Run away with the circus on New Year's Eve (and stay there for early morning on New Year's Day).
If your new year celebrations are often filled with unrealised expectations and warm beer, this year could be the year you vow to make it different — and the perfect solution might be Sydney's Harbour Hoopla, a new event looking forward to shaking its sequins and twirling its hoops at you.
Harbour Hoopla is 'vintage-circus themed', meaning there will be some highly sassy costumes as well as props popping up everywhere. Held at Tarpeian Way (inside the Botanic Garden Sydney), there will be games, a theatrical photo booth, circus performers a-plenty, and a DJ once the night gets into swing. It's the perfect location to watch the iconic New Year's Eve fireworks, the harbour bridge is right next door and it's sure to supply incredible views.
You and your mates can come dressed in your circus best (or your stroke-of-midnight-best will do), or hit up the photo booth props at the venue for some snaps. Hungry after all that frolicking? You get a picnic hamper upon entry with a salad, poached chicken main, dessert and cheese plate, and there's a (cash only) bar on premises. BYO rug, that ridiculous dress at the back of your wardrobe, and cash (no ATMs on site). We also suggest you start practicing your cartwheels for when you decide that joining the circus is the best thing to do with your life this year.
Tickets are selling fast — two out of four of the Royal Botanic Garden's events have already sold out. We've got six tickets to Harbour Hoopla to give away — enter your details below and you're in the running to head along and take five of your friends.