Another transition is about to happen as one year ends and another begins. With everyone down for celebrating the New Year to symbolically welcome new beginnings, the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly is hosting a fun-filled family event on the 31st of Dec 2019. What better way to start a brand new year than by enjoying the last night of 2019 with your loved ones!

The New Year’s Eve celebration at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron will kick off at 5:30 p.m. until the first hour of 2020 rolls. Dubbed the “Seafood Smorgasbord and Movie Night Under the Stars,” this party will include a generous table spread filled with healthy and delicious food, a feast for the children and two fun movies at the lawn!

Adult guests may indulge in salt and pepper calamari, spicy gumbo, grilled prawns, mussels, sand crab, oysters, as well as rolled pork, sumac grilled chicken, and a generous helping of fruits and salad greens at the smorgasbord. With a choice as generous as this, it’s fitting to relish and reflect on how good you’ve got it in 2019 whilst you sit, dine and look forward to 2020 overlooking the gorgeous view of the Manly Harbour.

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The kids, on the other hand, may enjoy a special menu consisting of wood-fired pizza, hotdogs and slushies. These treats are perfect for enjoying the movies on the big screen set up at the lawn.

The film screening will promptly start at 5:30 p.m. followed by the next movie at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of the planned fireworks, the Manly Chamber of Commerce has made a charitable donation this year.

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Reservations are at $85 per person (adults) and $25 (children). For bookings and inquiries to the  Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron New Year’s Eve party, email reservations@rqys.com.au or phone 07 3396 8666. 

The Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron at the Royal Esplanade is one of the oldest and most prestigious sailing clubs in Queensland. For generations, this bayside venue has also been a popular choice for events and celebrations.