How and where you can ring in new year

Whether you're keen to rock out the hottest night spots or take in the fireworks with the family, there's somewhere for you to bring in the new year tonight.

Families can celebrate at Maryborough's Portside and Seafront Oval in Hervey Bay.

Moonlight movie Nim's Island, rated PG, will light up both towns along with rides, food stalls and early fireworks.

The fun starts in Maryborough at 6pm and Hervey Bay at 6.30pm.

Live music will continue after the movie followed by a midnight fireworks display in both towns.

Here are the night spots to party your way into 2009:


• Bay Central Tavern;
8pm-3am; entertainment: Uncle Arthur and DJ; cost: $10

• Bayswater; 7pm-1.30am; entertainment: The Accidents and fireworks; cost: $35

• Torquay Hotel; 10am-2am; entertainment: DJ; cost: free entry

• Beach House Hotel; 8pm-3am; entertainment: Doctor Rockzo; cost: $5

• Hervey Bay Boat Club; 8pm-1am, entertainment: Buddy, John and Roy in the Auditorium, Swizzle in the Fraser Lounge and Smooth and Groove in the Main Lounge; cost: free entry.

• Irish Fiddler; 9pm-3am; entertainment: Luella; cost: $5 (unless seated for dinner)

• Hoolihans; 10am-2am, entertainment: The Hooligans; cost: free entry

• Hervey Bay RSL; 10am-1pm; entertainment: Kajafa; cost: Free entry for members and guests

• Hervey Bay Hotel; 6pm-late; entertainment: Dave Turner; cost: Free entry

• Urangan Bowls Club; 8pm-midnight; entertainment: Touch of Country; cost: $10

• Hervey Bay Soccer Club; 8pm-late; entertainment: Groovy Two; cost: Free entry

• Seven; 10pm-3am Entertainment: DJ; cost: $10


• Maryborough RSL;
5pm-late; entertainment: Chaska and Red Betty; cost: free entry

• Maryborough Sports Club; 6pm-2am; entertainment: Glitz and Glamour Masquerade Ball, cost: $20

• Post Office Hotel; Time: 6.30pm-5am; cost: free entry

• Criterion Hotel; Time: 9pm-5pm; entertainment: DJ; cost: $10

• Carriers Arms Hotel; 8.30pm-late; entertainment: Swarm; cost: free entry

• Central Hotel; 8pm-2am, entertainment: Daddy Long Legs; cost: free entry

• Cricket Club; 6pm-late; entertainment: Hawaiian party; cost: free entry

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