What To Do For New Year’s Eve 2018


End your year with a bang with these New Year’s Eve/Day celebrations. Whether you prefer to have a good meal with your loved ones or want to dance your way into 2019 with an epic party, we have something for everyone. Booking is essential so be sure to make your reservations or get your tickets ASAP. 

Please note: Bookings are essential and subject to availability. Book now to avoid disappointment. Seating/tickets are limited. 

Ring In The New Year With Good Food

The Maslow Hotel New Year’s Eve Dinner – 31 December 2018

Treat yourself this NYE with an indulgent dinner at The Maslow Hotel. If you want to start off your New Year with a bang, then this is the place to be. This year, they’ll be offering you everything you need to make your celebration special, including a touch of tradition, a scoop of contemporary cuisine and a dash of glamour. Think back on 2018 and watch 2019 unfold in grandiose style at The Maslow. R795 per person and R350 per child under the age of 12. Booking is essential.

Maximillien Restaurant NYE 80s Party – 31 December 2018

Welcome 2019 in style at Maximillien Restaurant’s NYE celebration! On 31 December 2018 from 20:00 – 01:00, for R600 per person, you can enjoy a scrumptious three-course meal, bubbles at midnight and awesome celebration vibes. On the menu are dishes such as Maximillien’s famous Penne Polo, clam chowder, salt and pepper calamari, the Manhattan burger, hot chocolate brownies and more. Booking is essential.

Piccolo Mondo’s New Year’s Dinner – 31 December 2018

Piccolo Mondo at the Michelangelo will be laying on a delicious spread to welcome in the brand-new year. From R595 per person, tuck into the three-course dinner that’s bound to delight the senses. The starters, mains and desserts offer you a choice of FOUR different dishes, so no matter what you’re craving, you’ll find it on the menu. Booking is essential, so make your reservation ASAP to avoid disappointment.

Radisson Blu Sandton New Year’s Eve Five-Course Dinner – 31 December 2018

Round off the year at Radisson Blu Sandton’s Vivace restaurant. There will be a scrumptious five-course plated dinner, including a refreshing cocktail on arrival, mineral water for the table and a glass of bubbly at midnight, for R725 per person. There will also be live music on the evening. Make your reservation ASAP as there is limited space. To book, contact etienne.oconnell@radissonblu.com or 011 245 8000.

The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg – 31 December 2018

This festive season, the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg went all-out with Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts, so it’s no surprise that they also have NYE delights to celebrate the end of 2018 and welcome 2019. Flames and the View restaurants have something special in store, plus they’ll be hosting an awesome party ‘on the hill’, but you’ll have to keep on reading to find out a little bit more about that. Click here for more information about the New Year’s Eve Dinner at The View and here for more on the Flames NYE Dinner. Spoiler alert: they both sound amazing!

Rodizio’s Studio 54 New Year’s Eve Party – 31 December 2018

For an NYE dine and dance, make sure you book your table at Rodizio’s Studio 54 New Year’s Eve party. There will be lots of good food, great vibes, awesome music, Latin American dancing and happy memories at this shindig. It starts at 19:00 and you receive a welcome cocktail on arrival. The cost is R725 per person. Booking is essential. Visit their site to find out more and see what’s on the menu.

Party Your Way Into 2019

The Blockbuster Block Party at Time Square – 31 December 2018

Reminisce and say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019 in the best way imaginable — with your mates, partying and dancing the night away at Time Square’s Blockbuster Block Party. Hosted by Ayanda MVP and featuring the best of the best in the industry — Black Coffee, DJ Fresh and so many more — this IS the place to be on NYE! Expect 12 hours of entertainment, 13 local DJs and countless midnight memories. Ring in the New Year like a rockstar!

The Savanna Summer Splash Festival 2018 – 23 December 2018 – 01 January 2019

Join in on the fun and excitement this festive season at Harties Harbour, as they’ll be hosting an amazing 10-day festival which promises visitors the ultimate summer entertainment in Harties. This is just what you and your family deserve after a long, busy and challenging year. You can expect all the summer fun under the sun, from awesome live music, swimming pools and water slides to boat cruises, braais and so much more. Also, along with your ticket, you can enjoy Kommando Nek Wildlife Resort as a day visitor! So, feel free to arrive early or stay later and enjoy all the resort has to offer. There’s also picnic/braai spots along the dam, a pit for fishing and relaxing and lots so sunshine! Just the way it is meant to be at Harties! Click here for more information.

New Year’s Eve On The Piazza At Montecasino – 31 December 2018

Don’t waste another moment trying to decide what to do on New Year’s Eve because Montecasino has you covered. Join them for a magical New Year’s Eve on the Piazza and welcome 2019 in style. A selection of restaurants will be going all-out on the night, with an exclusive multi-course menu. Also, don’t miss out on the live music on the Piazza and an in-house DJ. So how do you get your tickets? Make a direct booking with one of the restaurants partaking. Then, visit the restaurant prior to 31 December 2018 to collect your armband with your proof of booking. Only guests with armbands will be permitted to enter the Piazza via the La Toscana entrance from 18:00 onwards.

H2O Presents: NYE 2018 with Black Coffee – 31 December 2018

Countdown to the New Year at H2O! This NYE event marks the beginning of H2O’s journey into 20 years of dance. And to celebrate, H2O will host an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience with Joburg’s best party featuring superstar headliner, Black Coffee, along with 30 of the country’s best DJs across FOUR dance floors. Join H2O at Wild Waters for the final sunset of 2018 and to celebrate a brand-new year.

New Year’s Eve at Truth – 31 December 2018

We don’t know much about this one, information is still to be released but we do know one thing… that Truth will be hosting an epic NYE bash to welcome the New Year the best way they know how – partying up a storm! Be sure to follow their Facebook page to keep a close eye on all the updates about this off-the-hook NYE bash.

NYE Black & Yellow Party #atBEERHOUSE – 31 December 2018

Bye, bye 2018 and a big hello to 2019! Join Beerhouse Fourways for a night you’ll never forget. This year, they will be hosting a Black & Yellow NYE Party, so be sure to wear something to fit the theme! Entrance is R50 per person at the door starting from 20:00. Keep an eye on this event for updates regarding specials. And as for the entertainment line-up:

  • 17:00 – 20:00: Kzee Mchunu – with a house set to start your night off smooth and chilled
  • 20:00 – 23:00: TK Tequila saying goodbye to 2018
  • 23:00 – 01:00: Justin Serrao aka DJ YOH YOH YOH welcoming you into 2019
  • 01:00 – 03:00: TK Tequila taking you home

NYE Movies in the Park – 31 December 2018

Looking for a NYE party perfect for the whole family? Well, you found it! The NYE Movies in the Park. Picnics in the Park presents a camp-out movie night for the ideal for young and the young at heart on New Year’s Eve 2018. The event will consist of a themed picnic, fun activities, food vendors and The #PiP Bar to keep your refreshed all evening long. Sit back, relax and enjoy a chilled and safe New Year’s Eve ‘rager’ with outdoor movies that are suitable for all ages. The afternoon will see kid-friendly cartoons and child-friendly shows on the big screen, with adult-oriented movies showing after dark. Click here to get your tickets now.

2 Storey Party on the Hill – 31 December 2018

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg‘s Jacaranda Hill and their new venue will be transformed into an edgy setting for an epic New Year’s party.  Be sure not to miss the 2 Storey Party on the Hill! For your entertainment, two DJs including Abby Nurock, famous for her extensive collection of vinyl and classic Technics, will keep the tunes pumping well into the night. What better way to usher in 2019? This party starts at 22:00 until late. VIP seating and bottle service is available. And entry? R995 per ticket. For table reservations, email Natalie.harrison@fourseasons.com.

AfroPunk Fest Joburg – 30 to 31 December 2018 from 12:00

For many years, Afropunk has been defining culture in the music world, bringing a triumph of multiculturalism and diversity for individuals of all races, genders, colours, creeds and tastes to the host city. This will be their first Joburg adventure, which will be mixing and offering homegrown and international musical talent from all genres, as well as plenty of art, culture, food and style. Spend your last two days of 2017 dancing to fantastic tunes, feasting on good food, mingling with locals and tourists and having a blast at Constitution Hill. Tickets cost from R600 per person and can be bought at www.afropunkfest.com.

WineNot NYE Party – 31 December 2018 from 18:00 – 02:00

Say cheers to 2017 and “wine” in the New Year with Wine Not New Year’s, taking place at Levelthree Premium Venue in Kramerville, Sandton. Tickets cost R900 per person which includes food, select wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. There will also be live entertainment that will have you on your feet all night, an awesome DJ line-up, and a festive vibe. There are only pre-sold tickets, so make sure you get yours from Howler. Strictly no under 21s.

Katzy’s New Year’s Eve Party – 31 December 2018

You are invited to join Katzy’s welcome 2019 with a bang! Guests will enjoy an evening filled with live music, festive vibes, fantastic food and awesome cocktails and of course, bubbly. Doors open at 18:30 and tickets cost R350 per person at the door (or R300 per person if pre-booked). Tickets are limited, so make sure you get yours before it’s too late. Early birds get a glass of Moët Brut on arrival before 22:00. And as for your entertainment, catch live music by Soul Notez. To pre-book your table or tickets, contact Brandon at brandon@katzyslive.co.za or call 011 880 3945.

New years

Written by Kim Brown

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