The Best New Year’s Eve Events in Johannesburg to Ring in 2024 + New Year’s Day!


Take your pick from the likes of multi-day outdoor festivals, queer-friendly parties, and other exciting New Year’s Eve events in Johannesburg to usher in 2024. Book your spot, don your fancy clothes and brace yourself for the party of the year.

New Year’s Eve parties and events in Johannesburg

New Year's Eve Events in Johannesburg

99 Juta

99 Juta confirmed they’ll be throwing a special New Year’s Eve event in Johannesburg this year in partnership with Dear Friends and Abstract Coffee Club. The first 30 ticket holders to attend will get a FREE limited-release gift bag.

The DJ lineup will be confirmed in due course, and advance booking is highly encouraged as limited tickets are available online and at the door.

Cost: Free entrance, but booked tickets required. Book via Quicket

When: Sunday, 31 December from 6pm to 3am
: 99 Juta St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg


Great Gatsby costume party at Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel

Dress up in 1920s glamour for this elegant New Year’s Eve event in Johannesburg set in the era of bootleg liquor, red hot jazz, and hedonistic pleasures. Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel plays host to an evening of flappers, gangsters, jazz, prohibition and a whole lot of fun. Expect live entertainment performed by the indomitable Jojo the jazzy singer who will serenade sweetly into the new year. And to hit the floor, DJ JA Levieux take you through the night with live sets.

The best-dressed guest wins a complimentary night’s stay for a couple in the fabulous Gatsby suite. Your ticket price includes welcome canapes and a cocktail. To dine, there’s an a la carte menu with a range of options for a light dinner. Want to make a night of it? The hotel is offering overnight stay options with 17 suites who are not keen on the drive home. The event is strictly open to adults over 30 yrs. 

Cost: R550pp for cover charge, includes welcome cocktail and canapes. Accommodation options start at R2050pp for standard B&B to R4050pp for the Presential suite. Book via Quicket

When: Sunday, 31 December from 6pm to 2am
Where: Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel, 2 3rd Ave, Killarney, Johannesburg

Website: | Email: | Tel: 011 728 2001

New Year's Eve Events in Johannesburg

Circus Galassia

Relive the golden age of authentic circus with a captivating series of 2-hour matinee and evening shows staged in a traditional tented circus setting. The unique charm of Circus Galassia showcase is their intentional focus on human-only entertainment – no real animals feature in any of the acts. 

What’s more, the acrobats, jugglers, clowns and daredevils are all world-class talent from various parts of the globe that serve up breathtaking and death-defying stunts under the masterful eye of the ringmaster.

While you’re there, round out the festive feels with candy floss and freshly popped popcorn, and wash down warm hotdogs with a range of slushies while you and the family are transported through the wonders of the circus.

Cost: R170pp to R290pp, book online via Circus Galassia. Rates are R150pp every Wednesday for all seats. What’s on in Joburg readers received 15 % discount on their ticket price. Use code WOJ15 at checkout

When: Running from 15 December 2023 to 7 January 2024. Various days, from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm and 9pm
Where: Sandown High School, Rivonia Drive, Sandown, Sandton

Website: | Email: | Tel: 078 144 2673

Temptation Island NYE at Madison Avenue

Buddhafunk is putting on an epic New Year’s Eve party themed around Temptation Island. The dress code is beach and island wear. 

Madison Ave in Rivonia will get transformed with tropical vibes, pulsating beats and an electric atmosphere. You can look forward to top DJs, beach lounges, hot tubs and tiki bars, guests are in for a night of sun-soaked celebration. VIP booths are available via email. No under-18s allowed.

Cost: R275pp, book via Webtickets

When: Sunday, 31 December, from 6pm
Where: Madison Avenue Rivonia, 19 Wessel Rd, Rivonia, Johannesburg

Email: | Tel: 072 633 3700

Momo’s Magical Adventure

Momo’s Magical Adventure at Sandton City

In this heartwarming tale, Momo finds herself in Johannesburg while her friends embark on their summer seaside adventures. She’s the lone adventurer in the bustling city, patiently awaiting her favourite night of the year – Christmas Eve.

This children’s theatre production is brought to life by a talented cast of South African performers. Tebogo Molepo shines as the spirited Momo, while Justin Swartz embodies the lovable Mack the meerkat. The stage comes alive with the rest of the exceptional ensemble, featuring Mlindeli Emmanuel, Ryan Smith, Noluthando Mathebula, Jordyn Schaefer, and Katlego Nche.

Each of the actors portrays a delightful array of magical festive characters including Sandi the Gingerbread man, Busi the butterfly, and other beloved friends from Momo’s vibrant imagination. Definitely one of the must-see theatre shows in Johannesburg this festive season. READ MORE

Cost: R50pp, book online via

When: Running from 8 December 2023 to 7 January 2024. From Tuesday to Sunday, at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm
Where: Sandton City, 83 Rivonia Rd, Sandhurst, Sandton

Website: | Tel: 011 217 6000

Katzy’s Live Rosebank

Get ready to be enthralled by the sensational live band, Cappuccino, known for their captivating performances while DJ Floyd will be spinning the decks, ensuring the party’s energy remains high as we step into 2024.

The cover charge is R350 per person and includes a complimentary glass of bubbly, perfect for toasting to new beginnings at midnight. Food and drink can be ordered for your own account.

This year, the theme is ‘Dress to Impress’ where attendees are encouraged to show up in their finest attire and join us for a night where elegance meets excitement. This event is exclusively open to guests aged 25 and above, ensuring an evening of mature and sophisticated fun.

Cost: R350pp cover charge, book via email or call

When: Sunday, 31 December from 5pm to 1am
: Katzy’s Live Rosebank, 17, Shop 2 The Firs, Hyatt Shopping Centre, 19 Biermann Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Website: | Email: | Tel: 011 880 3945

New Year's Eve Events in Johannesburg

Same-Sex Saturday

Same Sex Saturday is a once-off party event running this Saturday at The Reef Hotel in Marshalltown. The concept is all about creating a safer space for the queer community to just enjoy each other, music, and create good energy. Other Village People curates intentional queer social spaces, that aim to make people connect without judgment from any form of racism, classism, sexism, body shaming, homophobia, transphobia, or harassment of any kind.

Cost: R120pp. Book via Quicket

When: Sunday, 31 December, from 2pm to 2pm
: Hallmark House Hotel, 54 Siemert Rd, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg

Tel: 072 722 1388

Festival of Lights

The annual Johannesburg Festival of Lights features an enchanting collection of illuminated life-size animal characters and classical, harmonious entertainment, food and craft night market for visitors at the Johannesburg Zoo.

Patrons can enjoy a tranquil walk in the zoo on a designated lit route away from the animals under trees decorated in enchanting lights

Cost: Adults – R175pp | Kids U 3 – 12 – R75 pp | R100pp for pensioners, book via Webtickets

When: From 1 December 2023 to 7 January 2024. Thursday to Sunday, from 7pm-10pm
Where: Johannesburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Ave, Parkview, Randburg

Website: | Email: | Tel: 011 877 6800

New Year's Eve Events in Johannesburg

Revolution NYE

Revolution NYE is planning a massive party for the long-awaited 13th edition of the Revolution NYE Festival this year. Every year that the earth revolves, each of us grows and evolves into more complex, advanced beings. Through this process of evolution over the last three years, the Revolution NYE Festival has transcended into a higher, more conscious state too

Join a community of chilled folks for an exclusive, intimate gathering to celebrate the evolution of 2023 and begin the next Revolution around the sun. Welcome 2024 while dancing alongside your crew.

Cost: R750pp to R1000pp. Book via Webtickets

When: Saturday, 30 December to Monday, 1 January 2024, from 10am
: Hornbill Lodge, Magaliesburg

La Rosa Mexican Grille

Round up your mates and saddle up your sombreros and all things colourful to go beyond into a Mexican-themed NYE party. La Rosa Mexican Grille at Montecasino will play host to full-course menus, live acts and, of course, a groove that will keep you wanting more. 

The event is headlined by SA’s hip-hop Icon Ryan the DJ and the residents of Origin 51 to keep you on your toes. For VIP and VVIP Package options, please email or call 079 502 0621 or 078 364 5232 to enquire.  The dress code is Smart Casual, and no under U18s.

Cost: Email or call 079 502 0621 or 078 364 5232 to enquire

When: Sunday, 31 December, from 8pm
Where: Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Johannesburg

Email: | Tel: 079 502 0621 or 078 364 5232

New Year's Eve Events in Johannesburg

Truth’s NYE party

Truth’s NYE Party promises to groove, move and transport you into the new year as you lose your grip on time under the flashing lights and live beats. Shimmy with a vibey crowd and enjoy a nine-hour feast of cocktails and drinks as the night progresses further away from you. Some of the city’s biggest DJS such as Stallion, Master Simz, Lady Lea, Yan Solo and many more will hit the decks. Strictly no under 18s, and ID is required at entrance.

Cost: R150pp, book via Howler

When: Sunday, 31 December from 5pm to 1am
: Truth, lD Pretoria Rd, Halfway House, Midrand, Johannesburg

Email: | Tel: 011 315 9295

NYE at Carfax Newtown

Party in the new year at one of Joburg’s most iconic music venues. Carfax Newtown is popping off with their NYE party bringing 10 hours of live DJ beats and buzzy vibes. Dress up in relaxed festival garb and let loose at this industrial nightlife haunt that has been running since 1995.

Cost: R100pp to R150pp, book via Howler

When: Sunday, 31 December from 4pm to 1am
: Carfax Newtown, 39 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi Street, Newtown, Johannesburg

Email: | Tel: 083 288 0428

New Year's Eve Events in Johannesburg

NYE dinners in Johannesburg

Take your pick from the likes of Greek feasts, fancy fine dining fare with live tunes, and buffet spread as we narrow down the best New Year’s Eve dinners in Johannesburg to usher in 2024. Book your spot, don your fancy clothes and prepare yourself for the party of the year.

Click here to see our full guide to New Year’s Eve dinners in Johannesburg

Things to do with the family on New Year’s

Waterfall City

The Ferris Wheel at Waterfall City

The Ferris Wheel is a beacon of fun and a great activity option when the weather is good. Enjoy stunning city sights of the Waterfall area from the top of the wheel. Standing at an incredible height, this observation wheel is now permanently positioned in the space with 26 gondolas that seat up to 6 people. Multiple rides on offer will keep the little ones busy such as the Crazy Wave, Bus, Tilt a Whirl, Carousel, Mini Ferris Wheel, Teacups, Candy Train, and many more. READ MORE

Cost: 1 ticket costs R20pp. Small Rides at the park require 1 ticket, big rides require 2 tickets, Dodgens 3 tickets per car, and the Giant Ferris Wheel costs 3 tickets. Full Day Passes are available at R250 per person. Tickets can only be bought at the gate

When: Tuesday to Thursday, from 9.30am – 4pm | Wednesday & Friday, from 10.30am – 5pm | Saturday & Sunday, from 8am – 5pm
Where: Waterfall Park, Cnr Karkloof Cres & Lisbon Ln Entrance 26, Mall of Africa, Waterfall City, Midrand

Website: | Email: | Tel: 072 376 9667

Foodies Feast Market at Morning Glen Mall

Morning Glen Mall is now running a dynamic culinary market, The Foodies Feast Market. This weekend market in Johannesburg features a curated array of handpicked vendors known for their expertise and craftsmanship.

Visitors can try a myriad of stalls, wine tasting, gin tasting, fresh cut flowers, ample parking, comfy seating and a vibey atmosphere for browsing and feasting. Plus, the market is undercover for the rainy summer season in Joburg.

Cost: Free entry

When: Every Thursday and Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. Friday and Saturday, from 10am to 8pm
: Morning Glen Mall, Kelvin Dr &, Bowling Ave, Morningside Manor, Johannesburg

Website: | Email: | Tel: 086 112 3426

New Year's Eve Events in Johannesburg

NIROX Sculpture Park

Take the entire family along to NIROX Sculpture Park, a 30-hectare green lung that is situated along the Blaauwbankspruit River at the Cradle of Humankind. The park hosts over fifty art installations from the likes of Willem Boshoff, Mohau Modisakeng and Ruann Coleman, and international creatives such as Guillen-Vaschetti (Argentina) and Priyanka Choudhary (India).

And then there was fire… is a restaurant housed in the park that showcases modern rustic cuisine with a creative twist for their small plate menu. There’s also the Lawn Pavilion Café that offers vegetarian and serrano ham baguettes, salad bowls, and sweet treats along with a selection of soft drinks, beers, wines and gin cocktails to enjoy in the park.

Cost: Entry fees are R150pp for adults, R80pp for kids under 12. Book via Howler

When: Saturday & Sunday, from 10am to 4pm. The park is also open on Monday, 1 January 2024
: NIROX Sculpture Park, R540 Kromdraai Rd, Kromdraai, Krugersdorp

Website: | Email: | Tel: 060 886 2407

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