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New Year’s Eve 2020 on James St

For the indecisive or those who frantically make New Year’s Eve plans the week between Christmas and the BIG night, we can relate. There is typically a multitude of parties, firework displays or many other manners of celebrations. Our list of where to eat, drink, shop and stay for New Year’s Eve has something for all revellers – even those who still have some fight in them for a New Year’s Day kick-on.




A leisurely a la carte menu is what you’ll get at Bucci this New Year’s Eve. The Italian restaurant is taking reservations from 5.30PM for those who want to bring in the new year with good food and wine. Our tip: share fan favourites Arancini Balls, Olive All’Ascolana and Bucci Carbonara with your friends and family.



Lobby Bar

See the year out at Lobby Bar this New Year’s Eve. With a considered wine list and brand new menu by Executive Chef, Jean-Marc Ruzzene, guests can expect modern Australian dining with a French twist. Oui oui!

QA Hotel

If you’re after more of a bustling vibe this New Year’s Eve, then make your way to the QA Hotel who are staying up late with live music and DJ.


For Him | Calexico Man

Calexico Man is a mecca for the modern mans entire wardrobe. Dedicated stylists are on hand for party outfit guidance and the store is open New Year’s Eve for all of those last minute outfit updates.

For Her | Scanlan Theodore

Since 1987,  Scanlan Theodore has been renowned for timeless elegance, a look that is always on trend (pun intended). Their team of in-store stylists know the store inside-out and can help pair your party shoes to any outfit.



The Calile Hotel

As the saying goes (apparently), how you spend your New Year’s is how you want your year ahead to look. If you wouldn’t mind cabanas, a pool and waking up in an urban resort, then The Calile is a great place to start.

Sage Hotel

Make the most of the city views at Sage Hotel. Overlooking leafy New Farm with the city skyline in the distance, watch the tops of the fireworks from the comfort of your hotel room – an experience that is priceless for all ages.




If you’ve still got some fight left in you, make your way to Hellenika for a long-lunch. There will be live music and festive fare, it is a new decade after all.

There’s far too much to fit in one list, so browse our FashionLifestyle and DesignHealth and BeautyStay and Food and Drink directories for more New Year’s Eve inspiration. Plus, see who is open Public Holidays here.

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December 18, 2019