How To See In 2020 At The Wharves: New Years Eve Events Revealed!

How To See In 2020 At The Wharves: New Years Eve Events Revealed!

Heritage-listed and NYE-approved

By Dinushka Gunasekara | 3rd December 2019

Whatever you want your New Year’s Eve to look like, find the celebration that’s perfect for you at Brisbane’s favourite heritage-listed wharf. Howard Smith Wharves is ringing in 2020 with an array of options that all include fireworks front and centre on the Brisbane River with a dazzling city backdrop. With a venue for every type of party, the Wharves is where it’s at. Plus, if you don’t feel like carrying a ticket, the lawn across the precinct is calling your picnic rug, or head to Felons Brewing Co and Mr Percival’s from 11am!

 

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RIVER LUXURY | $299 (2 GUESTS)

Beanbags + fireworks + a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial Champagne = the perfect setup for laidback luxury in a prime position on the riverfront stairs. Munch on a delightful selection of local charcuterie and cheese, Sydney rock oysters, wood-fired pizza and waiter service throughout the night for any additional purchases you’d like to make. Finish up with a scoop of Goodtimes Gelato for the icing on top of the perfect New Year’s Eve!

 

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FAMILY FUN FAIR | $59 ADULT (18+) $35 CHILD (3-17 YRS)

Keep the little (and big) kids plenty entertained with exclusive access to the all-ages Family Fun Fair in Howard’s Hall. You won’t want to leave 2019 when you’re spending it with arcade games, face painting, a jumping castle, activities and party food. Enjoy spectacular views of the fireworks at 8:30pm, food stations on the lawn and bars for beverages in the place to be this NYE. The kids will be ecstatic because each child’s ticket includes a meal, a scoop of Goodtimes gelato, plus unlimited popcorn, fairy floss and soft drink. The big kids will also be feeling chuffed with adult tickets that include a house fizz, wine or beer, main meal and a scoop of Goodtimes gelato as well. The fun and games wrap up at 10pm but if the crew is still buzzing, throw down a picnic rug on the lawns for the final hours of 2019!

 

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RENDEZVOUS WITH RUINART | $299 PER PERSON

If refinery is on the cards for 2020, bring it in with style and a rendezvous in the Bougainvillea House from 7:30pm – 12:30am. For five hours, Ruinart, wine, beer and spritzes will be as free-flowing as the Brisbane River, which you will have dazzling and elevated views of. Dress to impress and treat yourself to roving premium canapés or park up at the exceptional chef’s station. Whether you’re mingling on the alfresco veranda, dancing inside to the beat of a live DJ and percussionist, or situating yourself on a picnic rug on the exclusive lawn, your New Year’s Eve will be packed with class.

 

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CIAO PAPI LA FAMIGLIA | $199 PER PERSON

Say addio to 2019 with the Ciao Papi family and celebrate with their ‘La Famiglia’ style feast. Bringing the best of Italy to the riverfront, delight in a glass of prosecco on arrival, indulge in delicious Italian dishes paired with selected wines and refreshing beers, and finish up with limoncello to say cheers to the new year. The communal tables mean your group will be seated together but sharing with other bookings so you can farewell the year with old friends and enter the next decade with new ones!

 

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Article by Dinushka Gunasekara

Notorious for turning a random encounter into a three-hour conversation and running across streets to pat a dog, Dinu is a curious girl who loves a good story. Her extensive knowledge of Donald Glover is yet to come to good use and she would do basically anything for a hash brown. Catch her bombarding her friends with articles she thinks they should read or spending way too much time creating the perfect playlist.