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As we come to the end of yet another year, one that feels like it went far too quickly, it’s time to begin looking ahead to how we will celebrate the arrival of 2018. City Hub have compiled a list of our most exciting options to celebrate the event both on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Eve

The Langham Sydney: If you want to bring in the new year in luxury then look no further than The Langham Sydney who have curated a truely memorable evening. Only a stone’s throw from prime viewing locations of the famous Sydney Harbour fireworks you can indulge in a five-course dinner (with optional matching wines) all whilst listening to spectacular live jazz.

Marco Polo featuring Crazy P: If partying by a pool is more your idea of a perfect New Year’s Eve then Marco Polo have you covered. Sip on the Pool Club’s famous cocktails, dip your toes in the water and dance to the best international and local DJ’s. For this special event they’re welcoming UK electronic group Crazy P to guide you through the afternoon and evening.

The Park Hyatt: Nestled between the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, the intimate hotel enjoys an unrivalled location on the edge of glittering Sydney Harbour. The Park Hyatt have three special experiences to delight any New Year’s Eve reveller; whether you’re after an early family-friendly dinner to take in the early fireworks display, alternatively you could be looking for a later more indulgent experience at one the hotels two restaurants, and finally if you simply want to party it up there is the rooftop cocktail party offering panoramic views of the city.

Oxford Art Factory: Are offering yet another exciting party to help you dance in the new year. This year they will be playing host to Englishman Jon Hopkins who will perform one of his rare and exclusive DJ sets. Joining the legend will be Fantastic Man, Trinity, Plan te (DJ Set), Phondupe (Live) and U-Khan to round out the Australian contingent of this line up.

Trippas White Group: One of Australia’s leading restaurant and catering companies has a range of options available to help close out 2017 and bring in 2018 in style. Their offerings range from watching the fireworks whilst enjoying a six course degustation venue at Sydney’s highest point in the Studio, Sydney Tower or you could head to the Beach House Avalon for a more casual family friendly event for a lovely three course meal. These are just two options available but they have everything in between to help you have the perfect evening.

New Year’s Day

Field Day: If you’re able to temper yourself on New Year’s Eve but still want to ring in 2018 with a party head on down to The Domain for the annual Field Day music festival. Renowned for its friendly atmosphere and huge star-studded line-ups, which this year features Flume, DJ Snake, Mura Masa and Schoolboy Q you couldn’t ask for a better way to welcome 2018.

Seadeck: Perhaps a cruise around Sydney harbour is more your style. If so Seadeck have their New Years Day Cruise just for you. Measuring 42 meters, Seadeck has three vast open decks from which to enjoy unrestricted 360 degree views of some of Sydney’s iconic harbour.

Bondi Icebergs: For the ultimate cure to your New Year’s Eve-induced hangovers look no further than Bondi Icebergs and their salt water pool as they play host to one of Sydney’s most ostentatious parties. Hosted by Icebergs’ Maurice Terzini and musically curated by Angus McDonald (one half of Sneaky Sound System) you just know this will be one of the most enjoyable ways to start 2018.

The Vic: Will once again welcome in the New Year with their own unique free mini-festival stacked with live music. Leading the charge is raw, edgy, bluesy rock duo The Mess Hall. Also in the programme are self-described ‘zigzaggers’ The Delta Riggs; Adelaide outside rockers Bad//Dreems, fresh from their US tour; unmissable singer-songwriter Steve Smyth, currently gigging around the nation to promote new album, Exits; Davey Lane, who just launched Atonally Young; and High-tails, whose Bending Over Backwards has been inspiring a good dose of triple J love these few months past.

Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel: Back for New Years Day 2018, the Hamptons meets Sydney Harbour for the third year running in Summer’s most coveted pop-up outdoor party. The Surf Lodge x Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is a one-day beach party experience that celebrates the best of both trend-setting venues, bringing the decadence of the Hamptons to an iconic Sydney destination. Musically, the party will feature a carefully curated line up with a mix of Australia’s best producers as well as a selection of Sydney’s favourite local DJs.