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Dec 30, 2013  ·  2 min read

By Benjamen Judd


Well that was a pretty fascinating sequence of events that was 2013 but damned if we aren’t ready for 2014 to begin. Fingers crossed that as the year dies so does twerking, awkward and pointless gym/bathroom selfies, foodies who don’t eat only Instagram, non-prescription glasses and box-gaps. We’re totally calling 2014 to be the year of banoffee pie, staying in, washing your hair and people waking up to themselves and realising that the Kardashians are Satan’s henchmen in heels.

But aside from that, New Years Eve festivities in Sydney are renowned as being some of the best in the world and the best and biggest of those is also the free event that takes place down on the western boardwalk at the Sydney Opera House. With more than seven tonnes of fireworks at the ready for the night, illuminated boats that light up the harbour and live music – this is where you will want to be. Especially when this year’s event is curated by Australian artist Reg Mombassa.

Yes, it’s crowded with thousands upon thousands of people but where else can you be surrounded by excited folks from all over the world in an iconic setting to witness one of the most breathtaking shows of the year that DOESN’T involve Beyonce?

There are two sets of fireworks that will light up the night – the 9pm pre-show for the families and kiddies and the penultimate midnight blammo show where you can hug and kiss the person next to you with free abandon and no fear of an AVO.

For more information on the New Years Festivities at the Sydney Opera House, head to their website here.

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