Celebrate New Year’s Eve with family and friends. Enjoy the entertainment including a Mayor's BBQ, roving performers, live music and even a visit from Batman in his Batmobile. The night will be topped off with 9.30pm fireworks.
Don’t forget to bring a blanket or a picnic and enjoy the celebration with the local community. Wanting to try something different? We’ve got your dinner covered with many food stalls offering a great variety of yummy dinner options or grab a meal at one of the many amazing restaurants on The Strand.
Enjoy the all-ages entertainment and early-evening fireworks, and then watch the midnight fireworks from your own deck or backyard at home.
This is an alcohol-free event. The waterfront and Tauranga’s city centre are a permanent alcohol- and glass-free area, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No alcohol can be carried or consumed in this area. Police have the power to search for alcohol and issue a fine.
We have water refill stations onsite, bring your bottle and stay hydrated. With the sun still being strong in the afternoon, slip, slop, slap and wrap.
A full road closure will be in place from 2pm, 31 December 2018 to 2am, 1 January 2019 on The Strand, from Devonport Road roundabout down to Harington Street roundabout to ensure a safe event. Both roundabouts will be open to allow traffic flows.
There will be no vehicular access to The Strand via Hamilton and Wharf Streets. Parking on The Strand will be restricted from 6am on 31 December until 8am on 1 January.
Parking buildings and off-street car parks are free after 3pm and open 24/7. Access for deliveries and residents will be possible during the road closure, to ensure minimal disruption. Car parking is available for mobility cardholders in the waterfront car park.