The centre of Byron Bay will be transformed into a car and alcohol-free mini festival on December 31, as the town once again rings in the New Year with its Soul Street celebration.
Soul Street will take place in the centre of town from 4pm, with entertainment on Jonson Street from 4pm to 8pm, and on the main stage at Denning Park from 6pm on.
There will also be a swag of food and beverage stalls, and roving street performers.
Catering to all ages, the event will be completely drug and alcohol free, with Byron Council promising a ‘strong police presence’ and a zero-tolerance policy for anti-social behaviour.
‘We welcome families to Byron Bay to bring in the new year at a celebration that is safe, inclusive, and respectful,’ Byron Mayor Michael Lyon said.
‘The streets of Byron Bay will not be a place to come for a big party and there will be a strong police presence to ensure that everyone has a good time,’ he said.
Jonson Street will be closed to traffic from 6am on December 31, as well as some surrounding streets and the Main Beach and Lawson Street carparks.
Detours will be in place and the town bypass will be open. All roads will reopen by 8am 1 January 2023.
For more information, visit https://www.byron.nsw.gov.au/Community/Whats-on-in-Byron-Shire/Byron-Bay-Soul-Street-New-Years-Eve