Time to party in 2013: New Year's Eve guide

DON sparkly attire and prep your lungs to shout Happy New Year because 2013 is tomorrow.

Events galore are in store for everyone in the Hastings to celebrate this momentous occasion – no matter your age, budget or taste. 

Westport Park fireworks

Fireworks at Westport Park will be a crowd-pleaser for all ages this New Year’s Eve.

From 10pm Monday night, celebrate the occasion with a brilliant display of colour, sparkle and boom.

Bring a picnic rug and save your spot early though, because thousands are expected to head down to the foreshore.

The alcohol-free event is organised by Young’s Carnival with assistance from the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council.

Rydges Port Macquarie 

Phone 6589 2811

Step back to the 1940s for New Year’s Eve at the Casablanca Nightclub for $150 per person.

Ticket includes five hour beverage package, cocktail on arrival, canapés, entrée, main and dessert plus a salsa band, entertainment and gaming chips for the Black Jack and Poker tables. 

Zebu Bar and Grill 

Phone 6589 2822

Bask in a white wonderland with snow, lasers, smoke and podiums. The best white outfits will be in the running for some fabulous prizes. There’s no cover charge and you can dance in the new year until 2am. 

The Westport Club 

Phone 6583 1499

The Four Blue Mugs are back by popular demand from 8.30pm.

The Aqua restaurant presents a combination of the summer menu and specials. At the stroke of midnight the haunting sounds of the bagpipes playing Auld Lang Syne will be a special treat.

Laurieton Fireworks

Join in on a world-wide tradition by enjoying this spectacular display put on by the Laurieton United Services Club from 9pm. 

Bee Bop A Lula will perform coinciding with the fireworks.

From 5pm, bring along the family for a barbecue, jumping castles, rides and slides.

Griddle - Phone 6584 5559 

Griddle invites you to slip on your Gladrags to enjoy its High Rollers theme night.

For $110 a person, enjoy drinks and tapas while soaking up and exclusive view of the Westport Park fireworks. Bookings are essential. It includes seven house drinks - beer and wine, Wagyu beef, Morrocan lamb and Tandoori chicken skewers and tapas canapés.

Finnian’s Irish Tavern

From 9pm, the Monster Boys perform live for free to bring in the new year.

Tommy’s by the Beach 

Phone 6583 5477

On New Year’s Eve enjoy live music while tucking into a dinner special for $29.90, which includes wine or soft drink, garlic or bruschetta bread and a choice of main meals.

Whalebone Wharf Restaurant

 Phone 6583 2334

Open New Year’s Eve and Day with Chili Mud Crab as a specialty of the house at market prices.

Waters Edge Boutique Hotel

Phone 6583 2955

New Year’s Eve buffet dinner in the Edge restaurant from 6.30pm until 9.30pm $85 per adults and $45 per child up to 13 years with live entertainment.

On the deck from 8pm until late a five hour beverage package with finger food for $115 an adult.

Port City Bowling Club 

Phone 6583 1133

Seafood Banquet from 7pm with loads of seafood, roast duck and Asian dishes and choice of desserts all for $50. The Brent Larkham Duo will keep the joint jumping from 9pm.

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