Family Friendly New Year’s Eve Events in Adelaide

FAMILY FRIENDLY NEW YEAR'S EVE IN ADELAIDE 2022: This is where you'll find all the family friendly NYE events Adelaide has to offer for 2022/2023.

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 2022 in Adelaide

Rymill Park New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2022

The City of Adelaide’s family friendly New Year’s Eve event ‘Light Up‘ will return to Rymill Park / Murlawirrapurka in 2022! Light Up is a ticketed event for a limited capacity.

Running from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am, live music will be presented across multiple stages, performers will rove through the crowd and there will be plenty of food options to suit all taste buds. There will be fireworks at 9:30 pm and midnight.

Pre-8pm tickets are fully booked. After 8pm, when the event is not at its capacity, members of the public will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.  The event runs until 1am.

Light Up is proudly presented by Gluttony.

Glenelg Fireworks New Years Eve 2022

Glenelg Fireworks 2022

Fireworks will light up the Glenelg sky once more this New Year’s Eve 2022/23! There will be a family-friendly fireworks display at 9:30pm and then the main display at midnight. Family friendly entertainment starts from 7pm on Glenelg beach.

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New Year's Eve Fireworks Adelaide Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Brighton Beach will host a single fireworks display at 9:30pm, perfect for the kiddos and families who want to get home and the kids tucked in bed before midnight. You’ll get fantastic views of the sky show on the Brighton Beach foreshore.

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City of Adelaide Midnight Moments 2022

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

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 hosted by The City of Adelaide 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 Midnight Moment locations.

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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 the charming, mischievous and irresistibly funny ‘The Doogans’ a hit show not to be missed!

There’ll be carnival rides for the thrill seekers, mini golf fun and party band Full Circle grooving the night away.

Kid’s early show fireworks starts from 9:45 followed by a midnight firework spectacular to wrap up 2022 and bring in 2023.

7:30pm            The Doogans live show
8:30pm            Full Circle Adelaide cover band
9:45pm            Kid’s Fireworks
10.00pm          Full Circle Adelaide cover band
12.00am          Midnight Fireworks

* Girdler Family Amusements rides
* Mini golf
* Free face painting, free petting zoo
* Giant bubbles and roving performers

This is a night not to miss!

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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 Melbourne Stars 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 6:30pm and is the perfect way to finish the year!

Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Stars, Adelaide Oval | 6.30pm

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Murray Bridge Family New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2022

Sturt Reserve will be the place for families to welcome 2023 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.

The iconic railway bridge will also be illuminated from dusk until midnight!

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 activities will include a rock climbing wall, mini golf, giant hamster balls and roving entertainment will ensure that Sturt Reserve is the place to be for families that want to have fun on New Year’s Eve.

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

The Woodhouse Activity Centre NYE celebration has become somewhat of a tradition, and a firm favourite for families wanting a truly memorable celebration and a camping adventure to remember.

There is no minimum number of nights so book just for December 31, or a night or two either side! You’ll have access to the camping field, amenities, facilities and activities from 9am on your day of arrival to 5pm on your day of departure.

Set up your site 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. The Tube Slide will be open for fast and furious fun (subject to weather) on Saturday 31 December and Sunday 1 January … we’ll be turning the sprinklers up a notch for extra spritz!

On NYE settle in for a family movie followed by a live stream of fireworks on the Scouts SA big screen. 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.

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