19 December 2022
Karaoke bars, dancefloors and the skies above Ipswich are set to come alive with New Year’s Eve festivities as the city farewells 2022 with fireworks, family-friendly events and themed parties.
Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said the city’s Christmas celebrations will culminate with spectacular fireworks displays in Springfield Central, South Ripley, Ipswich Central and Chuwar.
“Our citywide celebrations will spectacularly conclude with fireworks displays in Springfield Central, South Ripley, Ipswich Central and Chuwar to blast Ipswich into the new year,” Mayor Harding said.
“All residents and visitors should turn their heads towards the skies above Ipswich at 9pm when fireworks will launch at the four New Year’s Eve hubs.
“The launchpads in Springfield Central, South Ripley, Ipswich Central and Chuwar have been chosen so residents can see the fireworks from their backyards or wherever they are celebrating in Ipswich.”
Economic and Industry Development Committee Chairperson Councillor Nicole Jonic said families can farewell 2022 locally at fireworks and all-ages New Year’s Eve events across the region.
“Ipswich families can Celebrate ’23 at the Tivoli Drive In with free entry and an exciting community stage, kids craft and activities before a fantastic fireworks finale,” Cr Jonic said.
“There are plenty of more family-friendly events planned plus beach parties and live music that will continue into the early hours of 2023 across the city.”
For the full program and to learn more about what New Year’s events and activities are planned near you, visit ChristmasInIpswich.com.au
Overview of New Year’s Eve events in Ipswich:
From 9pm, Springfield Central residents look for a clear line of sight in the skies above the Springfield Central Sporting Complex - Sportstar Drive, Springfield Central. Best public viewing locations are Ovals C, D, E, F, G and H at the Springfield Central Sporting Complex.
From 9pm, South Ripley residents look for a clear line of sight in the skies above Ironbark Park, South Ripley. Best public viewing location is Splash ‘n Play Adventure Park – 6 Amity Way, South Ripley.
From 9pm, Ipswich Central residents look for a clear line of sight in the skies above Limestone Park – 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich. Best public viewing locations are Bill Paterson Oval, Ipswich Netball Courts and Oval C and D at Limestone Park. Please note, public pathway access within Limestone Park may be impacted from 6pm for the fireworks display.
From 9pm, Chuwar residents look for a clear line of sight in the skies above the Tivoli Drive In.
Best public viewing location is the Tivoli Drive In – see details for the Celebrate ’23 at Tivoli below.
Celebrate ’23 at Tivoli – 50 Coal Road, Chuwar
The exciting free family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration will start at 3pm with onstage community entertainment, starring Keri and the Shake Shifters, The Fabulous Lemon Drops, Kerryn Thorne, Tammy Mathieson, Unbranded and Sierra Faith. There will also be face painting, balloon twisting, Conservation Park lights display and bushland walk, kids crafts, fireworks and more.
Hawaiian Karaoke – Mihi Tavern, Brassall
Dust off your favourite Hawaiian shirt and sing, dance and be merry as the Mihi Tavern sees the New Year in style with a beach-themed karaoke night.
It’s A Beach Party – Brothers Leagues Club Ipswich, Raceview
The New Year’s Eve Beach Party begins at 8.30pm in the Entertainment Lounge with Beach Babes, four-piece harmonies and fun songs from the 50s and 60s. In the Sports Bar from 9pm open format DJ Jules will play favourite and current hits.
Karalee Tavern’s New Year’s Eve Party – Karalee Tavern
Live soloist Jethro Andrews brings in 2023 at the Karalee Tavern.
The Christmas in Ipswich program is delivered with the support of the following partners: Nine News Queensland, River 94.9, Stockland Providence, Energex, STRUD Property, Event Cinemas Springfield, Choices Flooring by Mallets Ipswich, Harvey Norman Booval, Premier Queensland and Pocket Retreats.