New Year's Eve: Party in the Central West 

It's time to welcome in the New Year, so we have compiled a list of the best New Year's Eve events across the Central West. 

If we have missed your community event please email the details to lpinkerton@fairfaxmedia.com.au and we will add it to the page. 

BATHURST - 

WHAT: Party In The Park    I    WHERE: At Victoria Park   I    WHEN: From 4.30pm

There will be live music and kids can play on the adventure playground. Fireworks will be held at 9pm.

MUDGEE - 

WHAT: Free community fireworks and entertainment    I    WHERE: Parklands Resort    I    WHEN: Fireworks at 9pm

As well as dinner and the fireworks, Parklands Resort will open up the Windamere Room and help entertain the partying crowd with a DJ for those over 18s in attendance. 

The Windamere Room will also offer bar facilities and there will be a jumping castle outside for the kids. 

The DJ will continue to play throughout the night as the countdown to midnight begins. 

There will also be a big screen showing the Sydney NYE fireworks.

LITHGOW - 

WHAT: Live Music    I    WHERE: Club Lithgow    I    WHEN: 8pm

Rockin' Heartbeats will be belting out the best rock 'n' roll sounds of the 1950s and 1960s and beyond.

WHAT: Live Music   I   WHERE: Lithgow Workmens Club   I   WHEN: Through until 2.30am

In the lounge Jimmy Mann and Scott Donaldson Big Shots Duelling Pianos will be playing while in the Pulse Bar DJ Saytonic and live band Mind Over Matter can be heard. 

FORBES - 

WHAT: 67th Australian Jazz Convention   I   WHERE: Forbes Services Club   I   WHEN: The ball will be held on New Year's Eve while the convention will be held from December 26-31.

The public can register for the convention and the ball by visiting www.forbesjazz2012.com.au

PARKES - 

WHAT: Kevin Windross Band   I   WHERE: Tullamore Hotel   I   WHEN: New Year's Eve

WHAT: Barry Green   I   WHERE: The Services Club   I   WHEN: 7pm

ORANGE - 

WHAT: New Years Eve ' Under the Stars'- presented by McCormack Barber   I   WHERE: Waratahs Sports Club, Telopea Street   I   WHEN: 5pm-10pm

Proudly supported by Orange City Council, Bendigo Bank, Essential Energy, John Davis Motors, Woolworths and Orange Ex-Services Club the spectacular event was a smashing success and we are planning an even bigger and better NYE for 2012.

Featuring a live concert, rock-climbing wall, jumping castles and other amusements, loads of activities for children and the biggest and best fireworks display this side of the Mountains, the event will be alcohol free and all about celebrating the wonderful and vibrant community in which we live.

Delicious food will be available on the evening, but families are encouraged to pack a picnic, listen to music and take part in the fun.

A gold coin donation is all that we ask people to donate on NYE, the proceeds of which will go towards a local charity.

TIPS TO ENSURE YOU STAY SAFE THIS NEW YEAR'S EVE: 

- Check event websites and guides for details on venue access and alcohol-free zones

- Plan your trip to and from the event – plan to catch public transport 

- Check relevant websites for all traffic information

- Factor in possible delays and be patient

 - Plan for possible changes to weather conditions and pack appropriate attire

- Pack water in case of hot weather

- Ensure you have contact details for friends and relatives in case of an emergency

The story New Year's Eve: Party in the Central West  first appeared on Western Advocate.

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