New Year celebrations at the V&A Waterfront
18th December 14
The countdown has begun! As cities across the world prepare to showcase their regions with spectacular scenes of celebration, the V&A Waterfront is preparing to represent Cape Town and the continent, with one of Africa’s biggest parties on New Year’s Eve.
As South Africa’s most popular destination, the V&A Waterfront offers revellers the best opportunity to approach 2015 in a festive environment, with live entertainment and an explosion of colour from the midnight fireworks display, co-sponsered by the City of Cape Town.
Although the official celebrations kick off at 6.30pm, the entire day will be filled with a kaleidoscope of activities as buskers interact with visitors across the property.
A custom-built stage on Jetty One will host a number of live bands, and become a show in itself with massive LED screens lighting up the performances for party-goers. The crowd can expect a non-stop entertainment experience of sight and sound, as KFM DJ and MC for the night Ryan O’Connor leads them through to 2015.
For those who do prefer to be seated, the action on stage can also be viewed from different restaurants, including the Harbour House, Quay Four, Alba Lounge and the Hildebrand, but booking is essential.
In addition to the more than 80 eateries based at the V&A Waterfront, the new format Cape Town Fishmarket (CTFM) boasts a great dining offering, where diners can pop outside to view the midnight fireworks. Mondiall’s Marvellous Burgers, Den Anker and Hot Dog King will all be open for visitors milling around the Pierhead, and some Food Market vendors will be open until 2am on New Year’s Eve to satisfy late-night hunger pangs.