New Year's Eve at Edinburgh Gardens

Tuesday 31 December 2019 - Wednesday 01 January 2020

To help you bring in 2020, Yarra City Council is proud to present a free outdoor cinema, the Yarra Dog Show, a fantastic view of the fireworks, and delicious offerings from the food trucks, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Join us for a low-key, free, fun, child and dog-friendly celebration at the Edinburgh Gardens on Tuesday 31 December.

What's on?

  • 2pm: Yarra Dog Show and Awards. Free entry and fantastic doggy friendly prizes and awards are up for grabs, so if your pooch likes to dress up, be sure to register them on the day! See more below.
  • 7.25pm: Coco film screening. Enjoy this animated family favourite and follow young musician Miguel’s exciting adventure to unlock the real story behind his family history. 109 minutes.
  • 9.30pm: City fireworks
  • 9.45pm: A Star is Born film screening. Struggling artist Ally has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer, until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. 134 minutes.
  • Midnight: City fireworks

Yarra Dog Show and Awards

Dog in a shark costume

This is your favourite four-legged friend's chance to shine! Great doggy prizes and awards are up for grabs thanks to our friends at Pet Stock, Clifton Hill. The dog show is hosted by Conor Gallagher and Puppy Tales Rescue at the Alfred Crescent Pavilion and off-leash area from 2pm to 4pm. Registrations open on the day from 1pm.


  • Inner City Hipster
  • Best Older Doggo
  • Best Trickster
  • Revered Rescue Dog
  • Cutest Puppy
  • Quiet Achiever
  • Best Handsome Ugly Doggo

Tasty treats

If you're feeling peckish, there will be a range of food trucks selling something to satisfy you. Local animal rescue groups will have you covered for popcorn and movie snacks when it's time for our free outdoor cinema. You're also welcome to pack your own picnic (please leave glass and alcohol at home).

A family-friendly New Year's Eve


We’re encouraging safe and family-friendly celebrations in our parks and gardens this New Year’s Eve. All Yarra’s parks and gardens will be open to the public, but there will be zero tolerance for anti-social behaviour.

Alcohol is not permitted in public spaces in Yarra - including streets and parks - from 9pm on Monday 30 December 2019 until 9am Wednesday 1 January 2020.

Other things to remember when visiting our parks over New Year’s:

  • Amplified music is not permitted
  • Leave glass at home
  • Clean up after yourself (and your dogs) and use the bins provided
  • Respect residents who live near the park.

There will be extra bins, toilets, lighting, security and clean-up crews in popular parks in Yarra to ensure a safe and relaxed environment to welcome in the new year.

Location & Contacts

General Enquiries

Fitzroy North

Date and time:
12pm - 12am
Tuesday 31 December 2019 - Wednesday 01 January 2020

Edinburgh Gardens