Spend the afternoon of New Years Eve down at North Hagley Park for the NYE Kids Countdown party with iconic kiwi children's entertainer, Suzy Cato! 

Suzy Cato will kick the party off with giveaways, performances, dancing and music. Local children's entertainer Music with Michal will also be there to perform, as well as pop cover band Black and Gold. 

It wouldn't be New Year's without a fireworks display... well in this case, a mock display for the kiddies. 

Pack a picnic, grab your whānau and we'll see you there! 

This is a smoke-free, vape-free and alcohol-free event (24-hour liquor ban). For quick entry leave your bags at home as these may be searched on entry. No glass allowed.

How to get there

  • Driving? The Botanic Gardens Armagh Street car park will be closed to incoming traffic from 3pm. Drop off point is on Rolleston Avenue, near Christ’s College. Use our interactive map to easily find central city parking: https://bit.ly/34y1nuW(external link)
  • Biking or scootering? Bike stands will be located inside Hagley Park. Scooter parking zones are on Park Terrace.
  • Mobility parking will be on Chester Street West (off Park Terrace). A mobility pass must be visible to gain access.

All you need to know

Not long to go now. Here's everything you need to know about the NYE Kids Countdown....
  • This is a FREE, all ages event
  • Entertainment will kick off around 4.15pm
  • There is a liquor ban in place for Hagley Park
  • You can bring in your own food but please no liquids or glass
  • This is a smoke-free, vape-free and alcohol free event
  • For quick entry, don't bring a bag as bags may be searched on entry
  • Blankets & chairs welcome
  • Please keep your dogs at home
  • Drop off point on Rolleston Avenue, near Christ's College
  • Mobility parking on Chester Street West (a pass must be visible)
  • Bike stands will be inside Hagley Park
  • Scooter parking zones are on Park Terrace
  • Metro buses are running on the Sunday timetable

What you can and can't bring in

Before entry, all eventgoers must agree to a bag search. 

You can't bring in

  • Beverages of any kind, including alcohol
  • Illicit drugs
  • Dangerous goods and weapons
  • Animals (except service animals)
  • Offensive signs or banners
  • Gang insignia
  • Glass
  • Drones
  • Bags larger than 30cm x 30cm
  • Scooters and bikes

You can bring in

  • Small chairs and blankets
  • Self-packaged non-commercial food items (non-liquid items)
  • Sunscreen
  • Prams and baby products
  • Cameras (personal use only)
  • Empty water bottles can be filled on-site