooking the ocean at Burleighs’ beautiful Rick Shores. Tickets are $350 and you’ll enjoy their five-star degustation menu, a four-hour beverage package including N.V. GH Mumm Champagne, a selection of wines, beers, cocktails and spirits. There are multiple seating options available and tickets are selling quick.
Where: Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads

Lonestar Tavern
Gather the gang and lash out on an unlimited drinks package, accompanied by a delicious four course meal and rounded out with a dose of one of Australia’s favourite musicians in an intimate, up close and personal concert. Yes Gold Coasters, it’s the one and only DIESEL right here for New Years Eve. Grab yourself a ticket from $179 and prepare for one of the best nights of your life.
Where: Cnr Markeri St and Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters

Happy New Year Gold Coasters, thank you for supporting us throughout 2020. 

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