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New Year's Eve Events in Adelaide: Where to Start the Year with a Bang

From family-friendly fireworks to extravagant events, here's where to celebrate NYE in Adelaide.


The season of ugly festive jumpers and fun Christmas movies is over, and it’s time to turn up the glam and bring the new year in with style! We’ve chosen our top picks for New Year’s Eve events in Adelaide to suit every vibe – from multi-course restaurant experiences, rooftop bar parties, fireworks and family fun.

Don’t forget to book your tickets ahead to these fabulous events. You'll want to relax as you cheers the end of 2021, avoid queues, and of course not be caught out with sold-out disappointment. 


Sparkke at the Whitmore
Sparkke at the Whitmore
Flavours of Fare - NYE in Sparkke at the Whitmore's Restaurant

Known for their fabulous beverage selection and inspired menus, Sparkke at the Whitemore has outdone themselves with their New Year’s offerings. You’ll be handed a Full Circle Gin Cocktail on arrival before enjoying the curated menu that award-winning Head Chef Kelly Delaney has whipped up. Menu highlights include kingfish, duck and a mouthwatering wagyu.

Date and Time: 31st December, 6:30pm – 11pm

Price: $165pp

Address: Sparkke at the Whitmore, 317 Morphett Street, Adelaide

New Year's Eve Midnight Moments at Eleven – Restaurant package

If you're acquainted with eleven’s usual restaurant menu, then you know that you’re in for a treat that really starts 2022 right! Serving a set four-course menu, 2.5 hour premium beverage package and guaranteed entry into eleven’s open-air bar (which we will tell you more about down the page!), this is a two-in-one corker of an event.

Date and Time: 31st December, 7:30pm – 1am (dinner 7:30pm - 10pm, bar access 10pm - 1am)

Price: $175

Address: eleven, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

Dine with Koomo

Can’t choose between a luxurious meal, an evening of the best tunes, or catching the fireworks? Stop stressing, as Koomo can offer you all three and much more. Gaze across the twinkling lights of Adelaide city as you dine on a five-course meal including Coffin Bay oysters, lobster dumplings and the finest sparkling wines, before finding the perfect spot to watch the fireworks over the city from Koomo’s alfresco area. The night doesn’t end there, as DJ Taylor Elliot will continue the party with the best tunes in Luna10.

Date and Time: 31st December, 5pm – midnight

Price: $195, additional $50 for Luna10 entry

Address: Koomo Restaurant and Bar, Level 10, 27 Frome Street, Adelaide


Sparkke at the Whitmore
Sparkke at the Whitmore
Party on the Park - NYE on Sparkke at the Whitmore's Rooftop Bar

It’s time to really get the party started, and what better location than Sparkke at the Whitmore’s rooftop bar. With a Spritz cocktail in hand, you can indulge on a roving street food menu including BBQ ribs, lobster tail and bao, before dancing the night away with Sparkke’s favourite Adelaide DJ Milkpaste spinning the best tunes.

Date and Time: 31st December, 7pm – 1am

Price: $95

Address: Sparkke at the Whitmore, 317 Morphett Street, Adelaide

New Year's Eve Midnight Moments at eleven – Bar package

Welcome in 2022 under the stars in eleven’s open-air city oasis bar. Enjoy live entertainment from Nights on Mayfair and an illuminating light display as celebrations continue through the evening. Whether your night has just started as you take your welcome drink, or if you’re joining the party straight from eleven’s restaurant package, you're guaranteed loads of fun.

Date and Time: 31st Saturday, 7:30pm – 1am

Price: $35 (+eventbrite booking fee)

Address: eleven, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide

NOLA Laneway Takeover

Venture on down to NOLA for some proper southern-style hospitality – as NOLA teams up with Makers Mark to take over the laneway for their favourite summer cocktail specials, followed by live music from Jimmy Bay and more. Top that off with fried chicken and cocktail specials throughout the evening to really give your New Year’s Eve that bit of southern oomph.

Date and Time: 31st December, 8pm – midnight

Price: $90

Address: NOLA, 28 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide


Light Up - New Year's Eve in Rymill Park

It’s the one event that everyone knows and loves – fireworks to literally bring the New Year in with a bang. The team behind Gluttony are putting on a night of fun for the whole family, complete with live music, a vibrant variety of entertainment across multiple stages and SA’s favourite festival food vendors and pop-up bars. You'll also enjoy two lighting and pyrotechnic shows at 9:30pm and midnight.

Date and Time: 31st December, 6pm – midnight

Price: $15 adult, $12 concession, $10 child over 2, $35 family (2a 2c or 1a 3c), under 2 free

Address: Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka (Park 14), East Terrace, Adelaide

Murray Bridge
Murray Bridge
Murray Bridge New Year’s Eve Fireworks

The iconic railway bridge is being lit up once again as Murray Bridge puts on a day of fun for all the family. Join in for the late afternoon to evening celebrations featuring local musicians, food and drink stands and fireworks, alongside the Splash Family Festival kick-off that will continue through January, offering rock-climbing, mini golf and roving entertainment. Don't forget that the Sturt Reserve, Wharf Precinct, Hume Reserve and the Rural City Town Centre are designated dry areas, with no alcohol permitted.

Date and Time: 31st December, 5pm – 10pm

Price: Free

Address: Murray Cods Drive, Murray Bridge, Murraylands


Mayfair Hotel
Mayfair Hotel
Black & White Masquerade or Gatsby Glam at Mayfair Hotel

Adelaide’s iconic Mayfair Hotel has truly outdone themselves with their New Year’s Eve events. Enjoy an evening of glamour and decadence with the Black and White Masquerade party at Hennessy Rooftop Bar, with champagne, seafood, DJs and live cabaret and burlesque performances throughout the evening.

Or dine on an exquisite six-course degustation menu, prepared by internationally acclaimed executive chef Erwin Jones, at the Mayflower restaurant. The menu includes Champagne to start, followed by fancy fare including duck prosciutto and a roasted rack of lamb and South Australian wines to match each course. As you sip and dine in style you'll enjoy live music and an invitation to continue the party at the Hennessy Rooftop Bar.

Masquerade at Hennessy - Time: 8pm – midnight. Price: $299

Gatsby Glam at Mayflower

First sitting time - 5:30pm – 8pm $299
Second sitting - 8pm – midnight $329

Address: Mayfair Hotel, 45 King William Street, Adelaide


Mary’s Poppin
Mary’s Poppin
Mary’s Mile High Club at Mary’s Poppin

Prepare for take-off as Mary’s Poppin take you far, far away with their Mary’s Mile High Club New Year’s extravaganza! Book your party into a booth or table for the evening and let the team at Mary’s blow your mind with brand new shows alongside a fun and fancy cocktail menu.

Date and Time: 31st December, 9pm – 5am

Price: General admission $65. VIP Yes GAGA Table $772. VIP Baby One More Time Booth $1,283

Address: Mary’s Poppin, 5 Synagogue Place, Adelaide

Now that new year's is all sorted, it's time to finally say goodbye to 2021. Looking to start 2022 off with some wholesome activities? Check out these new Adelaide theatre shows, head out to one of the state's gorgeous national parks, or simply hop around these new cafes, bars and restaurants for the rest of the holiday season.