Preparations are underway for New Year’s Eve in Byron Bay with local families and Byron Shire residents invited to celebrate the start of 2020 at the Soul Street event in the heart of town.
The focus this year is again on community with Jonson Street closed to traffic and renamed Soul Street featuring a wide range of entertainment for everyone with music and fantastic food.
Byron Shire Mayor, Simon Richardson, said visitors are welcome to join the festivities.
“As always this event is family-friendly with the aim being to share our joy in celebrating in an inclusive, fun and most importantly – safe, environment,” Mayor Richardson said.
“People looking to drink and party on the streets should know that anti-social behaviour will not be accepted or tolerated,” he said.
The focus of all activities in Byron Bay will be in Jonson Street with no fireworks or countdown to be held on or near the beach.
Falls Festival will be held at the Byron Shire Parklands, running from 31 December – 2 January.
There will be road closures and diversions in Byron Bay’s central business district from 31 December – 1 January to allow for the set up and clean-up of Soul Street.
There will also be changes to traffic and parking at the Cape Byron Lighthouse early on 1 January because of the First Sun event, a peaceful and contemplative way to start 2020.
Information about parking for NYE and First Sun is on Council’s website www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Community/Whats-on-in-Byron-Shire/Soul-St-NYE