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Since its opening in April 2008, Parlour
Wine Room has been the talk of the town
as the hot spot for trendy Canberrans in
their 20s and 30s. Decadence will be no
exception and is sure to attract a fresh and
chic crowd, keen to celebrate the new year
In the city
A huge New Year's Eve in the city is
guaranteed, complete with fireworks, music
and an energetic atmosphere -- ideal for
young and old alike.
Two city sites will play host to a packed
program of entertainment, including a
family concert in Civic Square, a dance
party in Garema Place, and two dazzling
fireworks displays at 9pm and midnight.
This free event will kick on until late,
making the city the perfect place to party
and welcome in 2010.
From 7pm, the main stage in Civic
Square will be the place for families and
music lovers of all ages to come together
and experience a range of fantastic
performances by four live bands.
At 9pm the first of two fireworks shows
will announce the pending arrival of the
new year and Civic Square is the prime
position to view the spectacle, which
promises to be even bigger and better
than last year.
From 9pm get down to Garema Place
and groove the night away, as top local
DJs count down to midnight with all of
2009's dance hits.
At midnight, one of Canberra's best
state-of-the-art pyrotechnic displays will
top off the evening, set to an amazing
soundtrack which will get you into the
New Year party spirit.
The alcohol-free event is family-
friendly, and don't worry about bringing
the car and searching for parking, regular
ACTION buses and the Nightrider
ser vice will be available.
For the party animals that want to
dance until the wee hours, they can kick
on at one of the many popular clubs and
pubs in the area.
This New Year's Eve think Grease,
Elvis and the twist --- celebrate in
nostalgic rock'n'roll style at Old
Dress up like you have stepped straight
out of a 1950s movie-set, because New
Year's Eve will be the night to play those
old records and dance like never before at
the annual Old Parliament House ball.
Members of the ACT Rock 'n' Roll
Club will be on hand to show off the
dances of the 1950s, such as the twist, the
hully gully, the watusi, the jerk and the fly.
You will feel like you have just stepped
straight off the Grease movie set as
you jive to the jukebox and are ser ved
delicious mini hot dogs, cups of popcorn,
hamburgers and soda pop.
Ginger Catering will put on a mouth
watering three-course feast in the Members'
Dining Room, which will be decorated in
the rock'n'roll theme to really take you back
in time. Tickets to the ball will also include
a five-and-a-half-hour beverage package for
you to kick back and enjoy the celebrations.
Later on in the evening, live
entertainment from Sydney's renowned
Juke Box Jive rock'n'roll band will lift
the atmosphere to swirling heights and
entice you to let loose on the dance floor.
Those who would prefer a more nostalgic
feel are invited to relax on the balcony
overlooking Parliament House with a glass
of champagne and good company.
DECISIONS: Canberran's are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a place to see in the new year.
Where: Parlour Wine Room
When: December 31, 6pm until late
Cost: Tickets are $150 per person
Phone: 02 6162 3656
New Years Eve in the City
Where: Civic Square, Garema Place
When: December 31, 7pm until late
Phone: 13 22 81
New Years Eve Rock'n'Roll Ball
Where: Old Parliament House
When: December 31, 7pm until late
Cost: Tickets are $160 per person or
$1500 for a table of 10 people
Phone: 6273 4366
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. au
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