Words: Lucy Sarah O’Connell | Images: Stock

Looking for a great way to ring in the New Year? From delicious dinners to marvellous movies and crazy celebrations, here are the top ways to welcome 2019 in Joburg.

NYE Movies in the Park

If you need to make New Year’s Eve plans that can also involve the kids, Picnics in The Park have you covered this year with an evening of fun and festivity. Taking place at Riversands Farm Village, this camp-out movie night will include everything from themed picnics to fun activities, food vendors, and the #PiP Bar, and of course films playing on the big screen from 2pm. The day starts with two kid-friendly movies, followed by two more grown-up productions (think festive favourites like Love Actually and The Holiday) and ends at midnight with fireworks – a perfect celebration for the whole family.

Afropunk Fest Joburg 2018

Over the past few years, Afropunk has earned a reputation for being one of the best Joburg parties of the year, and this New Year’s Eve seems set to be better than ever. Offering both homegrown and international musical talent across all genres, there will be plenty of opportunities to get your dance on into the early hours of 2019, as well as art, culture, food, and style. Taking place in the Joburg CBD at the iconic Constitution Hill, this proudly South African celebration of multiculturalism and diversity is the ultimate way to end 2018 on a high note.

Dinner at The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff already has an incredible feast lined up for Christmas and Christmas Eve, so it’s no surprise that it’ll also be the place to be this New Year’s Eve for all discerning Joburg foodies. Flames have put together a buffet selection that will ensure you enter the New Year with a full stomach (at R2,100 per person) or if you’re looking for something truly unforgettable, View are offering a set menu that will feel like all your New Year’s wishes coming true (at R2,500 per person.) Booking essential.

NYE Movies in the Park | bit.ly/2zXnqie | Book at quicket.co.za
Afropunk Fest Joburg 2018 | afropunkfest.com
The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff | viewrestaurant.co.za / flamesrestaurant.co.za