Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Adelaide

FAMILY FRIENDLY NEW YEAR'S EVE IN ADELAIDE 2021: This is where you'll find all the family friendly NYE events Adelaide has to offer for 2021/2022. That's things to do with kids on New Years Eve in Adelaide that will be fun for the whole family! Plus an answer to the all important question....will there be fireworks in Adelaide on New Year's Eve!?

This is where you’ll find all the family friendly NYE events Adelaide has to offer for 2021/2022. That’s things to do with kids on New Years Eve in Adelaide that will be fun for the whole family!

To help get you started we have a few ideas for family friendly things you can do on New Year’s Eve in Adelaide and an answer to the all important question…will there be fireworks!!?

We’ll be updating this list right up until New Year’s Eve, so whether you’re planning ahead or planning last minute… there’ll be something here to get your New Year’s Eve party started!

Things to do with kids on New Year’s Eve 2021 in Adelaide

New Year's Eve Adelaide 2021

Light Up in Rymill Park

Light Up this New Year’s Eve in Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka! Gather from 6pm for a celebration that’s fun for all ages, brought to you by the team behind Gluttony.

Enjoy live music and a vibrant variety of entertainment in one of Adelaide’s favourite parks, transformed for this special event. Two lighting and pyrotechnic shows will take place at 9.30pm and midnight. SA’s favourite festival food vendors and pop-up bars are serving all night. In addition to acts on multiple stages, experience interactive activities for the whole family.

Be entertained as the team behind Gluttony light up Adelaide on the final night of 2021!

This is a ticketed event ($4.80 booking fee per transaction).

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Midnight Moments in The City of Adelaide

There will be various exciting ‘Midnight Moments’ spread across the city and North Adelaide, with live music and on-street dining.

  • The Stag Public House Party – There are few things better than a house party on New Years Eve!
  • Lion Hotel NYE Street Party – A street party to remember with feel-good house music.
  • Sparkke the World NYE – Celebrate in style with the ultimate street party.
  • NYE 2021 at eleven – Welcome 2022 under the stars with dinner and drinks.
  • New Years Eve @NOLA – Head down to NOLA for some southern-style hospitality.
  • Peel St – Stay tuned for more information

Plus, enjoy on-street dining at participating traders:

Rundle Street

Belgian Beer Café
Daughter in Law
Exeter Hotel
Hidden Brew Taphouse
San Churro

Will there be fireworks?

At this stage, there will be 5 fireworks shows across 4 locations.

The ‘Light Up’ family event at Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka will have two hybrid fireworks/lighting shows at 9:30 pm and midnight. Most of the Midnight Moment events will have a view of fireworks shows to be launched from nearby vantage points.

For best views of fireworks, book at ticket to ‘Light Up’ or one the five Midnight Moment locations.

For more information about New Year’s Eve in the City of Adelaide 2021:

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Victor Harbor New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Head along to Warland Reserve, Victor Harbor, for the biggest night of the year! Starting from 7:30pm, join in the fun family entertainment. There’s something for everybody, with Mr Oopy providing laughs for the kids (and kids at heart), carnival rides for the thrill seekers, mini golf fun and party band Everybody Talks grooving the night away.

Kids early show fireworks starts from 9:45 followed by a midnight firework spectacular to wrap up 2021 and bring in 2022. This is a night not to miss!


7:30pm Mr Oopy Kids Show
8:30pm Party Band ‘Everybody Talks’
9:45pm Kid’s Fireworks
10.00pm Party Band ‘Everybody Talks’
12.00am Midnight Fireworks


  • Amusement Rides
  • Mini Golf
  • Free Bubble Fun

For more information:

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New Year’s Eve Big Bash at Adelaide Oval

The greatest New Years Eve show on earth is at the Adelaide Oval! Don’t miss the Adelaide Strikers taking on the Sydney Thunder in a night packed full of epic entertainment, music, and action on the field. Get your tickets now! Watching the cricket on New Year’s Eve is a tradition – the game will start at 6:45pm and is the perfect way to finish the year!

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder, Adelaide Oval | 6.45pm

Get tickets:

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The Murray River Splash | Murray Bridge Family New Year’s Eve Event

Sturt Reserve will be the place for families to welcome 2022 with New Year’s Eve celebrations including fireworks being launched from the iconic Murray bridge for only the second time.

Due to popular demand the Rural City of Murray Bridge will be hosting a family friendly, New Year’s Eve party at Sturt Reserve featuring local musicians, a kids’ zone, plenty of food and drink options and an amazing fireworks display at 9:45pm.

Commencing at 5pm, the New Year’s Eve celebrations will also kick off the Splash Family Festival, with the kid’s zone offering a taste of what is in store for Sturt Reserve during January. The very popular inflatable water super slide, mini golf, bouncy castle, a balloon artist and glitter tattoos will ensure that Sturt Reserve is the place to be for families that want to have fun on New Year’s Eve.

For more information or to register:

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Twenty-Tenty-One New Year’s Eve Camping Party at Woodhouse Activity Centre

Following the tremendous success of TWENTY-TENTY Woodhouse Activity Centre is taking the magic to the next level and invite you and your family to join them for a truly memorable celebration. Say goodbye to 2021 on a camping adventure like no other.

Site entry will open from 9am on the 31 December to select your patch of heaven and set up camp. Then, crawl, climb, swing and splash your way around Challenge Hill, weave your way through The Labyrinth, conquer Cameron’s Climb, have a round or two of Disc Golf… or just curl up under a tree and read a book.

‘Twenty-Tenty-One’ fun begins with ‘Twilight Tubing’ – Tube Slides running from 5pm-8pm (weather permitting), followed by family favourite movie ‘Bedtime Stories‘ and live stream fireworks on the Scouts SA big screen from 8.30. Then head back to your campsite to gaze up at the shooting stars (nature’s fireworks) and ring in the new year with old friends and new.

For more information or to book:

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New Year’s Eve at Mainline Drive-In Gepps Cross

Be the first to see Ghostbusters Afterlife and the last to see in the New Year at Mainline Drive-In Gepps Cross!

Friday 31 December 2021, 9pm followed by Sydney Fireworks on the big screen!

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Family Friendly Sparkke on 2022

Say goodbye to 2021 and Sparkke on 2022 at Sparkke at the Whitmore this New Year’s Eve, as part of the Adelaide City Council’s newly announced Midnight Moments.

The female-founded and award-winning brewpub in Whitmore Square will be hosting a series of frivolous, fun and delicious events for their end-of-year celebration, ensuring that there is something for all guests to enjoy.

Midnight Moments in Bartel’s Lane will be a free event where guests will enjoy a laneway party under lights. Closed off from traffic, the lane will be dripped in festoon lights and colourful lanterns, with a pop-up bar serving bespoke Full Circle cocktails on tap. Adelaide-based acoustic duo, Two For One, will provide live entertainment from 3:30pm, playing a contemporary range of pop, soul and rock with a nod to the best retro tunes to cater to everyone’s musical taste. To keep the good vibes past midnight, DJ Milkpaste will be taking to the decks from 8pm.

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