New Year’s 2018 in Pretoria

It’s the final countdown. We can practically hear the bubbly popping and the fireworks crackling. Pretoria is taking New Year’s by storm – and so should you. New Year’s will set the tone for the start of your 2018. If you were planning on chilling at home alone with a party hat come December 31st, we’re here to help you reconsider. We’ve found some New Year’s events that’ll help you start the year off with a bang, instead of a fizzle.





Summit Grill & Skybar - Menlyn

A killer DJ line-up, a view, and mysterious masked party-goers… Sound like your kind of shindig? Then you’re in luck. Summit Skybar & Grill in Menlyn is hosting a masquerade party to celebrate the new year. The DJ Line-up includes acts like Rob Jackson, La Cruz, Pimp Squad, and Trademarc. The party kicks off at 4pm, entrance is free, and bookings are essential – so secure your spot soon.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/302427400161704/ Where: Shop D(G)001, Building 5, Summit Place, 221 Garsfontein Road, Pretoria

Arcade Empire

When in doubt, good old Arcade Empire tends to pull through for the party crowd. With a bunch of bands performing on three different stages, you can rock your way into 2018. The line-up includes The Lebowski, Little Ringo, Skinnee Sunrise, and Weston & Engine. Entrance is free so you can feel free to party hard.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/787706764747279/ Where: 265 The Highway Street, Pretoria.



Times Square Casino

You can be the cool kid on the block this New Year’s at Time Square Casino’s Block Party. You get to enjoy a whopping 13 DJ’s. The evening’s local line-up will include the likes of Black Coffee, Jazzy D, Euphonik, and Dino Bravo among many others. You’ll also be partying it up to international DJ’s like Cocoa Chanelle from the USA, and Ralf Gum from Germany. Tickets are start from R390 per person – book soon on Computicket to avoid missing out. Be there in the square for a beat-filled New Year’s bash.

More Info: https://www.suninternational.com/time-square/events/new-years-eve-parties-near-johannesburg-south-africa/ Where: Sun Arena, Time Square, Menlyn Maine, Pretoria

Malt Bar & Grill

Feel like a casual, fun dinner party? Why not enjoy a lekker three-course dinner at R395 per person, along with live-DJ entertainment while you soar into the New Year? Malt Bar & Grill offers a New Year’s dinner party that you won’t soon forget. Get your crew together and enjoy dinner, some craft drinks, and good music.

More Info: https://www.facebook.com/Malt16/?rf=1142269025805204 Where: Store 39 Silver Oaks Crossing, Corner Von Backstrom Boulevard and Solomon Mahlangu Drive, Willow Acres



Brooklyn Theatre & Café Artiste

Looking for a more laid-back New Year’s, away from the thumping DJ beats and throngs of dancing party-goers? Why not try Brooklyn Theatre and Café Artiste on for size? They’ll be hosting a New Year’s Eve Dinner Party at a cool R260 per person. You’ll be sure to delight in the Mediterranean Braai, Meze, and Tapas Platters. But wait… there’s more! You can enjoy some theatre entertainment after dinner. Douwe Bijkersma will be performing in the New Year’s Eve Concert hosted by the theatre. If you’re in the mood for a flavoursome and musical entrance into 2018, consider Brooklyn Theatre and Café Artiste.

More Info: http://www.brooklyntheatre.co.za/ // 012 460 6033 Where: Greenlyn Village Centre, Shop 21/Theatre, C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets, Menlo Park

With all this (and so much more, no doubt) happening over New Year’s, you certainly don’t want to be caught at home. So, put on your party shoes, round up your friends, and get ready to welcome 2018. Let us know in the comments where you’ll be celebrating the end of your year.

By Tilana De Wachter