Family Friendly New Years’ Celebration – Rotorua GLO Festival 2017

Rotorua Glo Festival 2017The Rotorua GLO Festival 2017 is a family-friendly New Years’ celebration. It’s a local festival, welcoming the locals and visitors alike, and it’s FREE! The number of guests attracted by last year’s GLO festival was estimated to be in the 10,000 range. Bring your picnic blanket and be prepared for nonstop entertainment at the Lakeside, with local acts, a DJ, and much more. The fun starts at 6pm so arrive early.

New Years’ Celebration – Rotorua GLO Festival 2017

In years’ past, since its inception in 2012, this family friendly New Years’ celebration has been a three-day event, but this year they’ve consolidated it all into one to make a bigger, more exciting event to ring in the New Year! Feedback from previous years contributed to the decision to have all the excitement at one venue, one night only. It’s a busy time of year, so it was a logical move.

Family Friendly New Years’ Celebration – Fun for All Ages

This year, all planned activities will take place at the Lakefront. It begins with an outdoor movie screening at the Village Green at 6:00 p.m. (Final movie decision TBA, but proposed choices are between Moana, Sing, and Pete’s Dragon – You can vote here!) The rest of the celebration will initiate after the movie, around 8:00 p.m. There will be two fireworks displays; the first at 9:15 p.m. for families with young children and the second display at midnight.

The Glo Festival is responsible for Rotorua’s reputation for being New Zealand’s most family friendly places to be if you’re spending the holiday in New Zealand.

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