Looking for something to do on the Gold Coast with the family this New Year’s Eve?
Fun Things for Toddlers has found some family friendly options for you:
New Year’s Eve in Surfers Paradise
Ring in 2022 with two spectacular fireworks displays at the Esplanade in Surfers Paradise! The first fireworks display will take place at 8pm, with a second one at midnight.
Arrive early to enjoy a meal in one of the many Surfers Paradise restaurants.
Catch the G:Link to Surfers Paradise Station to avoid any potential congestion on the evening. Please see TransLink and Surfside websites for more information on public transport timetables.
Presented by City of Gold Coast.
The Esplanade: Surfers Paradise 4217
Time: 8pm to 11.55pm
New Years Eve Kids Disco at Burleigh Town Tavern
Let the kids run-a-muck at our kids disco. Best of all it’s free entry! Wear your dancing best and get ready to dance! The party Saturday 31st December starts at 4pm and goes till 6:30pm.
Burleigh Town Tavern: Tsipura Drive, Burleigh Heads QLD 4219
Time: 4pm to 6.30pm
New Years Eve – Free Music & Fireworks @ Jacobs Well
Don’t miss New Years Eve at Lions Park Jacobs Well.
Music with Benny D Williams from 5pm followed by STARQ at 6:30 with FIREWORKS @ 9pm
Perfect for family and friends to come together and celebrate what has been an interesting year and to start the new year off with a BANG!!
This is a Live & Well event that is brought to you by the Division 1 Councillor Mark Hammel, Gold Coast City Council, the Jacobs Well & Districts Progress Association and Local Businesses
Lions Park: Pimpama Jacobs Well Road, Jacobs Well QLD 4208
Time: From 5pm
New Years Eve at The Park Coomera
Welcome 2022 Park Style!
We have created a stunning backdrop for you to have a photo taken with real life indoor fireworks!!
Extended trading hours. Drink Specials. Book your table for dinner. Book your Bowling.
Have a great night!
The Park Coomera: Shop MM7 Westfield Coomera, LEVEL 2/103 Foxwell Rd, Coomera QLD 4209
Time: 6pm to 9pm
New Years Eve in Broadbeach
Ring in 2022 with two spectacular fireworks displays at Kurrawa Pratten Park!
The first fireworks display will take place at 8.30pm, with a second one at midnight.
Arrive early and enjoy a Movie under the Stars (Abominable) at 7pm plus a bite to eat in one of the many Broadbeach restaurants.
Presented by City of Gold Coast.
Kurrawa Pratten Park: Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach QLD 4218
Time: Movie from 7pm
Coomera Community NYE Fireworks Event
A community New Years Eve event in Viney Park, Coomera.
Includes: rides, side show alley, food stalls, live entertainment and fireworks.
Viney Park Coomera: 1 Yaun Street, Coomera 4209
Time: From 4.30pm to 9pm
North Kirra SLSC New Years Eve Family Fireworks
A family event with fireworks at 7.30pm and:
a jumping castle (gold coin donation)
a BBQ menu available for sale.
All from 5pm on Friday 31 December to say goodbye to 2021 and welcome in 2022.
Bring along your picnic rugs, find your spot out the front of the club or in the nearby parks and support your local Surf Life Saving Club.
North Kirra Surf Life Saving Club: 41 Pacific Parade, Bilinga 4225
Time: From 5pm to 7.45pm
Good Vibes Only New Year’s Eve
Get the family together for a good time vibe this New Year’s Eve!
Broadwater Parklands will come alive with live music, kid’s activities, fabulous food trucks and an early fireworks show.
Bring your picnic blanket and get your place on the main lawn.
All the fun starts at 4pm with the fireworks display at 8pm.
A great line-up of 80s and 90s tribute bands will keep you entertained.
The kids can have fun with an all-ages retro games zone, free popcorn and circus skills fun.
What better way to ring in the new year than relaxing by the beautiful Broadwater. Grab dinner from one of the awesome food trucks or bring your own picnic. This is an alcohol-free event.
Broadwater Parklands: Main Lawn, Marine Parade, Southport 4215
Time: From 4pm to 8pm
New Year’s Eve at Varsity Lakes
Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display, live music from local musicians, kids entertainment, and food trucks at the waterfront stage along Varsity Parade this New Year’s Eve!
This event will feature loads of family fun.
5.30pm Gates open
5.45 to 6:45pm Missy Peacharoo Roving Character will be making a special roving appearance for the kids
5:30 to 6.15pm Elliena Escott
The velvet voice and smooth guitar sounds of incredible local Gold Coast talent Elliena Escott will take to the stage.
6pm to 8pm Roving balloon artist
6.15pm to 6:45pm Twist & Shout Kids Show
Lots of fun for the young at heart with the Twist & Shout kids show. Come along and join in the fun as three lively groovers take children on a journey through the classic party dance moves throughout the ages with lots of laughter and mischief along the way.
6.45pm to 8.30pm “The OGs” live 4 piece professional band
Get ready to rock the night away with this exceptional live band, sure to get you on your feet with a feast of incredible classic songs through the ages.
8.30pm Fireworks launch from barge on the water
A spectacular finale to New Year’s Eve with a fantastic 7-minute fireworks display launched over Lake Orr.
Proudly supported by Councillor Hermann Vorster, Division 11.
Waterfront Stage at Varsity Parade: Cnr of Varsity Parade & Assembly Drive, Varsity Lakes 4227
Time: From 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Coolangatta New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2021
Celebrate the last night of 2021 with the premier New Year Eve’s Fireworks display at Coolangatta. Proudly supported by Councillor Gail O’Neill, City of Gold Coast, this display will feature a 9pm show (QLD time) followed by a midnight finale, lighting up the skies and ocean across the Southern Gold Coast.
Attendees can also view the display from bars, restaurants, and buildings along Marine Parade, supporting many of the local businesses as they celebrate a new year ahead.
Kirra Groyne Marine Parade, Coolangatta QLD 4225
Time: Fireworks 9pm and Midnight.
Paradise Point New Years Eve
The end of the year is drawing closer and we’re all set to welcome in 2022 at the Paradise Point New Year’s Eve celebrations! 🎉
⏰ Entertainment kicks off in the Parklands from 4pm with face painting and free glow necklaces.
🎤 Concert starts at 6pm
🎆 Finishing with a musical fireworks display over the Broadwater at 9pm!
🌭 Runaway Bay Lions Club will be cooking up a storm on the BBQ, or visit one of our local restaurants and cafes across the road!
Paradise Point Parklands: The Esplanade, Paradise Point QLD 4216
Time: Entertainment from 4pm
Robina Town Centre’s NYE at Our Place
From 4pm there will be carnival-style rides, including a super slide, cup and saucer ride, and giant inflatable obstacle course, as well as balloon artists, face painters, stilt walkers and a photo booth – no doubt set to keep the kids occupied long into the evening.
The main stage will welcome a children’s entertainer, followed by live music performances by talented local artists, and a DJ decked out with all the good-time tunes to get the party going.
If there’s ever a night to ditch the cooking in favour of a casual meal with family and friends it’s New Year’s Eve, and The Promenade offers a drool-worthy line up of restaurants that not only offer kid-friendly menus, but provide a stellar vantage point to soak up the celebratory atmosphere and catch the live entertainment.
Robina Town Centre Promenade: Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina QLD 4230
Time: 4pm to 9pm
New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise!
Join Spirit for a Fun and Family-Friendly NEW YEAR’s EVE!
Celebrate new beginnings with a journey along the beautiful Gold Coast Broadwater, and enjoy the early Broadwater Parklands Fireworks from a unique vantage point.
-2.5 hour family-friendly New Year’s Eve cruise
-Enjoy the fireworks from the Gold Coast Broadwater
-Cocktail Style dining and canapes
-Enjoy live music
-Fully licenced bar
-Free secure car parking
Spirit Broadwater Cruises: 60-70 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach QLD 4217
Time: 6.30pm to 9pm
SYC New Years 2021
Join us for HUGE NIGHT as ‘Rumours’ pays tribute to one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time Fleetwood Mac and the solo career of their leading lady Stevie Nicks.
Bring your wild heart, your gypsy spirit, and all the twirls you can muster as they bring all the iconic songs (such as Go Your Own Way, Landslide, Little Lies and more), the outfits, and the signature moves of Fleetwood Mac.
Our stunning waterfront location will be the place to be this NYE!
All you can eat Seafood Buffet (all dietary’s will be catered for eg. non-seafood)
Drinks are at bar prices (with a few special cocktails available for the night)
Dress is smart casual (no thongs or singlets).
Children are more than welcome and glow sticks will be available for the little ones!
Adults – $119pp
Kids – $49pp
Southport Yacht Club: 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach QLD 4217
Time: 7pm to 12.30pm
NYE in the Park, Molendinar
Councillor Ryan Bayldon- Lumsden of Division 7 City of Gold Coast presents New Years Eve in the Park at Silver Bridle Park Molendinar.
This is a fun filled family event for all ages. Commencing from 5:30pm. Kid’s entertainment from 5:45pm. Featured Live entertainment from 7:00pm. Flame Fire show at 9:00pm.
Along with food trucks, roving entertainers and kid’s rides, what a great way to see in the new year!
Silver Bridle Park: Southport Nerang Road, Molendinar QLD 4214
Time: 5.30pm to 9pm
NYE By the Sea, Labrador
Councillor Ryan Bayldon- Lumsden of Division 7 City of Gold Coast presents New Years Eve by the Sea at Harley Park Labrador.
This is a fun filled family event for all ages. Commencing from 5:30pm. Kid’s entertainment from 5:45pm. Featured Live entertainment from 7:30pm. Fireworks show at 9:00pm.
Along with food trucks, balloon artist roving entertainers, and kid’s rides, what a great way to see in the new year!
Harley Park: Opp, 376 Marine Parade, Labrador QLD 4215
Time: 5.30pm to 9pm
New Year’s Eve at Paradise Country
If you are looking for the perfect spot to catch the final sunset of 2021, then this is the event for you. Set the tone for an incredible year ahead with a wholesome, country inspired buffet dinner plus a beverage package for adults.
Prepare for a fun-filled night with an assortment of farm activities including live entertainment, tractor and pony rides, lawn games, character appearances and a movie on the big screen. Don’t miss our biggest & final family event of the year.
Paradise Country Farmhouse Restaurant: Production Drive, Oxenford QLD 4210
Time: 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Wild Earth NYE Resolution Run and fisiocrem Community Carnival
An active & healthy way to see in the new year with junior runs, a pram push and 4km, 8.5km and 12km twilight run events around stunning Emerald Lakes.
All participants will receive a medal, the 2021 race gift; a stunning medal hanger, a free MOUNTAIN GOAT BEER or ROBERT OATLEY VINEYARDS wine and can enjoy the FREE fisiocrem Community Carnival with Jumping Castles and activities for the kids, live music, pop up bar and food trucks and of course; FIREWORKS at 7.30pm!
Emerald Lakes Gold Club: Alabaster Drive &, Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara QLD 4211
Time: 5pm to 8pm
Pimpama Tavern’s New Year’s Eve Tropicana
Celebrate the end of 2021 in style with a New Years Eve Tropicana! Bring your family and friends over and indulge in all your favourites. 🥳
Rock into the New Year with a special performance by The Voice 2020 contestants Bo’Ness live in the Tavern. Dress in your best Tropicana shirts and dance the night away. This will be one not to be missed!
NO COVER CHARGE OR BOOKING FEE
Pimpama Tavern: 102 Pimpama Jacobs Well Rd, Pimpama QLD 4209
Time: From 6pm
Openair Cinemas Gold Coast Disney+ Drive-In Screening Moana
Spend the evening with your favourite characters from Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and more, all from the comfort of your car or book a front row ticket under the stars at The Park.
Gates open at 6.15pm daily.
We ask that you please arrive as early as possible to ensure everyone is parked or has found their seat at The Park and is ready for the film. Parking will be on a first in, first served basis depending on the size of your car so getting there early also means a better vantage point.
Carrara Sports Precinct Parking: Alabaster Drive, Carrara QLD 4211
Time: From 6.15pm
New Year’s Eve Dinner at Bazaar
Feast your way into 2022 with a mosaic of delicious treasures at Bazaar Marketplace.
With a glass of champagne on arrival and an incredible menu created by executive chef Greg Benney which has us salivating at the thought. This extravagant spread includes Moreton Bay Bugs, Crab, premium sized Oysters, Roasted meats, inspired salads and did we mention the famous chocolate fountain….
Yes, the chocolate fountain!
So grab your loved ones and enjoy the feast of the year, while our intimate acoustic performers set the mood for the brand new one ahead. Doors open 5:30pm.
Adult $159pp – Includes premium marketplace offering and glass of champagne on arrival
Adult $179pp – Includes premium marketplace offering and a 2 hour beverage package (selection of beer, wine, soft drink)
Adult $199pp – Includes premium marketplace offering, 2 hour beverage package (selection of beer, wine, soft drink, spirits and spritz cocktails) plus entry to Stingray’s Havana Nights NYE Party (entry ticket only)
Teen 13-17 $99pp / Child 5-12 $39pp / 0-4yrs FOC
Bazaar at QT: Staghorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Time: From 5.30pm
New Year’s Eve Seafood Buffet Dinner in Terraces
Celebrate the New Year in style at Terraces Restaurant. Boasting the iconic seafood buffet, Terraces Restaurant highlights local seafood, delicious roasts and a range of delectable desserts. Enjoy a 2 hour beverage package and live entertainment. Tickets available with 2 dining times available.
Adults $289. Teens (13-17 years old) $145. Children (5-12 years old) $80. Children 4 years and under FOC.
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast: 71 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm or 8:00pm – 10:00pm
NYE: Let It Glow Family Disco at Westfield Coomera
Join us this New Year’s Eve for our glow-in-the-dark family disco, Let It Glow. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun with a live DJ, free fairy floss, face painting and best of all…SNOW!
Outdoor Dining Precinct, near Coomera Courts. Don’t miss out on this free family-friendly event.
Westfield Coomera: 103 Foxwell Road, Coomera QLD 4209
Time: 5pm to 9pm
New Years’ Eve at Kurrawa Beach Club
Celebrate the end of 2021 and watch the sun go down at our Hawaiian themed party! Enjoy ice-cold bevs, tasty bites, live entertainment and a family-friendly countdown at 9pm.
Walk-ins are welcome but bookings are recommended. VIP Cabana available with a fee.
Kurrawa Beach Club: Kurrawa Beach, Broadbeach QLD 4218
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Do you know of another family friendly New Year’s event not on this list? Share the details in the comments box below.
We will update this list as we find more events.