It’s hard to believe that 2019 is just around the corner! We’ve put together a list of things you can do to celebrate the New Year in our beloved Bendigo, and beyond.
Bendigo’s Annual Midnight Fireworks Display
Rosalind Park, Pall Mall, Bendigo
Head to Rosi Park and secure your spot under the Poppet Head. Watch the early display at 9.15pm, or if you can wait up until midnight, bring in 2019 with the ‘proper’ New Years fireworks.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks in Castlemaine
Camp Reserve, Castlemaine
Head down from 6pm for a fundraising barbecue for Castlemaine Scouts, then enjoy the children’s display at 9.30pm, or down another coffee and hang out for the spectacular midnight display.
101 Williamson Street, Bendigo
Celebrate the end of 2018 at one of Victoria’s best steakhouses. Group bookings are available, so get your best pals together for a night of delicious dishes and matching wines. Book now to avoid disappointment.
9 Chancery Lane, Bendigo
These guys will be open all day, from 12pm until 1am. Book in for dinner, or head in a bit later for bulk wine and cocktails until close. Sip your way into 2019 in style.
New Year’s Eve at The All Seasons Hotel
171-183 McIvor Rd, Strathdale, Bendigo
With Bendigo’s premier party band The John Grossman Project performing live from 9pm, be prepared to dance your way into 2019. Book a spot in the bistro for dinner to fill your tummy before the night starts and party your socks off until late. Call 5443 8166 to book.
NYE at Steamroller, Maldon
Vincent’s Rd, Maldon
Head to Steamroller at the Maldon Vintage Machinery Museum for a night of rock ‘n’ roll and bubbles at midnight. Join Maldon’s very own Jerry Lee Lewis (SteamPacket music director Chris Wilson) and Chuck Berry (Open Mic Master Kevin Spiers) plus guests, for a night of great music and lots of fun. Get your tickets here.
Celebrate at Baringo Food & Wine Co
283 Station Rd, New Gisborne
With a family fun night planned in the front bar and a lovely four course dinner in the bistro, you can cover all the bases at Baringo. There will be roving kids entertainment from 6pm to 8pm, a barbecue, salad and dessert bar and fireworks on the big screen at 9pm. In the bistro, treat yourself to a four course shared menu with fireworks on the theatre screen at 9pm.
Festive Dinner at Cleveland Winery
55 Shannon’s Road, Lancefield
Enjoy the beautiful views of the vineyard and the rolling ranges from the Cleveland Winery Restaurant. Celebrate with a three course dinner and a complimentary glass of Cleveland Estate Sparkling Brut. There will be music entertainment and you can book your dinner from 6pm til late. You can stay on for the night at their winery accommodation and spend your first morning on 2019 amongst the vines.
Jazz in the Vines at Glen Erin
200 Rochford Road, Lancefield
Spend a relaxed afternoon in the picturesque vineyard room, overlooking the beautiful scenery while you enjoy live music, refreshments and food. The King of Blue Jazz Duo will play a selection of Jazz favourites from 5pm to 9:30pm. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon to celebrate the end of 2018.
NYE at The Rifle
137 View Street, Bendigo
A place with delicious food and a wide choice of drinks on tap. You can book in to have dinner on the balcony, giving you prime positioning to watch the awesome fireworks display in Rosalind Park! Call 5443 4092 to book a spot.
Let us know if we’ve missed something – we are always looking to add more to our list!