New Year's Carnival

Surfers Paradise will go off with a bang this New Year’s Eve, as the renowned holiday playground gets set to host a colourful carnival of rides and attractions for all ages across five days in the lead up to 2018.

A free, family-friendly event, the foreshore will come alive each afternoon between Wednesday 27th December to Monday 1st January, with thrilling rides and fun activities for children of all ages, including bungee trampolines, a climbing wall and interactive play zone operating from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.

The carnival’s awe-inspiring fireworks finale on New Year’s Eve is the Gold Coast's LARGEST firework display, with three separate shows igniting the beach and riverside precinct in celebration for both families and late-night revelers to enjoy.

Bring your party hats and picnic blankets and rejoice with family and loved ones on an unforgettable evening of colour, light and sound as the clock strikes midnight.

Young families wanting to share the momentous occasion with their little ones at an earlier time slot can secure a vantage point on the golden sands of Surfers Paradise Beach for the first fireworks show at 8:00pm, with a fancy dress of green and gold for kids encouraged.

The celebration extends throughout the precinct, with Surfers Paradise Riverside hosting a choreographed fireworks display over Nerang River at 10:00pm. Plus, don't miss our iconic 12:00pm fireworks extravaganza offshore on Surfers Paradise Beach as it lights up the seas on the stroke of midnight.

With three different fireworks displays, carnival rides, and a wide range of restaurants and attractions throughout the precinct, there is something to delight every member of the family in Surfers Paradise this New Year’s Eve.

  • Date: 27 December 2017- 1 January 2018
  • Time: 8:00PM, 10:00PM & Midnight
  • Price: FREE
  • Address: Surfers Paradise Beach

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