Still not sure what you are doing New Year’s Eve? Or planning on getting to be early to party New Year’s Day?

Here’s a list of the best nights on the calendar from the staff at Sydney Star Observer.

Make sure you party safely and take care of your friends.

We’ll hit the streets a day early this week before taking a festive season break. There will be no issue of SSO between Christmas and New Year, but we will be back on Wednesday, January 6 with plenty of pics from the New Year festivities.

New Year’s Eve
Crash party with DJ Jamie Head, Jimmy Dee, Sandi Hotrod, Luke Leal, Jake Kilby, Justin Scott. Pre-sale tickets are $45 or $50 at the door.  info: Visit

CELEBRATION: Held at the Museum of Contemporary Arts with DJ Wayne G. Doors open at 8pm and tickets are $499 + BF. Bookings on 8011 3298 or visit

COLOMBIAN HOTEL: DJs Brett Austin, David Smith, Gavyn Vincze.

DOGPOUND: DJs Rob Davis, Jayson Leahy and George Roussos at the Old Manacle Bar in The Clarence Hotel at Petersham. Doors open at 9pm and pre-sale tickets start at $25 plus BF, available from The Pleasure Chest Newtown, SAX Fetish and the Clarence Hotel or $35 at the door.

NEON: Tank nightclub with headline act Joey Negro and the Starfuckers. DJs Mr Disorder, Hookie and Trentertainment. Doors open at 9pm and first-release tickets are $49 + BF. Bookings on or from Hum Records.

PALMS: Popular Oxford St performer Hugo will perform live with shows from 10pm. Tickets are $25 from the door.

RAVESI: Ministry of Sound’s DJs Hook & Sling, Diego Lenis, Sam La More, and local talent Miss Gabby, DJ Shamus and Quick Brown Fox & Lazy Cat. Tickets start at $25 and include a complimentary drinks package. Bookings at [email protected] or call 9365 4422.

SADDLE BAR: UNITED with DJs including Chip, Matt Effect and Mike Kelly. Doors open at 10pm with exclusive pre-sale tickets on hand for $15 to Harbour City Bears, Sydney Leather Pride and Saddle Bar members or $25 at the door.

STONEWALL: Masquerade 2. Hosted by Tora Hymen with DJs and shows on all levels. Doors open at 9pm with fireworks on the screens and prizes for best mask. Pre-sale tickets are $20, $10 for VIP cardholders or $30 on the door.

SURE THING: Sure Thing at Bondi Beach features DJs Danny Tenaglia, Roger Sanchez and Carl Cox. Gates open at 8.30pm. Bookings on

TAXI CLUB: DJs Justin Scott and Rob Marshall from 10pm.

TROPICAL FRUITS: The Elements at Lismore showground with shows by DJs Neroli, Sveta, Feisty, Mandy Rollins, Corey Czok, Kitty Glitter, Phillip Mezzatesta, Steve Sonius and Kimo. Doors open at 8pm. info: Visit

New Year’s Day
ARQ SYDNEY: Bacchanalia: Retro Party. DJ Paul Holden and shows by Cindy Pastel from 9pm. Pre-sale tickets are $15 or $20 at the door. Tickets from Arq, Bang Clothing and Bodyline.

BIG Q RISING: At Q-bar with JC Christopher, Adam Watts, Chip, Keenan, Luke Leal, Nick Jay, Johan Khoury. $20, bookings on

COLOMBIAN HOTEL: DJs David DC, Doug James, Scott Tanner, Chip, Sandi Hotrod.

HOMESEXUAL: Ipanema Beach theme from 11pm at Home Nightclub. Bookings on

FIELD DAY: Showcasing the international talents of 2manydjs, The Presets, LCD Soundsystem (DJ set), Miami Horror, Architecture in Helsinki, Amanda Blank plus many more. Bookings on

SADDLE BAR: $1 Pool all night + Beer Bust special.

SLIDE: Tara McDonald to perform with DJs JC Christopher, Johan Khoury, Kate Monroe and Alex Taylor. Doors open at 3pm. First-release tickets are $15. Bookings on

STONEWALL: Launch of new show, Tora and Stars, with 2 special celebrities.

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