We know... it's hard to believe the festive season is near! Whether you're catching up for friendsmas, a family gathering or looking to get your dancing shoes on, there's a great range of epic Christmas dining and New Years experiences on offer in the heart of the city.
Spread of Christmas Cheer at Esther | Christmas Day dining
Chef Sean Connolly and his award-winning team at Esther have crafted a mouth-watering menu so you can stay away from the kitchen this Christmas Day. They'll be serving an indulgent five course festive menu featuring the likes of puff bread and saganaki, duck breast, crab risotto, duck fat potatoes, plum pudding and more. Make a booking here.
Christmas at Coops Corner Pub | Functions & parties
Coops have you covered for your functions this Christmas, with tailored food and beverage packages to suit your budget! They've got you covered this year with everything from drinks and nibbles through to a jolly good feast. Make a booking here.
Christmas Day at FISH Restaurant | Christmas Day dining
At FISH Restaurant, you can sit back, be merry, enjoy stunning waterfront views and tuck into a sumptuous feast of delicious offerings, including crayfish, lamb shoulder and a caramelised white chocolate mousse. Make a booking here.
Christmas at The Lula Inn | Functions & parties
Situated on the water's edge, Lula's is the perfect slice of paradise to find yourself for your festive celebrations. You'll want to get in early to book a table for your group! Make a booking here.
Christmas at Onemata | Christmas eve & Christmas day dining
Indulge in the magic of the festive season at Onemata with their delectable Christmas offerings. This year, they're open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving a delectable feast of miso glazed salmon, scampi, turkey, roast potatoes and a merry berry trifle to top it off. Make a booking here.
Christmas day dining at SkyCity | Christmas day dining
You're spoilt for choice when it come to Christmas day dining at SkyCity. MASU, Orbit 360°, Huami, Fortuna and The Sugar Club are serving festive menus that are sure to make your Christmas extra special. Make a booking here.
More places to gather for festivities
Ring in the New Year
New Year's Eve at Dr Rudi's
Celebrate till the wee hours and ring in the new year at Dr Rudi's where there'll be DJs on the decks, burlesque dancers, chilled bubbles, house brews, cocktails, epic views and more. Keen to make the most of the epic views across the balcony? Treat yourself to the VIP package! Make a booking here.
NYE rooftop party at The Churchill
The Churchill is bringing a luxe New Year's Eve experience to the city centre with the sounds of a DJ, bespoke cocktails, endless gin varieties and champagne, to name a few. Book in early to avoid missing out - book here.
All-white NYE party at HI-SO Rooftop bar
Dress in your finest whites for unforgettable New Year's eve celebrations at this epic rooftop bar. Five sensational DJs will bring the tunes through the evening while you make the most of a lavish spread of canapés, a seafood bar, premium beers, fine spirits, Moët Chandon Champagne and more. Make a booking here.
New Year's Eve at Onslow
Get ready for a night of celebration to ring in the new year at Onslow. With views of the Sky Tower and the New Year's Eve fireworks, Onslow has some of the best views in town to ring in the new year. Grab an early bite to eat with the 5pm four course menu dinner, or stay up late with the 8pm, five course dinner. Make a booking here.
New Year Affair with Nice'N'Urlich
Celebrate the new year n the heart of the Viaduct with iconic Nice’n’Urlich. Enjoy an evening full of great music, dancing and atmosphere. This will be the place to be this year. Nice’n’Urlich are headlining with sensational support from Phoebe Falconer and General Lee. Make a booking here.
NYE at Rooftop at QT
Rooftop at QT are counting down to their sky-high party where bubbles will be popping. Book a general admission pass and enjoy an hour of free champagne and canapès or reserve a more intimate escape with a booth for your group. Make a booking here.