Where to party this New Year's Eve – Part 1

Looking for a way to say farewell to one of the most eventful years in recent history? We’ve put together a few options for you to choose from. Enjoy!

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Soweto Massive

This will be the third annual Soweto Massive and it promises to be even bigger than before. It's happening at Walter Sisulu Square gardens in Soweto from 2pm until 4am, next year.

You can expect entertainment from DJ Dimplez, Bucie, Twins on Decks, DJ Dino Bravo and more.

Tickets are R150 for general access, R200 for Golden Circle and R350 for VIP.

ENYE – Ekurhuleni New Years Extravaganza

For those in the West Rand, the Ekurhuleni New Years Extravaganza will be at Dries Niemandt Park, Kempton Park, from 2pm until 2am.

MCs will be Khanyi Mbau and Ntando, with entertainment from Khuli Chana, DJ Speedsta, Mo Flava, Black Motion, Bucie, Kwesta and more. At midnight, to officially welcome the new year, there will be a spectacular fireworks display. Food and drinks will be sold at the venue, and cooler bags are only allowed if they are empty.

Tickets cost R150 for general access and R500 for VIP, which includes VIP parking.

NYE Carnival Street Party

The NYE Carnival Street Party is also going down at Madison Avenue,  Pretoria, from 7pm.

The carnival will feature karaoke, live performers, four dance floors, candy floss, clowns, stilt walkers, drink specials, a sound truck and more. Some of the music offerings to look forward to will be from TradeMarc, Mac G and Die Heuwels Fantasties. You can also book your own booth and personal hostesses, and there will be lots of giveaways to look forward to. Strictly no under-18s allowed.

Tickets are on sale at Madison Avenue Pretoria and Presleys Pretoria for R150.

Vaal NYE Party 31 Dec @ Breeze

This is slowly becoming a tradition in the Vaal. The Vaal New Year's Eve Party at Breeze Restaurant, which forms part of the Emerald Resort and Casino in Vanderbijlpark, is happening again this year.

This year's party will have a New York theme, so dress in your finest New York-inspired outfits and head over to the restaurant. The headline act will be artist and producer Ralf GUM. You can also expect entertainment from DJ Chocolatebar and DJ Crocks, and there'll be live performances by Masedi, Tshego and Gemini Major. The party will be from 7pm until late.

Tickets cost R150 from Computicket.

Studio NYE V.6

The NYE Studio Party, hosted by Kalashnikovv Concepts and The Tennis Club JHB, will have two stages, 12 DJs and for the first time, an outdoor stage on the roof. It'll be at The Tennis Club JHB, in Johannesburg.

The party, in its fifth year, was created for artists, entrepreneurs, musicians and creatives. Some of the DJs to look forward to are DJ Kenzhero, Fela Gucci, Themba Lunacy, DJ Sunday Morning, DJ Doowap and BLKJKSsndsystm. It will start at 3pm and end the next morning at 3am.

Entrance is R180 at the door.