What to do in Byron Bay this Christmas / New Year 2017

There is no better place to enjoy a tropical Christmas and New Years than Byron Bay. This year is no exception with plenty of events, markets and celebrations to take part in.

Here is our list of events happening over Christmas and New Years Eve not to be missed!



Bangalow Christmas Eve Carnival 

5pm – 9pm Wednesday 24th December

The Bangalow Christmas Eve Carnival is famous shire-wide! With street performers, food trucks, fair-ground rides and Christmas cheer in abundance, this is the most wonderful family-friendly event!


Celebrate Christmas Eve at Harvest in the hinterland restaurant where passion and creativity showcase the finest home-grown, hand-picked ingredients and harness the powerful connection between food and nature. The festive Wild Harvest menu explores Australia’s native ingredients with dishes that are vital, wild and creative as never before, ensuring a traceable dining experience. 4 courses | $75 per head + $50 Beverage pairing. Call 02 6687 2644 to make your reservation.



The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co 

Celebrate Christmas by the bay in style with bubbles on arrival, a premium seafood platter plus all the Christmas trimmings of roast lamb and whole baked fish. Lunch will begin at 12:00 pm and will have three sittings of 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm and 1:00 pm. The price for adults is $180 and will include a bottle of wine between two and children under 18 years can have all the soft drink and juice they can drink with their meal for $70. Children under 5 years are free. Spaces are limited so book now to secure your space. Call 02 6680 9666

Elements of Byron – Graze Restaurant 

The Graze Christmas day lunch and dinner buffet will be a showcase of pizza oven breads, antipasto including house-smoked salmon, artisan cured meats, olives, prawns, freshly shucked oysters, wide selection of gourmet salads, roasted turkey, pork, glazed ham, baked salmon, an extensive selection of local vegetable sides, handmade desserts, fruit platters and cheese.

Advanced reservations are available for resort guests only at this stage (breakfast, lunch & dinner meal periods). Reservations are highly recommended.

If you are not a guest of the resort on the 25th December 2017, please feel free to enquire with the restaurant on the day for availability. Contact graze@elementsofbyron.com.au or  phone 02 6639 1500

The Italian at the Pacific 

The Italian is offering a 4 course menu with two sitting options: 12PM-2:30PM or 3PM-5:30PM

$165PP ; Bookings are essential, please call Ph: (02) 6680 7055




Family Friendly – Soul Street 

Between 4pm and 10pm on December 31, Jonson Street (main street Byron Bay) will transform into a street party celebration. Market stalls and food stall will line the street. The kids will be entertained by a variety of buskers, amusement rides, circus performers, drummers, face painters, fire twirlers, and more. Plus, local bands will play in Railway Park throughout the duration of the event. Find out more at Byron Centre

The Byron at Byron 

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in their beautiful new surrounds.

See in the 2018 New Year with a decadent 5-course tasting menu, and a glass of celebratory sparkling on arrival. Live music from Soul’d. 7PM $198/per person. Bookings are essential. Call 02 6639 2105

The Balcony Bar & Oyster Co 

Groove into the New Year at the Balcony’s New Year’s Eve event. A la carte bookings are available between 5pm and 7pm, and the NYE party runs from 8am into the early hours on the morning. Find out more at Balcony

The Italian at The Pacific 

They will be going all-out this year with a six-course degustation to tantalise the senses. This dinner special includes sparkling on arrival and starts at 8pm. Price is $155 per person and bookings are essential. please call Ph: (02) 6680 7055

St Elmo Dining Room and Bar: 

St Elmo’s New Years Eve Fiesta starts at 7:00PM with a complimentary drink on arrival and Spanish tapas all night. To book call 02 6680 7426

Beach Byron

With its beachfront views and quality eats, you can’t go wrong booking a seat at Beach Byron to ring in the new year. In previous years it’s hosted three-hour dining offerings complete with views, and this year we’re anticipating the same.


The theme of Harvest Newrybar’s NYE party this year is masquerade, so don your best mask and be that lady/man of mystery. It’s a night of food, drinks and disco with entry priced at $195 and the party starting at 7pm and ending at 1am. And because Harvest is socially responsible, it’s offering a free shuttle service from Suffolk Park and Byron Bay to its doorstep and back.

The Beach Hotel

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Paradise Found NYE party at the Byron Bay Beach Hotel. The party will feature food stalls, cocktail bars, body painting, DJs, live acts and more. The fancy dress theme is paradise. Ticks are $90 ($50 for locals) and are available from Oztix, or at the Beach Hotel bottle shop. Find out more at Beach Hotel

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