29 December 2022

Things to do in the Riverina on New Year's Eve

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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There’s plenty on offer to celebrate the New Year in the Riverina. Photo: iStock/Dimensions & JDawnInk.

You can ring in the New Year in the Riverina with family and friends enjoying the dazzling on water fireworks display at Lake Albert.

For those who want to enjoy bubbles and delicious food, reserve tickets for NYE Pastorale by Meccanico to enjoy the night in the quaint courtyard.

To enjoy live music and welcome 2023, head to Wagga RSL Club or Leeton Soldiers Club, where you can watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks on a giant five-metre screen.

For those who are looking to do something during the day with the family, head to Ganmain Pool for the inflatable pool party with great music and food.

New Year’s Eve


Light up the Lake in 2021. Photo: Wagga City Council.

Light the Lake

When: Saturday 31, 5 pm to 10 pm, on water fireworks at 9:30 pm
Where: Apex Park Lake Albert, Lake Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free

Pack your rugs and folding chairs for a spectacular fireworks show at Lake Albert on New Year’s Eve. Light the Lake will feature live music, food trucks and family friendly activities and the highlight of the night – an on water fireworks display at 9:30 pm.

Photo: Wagga RSL Club.

One Shot Too Many – Wagga RSL Club

When: Saturday 31, 9 pm
Where: Wagga RSL Club, Cnr Kincaid Street and Dobbs Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Free

Wagga RSL Club invites everyone to kick off the New Year with One Shot Too Many, classic pub rock with Brendan Grace on drums and Luke Hoye on guitar.

Say goodbye to 2022 and welcome in the New Year with tapas and live music at Pastorale. Photo: Supplied.

NYE at Pastorale

When: Saturday 31, 6 pm to 11 pm
Where: Pastorale by Meccanico, Cnr Tarcutta and Sturt Street, Wagga Wagga
Cost: Tickets are $16.91 and can be purchased here.

Pastorale by Meccanico invites everyone to welcome the New Year with delicious tapas, live music, and handmade canned cocktail or glass of bubbles under the twinkling fairy lights in their courtyard. The tickets will include a drink on arrival.

Photo: Supplied.

NYE at The Soldiers

When: Saturday 31, 8 pm
Where: Leeton Soldiers Club, Cnr Acacia Ave, Leeton
Cost: Free, but booking preferred (6953 3444)

Head to Leeton Soldiers Club on New Year’s Eve to enjoy the fireworks on a giant five metre screen and live music by Your Imagination.

Kids will enjoy seeing out the year at the pool. Photo: Coolamon Shire Council.

Inflatable at Ganmain Pool

When: Saturday 31 and Sunday 1, 10 am to 8:30 pm
Where: Ganmain Pool, Waterview Street, Ganmain
Cost: Pool entry fees for Adults $3, Children $2, Children Under Two free.

Head to Ganmain Pool to enjoy the inflatable pool party. This family friendly New Year’s party will feature music, great food and, most importantly, inflatables.

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