Gladstone gears up for big night of New Year celebrations
WHERE will you be when the clock strikes midnight, marking the start of 2014?
Whether you're looking to head out on the town or host your own party, there are plenty of ways to ring in the new year across the Gladstone region.
For those who are keen to put their dancing shoes on a number of places such as The Reef Hotel Motel, Harvey Road Tavern, and Agnes Road Tavern have been busy organising entertainment to attract patrons.
The Reef Hotel Motel claims to have held the biggest New Year's Eve bash in town last year and is hoping for a repeat in popularity by hosting their Fluoro Beach Party.
The night, on Tuesday, will be the perfect chance to have fun, dress-up and let the new year vibes take control.
Hotel manager Graeme Beard - aka DJ Graza - will be mixing it up for all the party-goers, playing the best anthems from the year.
"We definitely want to have the biggest party in town," he said.
Mr Beard said a lot of people stayed locally for New Year's celebrations, so there was sure to be a party atmosphere in the Gladstone CBD, especially as The Reef is open until 5am.
The event is thanks to Smirnoff Vodka and Don Julio Tequila and the cover charge is $15.
After a year of attracting bands to play at the venue, the Harvey Road Tavern continues its fine form into the new year with festivities kicking off early.
There will be free entry to the Gladstone tavern on Tuesday, where local duo The G-Bangers will provide great live entertainment.
As for those in the region's south looking for a chilled start to 2014, the Agnes Water Tavern is the place to be.
About 400 people spent last New Year's Eve at the entertainment hub, and with free entry and a casual vibe (footwear and a shirt are the only conditions of entry), it is easy to see why the tavern is the spot of choice to count down to the next year.
This year patrons will have the chance to see the Gav Bell Band play live from 8pm.