New Years Eve is always difficult to plan. There are so many options and you often have to convince an entire group of people to agree on only one or two things. That’s why it’s best to start planning your celebrations now.

Don’t get caught unprepared. Be sure to take into consideration these exciting events that Cape Town has to offer.

1. Dinner and after party at Crystal Towers 

The Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers will be hosting an exciting New Years Eve event, beginning with a three course dinner from 7pm to 10pm to ensure that your last meal of the year is the best one. Thereafter, they’ll host an exclusive after party with entertainment acts including Electric Cello & DJ Duo Anthea and Dorette and DJ Roy who will keep you moving with everything from old school to rock. The after party continues until 2am.

Ticket price: R795pp, which includes a glass of MCC and access to the after party.

2. 1920’s Jazz Dinner at Tobago’s Restaurant 

To prepare for the upcoming ’20s, Tobago’s Resturant is hosting a party that takes you back to the 1920s. A jazz inspired themed dinner, live entertainment, and a midnight fireworks display is what you can expect on this retro evening.

You’ll be treated to a welcome drink on arrival, a three course buffet dinner, and a glass of wine to enjoy the fireworks with. Kids under 12 eat at half price and kids under 5 eat for free.

Dress up in your best 1920s style and celebrate the roaring twenties with Tobago’s restaurant!

Ticket price: R2 495 per person

3. New Years Carnival at Hout Bay Manor

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For something completely out of the ordinary, head to Hout Bay Manor for their New Years Carnival.

This is an event that caters to the whole family. With magicians, mimes and stilt walkers to entertain, plus canapés and cocktails to keep your appetite satisfied, you’re sure to be in for a fun-filled night.

There will also be a swing band on sight to ensure that you dance your way into 2020.

For the kids, a slumber party fit for princes and princesses awaits.

Ticket price: Adult – R1 900pp; Child – R550pp (under 12)

4. Kirstenbosch New Years Eve Concert

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Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts is bringing you a New Years Eve concert to ensure that 2020 starts off with a bang.

With the award-winning Freshlyground, five-piece instrumental brass dance band, Nomadic Orchestra, and Native Young on stage this night is sure to be a memorable one. Enjoy a picnic as you’re serenaded into the new year.

Ticket price: R435

5. Comedy Show and Party 

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They say laughter is the best medicine. There is no better way to let go of the stress of an entire year than to laugh it off at a comedy show. Make your way to the Cape Town Comedy club, for just that.

Comedians Mel Jones (MC), Yaaseen Barnes and Shimmy Isaacs will be on stage for 90 minutes to keep you laughing. DJ Shane Langdon, will be there to make sure the party doesn’t stop.

You’ll be treated to a welcome drink and a glass of bubbly for the countdown.

Ticket Prices: R495

6. Grand South NYE 2019 

Come dressed to the nines as the Cape Point Vineyards and DJ Rene the Frenchman present you with The Grand South NYE 2019. Attend the grandest event in the Deep South.

Ticket prices: R350 until December 30; R400 at the door; VIP – R750 (includes exclusive access to the deck, a glass of bubbly on arrival, and canapes from 7pm to 9pm)

7. Alcazar New Years Eve 

Bazique Festival and Wolfkop Weekender brings you a NYE event to satisfy all your senses. Known for their inner-city, art-immersive party style Alcazar NYE promises to be everything you want and more.

Party at the foot of Table mountain, in your tropical jungle and Eastern-extravagent attire, and be blown away by the outstanding music an visuals. With three stages and more than 12 acts, the night will be jam-packed with amazing experiences to start of the new year.

Ticket Prices: General – R390 – R690; VIP – R600 – R1100; VVIP tables – R2 500

8. Blue Marlin New Years Eve

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As it does every year, Shimmy Beach Club presents you with a New Years Eve event that is not to be missed. Blue Marlin Ibiza has come all the way to the Mother City to close off the year with the magic of Ibiza.

Spend the night watching amazing dancers and live performances, and get your body moving with a variety of local and international DJ’s.

Ticket Prices: General Access- R750 – R950; VIP – R1 850

9. Pacha NYE 

If there is one thing that we Capetonians love, it’s the beach. Party your way into the new year, on the beach, with Pacha New Years Eve at the Grand Africa Café & Beach.

Enjoy entertainment from the official Pacha residents and dancers and let loose!

Ticket Prices: Phase 1 – R850; Phase 2 – R1 000

10. Kinky Summer NYE: Outer Space 

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The annual Kinky Summer is back this year with an ‘outer space’ theme. The festival is way more than just music and lights; there will be a hookah lounge, a 5-star pool, a champagne lounge, a craft beer garden, an open air cinema and much more. All of this on top of the 5 stages and multiple DJs and live acts.

Kinky Summer will ensure that your new years eve is out of this world.

Ticket prices: General Entry – R480 – R880; VIP entry – R999 – R1 450.

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