New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New Year's Eve fireworks, Gosford.New Year's Eve fireworks, Gosford. Archive 2017

Central Coast. Official New Year’s Eve celebrations will be held at both Gosford and The Entrance on Tuesday December 31.

The Entrance – Music – Food – Fireworks

Food and Entertainment

Celebrations at The Entrance will commence from 3pm with a great line up of entertainment, amusement rides, delicious food and great music.

Family friendly

This event is alcohol free and safe for the whole family pop down to The Entrance and join in the fun!

Join the celebrations and don’t miss the fantastic fireworks display at 9pm.

Road closures

Be aware, numerous road closures will be enforced on 31 Dec from 3pm – 10pm.

Gosford – Racing – Football – Music – Fireworks

Horse racing

Celebrations in Gosford start at midday on Tuesday with the traditional New Year’s Eve races at The Entertainment Grounds at Gosford Racetrack until 6pm. First race is at 1.25pm, last race at 4.55pm.

This is ticketed event, Adults $10, Concession $5, Children under 17 with adults are free.

A free shuttle bus will operate between Gosford Train Station and The Entertainment Grounds from 11.30am. The infield will be open for parking on NYE – entry via Racecourse Road.


The traditional NYE A-league game hosted by the Central Coast Mariners will be on again. This year the Mariners will play Perth Glory with kick off at 7pm. This is a ticketed event, (Kids under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult) details at CC Mariners website.

Food – Music & Fireworks

The Waterfront will be alive with with activities, entertainment, delicious food, and great music on the stunning backdrop of the Waterfront, with a fantastic fireworks display to finish the night at 9:15pm! 

Road closures

Many roads are closed and detours will be in place. The immediate waterfront section of Dane Drive will be closed from 4pm to 11pm, with other road closures from 6pm to 11pm.

Source: Central Coast Council media & website, The Entertainment Grounds website, CC Mariners website.