New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront

New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront

The year may be coming to end but for the Waterfront, it’s time to celebrate renewal with fun, music and light to welcome 2023. After the extraordinary 2 years where we have been unable to celebrate and welcome the new year together, the city’s favourite destination is laying out a vibrant, locally inspired New Year’s Eve set to buzz with our restaurants, hotels, and attractions presenting fabulous dining, musical and sunset cruising experiences to see in 2023.

Over 20 of our restaurants are set to dine and party the evening away; so are our hotels, each setting a unique atmosphere for unforgettable New Year’s Eve memories.

For visitors who love the outdoor experiences and festivities, it’s an afternoon and evening of reconnecting and enjoying local entertainment across the neighbourhood. Curated by the Cape Town Carnival and inspired by the V&A’s Festive Season initiative, Joy from Africa to the World, local live acts and community-based entertainment will ensure that the mood is suitably ramped up from 7pm till the New Year countdown.

As we draw close to midnight, the action will be at the newly opened Union Square where the Cape Wheel used to be located and the feature for the night is a light display including pyrotechnics to mark the crossover into the new year. It’s going to be a sight not to miss.

Quote from David Green, CEO V&A Waterfront

  • It’s been a tough but fulfilling year to get to the point of presenting our visitors a reconnection to their old favourites as well as new and exciting retail, restaurants, and recreational spaces. The past 12 months offered us opportunity for renewal and I hope our visitors will share in our excitement as they take in the atmosphere of our fun, diverse and inclusive neighbourhood.

Quote from the Executive City of Cape Town Mayor, Geordin Hill-Lewis

  • More than 30 years after it first opened its doors, the V&A Waterfront continues to innovate and showcase the best of what Cape Town has to offer. Happy New Year to every resident and visitor to our beautiful city. May you have a truly unforgettable time here, and we know you’ll be back soon. Ends