The New Year will be welcomed in Queenstown with the
traditional free, family-friendly celebration on Marine
Queenstown Lakes District Council arts and events facilitator
Jan Maxwell said from 7.30pm until 1am on New Year's Eve
there would be live bands, other entertainment and a
fireworks display at midnight.
''I think we have got a really good formula. We get lots of
families and it's nice and safe,'' Ms Maxwell said.
Queenstown favourites the Sequin Sisters are included in the
music line-up, as are the Fletcherz, whose members attend
Wakatipu High School.
The Fletcherz won the Battle of the Bands competition this
year and part of their prize is a performing spot in the New
Year's Eve celebrations.
• Roads to be closed for the event include Rees St from
Shotover St to Marine Parade, Marine Parade from Rees St to
Church St, and Beach St from Camp St to Shotover St. They
will be closed from 5pm December 31 until 2am January 1.