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New Year's Eve Countdown in the central city

Thursday 31st December 2020

Nelson’s central city New Year’s Eve Countdown is a great place to celebrate your way into 2021!

Once again, the first part of the evening is for the kids.

7pm – 9.30pm
A full family programme of games and activities plus performances by Nelson Youth Theatre, followed by the world’s first New Year’s countdown (at 9pm).

9:30pm - Keeli
Nelson's new Electronic Pop duo consisting of exciting vocal talent Keeli Ferris, backed by the heavy groove-based production of Ryan Beehre (one-third of New Zealand live electronic act Minuit).

10 pm - Rabbit Hōle
Those who experienced the amazing live vibe of Rabbit Hōle at their epic set at last year's NYE 2019 will be delighted to hear they're back again for the celebrations this year!

11 pm - Cover Me
With a mix of funk, soul, jazz, RnB and rock influences, Cover Me is a collaboration of some of New Zealand’s finest musicians who have found themselves living in Nelson. Delivering a fantastically high energy performance, Cover Me brings their BIG party sound to the arrival of 2021.

PLEASE NOTE: Public streets are alcohol free. There will be zero tolerance for alcohol and underage drinking.

Family Friendly Free


December 31, 2020


7pm - 12.30am


Nelson & suburbs


Cathedral Church Steps
Trafalgar Street

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