8V&A Waterfront With 5 different entertainment zones, and almost 300 performers, the New Year's Eve 2016 party at the V&A Waterfront promises to be the best one yet.<div class="ExternalClass29110C2D10AB49A4893E8E1DA1E02011"><p>​We are raising the bar on our annual New Year celebration with the introduction of different outdoor entertainment zones and various carnival-like performances to keep visitors entertained throughout the evening as they meander about the property. Already arguably the biggest New Year party on the African continent, this year's Waterfront celebration will allow partygoers to grab that New Year baby and dive headfirst into 2016 with it! (<a href="/sites/waterfrontcontent/PublishingImages/Lists/Event%20List/AllItems/nye-2016-map-large.jpg">Click here to download our infographic map</a>)<br><br><strong>Entertainment zones</strong><br><br>Crowds in each entertainment zone will find themselves immersed in a sensory experience bursting with colour, constantly moving visuals, sound and activity to get them in the mood to party. Entertainment zones include the Amphitheatre and children's playground, the NSRI tree, the Alfred Mall, Pier Head, Nobel Square and the Clock Tower.<br><br>From 5pm onwards, the various zones will come alive with activities from buskers to Zip Zap Circus performances, roaming musicians, singers and bands, dance performances, floats and characters from the Cape Town Carnival and much more. The approximately 80 restaurant tenants and caterers operating from food trucks will also be available throughout the evening to cater for all late-night tastes.<br><br>Roaming performers will entertain with violin, saxophone, drumming, opera singing, Dixie, classical, acapella, guitar, pop, rock, accordion and more, while popular performers Dave Ferguson and Chad Saaiman will perform from the Amphitheatre stage, Jimmy Nevis at the Pier Head, and Jeremy Oliver at Nobel Square. A host of other bands and artists will share these stages with them.  (<a href="/sites/waterfrontcontent/PublishingImages/Lists/Event%20List/AllItems/nye-2016-map-large.jpg"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Click here to download our infographic map</font></span></a>)<br></p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Aa8p5jGC6FY" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p> <br><strong><br>Traffic and parking<br><br></strong>Given the popularity of the V&A Waterfront's annual New Year party, parking fills up quickly, while traffic congestion in the city can make getting into the Waterfront difficult. Far better solutions include using the <a href="/news/Traffic%20and%20Parking/myciti-routes-2015">MyCiTi bus </a>or booking an <a href="https://get.uber.com/go/VAWaterfront">UBER</a>. (use the promo code "VAWaterfront" and get R150 off your first ride)<br><br>For those who would prefer to use their cars, park in the Silo parking garage at the Clock Tower and pay only R10 for four hours. It is only a five minute stroll from there to the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre and other activities on offer.<br><br>For anyone travelling from the Atlantic Seaboard, the quickest route is via Granger Bay Boulevard.  Convenient parking options include the open air parking from R20 per day, to undercover parking in Breakwater Parking Garage from R15 for three hours. Another hint is to take the Beach Road entrance into the Breakwater Parking Garage. It's a quick stroll from there across the road to Entrance 2 of the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre.</p></div>GP0|#109b3b85-19bb-4e5a-adc2-7470f1448d3e;L0|#0109b3b85-19bb-4e5a-adc2-7470f1448d3e|Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre Garage;GTSet|#77ffa18a-c716-4e28-9e0f-14946dccab8fhttps://www.facebook.com/VandAWaterfront/https://twitter.com/vandawaterfronthttps://instagram.com/vandawaterfront/<img alt="New Year's Eve 2016" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/Event%20Images/Summer%20Concerts/nye-2016-380.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />GP0|#1d86d341-0eaa-4d67-97a2-d77258073d8e;L0|#01d86d341-0eaa-4d67-97a2-d77258073d8e|Family;GTSet|#75375da6-0815-46ce-a6c6-47b9173f8b31GP0|#1340a35c-5e78-405b-8648-d07b4d01a854;L0|#01340a35c-5e78-405b-8648-d07b4d01a854|December;GTSet|#355f269d-aab9-44ed-8fa8-0a2190be40d801<img alt="New Year's Eve" src="/sites/waterfrontcontent/Event%20Images/Summer%20Concerts/nye-2016-265.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><div class="ExternalClass04EE2C7795E64CAB95FF8D3964963586"><p>​Free</p></div>18h30 to 02h00FreeGP0|#9bf66d78-fac2-4bd7-8763-87bda92125ac;L0|#09bf66d78-fac2-4bd7-8763-87bda92125ac|new-years-eve-2016;GTSet|#8dbb8159-f73a-4db5-89b5-12dd3cd66408V&A Waterfront With 5 different entertainment areas and almost 300 performers, visit the V&A Waterfront and enjoy New Year's Eve 2016 in style.