Sip sparkling with the Solotel Group this New Year’s Eve, with events on offer for all tastes and budgets.

Those seeking a roaring entry to the new year can get down and celebrate with a Best of 2018 free party at South Bank’s Little Big House. Kicking off at 4pm and with prizes for best dressed, themed cocktails like the Harry and Meghan and Stormy vs Trump, and a playlist of 2018’s biggest hits, Little Big House’s NYE party is set to welcome in 2019 in style.

For a more refined celebration, round out 2018 with a three-course dinner at Aria, Eagle Street Pier’s acclaimed favourite that took out the 2018 Australian Wine List of the Year in both the Gourmet Traveller and Good Food Guide’s books. Commence your New Year’s countdown with a glass of Champagne and canapés, followed by tantalising dishes like tuna and honey bug with wasabi and black radish, and pork jowl with lonza and pear. Following Aria’s tried and tested NYE format, there will be two seatings, at 5:30 and 7:30, with diners at each treated to spectacular fireworks views. Tickets are $180 (or $65 for children) and available online.

Take your New Year’s Eve celebrations riverside, and get tropical with Riverbar & Kitchen. Another free event for everyone to enjoy, celebrate with as much Chandon sparkling, spritzes, bellinis, slushies and cocktails that toucan dream of, and come dressed for the tropical theme to win big. Riverbar’s New Year’s Eve celebration kicks off from 5pm, with live music keeping the party rolling on the river until 2am.

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