New Year doesn’t mean shooting off to some exotic destination or festival, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate 2015 right here. Vibe has the low-down on Hawke’s Bay’s entertainment scene for tonight.

New Year's Eve On The Balcony.

Welcome the New Year with good food and friends, for a memorable evening overlooking the action on Marine Parade.

Watch the fireworks display from the Art Deco Masonic Hotel's balcony which provides an ultimate position to view the action. You will be close enough to hear music from Napier Soundshell.

Tickets include a seat at the long table, glass of bubbles and a delicious selection of savoury and sweet platters throughout the evening.


Tickets are limited and are already in hot demand. If you would like to join us for a fun filled evening as we bid farewell to 2014 and look forward to 2015, make your reservation now.

WHERE: Art Deco Masonic Hotel, Napier.
WHEN: 7pm, tonight
COST: Tickets are $70, available from

New Year's Eve Crab Farm Winery are hosting Tropical Downbeat Orchestra, Jharmony, Ben Throp & the Intimate Strangers and Akina Vinyl Appreciation Society for a full on evening of entertainment.

It will be a relaxed, informal event with limited seating to make room for the dance floor. A gourmet snack menu and drinks are available.

Be in quick to pick up a limited pre-sale ticket.

WHERE: Crab Farm Winery, Bayview.
WHEN: 6pm, tonight.
COST: Pre-sales are $30, door sales, $35.

Napier's Official New Year's Eve Party and Fireworks Display.
Napier's annual New Year's Eve celebration is brought to you by Napier City Council and Hawke's Bay Today.

This year the concert features the ever-popular singer/performer Tina Cross with Leon Wharekura and Sharon Emirali as support acts.


Music begins at 8.30pm and the evening will conclude with The Hits 89.5 Fireworks display shortly after midnight.

The event is a family-safe, liquor and smoke free community celebration which has grown over the past 15 years.

WHERE: Napier Sound Shell, Marine Parade, Napier.
WHEN: 8.30pm, tonight.
COST: Free.

The Rude Boyz - Funky Reggae Party
The Rude Boyz are committed to bringing traditional roots reggae to New Zealand stages, with a set of covers and original music.

They play a diverse range of tracks written by some of the founding fathers of reggae as well as their own tunes such as Bring the Roots Back and Spiritual Poverty.

The Rude Boyz formed out of a longstanding love of the genre and a desire to bring conscious roots reggae to local audiences.

Most members are born and bred in Maraenui, Napier and borrow the name "rude boy" from the ghetto youths of Trenchtown, Jamaica.

WHERE: Shed 2 Bar and Restaurant, Ahuriri.
WHEN:10pm, tonight.
COST: Free admission.

Brendan Chase as Elvis Presley.
Brendon Chase is the country's premier Elvis Tribute Artist, who has been entertaining professionally for 18 years. In 2006 he won the title of New Zealand's Best Elvis and placed forth in Australasia's Ultimate Elvis Tribute artist contest, 2007. He was second finalist in the Kiwi version of Stars in their Eyes TV series in 2008. He has played major venues throughout NZ, Australia and the South Pacific, delivering more than 200 digitally mastered backing tracks from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. He keeps his show fresh with an ever changing line-up and wears replica suits made by Elvis' designers.

WHERE: Wairoa Club, Wairoa.
WHEN: 8pm, tonight.
COST: Free admission.

Fiesta of Lights - A Million Watts of Family Fun.
Stroll along the 1km light trail of 500,000 sparkling lights that envelope lake-side walkways. Meander under a canopy of fairylit trees and enjoy the trail of more than 40 light animations and instalments made by local artists Christ Edmonds, Jil of Aotearoa, Mike Smith, Anthony Smith, James Harris and Billy Glover.

Enjoy the spectacular Unison Christmas Tree made of ribbons of light that transform into playful images.

See the Twelve Days of Christmas display, dance on a disco stage, or grab a mike and sing to your favourite songs. The lights are turned on after dark at 9pm.

WHERE: Hawke's Bay A & P Showgrounds, Hastings.
WHEN: 8.30pm, tonight.
COST: Kids under 3, free; up to high school, adults and seniors $5. Door sales only.

Interislander Summer Festival Hawke's Bay Races
Nothing says summer like a family day out at the races - bring a picnic, jandals, deck chairs and chilly bins - for a classic Kiwi summer's day out. Interislander Summer Festival provides festive racing action, local food, free kids entertainment and live music.

Pre-book your base camp to ensure you have a prime location reserved for raceday.

WHERE: Hastings Racecourse, Hastings.
WHEN: 10.30am, tomorrow.