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Celebrate in style at Parramatta’s New Year’s Eve spectacular
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Parramatta River Foreshore and Parade Ground, Old King’s School
6pm to 9pm, Thursday 31 December 2015
Rides and stalls open at 4pm
Free entry

Parramatta will farewell 2015 in style with a spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display and a host of live entertainment, rides and activities along the Parramatta River Foreshore and at the Parade Ground, Old King’s School.

Revellers will be spoilt for choice with live entertainment across three stages, amusement rides, a pyrotechnic jet-ski show, fire-breathing acrobats and a diverse large array of food stalls.

Popular performance group Dauntless Movement Crew will perform fire tricks and circus stunts on the River foreshore before celebrations culminate with the 9pm fireworks spectacular.

Lord Mayor of Parramatta Cr Paul Garrard says New Year’s Eve celebrations in Parramatta are an annual tradition for families and friends to get together and celebrate in two relaxed, family-friendly locations.

“People can settle in along the river and families will love the colour and fun at the Parade Ground, with both sites offering a fantastic line-up of entertainment and rides, and viewing spots for the stunning 9pm fireworks display,” Cr Garrard said.

The Parade Ground will provide great entertainment for children and families with the stage program featuring Curious George, Cassie Darvall, the Sydney Soul Band and Jay Laga’aia, along with loads of amusement rides, food stalls and roving entertainment.

“New Year’s Eve in Parramatta promises to be a brilliant night out in our city to celebrate 2015 and welcome the start of new possibilities as we ring in 2016. So bring your picnic blanket and settle in for a fun-filled evening,” Cr Garrard said.

People are encouraged to share their images with #ParraNYE for a chance to see them up on the big screens on the night.

There will be some road closures and limited parking available. Attendees are encouraged to take public transport, plan ahead and arrive early to avoid disappointment. There will be no entry allowed once the sites are full.

New Year’s Eve in Parramatta is strictly glass and alcohol free.

For more information visit www.parracity.nsw.gov.au/nye

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

River Foreshore
Parramatta River Foreshore between Lennox Bridge and Elizabeth Street Footbridge, Parramatta.

The River Foreshore offers two entertainment stages with live music, DJs and performances, including dance crew Phoenix and the amazing choreographed hip hop pyro-circus act, Dauntless Movement Crew.

Enjoy roving performers, delicious food offerings and amusement rides.

Then be wowed by Jet-ski pyrotechnics along the river before we decorate the skies with light and colour for a massive fireworks spectacular at 9pm.

Parade Ground
The Parade Ground, Old Kings School, northern river foreshore between O’Connell Street and Marsden Street, Parramatta.

The Parade Ground will offer plenty of family-friendly entertainment within the grassy grounds of the Old King’s School.

Enjoy an exciting stage program that includes appearances from Curious George, Cassie Darvall and her band, the Sydney Soul Band and MC Jay Laga’aia.

Take a spin on the amusement rides and grab a tasty treat from the food and drink stalls while enjoying roving entertainment.

Celebrations will culminate in an extravagant fireworks display at 9pm.

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