New Year’s Eve in Melbourne for families

It’s that time of year where we say goodbye to 2019 and welcome in 2020. If you have small children and don’t want a late night, there are plenty of New Year’s Eve celebrations for families around Melbourne.

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New Year's Eve in Melbourne for families

New Years Eve Family Party at Waterfront Williamstown

Families can enjoy New Year’s Eve by the water at Waterfront Williamstown. Watch the midnight fireworks over the City of Melbourne. There will be food trucks, bars, DJ, live music and activities for the kids.

Date: 31 Dec 2019
Time: 6pm–12:30am
Location: Seaworks Maritime Precinct, 82 Nelson Place Williamstown
Price: $6.86 – $58.84
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New Years Eve family party at Sea Life

Sea Life Melbourne offers a fun family-friendly New Year Eve party. Keep the kids busy with face painting, magic, food stations, 4D cinema, live music and access to the penguins, sharks, rays, jellyfish & more! Families can enjoy watching the 9.30pm fireworks from the Sea Life Melbourne’s Coral Atoll zone.

Date: 31 Dec 2019
Time: 7pm–10pm
Location: SEA LIFE Melbourne, King Street, Melbourne
Price: Family Package: Adult (18 yrs+) – $79, Child (13-17 yrs) – $59, Child (3-12 yrs) – $39, Child (0-2yrs) – Free. Check website for Merlin Annual Passholder special ticket price.
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New Year’s Eve at Boneo Discovery Park

Boneo Discovery Park is hosting a jam-packed night of entertainment, interactive activations and delicious food and drinks. Families can experience the magic of ANIMALIA In Sand with a world-first Augmented Reality experience. The Lanternist will be back with pieces from Lantasia lights and their brand new Energies collection.

Older kids can enjoy bungee tramps, rock wall and pedal boats, while the younger kids can enjoy the mini train, carousel and jumping castle.

Date: 31 December 2019
Time: 6pm–10pm
Location: Boneo Discovery Park, 695 Limestone Road, Fingal, Victoria
Price: $30 pp (no discounts or concessions), kids under 3 are free.
Tickets include all entertainment, rides and activations on the night. Food and drinks are not included. No BYO alcohol, there will be a bar on site.
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New Year's Eve in Melbourne for families

Early Fireworks at Yarra Park

Families are invited to join in the New Year celebrations at Yarra Park next to the MCG with the 9.30 pm fireworks. There’s free entertainment, films and a spectacular fireworks display at 9.30pm.
The stage entertainment starts at 6.15pm and is duplicated in two distinct zones to assist with large crowds. From 8pm the feature film The Secret Life of Pets 2 will be showing (there will be a break in the film for the fireworks, the film will finish at 10pm).

Date: 31 Dec 2019
Time: 6–10pm
Location: Yarra Park, Marathon Way, East Melbourne
Price: Free
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Early Fireworks at Footscray Park

The Maribyrnong City Council is hosting New Year’s Eve fireworks at 9.30pm in Footscray Park. Invite your friends and family and enjoy free entertainment from children’s entertainer Peter Combe, Dance Habit, Olympia and an eight-piece powerhouse band called Jazz Party.

Date: 31 Dec 2019
Time: 6.30pm–10.30pm
Location: Footscray Park, 40 Maribyrnong Blvd, Footscray
Price: Free
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Midnight Fireworks

For families who want to stay up for the midnight fireworks, check out the NYE Fireworks Celebration Zones – Treasury Gardens, Flagstaff Gardens, Docklands and Kings Domain. They offer the best inner-city views of the fireworks, a multimedia countdown, food trucks, amenities and music.
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We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria, but we do recommend that parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria but do recommend parents check details directly to confirm dates, times, prices as some details may be subject to change.

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