Launceston has asserted its place among the world’s greatest!
In late 2021, it was named as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, making it one of only 36 world cities bestowed with the title. Launceston has become famous for its food, wine, beer and produce. See our discover launceston page for more.
All this will be showcased at Launceston BeerFest’s NYE Celebration. However, we cannot fit everything Launceston has to offer in just one night! So here is a list of activities and events happening around Launceston in the lead up to NYE.
Spreyton Cider Christmas Eve
LOCATION: Spreyton Cider Co., 6 Melrose Road, Aberdeen
DATES: Sunday December 24th 2023 11.30 – 5.00pm
COST: $15 for adults, kids under 16 free. Limited tickets.
We are looking forward to the 11th edition of our annual Music Event on the 24th of Dec.
We will have Lasca Dry, The Original Caretakers and Tony Leonard Trio playing live on stage.
Spreyton Cider, Dev’s Dumpling Den, Grassy on The Go & I Serve Ice Cream will be serving delicious treats throughout lunchtime and the afternoon.
It’s a family outdoor event, so bring your kids & friends!! From 1 – 4pm we offer free Face painting & more Entertainment!
It’s an outdoor event – please bring picnic rugs or camping chairs, sunscreen, and a hat or a rain jacket – depending on the weather.
Drinks and Food will be served on premises – strictly no BYO.
Recovery Breakfast at Avenue Restaurant & Lobby Bar
LOCATION: Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston
DATES: New Years Day, 1st Jan 2024. 6.30 – 10.30 AM
Recover in style with our Full Buffet Breakfast on New Year’s Day!
After a night of beer fest fun, treat yourself to a hearty spread that will recharge and refuel you for the year ahead. Join us for a morning of indulgence and kickstart your new year with a delicious start.
Day on the Lawn at Adams Distillery!
LOCATION: Adam’s Distillery, 7 Eskleigh Rd, Perth TAS 7300
DATES: New Years Day, 1st Jan 2024. 12 – 6 PM (No ticket required)
Join Adams Distillery on New Year’s Day for an afternoon of fun, food, drinks, cocktails, lawn games, facepainting, live music and more.
You are also welcome to stroll through and enjoy the beautiful gardens that sit within the 7 acres of the Glen Ireh Estate.
Save the date and we look forward to seeing you there.
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New Years Day Lawn Party at Velo
LOCATION: Vélo Wines Tasmania, 10 Stella Ct, Legana
DATES: New Years Day, 1st Jan 2024. 12 – 4 PM
Join us New Year’s Day for a family-friendly Lawn Party at Velo Wines.
With live music, lawn games, cheese boards, wine, beer, and cocktails this is the perfect way to ease into 2024. Free entry.With Synjon Fraser (Good Groove) & Dj Akuo (Ryan Farrington) spinning Vinyl in the Vines, an enclosed kids activity corner, Cheese Platters from Southern Sky Cheese x Checkers Fruit Salads and of course Velo Wines doing wines on the lawn.
Checkers Cocktail Lounge will be lift & shifting our activation space from Beerfest to the lawn at Velo for a 60s poolside lounge style picnic vibe and slinging all our delicious cocktails from BeerFest!
James Boag Brewery Tour
LOCATION: William St, Launceston
DATES: Multiple sessions, most days
The James Boag Brewery have been brewing crisp, refreshing lagers and ales on the banks of Launceston’s Esk River since 1881, and now you have the opportunity to discover what goes into producing Tasmania’s finest beer. Step inside the historic brewery for a fully guided tour, exploring how James Boag’s traditional brewing process is teamed with the state-of-the-art brewery, to create their range of award-winning beers.
The tour concludes with a guided tasting of 3 of James Boag’s exceptional lagers and ales, in our heritage listed James Boag Brewery Bar.
Don’t miss your chance to experience a world class working brewery, the only brewery where James Boag beer is made, and where it has always been made. Book today – If you’re a Tassie resident, tours are free!
Harvest Market Launceston
LOCATION: 71 Cimitiere Street, Launceston Tasmania, 7250
DATES: Saturdays 8:30 AM – 12.30 PM
Take in the atmosphere and take out baskets brimming with the freshest, fruit and veg, meats and seafood, artisan bread, pastry and dairy. Coupled with handcrafted beer, mead, cider, and spirits plus honey, nuts and grains, pickles and preserves, cured meats, sausage and salumi, and flowers and edible plants, berries, cherries, seasonal specialties and plenty more.
Harvest provides a critical outlet for Tasmania’s primary producers and a platform for small businesses. An essential link in the food chain that keeps millions of dollars in the local economy every year. By shopping at Harvest you are supporting the local food economy and the Tasmanian community. Plus, your food is heaps more delicious, and usually cheaper than a major supermarket chain. Win in win!