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What's happening around Warwick on New Year's Eve

IT DOESN'T matter if you're planning on shaking the roof this New Year's Eve or enjoying quiet time with friends and family members.

An abundance of options are available on the Southern Downs to suit the young, old and everyone in between.


Sandy Creek Pub

BUTCH Collier will serenade Sandy Creek Pub patrons into the new year.

Grab your dancing shoes and welcome in 2019 with a good boogie.

Doors open as usual from 10am and the live entertainment starts at 7.30pm.

WHERE: Sandy Creek Pub, 345 Sandy Creek Rd, Allan

WHEN: Monday, from 10am

COST: Free


NYE Steele's Rodeo

GET down to the showgrounds for a wild new year's event that's sure to be a kicker.

This is a party for keen bull riders, demolition derby admirers and firework fanatics.

Gates open at 10am, with the festivities to start at 2pm.

WHERE: Warwick Showgrounds

WHEN: Monday, from 10am

COST: Adults $15, junior 15-17 $10 and kids under 14 free.


Royal Hotel, Leyburn

Put on your board shorts and thongs, and join in the beach party at Royal Leyburn Hotel.

Crowd favourite Fatt will play live tunes and help you rock into 2019.

Bookings aren't essential but advised.

WHERE: MacIntyre St, Leyburn

WHEN: Monday, 8pm - 1am

COST: Free


2019 sunrise

STAY indoors while the party goers are out on the town.

Wake up early with a clear head and enjoy a New Year's Day sunrise.

Nature's show and first light will start at 4.31am, followed by a full sunrise at 4.58am.

Bring a picnic rug and enjoy a steady start to 2019.

WHERE: The usual good sunrise spot

WHEN: Tuesday, 4.31am

COST: Free


Stanthorpe Eats & Beats

AN evening on the Granite Belt is about to get a whole lot more exciting. The night will kick off at 6pm with captivation melodies from Brisbane man Nathan Bruen.

Later in the evening, band Little Billie will lift the roof with their blues and upbeat rockabilly edge.

A jumping castle, face painting and activities will keep the children spoilt for choice.

Tickets are on sale through Eventbrite.

WHERE: Stanthorpe Exhibition Centre, 3 High St

WHEN: December 31, 5.30pm - 1am

COST: General admission (13 years and older) $10, Child (5-12 years) $6, Families (two adults and two children 5-12 years) $25


Granite Rockin' Blues

PARTY on into the first day of 2019 or deal with the hangover by the hair of the dog. Local band Whiskey Gully will entertain guests, along with Cole Train and a little local surprise Too Much Fun.

The music will be entertaining the crowds from 11am.


BYO food and nibbles.

Water, soft drinks, boutique beer and wine will be available for purchase on the day.

WHERE: Jester Hill Wines, 292 Mt Stirling Rd, Glen Aplin

WHEN: January 1, 11am- 5pm

COST: $25, Children under 15 are free


The Malt House

PARTY people will light up The Malt House with a glow party this New Year's Eve.

The dress theme is neon and white and the celebration is set to be bigger than ever.

The fun kicks off from 6pm and will be held upstairs on the rooftop bar.

Get ready to eat, dance and bring in 2019 in style.

WHERE: The Malt House, 42 Wood St, Warwick

WHEN: Monday, 6pm- 5am

COST: Free


Killarney Hotel

SIT back and relax at Killarney Hotel with the soothing country sounds of Bruce Halter.

Hours are as usual with entertainment commencing at 7.30-11.30pm.

If you want to get a bite to eat, be sure to order dinner between 6-8pm.

WHERE: The Killarney Hotel, 17 Willow St

WHEN: Monday, until midnight

COST: Free


New Year's at home

Staying home on New Year's Eve doesn't have to be boring, not by a long shot.

Invite over the friends for a barbecue, fill the esky to the brim, turn up the music and kick off the shoes.

Relax in the comfort of your own home surrounded by the people you love.

WHERE: Your place

WHEN: Up to you

COST: Depends

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