Party places

The 3am lock-out has been lifted for New Year’s Eve — and if you’re look­ing for some­where to ring in 2007, JOSH AL­STON has the drum

Townsville Bulletin - - The Guide -

HE twin cities is the place to be this New Year’s Eve. Ev­ery­where you look, there will be cel­e­bra­tions for young, old and the young at heart. And there is plenty on of­fer for the fam­i­lies as well as the club­bers. Check it out. >> The will be play­ing their big­gest home game of the year when they shape up against league lead­ers the Melbourne Tigers. Tip-off is 8pm and tick­ets will be avail­able at the box of­fice to­day from 9am-4.30pm and on the day from 10am-1pm as well as from 6pm up un­til tip-off. >> will run two sep­a­rate fire­works dis­plays on the night. The first will be the fam­ily show which launches from the break­wa­ter be­side Jupiters Casino at 7.30pm. The best place to watch will be on the wa­ter park end of The Strand, be­tween Yotz and To­bruk Pool. The sec­ond dis­play will launch at mid­night from var­i­ous points, in­clud­ing the break­wa­ter and the Dean St car park, per­fect for the town rev­ellers. >> will be host­ing a spe­cial fam­ily night at River­way which in­cludes fire­works at mid­night, live en­ter­tain­ment, amuse­ment rides, street theatre and ma­gi­cians, a mul­ti­cul­tural food court, li­censed bar, night swim­ming and a skate park event. There will be plenty of pub­lic trans­port as well as car park­ing at the Weir School car park. >> will host the North’s big­gest fire­works dis­plays on­site. The Hol­ly­wood-themed cel­e­bra­tions start at 5pm and will con­tinue well into the night. Ev­ery­one is en­cour­aged to dress up as their favourite Hol­ly­wood star. The grand ball­room’s doors will swing open with free en­try and par­ty­go­ers will be en­ter­tained by seven-piece band Abbey Road. The Lobby Bar will also have free en­try and the en­ter­tain­ment will be Du­ellin Pi­anos. Stu Harcourt will pro­vide the en­ter­tain­ment on the gam­ing room floor and on the stroke of mid­night con­fetti can­nons will fire. >> Those who are keen to ring in the new year with a late night rodeo will want to head out to the Bulls and Bar­rels event at Tick­ets cost $15 for adults and $10 for chil­dren and are avail­able on 4788 8322. Sun­buses will depart from the Tran­sit Cen­tre at 5.40pm, the mall at 5.45pm, Stock­land at 6pm and Wil­lows at 6.10pm. The buses cost $10 and re­turn from the ground at 1am. On-site camp­ing is avail­able. >> will see in the New Year with free live en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing Ar­ca­dia and Atrium. There will be lots of prizes and give­aways. >> The is the place to go this year for live en­ter­tain­ment, with a host of bands and per­form­ers on hand to en­ter­tain the masses. The Gar­den Bar Car­ni­val has en­ter­tain­ment kick­ing off from 2.30pm with lo­cal band Groove till 6.30pm. Totem Thieves fol­low at 6.30pm through to the early hours. Some of the other per­for­mances in­clude the Wood­en­bong Fire Tribe who will be do­ing fire per­for­mances and Capoeira, a Brazil­ian sport com­pany that com­bines dance-like move­ments, spec­tac­u­lar ac­ro­bat­ics, mar­tial arts and mu­sic. The Licks (Kayt and Stephen Beat­tie) will be per­form­ing on the fire drum and per­cus­sion. Kool Kidz will come along to face paint, make bal­loons and fairy floss for all the big kids at heart. A ma­gi­cian will be wan­der­ing through the venue and Sera Jane is per­form­ing in the Steak­house from 6.30pm. There will be two large bal­loon drops at mid­night with prizes con­tained in some and new year well wishes in the oth­ers. The Loft Bar has a Hawai­ian theme with free party packs for all rev­ellers. DJ Churchy will pro­vide the tunes so the pa­trons can dance the night away. The Seav­iew is open un­til 5am with no 3am lock out. >> Go glam at Stu­dio 54 themed party. Doors open at 8pm and the party will rage right through to 5am with spe­cial events and sur­prises through­out the evening. >> The will host a disco in­ferno party fea­tur­ing all the best disco tunes from the ’70s right through to to­day. Doors open at 8pm and en­try is free.

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