List of New Year Countdown Parties & Celebrations in Malaysia 2023 / 2024

10 places in KL and across Malaysia for New Year’s Eve (NYE) countdown 2023 and welcome 2024 with concerts, performances & fireworks.

Where to celebrate 2024 New Year in Malaysia?

From Penang to Sarawak, regardless of the state in Malaysia that you will be at this end of year, there will be at least one new year countdown party near you! It is how happening the end of year for 2023 will be while we usher in 2024.

The best part is most of them are free to attend. Gather your family, friends and loved ones now and head to one of the countdown parties and new year celebrations! 

List of 2023 NYE Countdown Parties & 2024 New Year Celebrations in Malaysia

Below is a list of 10 ticketed and free concerts, parties, carnivals and events that you can attend this NYE.

Event (Dates) / Admission Fee Per Person (RM)StateTypePrices from
Art Beat Food Festival (Toppen Fireworks Countdown)
(28 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024) 
JohorBazaarFree
Absolut Food Fest
(30 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024)
PenangBazaarFree
StarVendors Perak Foodstival
(30 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024)
PerakBazaarFree
Perak New Year’s Eve Celebrations
(30 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024)
PerakCarnivalFree
The Exchange TRX Countdown Party
(31 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024)
Kuala LumpurConcertFree
Sarawak New Year Countdown
(31 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024)
SarawakConcertFree
Neon Dreams @ City of Hope
(31 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024) – Live Streaming Available
MelakaConcertFree
Visit Melaka Year 2024 Celebration
(31 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024)
MelakaCarnivalFree
Pesta Pulau Pinang
(28 Nov 2023 – 1 Jan 2024)
PenangCarnival5
Pinkfish Countdown
(31 Dec 2023 – 1 Jan 2024)
SelangorMusic Festival98

Art Beat Food Festival (Toppen Fireworks Countdown)

Toppen Countdown 2024 - Shopping Centre in Johor Bahru (Beside IKEA) - Singers, bands and performances
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The Art Beat Food Festival at Toppen Shopping Centre in JB will gather popular street food and snacks by 80-odd vendors across Malaysia in one place. As part of a series of celebratory activities organised by the shopping mall, visitors to the food fair on NYE will also get to participate in workshops and competitions.

In addition, there will be performances from artistes such as MASDO, Disko Santan, Fugo and more while a dazzling fireworks show will start at 12 midnight as visitors countdown to 2024.

  • Venue: Outdoor Carpark, Toppen Shopping Centre, Johor Bahru [Map]
  • Date: 28 – 31 December 2023 (Thursday – Sunday)
  • Time: 12:00pm – 12:00am (12:30am on 1 January 2024)
  • Admission: Free

Absolut Food Fest

Absolut Food Fest is one of Malaysia’s biggest food fairs and will be held at Penang State Stadium for 3 days to celebrate the New Year. Over 100 booths offering a wide range of traditional Malaysian food, fusion snacks and international cuisine will surprise locals and tourists in Northern Malaysia. On top of having a feast on delectable food and snacks, a fully packed schedule of guest appearances and performances by popular celebrities including Uqasha Senrose, Aedy Ashraf, Nadhir Nasar, Qasrina Karim, Amir Ahnaf, Anna Jobling Era and more will keep all visitors entertained throughout the 3-day festival.

  • Venue: Batu Kawan Stadium (Penang State Stadium) [Map]
  • Date: 30 December 2023 – 1 January 2024 (Saturday – Monday)
  • Time: 12:00pm – 12:00am
  • Admission: Free

StarVendors Perak Foodstivals

This popular roving bazaar is going to Stadium Indera Mulia in Ipoh, Perak for New Year’s Eve countdown with over 200 booths selling a wide-range of products from cooked food, home decor, modest fashion to health supplements. On top of getting to savour popular pasar malam food and snacks, over 30 renowned artistes such as Dato’ Sri Vida, Datuk Nora Ariffin, Acong Sweetchild, Zarina Zainuddin, Noraniza Idris and more will be performing on stage to say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024.

  • Venue: Batu Kawan Stadium (Penang State Stadium) [Map]
  • Date: 30 December 2023 – 1 January 2024 (Saturday – Monday)
  • Time: 12:00pm – 12:00am
  • Admission: Free

Perak New Year’s Eve Celebrations

Perak New Year’s Eve Celebrations is a 3-day carnival organised by the Perak state’s tourism authority to celebrate the new year and to promote the Visit Perak Year 2024 programme. Visit Perak Year 2024 will feature a lineup of exciting events and activities in Perak in the coming year.

As part of the celebrations, exhibitions, competitions, runs, movie screenings, games and performances will be held at the picturesque Silverlakes Village Outlet. Participants from young to old will surely enjoy a long weekend of fun and relaxation by the lakeside.

  • Venue: Silverlakes Village Outlet, Batu Gajah, Perak [Map]
  • Date / Time
    • 30 December 2023 (Saturday), 10:00am – 8:00pm
    • 31 December 2023 (Sunday), 10:00am – 1:00am (1 January 2024)
    • 1 January 2024 (Monday), 7:00am – 8:00pm
  • Admission: Free

The Exchange TRX Countdown Party

TRX Countdown Party 2024 - Raintree Plaza @ Tun Razak Exchange
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For the first time ever, KL’s anchor New Year’s Eve (NYE) countdown party will be held at The Exchange @ TRX, a shopping mall that only opened in November 2023. To celebrate its opening and also to welcome 2024, a free outdoor concert headlined by international artistes B.I 비아이, Clean Bandit and supported by a lineup of renowned Malaysia singers including Airliftz, Lunadira, Claudia, Shelhiel, Ashley Lau and Bad Habits have been scheduled from 5pm on the last day of 2023. Other highlights of the party include drone show and fireworks display at the end of the event.

  • Venue: Outdoor Raintree Plaza, Ground Floor, The Exchange TRX, KL [Map]
  • Start Date/Time: 31 December 2023 (Sunday), 5:00pm
  • End Date/Time: 1 January 2024 (Monday), 1:00am
  • Admission: Free but tickets required.
  • Note: VIP tickets with better views are also available for redemption with a minimum spend of RM500 at TRX.

Sawarak New Year Countdown

Sarawak Countdown 2024 - Let's Celebrate Together - Perasmian Tiang Bendera Sarawak
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Sawarak’s own New Year Countdown will happen at the scenic Kuching Waterfront on this New Year’s Eve. Exhibitions, cultural performances and activities will take place starting from 8am till 6pm, before being taken over by stage performances at 6:45pm. 

The lineup for that evening is split into two segments. The first sgement features performances by Sarawakian artistes and groups while the second segment will be led by popular Malaysian singers and bands including Datuk Amy Search, Dato’ Zainal Abidin, Hael Husaini, Floor 88, and De Fam.

  • Venue: Kuching Waterfront, Sarawak [Map]
  • Start Date/Time: 31 December 2023 (Sunday), 6:45pm
  • End Date/Time: 1 January 2024 (Monday), 12:55am
  • Admission: Free

Neon Dreams @ City of Hope

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Melaka’s biggest New Year’s Eve countdown party will take place at The Sail Melaka (a landmark on the reclaimed land along the Straits of Malacca). This 4-hour concert will feature multi-genre music performances by a starry lineup of local celebrities and K-Pop stars including ZICO 지코, JUNNY 주니, Shila Amzah, Aina Abdul and more.

While access to the Free Zone is free-of-charge, attendees may purchase a Party Zone ticket to get access to areas closer to the stage.

  • Venue: The Sail Melaka [Map]
  • Start Date/Time: 31 December 2023 (Sunday), 8:00pm
  • End Date/Time: 1 January 2024 (Monday), 12:30am
  • Admission: Free
  • Notes: Party Zone tickets includes access to standing pen nearer to the stage and event merchandise (sling bag, wristband, LED glasses, tattoo stickers, raincoat, t-shirt) and are sold at RM40 – 50 per ticket. Live streaming starts from 7:10pm on 31 December 2023 (Sunday).

Visit Melaka Year 2024 Celebration

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Organised by Melaka’s state tourism authority, attendees of Visit Melaka Year 2024 Celebration will be treated to an evening of musical performances starring 11 prominent Malaysian singers including Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza, Ziana Zain, Anuar Zain, Siti Nordiana, Zamani Slam, Ernie Zakri and more. Apart from the show, attendees also get to enjoy hot air balloon rides, Melaka historical show, boat parade, and savour mouth-watering local snacks at the food fair on the side. The finale of the event is a firework display along the iconic Malacca River.

  • Venue: Dataran Pengkalan Rama, Melaka [Map]
  • Start Date/Time: 31 December 2023 (Sunday), 8:00pm
  • End Date/Time: 1 January 2024 (Monday), 12:30am
  • Admission: Free

Pesta Pulau Pinang

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The mega fun fair held annually in Penang is taking place for 34 days from 28 November 2023 to 31 December 2023 (12:00am on 1 January 2024) at Tapak Pesta Sungai Nibong in Bayan Lepas. Other than enjoying carnival games and thrilling amusement rides, visitors to the carnival will also get to participate in a host of activities from exhibitions, sports competitions to bazaar.

The highlight of the event is the daily concert that features a prominent Malaysia singer and band each night. Performing artistes include renowned names such as Papa Rock (Ramli Sarip), XDPC Kita Pengyu, Zamani, Rusty Blade, Khakufah Ft. Chombi and more.

  • Venue: Tapak Pesta Sungai Nibong, Penang [Map]
  • Date: 28 November 2023 – 31 December 2023 (until 12:00am of 1 January 2024)
  • Time
    • Mondays – Fridays: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
    • School Holidays (18 – 31 Dec), Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 5:30pm – 12:00am

Pinkfish Countdown

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Pinkfish Countdown, the only major Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festival this NYE, is taking place at the Surf Beach at Sunway Lagoon. The countdown party will be headlined by internationally-acclaimed DJs KSHMR, Andrew Rayel, COONE, Jeffrey Sutorius and supported by local DJs BATE, Mister Ariffin & Haikal Ahmad, Ralph’s and Sentralize. Thousands of revelers and EDM lovers all over Malaysia will gather on the man-made beach located on the outskirt of KL for this event.

  • Venue: Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach, Sunway Pyramid, Selangor [Map]
  • Date / Time: 31 December 2023 till late 
  • Admission: Starting from RM 98 per person

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