Low-key New Year's Eve
A low-key and family-friendly event – that’s what’s on offer for New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay.
Starting from 4pm tomorrow with the Byron Bay twilight beach market and amusement rides, the markets will feature local artisans, a variety of stalls and buskers on the main Byron Bay foreshore.
Byron Shire Mayor Cr Jan Barham said the low-key event was being staged by the council to promote a family-friendly event for residents and visitors.
“The Samba-Blisstas will perform from 7.30pm and McGregors Festival Amusements will have a range of rides to entertain the whole family and with the market stalls it should be a fun night,” she said.
“It will be a wonderful evening and I encourage families and locals to enjoy the town and share in the celebration of a new year with family, friends and visitors.”
As in past years, there will be alcohol restrictions in Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads as a measure to ensure greater community safety.
Cr Barham said the restriction of alcohol during the New Year’s Eve period was part of a number of strategies developed by council to ensure a safe event for all.
The alcohol ban will start at midday tomorrow and will last until 6am on Saturday.
Temporary road closures will also be in force for the following streets from tomorrow at 6am until 6am on Saturday:
* Jonson Street, north of Lawson Street.
* Fletcher Street, north of Lawson Street.
* Middleton Street, north of Lawson Street.
The council has contributed $25,000 towards the staging of New Year’s Eve celebrations.