The Sunshine Coast is the place to be this New Year's Eve with a feast of entertainment to suit all ages and tastes on offer at the region's biggest end-of-year free event, New Year's Eve Mooloolaba.
More than 45,000 locals and visitors are expected to welcome in the New Year and enjoy the family-friendly entertainment at The Esplanade Mooloolaba from 4pm to midnight on Saturday 31 December. New Year's Eve Mooloolaba 2016 will boast two stages of action-packed entertainment for the whole family featuring an impressive line-up.
Live entertainment kicks off at 5pm on the main stage with a cool range of shows for the kids including Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Poppy and Branch from the DreamWorks movie Trolls and Nick Jr.'s PAW Patrol Ready for Action Show.
One of Australia's finest live acts Thirsty Merc, will take to the main stage at 8.40pm, followed by dapper dressed Cheap Fakes who will have the crowds grooving to their brass-fuelled funk and soulful ska until the countdown to midnight. And the entertainment doesn't stop there. Not one but four DJs will pump up the groove from 7pm to midnight on the Sea Stage right on the beach.
And if that's not enough, there will be roving street entertainment, children's activities, inflatable rides and buskers that can be enjoyed by one and all. Delicious food will be available from local vendors, restaurants and cafes on the Esplanade.
To ring in the New Year, two spectacular fireworks displays will take place at 8.30pm and midnight. Council delivers this iconic event in a relaxed, safe, security patrolled and fenced event zone and in partnership with a number of organisations including Queensland Police, SES, Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, Safe Nite Out, Queensland Ambulance Service, and St John Ambulance ensuring public safety is paramount. A number of road closures will be in place so don't forget to check council's website before you head out to make sure disruptions to your trip are minimised. Council will also offer special 'park and ride' services on New Year's Eve from Kawana Shoppingworld, University of the Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore.
Please be aware that intoxicated people or the carrying of alcohol will not be permitted on board. For Bus info contact 131 230 closer to the event. New Year's Eve Mooloolaba is a drug, alcohol and glass-free event and intoxicated people will not be permitted entry. Sunshine Coast Council gratefully acknowledges its New Year's Eve Mooloolaba supporters –Sea FM, Mix FM, The Surf Club, Mooloolaba.
Visit council's website for full program details. Pet owners in the vicinity are advised that the noise of fireworks can cause pets to become agitated. Council reminds owners to ensure pets are safe and secure for the duration of the event.
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Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba
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