It’s the biggest night of the year and to help you end 2016 with a coastal chic bang, we’ve compiled some of the hippest things happening on the Central Coast this New Year.
Seaside restaurants are putting on exquisite meals, beachfront bars are teeing up epic parties and for something a bit racey, there’s always the annual NYE race day.
There’s absolutely no need to leave the Coast to ring in 2017 in style.
Get dolled up and spend NYE with SeaFM announcers Gawndy and Rachie Hart as they host a Broadway-inspired night at Crowne Plaza Terrigal. The $169* ticket includes a three-course meal overlooking the beach in Seasalt Restaurant, a superior drinks package including sparkling wine, and a live band taking the party into 2017. Book: 4384 9238
Have a glam waterfront NYE at The Box on the Water at Ettalong, and see in 2017 with a culinary bang. The restaurant is offering a three-course feast plus a welcome drink for $79. The bar will be open from 5.30pm til late: email@example.com (let them know you’re a Coastal Chic follower to reserve your seat for $75).
It’s going to be all pineapples and palm trees as Margarita Daze turns on a Tropicana NYE. The beachfront bar at Ocean Beach will be a’pumping from 6pm til late with live music. Tickets cost $65 including canapés, paella and a welcome cocktail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get into the groove at Rhonda’s with a free NYE party including premium bar treats and starring DJ Jimi Polar on the decks. The party starts at 4pm. The retro Terrigal bar will also host a NYD recovery from noon with $10 Bloody Marys and live vinyl records. Both events are free so will be busy, book your place at email@example.com
Punt and party into 2017 with the Entertainment Grounds annual NYE Race Day at the Gosford track. Gates open at midday for an afternoon of racing action, live entertainment and plenty to keep the kids happy including pony rides, a jumping castle, a magic and comedy show, reptile show and facepainting. The race day is free for locals – reserve your free pass from Central Coast Tourism outlets, Central Coast Council offices, The Entertainment Grounds office, or bring along your rates notice for free entry on the day. Anyone doing the ultimate Coastie NYE double header and backing up with the Mariners afterwards, can also gain free entry with their game ticket.
For the over-18s, Pocket Bar will once again present its VIP NYE Party in an exclusive lawn marquee with rocking tunes from 1pm-6pm. Pre-sale tickets cost $60 and include a few drinks. Spots are limited, book here.
For a family-friendly NYE celebration, join the pelicans lagoon-side at The Entrance for free live entertainment and fireworks. Terry McIntosh and his band will bring a lifetime of musical experience to the Waterfront Plaza from noon, while energetic local DJs Modern History will headline the Memorial Park stage, getting the party started from 6pm with a little help from DJ Ant. Stalls and amusement rides will also be set up and Mingara’s spectacular fireworks display will light up the night sky at 9pm.
Coastal Chic Tip: Don’t dilly-dally, it’s NYE – tickets will sell out fast