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New Years Eve In The Square 2018

New Years Eve In The Square 2018

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  • Mon 31 Dec ’18, 6:00pm – 12:20am


The Event Quadrant, The Square, Manawatu / Whanganui


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Bring in the New Year with an amazing free light show and fireworks as Palmerston North hosts another spectacular New Year’s eve event. Mark your calendar now for the biggest celebration in the Manawatu region - family style.

Mark Hazlewood is again our MC for the night. Amy McKenna, will be leading the first part of the evening supported by a number of young performers and singers, specifically for families.

The cast of "Seussical the musical" will bring a little stage magic while New Zealand's premier pyro act, Highly Flammable, will entertain everyone with their new and dynamic fiery show, all before the children's New Year countdown at 9:30pm.

The award winning Hip Hop dance crew, "The Tribesmen" are a real highlight this year following their success at the recent world championships. Mr dance himself, Dean McKerras, will curate two group performances within the show also.

The second half features “Ripple Effect” with their own brand of reggae with a cool summer vibe. “Twisted”, the regions best known covers band, will play some of the biggest classic rock songs and anthems from across the globe.

Taking you up to midnight is this years big band, “The Soul Collective”. Featuring the Soul Horns plus six singers. This dynamic band will play music from Jamiroquai, Phil Collins, Earth Wind and Fire, Santana, Anastasia, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan and Lionel Ritchie. All this supported by a fantastic production and superb lighting. Bring on the New Year countdown and ring in the new year with a spectacular fireworks display.

The evening ends with fireworks at midnight to welcome in 2019 while our DJ plays the night out till its conclusion at 12.20 am.

There will be things for kids to do and plenty of food and drink options. Bring some money for glow sticks and join us in lighting up the Square. Picnic blankets and low chairs are welcome. Please note that there will be laser and stroboscopic lighting effects as well as fireworks during the event. The Square is both an alcohol and smoke-free zone and we ask you to respect this.

Proudly supported by the Palmerston North City Council, Central Energy Trust, MDR Lighting and Scaffitt.

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