Typically, most New Year's Eve celebrations in Melbourne are all about finding the best viewing spot for the midnight fireworks. The city throws lots of parties and events to ring in the New Year. The banks of the Yarra River serve as an excellent outdoor space for cheerful crowds. This year, the Melbourne New Year program will not feature the iconic fireworks over the city's skyline. Instead, local authorities want to showcase the local culinary scene at New Year Street Feasts.
The New Year Street Feasts promise a mouth-watering, two-day dining experience on December 31 and January 1. Inspired by the squares and piazzas in Europe, this culinary event will take over ten city precincts, including famous food streets like Flinders Lane and Little Bourke Street. Celebrated Melbourne restaurants and cutting-edge kitchens will turn the streets into outdoor dining hubs with thousands of extra seats for the New Year dinner. Japanese hot dogs and multi-course banquets won't leave anyone hungry, and New Year's Day recovery brunches are the best end of the party. Guests are welcome only with prior bookings.
Party-goers have plenty of options across the city. Perhaps, Melbourne's No. 1 NYE event is H2oh Riverside Summer Party. Dance and funky music with food and drinks on the Yarra River waterfront—is it possible to find a better celebration? This year, the party runs at the fancy Left Bank Melbourne bar. Lots of space and a generous bar area with health safety measures in place ensure a fun yet socially-distanced party. All-inclusive drinks & food package promises a hassle-free night under the stars.
Pick your favorite or nearest Melbourne precinct, make a reservation in advance, and enjoy New Year's Eve and New Year's Day to the fullest. What a lovely way to say goodbye to 2020 while watching the last sunset of the year over the Melbourne skyline and holding a celebratory drink in hand!