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Through a series of what we later came to realize were fortunate events, we found ourselves staying in a Perth hotel in the Northbridge area with our four kids on New Years Eve 2020. Adina Hotel was clean and had plenty of room for all of us to be comfortable. I'm not sure all that space was necessary for one night, but I wanted a living room where we could escape from sleeping babies in case some of us decided to stay up until midnight.
We did not stay up until midnight, though, because a short walk down the street we found Perth's really fun, small town feeling New Year's Eve program for families in Yagan Square. Apparently this was the first year they had these activities and so possibly that's why there was a nice sized but manageable crowd there that evening. Maybe Perth really is that small? Either way, we really enjoyed ourselves! There were entertainers, bubbles, magic tricks (for all to try!), balloon animals, a princess on stilts, and so much more!
We LOVED the feel of this area of Perth. Honestly, it's the only area we saw. Still, it was lovely, fun, family friendly, and totally walkable. Our dinner at Hunter and Barrel was seriously delicious. Our oldest had kangaroo on a skewer and I absolutely loved my pumpkin salad. I love Aussie salads so so much.
The best part of the evening was the 9pm countdown for kids! I thought it might feel lame, but it genuinely was just as exciting and fun as waiting until midnight. I guess when you've lived all over the world time becomes a bit relative ;)