Port Stephens to welcome 2024 with spectacular McGrath New Year’s Eve fireworks display

13 December 2023

Nelson Bay is set to come alive with a dazzling fireworks display at the McGrath Port Stephens New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer said New Year’s Eve is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the year that was and look forward to 2024 as a community.

“Nelson Bay is famous for its annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display and we’re thrilled to deliver the event again this year,” Mayor Palmer said.

“It’s a chance for our residents, businesses, and visitors to come together and celebrate the incredible place in which we live, work and play,” he added.

McGrath Port Stephens Principal Daniel O’Meara said the team at McGrath Port Stephens is excited to again sponsor this year’s fireworks spectacular.

“It’s our second year supporting the New Year’s Eve fireworks – it’s a great opportunity for us to  give back to our community and be a part of creating a fun and vibrant atmosphere for the thousands of visitors that head to our amazing part of the world each summer,” Mr O’Meara said.

Festivities will commence from midday at D’Albora Marina, Nelson Bay with live entertainment. The fireworks display starts at 9pm, with road closures in place between 8pm and 9:45pm.

Mayor Palmer said there’s plenty of viewing points along the Nelson Bay foreshore for families to settle with a picnic blanket, chairs and local takeaway.

“This is a family-friendly, alcohol free event for all to enjoy, and celebrate bringing in a healthier and happier New Year, and we encourage everyone to come along and experience a spectacular night of celebrations,” Mayor Palmer added.

This event is possible thanks to sponsorship from McGrath Port Stephens and D’Albora Marina.

For more information including road closures, the best places to park and the best viewing points visit pscouncil.info/new-years-eve-2023