THREE, TWO, one: Happy New Year!
The countdown is on as Tamworth prepares to ring in the new year and pubs across town are abuzz with excitement.
At The Albert Hotel, it’s all staff to battle stations ahead of New Year’s Eve, second-in-charge Beau Burgess said.
“We’ve got a few things going on for New Years, we’ve got six DJ’s coming along and out the back we’re going to have a foam party under the stars,” he said.
“Inside we’ll have a glow party with confetti cannons at 12, as far as I know we’ve got a free barbecue going and giveaways all night.
It’s New Year’s, it’s a big night – it’s all about having fun and going out with your friends but also being mindful of what’s going to happen the next day...- Beau Burgess
“It’s New Year’s, it’s a big night – it’s all about having fun and going out with your friends but also being mindful of what’s going to happen the next day, you don’t want to be drink-driving."
With party-goers expected to hit the streets in droves, local police are reminding residents to celebrate the new year responsibly.
Operation New Year’s Eve 2018 will be in place from Monday as significant crowds make their way to events across the state.
It’s important to have fun but stay safe during the silly season, Oxley Police District Chief Inspector Kylie Endemi said.
"Police will be tasked throughout our communities over the new year period to ensure everyone enjoys a happy and safe time,” she said.
“Any irresponsible or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated by police and any persons choosing to act in such a way can expect swift police intervention.
“Everyone in our community has the right to enjoy this special time of year free from the consequences of other people’s actions.”
In Manilla, the New Year’s Eve Community Carnival is on from 4pm to 9pm, The Longyard Hotel is hosting a Hawaiian Party from 6pm and The Imperial Hotel has a Daft Punk Tribute from 8pm.
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