Now that the holiday season has officially begun, it’s time that you put your party hats on and get ready to celebrate. Here’s a round-up of the best places in Auckland to welcome the new year with a bang.

Bollywood Affair

If you love Bollywood and can dance all night long, this is the place to be on New Year’s eve. Bollywood Affair’s premium NYE party is being hosted at TriBeca in Parnell—an ideal location where you can bring in the new year under the starry night. And the country’s finest Bollywood DJs are sure to keep you buzzing on the dance floor. It is a suited, black-tie event, and tickets are priced at $60 and $100 for general and VIP admissions, respectively, which include champagne and finger food. Final tickets are left for this one, so make sure to book yours soon.

Bollywood Party

Another Bollywood event to groove your way to the new year is being held at Sky City convention centre. It is probably the best place to watch the dazzling New Year fireworks from the Sky Tower. Their early bird admissions are on until December 25 and are priced at $120 and $55 for adults and kids, respectively. The tickets include a three-course, unlimited Indian buffet dinner and unlimited complimentary soft drinks. From December 26, 9 a.m., the same tickets will be available for $150 and $75 each. So, get in before it’s sold out.

New Year’s cruise around Auckland Harbour

If you want to spend your NYE on the beautiful Auckland waters, then you should not miss the New Year’s Sunset Groove Cruise. Good music and entertainment with a variety of New Zealand wines, beers and spirits, is set to boost your party mood. What’s more, you’ll have the uninterrupted view of the spectacular fireworks. Tickets, priced at $325, are selling fast, so make sure you get yours soon by dropping an e-mail at

New Year Masquerade Ball

If you like masks and dramatic costumes, this is the place for you to be on NYE. Held at Mikano Restaurant in Auckland CBD, the event is being presented by The Red Carpet Ball. World-class acts such as world famous illusionist Andre Vegas, singers, and dancers, live music, saxophone, and DJ have been lined up for the evening. Tickets are reasonably priced at $49, $80, and $100 for different categories. The dress code is black-tie and there’s a special gift for the best mask and costume. The venue decorated in a glamorous ‘masquerade’ theme is sure to pump up your mood.

Bollywood New Year’s Eve

If you are tight on your budget post-Christmas but are still looking for a decent place to celebrate your NYE, head to this party at India Gate restaurant. DJ Dave is set to entertain you with live, sensational Bollywood entertainment. Tickets are available for a reasonable $60, which includes a huge buffet set-up with a three-course vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal.