6 Hot New Year’s Eve Events To Attend

There are only a couple of days left before 2011 is over and New Year’s Eve is approaching fast. Most of you reading this might already be on holiday or going on holiday soon. Some of you might be driving the “staying at home” car this festive season. Wherever you find yourself at the moment, you are probably thinking about what you will you doing this coming New Year’s Eve.

Junk Mail would like to help you decide by giving you some New Year’s Eve options Here are 6 Hot New Year’s Eve Events happening in a city that might be near you on the 31st of December 2011:

JHB Carnival 2011
The 2011 Johannesburg Carnival: This event takes place in the Newtown District in Jozi on the 31st of December and starts at 12 Noon. This carnival will once again bringing the Jozi streets to life on New Year’s Eve. The parade will start at noon in Kotze Street in the Johannesburg CBD and make its way to the Newtown Precinct across Nelson Mandela bridge. It will end in Newtown Park with troupes from different regions competing against each other for the different prizes. There will be prizes for the best large costume, best troupe costume, best overall interpretation of the sub-themes and best choreographed region.

Oude Libertas
New Years Eve with De Kompanje: This event takes place at the Oude Libertas Ampitheatre in Stellenbosch on the 31st of December.  De Kompanje are a 55 piece brass band all the way from Belgium and are bound to kick off 2012 with enthusiasm and vigour. Expect musical favourites easily accessible for any fun loving musical audience. Tickets cost R130p/p – R160p/p and are available through Computicket. Umami Restaurant will be serving a 4 course meal from 18:00 onwards at a cost of R250p/p including a bottle of champagne. A picnic will be available at R120 p/p.

New Year's Laser Light
New Year’s Laser Light Show: This event takes place at Carnival City (just off the N17 highway) in the East Rand. Carnival City has heeded the call by the SPCA and other animal organizations not to set off fireworks over New Year. This venue’s annual fireworks spectacle will be replaced by a much more animal-friendly but equally spectacular laser light show. The show will be extended to run from Tuesday the 27th of December until Saturday the 31st of December 2011. The show starts at 7 PM daily and is totally free.

Prime Circle
Prime Circle New Year’s Eve concert: This event takes place at Kirstenbosch in Cape Town on the 31st of December. Elvis Blue will be opening for Prime Circle on the Evening. Tickets are available via htttp://www.webtickets.co.za/. You are invited to bring along your family, pack the picnic basket to the brim and spread the blanket as you prepare for the concert of the year. Prime Circle have become renowned around South Africa for their excellent live performance. You will not be disappointed.

NYE City Linkup
New Years Eve City Linkup: This event will be happening simultaneously at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and The Village Centre in Ballito (North of Durban) on the 31st of December. A Live City Linkup between the two cities will take place via live satellite technology. There will be giant screens, theatrical productions and the best music played by 5FM DJs and other top DJ’s. The party starts at 7 PM and tickets cost R250 (for the Durban party) and R350 (for the Cape Town party).

MK Laaste Nuwe Jaar
MK:”Diè Laaste Nuwe Jaars” Party: What if 2011 / 2012 is going to be the last New Year’s Eve in history? What will you be doing? Well you could make your way down to Arcade Empire in Pretoria for a party of epic  proportions. There will be 2 stages lined-up with some huge names on the day. The band stage will be outdoors and will feature likes of aKING, Lark, Gazelle, Wrestlerish, Taxi Violence and others. The electro stage will be indoors and will feature Pelussje (from Italy), Mr. Sakitumi, Crossman & Phizicist, Dr. Khumalo and I Am Noize. For more information, check out the Event page on Facebook.

We hope you have found this information useful. Please comment on this post and let us know if you have another New Year’s Eve event happening in a city or town near you. Feedback is appreciated and welcome. Also feel free to check out the other Events posts on the Junk Mail blog.

Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Junk Mail Publishing.

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